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Mel Cheren & Ike Turner R.I.P, Grammy Nominees, Barack in LA & Boondocks Book

on December 13, 2007with 0 comments

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Grammy nominees congratulations to Vikter Duplaix, Alice Smith, Dwele, Raheem DeVaughn, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West & Amy Winehouse. Check out our DJ Top 5 below representing some of the nominees – thanks NARAS! We all feel the change is coming…

Barack Obama hit Los Angeles with a big concert in Universal City with a performance by Ne-Yo and a slew of celebrities and thousands of supporters.

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R.I.P. MEL CHEREN & IKE TURNER

Mel Cheren, the undisputed Godfather of Disco, passed away last Friday due to complications from AIDS. He was 74.

Credited with playing a pivotal role in the rise of the disco phenomenon that swept the 1970s, Cheren co-founded the seminal disco label, West End Records, in 1976. Its tunes inspired early hip-hop artists like the Sugarhill Gang.

An avid supporter of contemporary dance music, Mel Cheren’s death is a great loss to the global dance music scene. He will be sorely missed. Full Story

Ike Turner also passed yesterday 12/12. Although his reputation permanently tarnished by abuse allegations, he is still deemed by many as the Godfather of Rock N Roll with his 1951 classic evolutionary song “Rocket 88″. Rest in Peace.

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