Jun 21, 2018

UC Berkeley Students Teaching A Course On Frank Ocean’s Life

The life and times of Frank Ocean will be the subject of a new college course at UC Berkeley.

Jun 20, 2018

Former Child Soldier Turned Rapper Emmanuel Jal Drops New Album For World Refugee Day

Emmanuel Jal is an award-winning rapper from Sudan who just dropped a new release with his sister to celebrate World Refugee Day.

Jun 20, 2018

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

Check out this article with a "playlist" of features on some great black musicians you need to know.

New Research Project Shows The Gentrification Of Hip-Hop Through Atlanta Rap Lyrics

Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.

Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death For Rappers, Not So Much With Other Genres

Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians.

From Big Butts To Big Houses: “Baby Got Back” Rapper Sir-Mix-Alot Flips Houses

Sir Mix-A-Lot has made over $100 million dollars from one hit single. And he's investing it wisely.

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Jun 15, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday June 15 – Jay Rock, Mike Shinoda, 2 Chainz and More

Jay Rock & J. Cole, 2 Chainz, and even Christina Aguilera check in with some banging hip-hop cuts this week.

Jun 15, 2018

Beleaf In Fatherhood: How Rapper Glen Henry Juggles His Career With Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

Glen Henry is a rapper who centers around fatherhood, we just got a big look from YouTube.

Jun 14, 2018

Could Gamification Be The Next Way To Discover Hits? New App Beat Fever Says Yes

A new app aims to completely change the way artist Market their music to get hit records.

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Jun 13, 2018

Fans Attending The Vans Warped Tour Pitch In To Clean Up Festival Grounds

Hundreds of fans will do some good this year, before they party at the Vans Warped Tour.

Jun 13, 2018

Here Is Why NFL Star Marcell Dareus Is Opening A New School In Haiti

NFL star Marcell Dareus will return to Haiti next week, where he will meet with the Prime Minister.

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Jun 13, 2018

Do Bouncers At Clubs Enforce Dress Codes Equally Across Races?

Are venues being racist when they selectively enforce dress codes?

Jun 12, 2018

Kim Jong-Un Is Living Larger Than Any Rapper, Even Diddy

Even though there are worldwide sanctions on North Korea, and half the population is starving, The Supreme Leader and his family are known for their lust for luxury goods.

Jun 11, 2018

Philly’s Most Wanted Rapper ABH Exhibits How Cartoons Helped Him Escape From The Mean Streets

Veteran rapper ABH is showcasing another side of his creativity in new exhibit in L.A.

Jun 8, 2018

The SpotiFive: Five Hip-Hop Songs – Friday June 8

Mozzy, Tyler the Creator, Future and Lil Wayne all dropped heat this week.

Jun 8, 2018

New Exhibit Tackles Stereotypes And Showcases Chinese Americans Role In Hip-Hop

Chinese Americans play an important role in hip-hop and a new exhibit highlights their accomplishments.

Jun 7, 2018

Rapper Dee-1 And Sallie Mae to Award a $25000 College Scholarship to High School Student

Sallie Mae leadership, employees, and educator-turned-hip-hop artist Dee-1 made the announcement on Sunday at the company's second annual 5K race.

Jun 6, 2018

Toki Wright Bringing Hip-Hop Business To Berklee’s Professional Music Department

Good news for fans of Hip Hop who are seeking education about the business.

Jun 5, 2018

Could Kanye West’s “Ye” Album Be Causing A New Drug Epidemic?

Kanye West's new album contains references to an obscure drug, that is now exploding in popularity.

Jun 5, 2018

Here Is How Rapper 6FO Uses His Friend’s Murder As Motivation

6FO has spent the past few months taking trips from Los Angeles to Atlanta, recording and pushing his brand further, after running into some issues in the streets.

Jun 4, 2018

An International Battle Heats Up To Free A Turkish Rapper Accused Of Promoting Drugs

Rapper Ezhel was arrested on pre-trial detention in May, accused of ‘publicly promoting drug use’ in his lyrics, music videos, and social media posts.

Jun 4, 2018

Sylvester Stallone Making Movie On Late Black Boxer With Presidential Pardon

The legendary boxer/activist will be the subject of a new movie.

Jun 4, 2018

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind Kanye West’s New Album Title

At first glance, one may think Kanye's new album is named after him. But it's a little deeper than that.

Jun 2, 2018

Chief Keef Shot At Outside Hotel In New York

Chief Keef was involved in an incident outside of his hotel room in New York City on Saturday morning as...

Jun 1, 2018

The Top Lil Rappers Are Making Big Impact On Spotify But Its The Unknowns You Want To Hear

Lil Wayne, Lil Wop Lil Dicky, Lil Pump.... the list of "Lil" rappers is huge. Here are the ones making the biggest difference.

Jun 1, 2018

Rick Ross Gives Up Five Really Valuable Tips So You Can Be The Biggest Boss

Last week, Wale made an announcement that he signed with Warner Bros. Records and is no longer an artist signed to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.

May 31, 2018

New Digital License Plates Will Be Cool But Will The Government Be Watching Us?

Sacramento, California is the first city in the United States to test digital license plates. Things could get interesting.

May 31, 2018

Will These Lab Made Diamonds Finally Be Good Enough For Rappers?

De Beers just announced a new company specializing in making lab made diamonds. Will rappers take to it?

May 30, 2018

Gun Violence Survivors 4 Wheel City Will Not Let Their Disabilities Hold Them Back

Rappers Tapwaterz and Rickfire may have lost their ability to walk due to gun violence, but their voices are still being heard.

May 30, 2018

Drake’s Ex-Girl Sophie B. Is More Than A Big Butt and A Smile

Drake's potential baby mama is way more than a big butt and a smile