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.
All around the world, police are cracking down on rap videos, but are they stifling free speech and expression?
What makes art…art?
Veteran rapper ABH is showcasing another side of his creativity in new exhibit in L.A.
Chinese Americans play an important role in hip-hop and a new exhibit highlights their accomplishments.
At first glance, one may think Kanye's new album is named after him. But it's a little deeper than that.
Drake's potential baby mama is way more than a big butt and a smile
London is testing a new way for street performers to accept payments.
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.
The story of hip-hop is one of rebellion, attempts at censorship and, finally, artistic acceptance.
Two internationally-known brothers who specialize in reinterpreting Shakespeare, are putting a Twist on Homer's "Odyssey."
Rappers may has their newest location to shoot videos, thanks to Pablo Escobar.
Mad Skillz recently schooled a New York rapper, and now he's going to do the same thing to students.
Vic Mensa explains his passion for tattoos.
The DJ will provide unprecedented insight into dance music in his first ever online class on MasterClass.com
The history of Miami hip-hop is explored in this new book featuring rare interviews, photos and more.
A student at Bethune-Cookman has set his sights on Broadway, and he's well on his way with his brand new play.
Kendrick Lamar is not only a dope lyricist, he can rhyme as fast as the best of them.
Check out this new golden, Louis Vuitton toilet, which will make you feel like the king or queen of the thone.
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.
These are the bold women changing the sound of Brazilian favela funk.
It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.
The "Sway in the Morning" show is paying it forward and helping some students advance their careers.
Russell The Backpack Kid is a 15 year old "who looks seven" who wants to change the world.
2 Chainz breaks down the double meaning of the song, which highlights the difference between the Trap Music and more traditional styles of rap...
A new documentary chronicles the efforts of educator Donte Clark and real-life drama, as he leads a cast of high school students in a remake of "Romeo and Juliet.
Swearing in pop culture can diminish the taboo status of swear words, rendering them less offensive.
A group of students at Syracuse have challenged David Crosby’s assessment of Kanye West, with their new house band Some of The Lights.
Tattoos you can listen to are finally here
It took Brazilian artist Iaco one minute to whip out a can of spray paint and write “doria” seven times...
So far, 2016 has been good to rapper Desiigner. But will he stand the test of time? The critics are already taking note of the similarities between Young Thug, Future and Desiigner’s flows.
If you're sacrificing for the sake of your art, the struggle can be real. But if you're smart, you don't have to struggle so much. Case in point: a new affordable housing project is underway in West Philadelphia, just for artists.
At last, we finally know when Kanye West’s new album is coming out. The highly-anticipated Swish (formerly So Help Me God) will drop in just over a month on Feb. 11. Kanye made the announcement for Swish via Twitter, which quickly spread like wildfire over the Internet and garnered over 150,000 retweets within 24 hours.
There are some rappers who are experts at bringing their raps to life. The ones who have mastered the art of imagery do so not only with their writing but with their flow, delivery, and vocal presence...
There are some amazing things happening in the field of Robotics. Check out this human-like replica of Leonardo da Vinci that recently one a "major award."
In all, battle rap should be taken as much more than just a fierce form of aggressive rapping. Battle rappers are doing something that a small percentage of people can do, and they get paid to do it.