Living Life

Sep 21, 2018

The SpotiFive: September 21 – Young Dolph, Action Bronson and More

Check out some new music from Young Dolph, Action Bronson and more this week!

Sep 20, 2018

Turning Down A Teaching Gig At UC Berkley Helped Launch Chad Rico’s Rap Career

Chad Rico is combining his love of travel, teaching and hip-hop into one amazing career.

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Sep 17, 2018

Are Today’s White Kids Less Racist Than Their Grandparents?

Do we have any reason to believe that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones?

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.

Sep 6, 2018

Berner Explains How He Coped After A $200 Million Loss

Berner gave an interesting interview with No Jumper and he offered up some great advice on losses.

Sep 6, 2018

These 5 Things Are Just As Deadly As Smoking

Smoking anything is terrible for you. But there are things you may be doing day-to-day that are just as bad for your health.

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Sep 3, 2018

Top 5 Lines From Machine Gun Kelly’s “Rap Devil” Diss To Eminem

Machine Gun Kelly courageously stands up to Eminem with a new song called "Rap Devil."

The SpotiFive: Friday August 31 – Eminem, Eminem and Eminem

Eminem is back again with his 10th studio album "Kamikaze" and he delivers the goods, finally.

Bishop Don Juan Says His New Weed Will Take You On A “Righteous” Spiritual Journey

Bishop Don Juan says his ChuuucH Cannabis will offer a ‘righteous’ experience combining the spiritual expression of Funk

Kyle’s “Senior Orientation” Program Wants To Change “Toxic” Stereotypes About Masculinity

Rapper/actor Kyle will take on bullies during National Bullying Prevention Month this October.

Aug 27, 2018

Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Are Your Own Biggest Obstacle

Most of the time, the biggest obstacle to your success is staring right back in the mirror - because it's you.

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Aug 27, 2018

Beyonce And Jay-Z Launch $100,000 Fund For Students Heading To College

Beyonce and Jay-Z just started a new $100,000 scholarship fund to help some students get through college.

Aug 22, 2018

These Ten Students Received $100,000 In Scholarships From Mike WiLL Made-It And Slim Jxmmi

Mike WiLL Made-It & Rae Sremmurd's Slim Jxmmi announced the recipients of 2018 Making Wishes Matter scholarships.

Aug 22, 2018

Nicki Minaj Flips The Script On Hip-Hop Hypermasculinity

Nicki Minaj’s work taps into an undernourished but treasured tradition of female rappers taking up the mantle of hypermasculine braggadocio and skewering their male counterparts

Aug 14, 2018

Graffiti Goes Commercial In Rochester, NY Thanks To Ambitious Real Estate Investor

Graffiti art is getting a good look in Rochester, New York thanks to one entrepreneur.

Aug 10, 2018

Somali Songs Reveal Why Musical Crate Digging Is A Form Of Cultural Archaeology

Forgotten records we often find in the dingiest of places can contain alternative perspectives and social commentary on particular movements, epochs or historical events.

Aug 8, 2018

Are You Living A Double Life On Social Media? The Data Says Yes

Social media is a world of Illusions. Most Americans are straight fronting according to the data.

Aug 3, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday August 3 – Travis Scott, YG, Bumpy Knuckles and More

Travis Scott, YG and more drop off some banging hip-hop this week.

Aug 2, 2018

Here Is How Fat Joe Learned To Fight Depression And Stay Happy

Coping with death is not easy. Fat Joe explains how he pulled himself out of depression after the death of Big Pun.

Jul 27, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 27 – Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Denzel Curry And More

Tom Morello and Vic Mensa deliver fire, Denzel Curry links with gold link & More this week in new music.

Jul 25, 2018

Rapper Litefoot And His Wife Showcase Big “Native Business”

Pioneering Native American rapper Litefoot and his wife Carmen have a new brand called native business.

Jul 23, 2018

Here Is How Lil Peep Wanted To Share His Wealth Before He Died

Lil Peep fan collaborative clothing line NO SMOK!NG announced and fans are encouraged to submit designs to make money!

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.

Jul 17, 2018

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.

Jul 13, 2018

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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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.