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Fights, Guns and Awards: A Recap of The 2017 BET Awards

The 2017 BET Awards wrapped up over the weekend, even though Meek Mill and Safaree’s fight, Lil Kim’s crew supposedly robbing someone and Chris Brown and Migos getting into it stole most of the headlines.

Jun 23, 2017

What We Think About: Young Thug’s “Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls”

"EBBTG," which was produced by Drake, blends together rap, R&B, pop, and country that sounds heavily inspired by Lil Wayne, even down to the cover that depicts Thugger with a guitar, reminiscent of Wayne’s 2010 "Rebirth" cover.

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Jun 22, 2017

Remembering Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, And How Society Treats Its Sports Heroes

The world today seems very different to that of Joe Louis’ heyday. Yet the appeal of boxing as a spectator sport remains strong and there are some noticeable parallels in the way in which we think about and portray our sports heroes.

Jun 21, 2017

Donald Trump’s Beef With China Means Nothing To The Higher Brothers, Or Hip-Hop

Donald Trump may be attempting to agitate a trade war with China, but there can be no restrictions on the cross-border flow of hip-hop culture...

Jun 21, 2017

#WCW Sachia Vickery: How Shootouts Helped Tennis Wiz Shoot To The Top

Sachia's mom witnessed shootings and random acts of violence on a regular basis, just to push her daughter forward...

Jun 20, 2017

What We Think About: 2 Chainz’ “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”

On this trapped out album, you hear 2 Chainz reflective on his previous Trap lifestyle as he thanks it for getting him to where he is now, yet acknowledges it’s downfalls.

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Jun 20, 2017

Logic Showcases Knowledge Of Sneakers And His Fashion Inspirations

Logic shows off his knowledge of sneaker culture and revealed the rappers who inspire his fashion.

This Hip-Hop Album Cover Cost A Former Student His Job At A Christian College

Another college in Indiana took action against an employee, over a hip-hop album cover and posted a Facebook page.

The Spotifive: New Hip-Hop Singles From DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, Migos, Action Bronson (June 16-23)

Check out the reviews of the latest singles you need to listen to this week, from DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, PND and more...

Jun 17, 2017

In Tupac’s Life, The Struggles and Triumphs of a Generation

Since his death in 1996, Tupac’s place in the pantheon of cultural icons has been firmly cemented. Scores of books and documentaries have detailed his life, career and tragic death, while musicians continue to pay tribute to his influence in their songs.

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Jun 14, 2017

#WCW October Gonzalez: The Real “Fox” On “Beat Shazam”

Jamie Foxx has been making the rounds to publicize his new show “Beat Shazam," but the real "fox" on the show is his sidekick, October Gonzalez.

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Jun 13, 2017

This Is Why Amber Rose’s Vagina Is Really Dangerous

If you were scrolling through your Instagram around midnight Saturday morning, chances are you came across a picture of Amber Rose’s vagina.

Jun 6, 2017

These Stupid (and Offensive) Memes Cost Students Their Education At Harvard

This set of memes that aren't even funny have cost a group of Harvard students from the Class of 2021 dearly...

Jun 6, 2017

How Pop Culture Can (And Should) Change Legal Views On Swearing

Swearing in pop culture can diminish the taboo status of swear words, rendering them less offensive.

Jun 2, 2017

The Weeknd Shows His Knowledge of Art With New Line Designed By Futura

The Weeknd links with graff legend Futura for a new line of clothing...

Jun 1, 2017

Watching Porn and Fapping Can Hinder Your Real Life Pimpin’ Game According to Doctors

If you're not careful, watching too much porn will hinder your pimpin’ game in real life.

May 31, 2017

DJ Dahi: How A Job As A Resident Agent In College Led To Producing For The World’s Top Hip-Hop Stars

DJ Dahi has produced hit records for Kendrick, Drake and Jay Z, but he started as a Resident Agent in college...

May 30, 2017

Nas’ Slang Analyzed In New Hip-Hop Poetry Class For Professors At Harvard

Hip-Hop star Nas sat down with the poetry Professor Alyssa New from Harvard University, to explain the artistic use of slang in his rhymes...

May 25, 2017

‘Show Me the Sole’: The Exhilarating Sight of Sneakers on Show

The Rise of Sneaker Culture showcases about 150 pairs of iconic sneakers and charts how the sneaker has developed from its humble origins in the mid-19th century to its current position as a cultural icon...

May 24, 2017

#WCW: Muhire Kwizera and K’yal Bannister Of Spelman College

Just last weekend, two superb students graduated as co-valedictorians for the Spellman Class of 2017.

May 24, 2017

Jay Z and Warren Buffet Made Billions – By Sheer “Luck”

Jay Z and Warren Buffet Made Billions - By Sheer "Luck"

May 22, 2017

What We Think About: Machine Gun Kelly’s “bloom”

Machine Gun Kelly dropped his new album bloom. Check out this in depth review...

May 20, 2017

Game College: Professor Ken Breaks Down The Key Ingredients Of A Plan

In this week's class, Professor Ken explains the finer points of creating a plan and more importantly, how to properly execute one.

May 19, 2017

Oh Crap: The Newest Weapon Of Protesters is “The PooPootov Cocktail”

A new tactic has been dubbed the "Poopootov" in a play on the Molotov cocktails often seen at streets protests...

May 18, 2017

Forget Frats…These Hip-Hop Cyphers Give Students A Way To Be Included Without Being Killed

Instead of being beaten, assaulted, humiliated and killed in some cases, these students have opted to find diversity and inclusion through another route – hip-hop culture...

May 17, 2017

#WCW – Meet Frances T. Wong, Jay Z and Nas’ Secret Weapon In Business

y employing Frances’ eye for style, design and fashion trends, Jay Z and Damon Dash were able to increase Rocawear's earnings by 400%!

May 17, 2017

If You Take Your Condom Off During Sex and Keep Going You’re A Rapist

Whether your intentions were hornily Innocent, or nefarious evil, taking off your condom and proceeding to screw is considered rape...

May 16, 2017

Could XXXtentation Be Planning A Career With Sign Language?

Sometimes it feels like social media only produces bullshit, but this is actually a solid educational moment...

May 15, 2017

The SpotiFive: Five New Hip-Hop Songs This Week (May 12-19)

These are the latest songs this week we are checking out…

May 15, 2017

Cultural Appropriation: When “Borrowing” Becomes Exploitation

In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

May 14, 2017

How To Show Your Mom Love Like A Rapper On Mother’s Day

These Rappers Either Love Their Mom or Are At War With Them

May 11, 2017

Boy Wow, Soulja Boy, Drake: Rappers Who Have Gone Viral For The Worst Reasons

Even though rapper Bow Wow has been caught this time, catching the rapper or other fake news writers in the act has proven to be rather difficult...

May 11, 2017

Bow Wow to Soulja Boy: Fake News Is Making Everyone Sick

The problem of fake news is having a real impact on everyone's health...

May 10, 2017

#WCW: Philly Rapper Bri Steves Gets Love From Rap Legend For Her “Summertime” Remix

Bri remixed Philadelphia legend Will Smith's classic hip-hop song "Summertime" with a feminine spin...

May 9, 2017

Is Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” As Good As The Critics Say It Is? Here’s A Different View

There are still a few critics who disagreed with the majority of glowing reviews heaped upon Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN."