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Five Women To Watch (And Listen To) In Australian Hip-Hop

Australia home to a diverse and successful range of women in hip hop. Here are five artists at the peak of their craft.

Jul 20, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 20 – G Herbo And 21 Savage, FMB DZ And More

21 Savage & G Herbo, P.Lo and more check in with new music this week.

Jul 18, 2018

Meet Adam Blackstone – The Musical Director Changing The Game For Drake, Eminem And More

What does Pharrell, Diddy, Eminem and Drake have in common? A kick ass musical director.

Will Alex Da Kid’s New Song Usher In The Death Of “The A&R” Department?

Alex Da Kid recently partnered with Spotify and IBM to find the artist to be on his new song.

Former Rapper AD The Great Gets Into Politics And Slays The Competition

Antonio Delgado is a former rapper who is shaking up New York politics in a major way.

The SpotiFive: Friday July 13 – Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chief Keef And More

Check out some of the dopest hip-hop singles that dropped today.

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Jul 12, 2018

Here Are Three Reasons Why J. Prince Says You Should Find An “OG” And Ditch “IG”

Thanks to the rise of social media, and sometimes a lack of parental guidance, young people turn to social media in search of answers and guidance. J. Prince has some better ideas.

Jul 11, 2018

Rostrum Records Has Something Special With Taliwhoah

Taliwhoah talks about her musical influences, afro-caribbean roots and how she got her name.

Jul 10, 2018

Here Is How You Can Learn To Use Kanye West To Find Spiritual Happiness, Financial Freedom And Peace

Critically acclaimed author Ash Cash is breaking down Kanye West's life, in order to show you how to find peace, prosperity and happiness!

Jul 10, 2018

Jay-Z And Beyonce Are The Headliners But The Stage Is The Real Star Of The “On The Run II Tour

Jay-Z and Beyonce's tour is getting headlines all around the world, and it's all because of the tech used for their new Spaceframe stage.

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Jul 9, 2018

“Love & Hip Hop” Boss Mona Scott-Young Aims To Capture Millions Of Fans With Her New Direct-To-Consumer Business

Mona Scott-Young is one of the most powerful people in all of media. Now she's launching a direct-to-consumer platform to tap into the power of her base.

Jul 9, 2018

In Canada, Hip-Hop Culture Is Paving The Way Forward

It’s easy to consume hip-hop as nothing more than entertainment. However, we should strive to engage hip-hop as a living and evolving culture that rhymes across national borders.

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Jul 6, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 6 – Future, Meek Mill and More

It looks like this week in Hip-Hop is going to be great. Future dropped a surprise album, and there is new music from Meek Mill, Young Buck and others.

Jul 5, 2018

Hip-Hop Takes Center Stage As Thousands Of Teachers Link To Improve Their Curriculums

Hip-Hop culture will have the spotlight during an upcoming conference for teachers in Philadelphia.

Jul 5, 2018

LA Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma And Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond Square Off On The Court For Children

World-class Athletes and entertainers to compete in the inaugural Monster Energy outbreak $50k charity challenge celebrity basketball game at UCLA the night before The ESPYS.

Jul 4, 2018

Stoney Dudebro Wants To Get High – On The Charts

Newcomer Stoney Dudebro wants to take his place amongst the great weed rappers.

Jul 4, 2018

Frederick Douglass, July 4th, And Remembering Babylon In America

Fourth of July is a celebration for America, but for African-Americans, the holiday is a touchy subject.

Jul 3, 2018

Was June The Best Month In Hip-Hop History?

It's safe to say June 2018 should be one of the more memorable months in hip-hop history.

Jul 3, 2018

This Is How Belly Is Helping To Keep Immigrant Families Together At The Border

Belly is putting his money up to help fight president Trump's immigration policies.

Jul 2, 2018

Making Music Videos Is Not A Criminal Activity – No Matter What Genre

All around the world, police are cracking down on rap videos, but are they stifling free speech and expression?

Jun 29, 2018

Marshmello Launches New Sign Language Video Of “You Can Cry” For ASL Challenge

Marshmello and Juicy J have linked up to drop a sign language version of their video "You Can Cry" for their hearing impaired fans.

Jun 29, 2018

The SpotiFive: Five Hip-Hop Songs From Drake’s “Scorpion”

Drake releases a classic hip-hop album with his 5th LP, "Scorpion."

Jun 28, 2018

Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Breaks Down The Anatomy Of A Scam

A new docu-series has secured an interview from Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland, who is most likely going to be spending a long time behind bars.

Jun 27, 2018

XXXTentacion’s Life, Influence, & Impact Celebrated At Public Viewing And Fan Memorial

Florida rapper XXXTentacion was not around long, but he leaves a lasting impact.

Jun 27, 2018

Beyoncé And Jay-Z: The World Is Going Apes##t For Their Vision Of Black Culture

Beyonce and Jay-Z are exporting their brand of Blackness around the world.

Jun 26, 2018

Amber Rose Wants You To Have A Party In Your Mouth With New Vape Pens

Amber Rose's new vape pens also come with some groundbreaking technology.

Jun 25, 2018

A Trip To The Smithsonian Helped Mobb Deep’s Havoc Connect With His African Roots

Havoc of the legendary hip-hop duo Mobb Deep discovered his roots via genealogy research and a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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.

Jun 19, 2018

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.

Jun 18, 2018

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.

Jun 18, 2018

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.

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.