Common’s seventh surrender to the search for a lasting funk comes in the form of Finding Forever. His Chicago-originated semi-drawl subtly went from a classy underground thing to a cool mainstream breakthrough with the help of his provincial brethren Kanye West on 2005’s Be. Jazzier and slower, the music’s safeContinue Reading

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NEW YORK —American entrepreneurs have made millions in the real estate market. Unfortunately it is an industry that is too often closed to underprivileged people, though they have their own enterprising dreams. Despite the current real estate slump, real estate mogul SPAR-aka-Leonard Person JR., CEO and Founder of Hood Estate,Continue Reading

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Kanye West’s “Graduation” (Def Jam) easily leads the star-studded class of Sept. 11 releases, posting The Billboard 200’s largest sales total in more than two years. Nielsen SoundScan will show West’s album moved 957,000 during its first six days when the tracking service refreshes its charts tomorrow morning (Sept. 19).Continue Reading

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