He started on the corner. Meet Dave East – Harlem’s latest offering to the rap game. The New York emcee finally released his highly anticipated street tape, Black Rose, which features guest appearances from Smoke DZA, Rico Beats, and Sean C & LV. After receiving an official co-sign by hip-hop arbiter, Shaheem Reid, GlobalGrind stopped by […]


The legalization of marijuana throughout the United States has become a hot topic for lawmakers, users, and those against it. Before Colorado opened its first stores for the sale of the drug, some users were finding other ways to smoke weed – or something similar to it. Spice, Black Mamba, or K2 has been on […]

Since the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem has been lauded for its crazy culture. It’s also known for being one of the livest boroughs, birthing the best musicians (hello, Dipset), artists, and restaurants. C’mon, they even have their own dance!  Although Brooklyn may have taken over as the latest hip New York area, Harlem is experiencing a creative re-emergence. […]

Investigators searching a Washington, D.C. park for 8-year-old Relisha Rudd have discovered the body of a man believed to be her abductor, Kahlil Tatum. Police have not yet positively identified the body, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters that “everything we have is consistent with what (investigators) know about (Tatum’s) appearance,” adding that the […]

This is just downright cruel. During freezing temperatures on Sunday night, a six-month-old baby was abandoned in a stroller at the Renaissance Playground in Harlem, NYC. But thanks to some quick thinking, Harlem resident Marcus Allen jumped into action to save the bundle of joy. According to Gothamist, Allen, a single father of three, was closing his bedroom window […]

On Tuesday, federal authorities investigating the fatal East Harlem, NYC explosion and building collapse found a leak in the natural gas main adjacent to one of the structures. That blast, which occurred last Wednesday, killed eight and injured dozens. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, tracer gas was pumped into the main that runs […]

Shocking surveillance footage of the East Harlem, NYC gas explosion has emerged, showing the sheer power of the blast that brought down two buildings and tragically killed eight last Wednesday. In the video, obtained by CBS, you can see a man crossing the street and nearly getting knocked off his feet while dodging debris falling […]

As new information regarding a gas leak that lead to a fiery explosion and building collapse in East Harlem comes to light, we’re learning that the owner of one of the destroyed buildings actually avoided using gas for that same reason. Wednesday’s blast killed eight and injured dozens. City officials and residents told reporters that […]

Fire officials and New York City police officers working through the night to search for survivors from the gas explosion and building collapse in East Harlem yesterday morning have confirmed that the death toll is now at a staggering seven. According to the New York Times: Just after midnight, they found a fourth victim. Around […]

UPDATE: 12:00 PM EST New York City police have confirmed a second person has died in the fire and building collapse in East Harlem. UPDATE: 11:15 AM EST According to Reuters, one person is dead after a building collapse and fire in East Harlem. At least 17 have been injured, four seriously. —– UPDATE: 10:50 […]