Emmanuel Jal is an award-winning rapper from Sudan who just dropped a new release with his sister to celebrate World Refugee Day.
Two students from Georgia State University are studying how hip-hop lyrics will serve as historical references.
Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians.
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.
What makes art…art?
Professor Michael Eric Dyson has some socks on Kanye West ideology.
Music has been one of the few arenas in which African-Americans have been afforded genius status. The locus for this shift is hip-hop.
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Marvel’s had big hits before. But this feels like something different.
Across the Atlantic, musicians in many African countries are in the vanguard of popular struggles, not only providing a symbolic soundtrack but marching on the front lines and leading social movements.
Trae Tha Truth is rebuilding Texas - literally - with the help of some famous friends.
Mathew Knowles recent comments about Beyonce's light skin shows the longstanding issues of color amongst African-Americans.
The better protest songs are the universal ones that still remain relevant years after they were first released. “The Word”, a forgotten gem which was written and recorded in 1985 by The Junkyard Band, is a fine example.
Senator Cory Booker has a new job. Read more.
For King, love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.
G Herbo is giving back to the city that raised him - "Terror Town"
Nipsey Hussle is a gangbanger who has sparked a discussion about homosexuality in the African-American community.
Tef Poe, will co-instruct a course called "God and Tupac" this month.
Chance the Rapper and Nicki Minaj has been recognized for their social activism in 2017.
Are you being a racist by singing Jingle Bells? Check out this Professor's opinion.
Eminem is the only artist who uses the same tactics as President Trump. Is Trump shook?
Big Pharma settlement money is being used to fund a hip-hop tour to combat drug addiction.
Can Dennis Rodman save the world from nuclear war?
A new investigation into Meek Mills judge just found a bunch of businesses and properties she failed to report.
Meek Mill’s case has drawn new attention to how probation and parole violations contribute to extremely high rates of incarceration in the United States.
A group of students in the Bay Area are learning the hard way that racism online doesn't pay off.
Students around the country are pissed at Donald Trump, Republicans and a tax bill winding its way through Congress.
Award-winning filmmaker Raheem Shabazz has released new installments of his documentary exploring the school-to-prison pipeline.
Is hip-hop really to blame for the opioid crisis? One student weighs in.
Philly rapper Meek Mill is getting some important, powerful support from two political organizations.
Although home to only 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has 25 percent of the world’s prison population.
Producer 9th Wonder is working with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, to build a new repository for Hip-Hop.
Michelle Obama had some tips for Donald Trump and everyone when it comes to decorum on social media.
Be on the lookout this year for the fake Russian army trying to start a Christmas War again.
Black youth appear to strengthen their solidarity and identity by using the n-word as an in-group term.
Russell Simmons' close friendship with President Donald Trump paid off for Wu-Tang's Method Man