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‘BEASTIE BOYS’ MCA Dead at 47
News Jay Lane 5/04/2012 at 1:13PM

“Beastie Boys” rapper MCA – real name Adam Yauch – has died. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node (below). He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy. So far, it’s not clear if the death is related to the rapper’s battle with cancer. Russell Simmons‘ website GlobalGrind.com first [...]

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From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
From St. John’s to stardom; J.Cole debut album is number one
Arts & Music Cheryl Hoahing 10/10/2011 at 11:05AM

Jay-Z signed him to his record label. He’s performed at Yankee Stadium. He was nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award. And his first album just debuted at number one. Who is this hot new rap artist? It’s St. John’s University graduate J. Cole. Jermaine Cole, 26, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his parents [...]