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MF DOOM, Intricate And Enigmatic Rapper And Producer, Dead At 49

Daniel Dumile, the rapper and producer best known as MF DOOM, died Oct. 31, according to a message posted on his Instagram account by his wife, Jasmine Dumile on Thursday. No cause of death was given. He was 49 years old. 

Jasmine Dumile’s post reads:

Begin all things by giving thanks to THE ALL! 

To Dumile

The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for. Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off. Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be. My world will never be the same without you. Words will never express what you and Malachi mean to me, I love both and adore you always. May THE ALL continue to bless you, our family and the planet.

Emmis Plans $80 Million Sale of Power 106 FM, Hip-Hop Staple in Los Angeles

Emmis Communications has agreed to sell leading hip-hop station Power 106 in Los Angeles to the media arm of Meruelo Group, a holding company based in California. The price tag: $82.75 million, pending FCC and other approvals by regulators.

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Bruno Mars Declares American Music Is ‘Black Music’

For someone who’s received as many James Brown comparisons as Bruno Mars has, it makes sense that he’d be very aware of the impact that black artists have had on the American music scene, but in a recent interview with Latina, the “Uptown Funk” star took it a step further, breaking down why American music is black music.

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