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Oct 19, 2018

Art Is Imitating Life For “Empire” Star Rekkhan

Rapper Rekkhan has gained fame as an actor on the hit TV show Empire, but he has a buzzing rap career in real-life.

Sep 14, 2018

Meet The Young Musicians Who Powered T.I.’s Tiny Desk Concert

T.I. personally invited the Atlanta Music Project musicians to perform with him, following an introduction to the organization by Cricket Wireless.

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Sep 14, 2018

What Happens When Rappers Grow Up?

We are lucky enough to have seen the transformation of many rappers as they've gotten older, and we watched them grow up in front of our eyes.

Sep 13, 2018

Here’s How A Car Free Life Can Save You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Each Year

If you're looking to own a car, you might want to read this article and think twice.

Sep 3, 2018

Mona Haydar: How Suicide Helped Start Her Rap Career

Mona is a musician, poet, activist, public speaker, wife, mother, who recently got her Master's in Christian Ethics and Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

Aug 31, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About City Girls

The City Girls have some serious buzz. Here's what you need to know.

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Aug 28, 2018

Five Ways You Can Save Some Extra Cash This School Year

Sometimes having extra cash is hard to come by during the school year. Follow these tips and you might end up with a little extra loot.

The Average American Works More Than A Medieval Peasant

Are you working too hard? It's time to take a vacation and not feel bad about it.

The Problem With Blackface – It’s “Representational Violence”

It is clear that in both the past and present, blackface engages in representational violence by drawing on antiblack stereotypes.

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 11, 2018

Rostrum Records Has Something Special With Taliwhoah

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

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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 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 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 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 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 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.

May 14, 2018

Rap And Gown: Hip-Hop Artists As Commencement Speakers

In recent years, colleges and universities have begun to see commencement as an opportunity to book rappers!

May 2, 2018

Rap Music’s Path From Pariah To Pulitzer

The story of hip-hop is one of rebellion, attempts at censorship and, finally, artistic acceptance.

Mar 26, 2018

Why Public Enemy’s Song About TV Addiction Is More Relevant Today Than Ever

Public Enemy's classic 1988 song "Channel Zero" has more meaning today than when it first came out.

Mar 15, 2018

From A Symbol Of “Broken Britain” Grime Has Become A Voice For The Voiceless

Grime continues to provide a prominent voice of hope to those who feel that the political classes have forgotten about them.

Mar 6, 2018

New Play Brings Homer’s Odyssey To Chiraq

Two internationally-known brothers who specialize in reinterpreting Shakespeare, are putting a Twist on Homer's "Odyssey."

Feb 19, 2018

Black Panther Roars. Are We Listening?

Marvel’s had big hits before. But this feels like something different.

Feb 15, 2018

Meet The Swedish Producer Who Went To Africa To Score “Black Panther” Movie

Director Ryan Coogler tapped his go-to composer Ludwig Göransson to come up With "Black Panther" music.

Jan 16, 2018

HBCU STEM Students Prepare For High Stakes Battle For Cash During SXSW

The National Black MBA Association – Austin Chapter announces the 2nd Annual HBCU Battle of the Brains competition.

Nov 30, 2017

Columbia College Chicago Offers New Hip-Hop Studies Minor – Here Are The Details

Columbia College Chicago is offering up an interesting new minor in hip-hop studies. Check out all the details.

Nov 22, 2017

How The Death Of The Hip-Hop DJ Spawned The Superstar Rapper

There’s now a huge, awkward elephant in hip-hop culture’s room: the ghost of the DJ.

Nov 13, 2017

English Course Is Using Jay-Z Lyrics To Breakdown Stereotypes

Jay-Z's lyrics are being decoded by students at SVSU to shatter stereotypes about Hip-Hop.

Nov 2, 2017

It’s Not Just Grime – Council Estates Produce All Sorts Of Art

The roots of the U.K.'s “hood” aesthetic can be traced back to the hip hop culture that emerged from marginalized communities in America.

Oct 30, 2017

These Six “Banned” Artists Say F Trump To Work With Top Rappers

Spotify is launching its first-ever documentary short, which showcases the power of music to unite against social and political injustice.

Oct 30, 2017

Mumble Rap: Cultural Laziness Or A True Reflection Of Contemporary Times?

Mumble rap - the most recent art form of rapping - or arguably the art of not rapping.

Oct 26, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Bullied Everyone – Except Hip-Hop Mogul Damon Dash

Damon Dash breaks down his interactions with the infamous Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 25, 2017

White People Should Never Rap The N-Word: A Linguist Breaks It Down

Black youth appear to strengthen their solidarity and identity by using the n-word as an in-group term.

Oct 17, 2017

Grime Is The New Punk – Here’s Why

Those familiar with the genre will know this success is hard-won and reflects the efforts of an underground, black British music community.

Sep 27, 2017

Not Funny: New Book Explores Dark, Racist Side Of Comedy

A new book explores the dark, racist side of being a comedian.