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Jul 9, 2018

In Canada, Hip-Hop Culture Is Paving The Way Forward

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.

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?

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Jun 11, 2018

Philly’s Most Wanted Rapper ABH Exhibits How Cartoons Helped Him Escape From The Mean Streets

Veteran rapper ABH is showcasing another side of his creativity in new exhibit in L.A.

Jun 8, 2018

New Exhibit Tackles Stereotypes And Showcases Chinese Americans Role In Hip-Hop

Chinese Americans play an important role in hip-hop and a new exhibit highlights their accomplishments.

Jun 4, 2018

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind Kanye West’s New Album Title

At first glance, one may think Kanye's new album is named after him. But it's a little deeper than that.

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May 30, 2018

Drake’s Ex-Girl Sophie B. Is More Than A Big Butt and A Smile

Drake's potential baby mama is way more than a big butt and a smile

New Technology Could Line The Pockets Of Street Performers Around The World

London is testing a new way for street performers to accept payments.

Donald Glover And The State Of “Black Genius”

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.

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 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."

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Jan 29, 2018

Pablo Escobar’s Luxury Villa Could Be The Spot For Rappers

Rappers may has their newest location to shoot videos, thanks to Pablo Escobar.

Jan 10, 2018

Mad Skillz Schooled Uncle Murda And Now He’s Schooling A Whole University This February

Mad Skillz recently schooled a New York rapper, and now he's going to do the same thing to students.

Dec 5, 2017

Armin van Buuren Transforms From DJ To Teacher With New Class

The DJ will provide unprecedented insight into dance music in his first ever online class on MasterClass.com

Nov 29, 2017

Book Offers A Glimpse Into The History Of Miami Hip-Hop

The history of Miami hip-hop is explored in this new book featuring rare interviews, photos and more.

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Mary Bethune Reincarnated In Hit Hip-Hop Play

A student at Bethune-Cookman has set his sights on Broadway, and he's well on his way with his brand new play.

Nov 27, 2017

A Breakdown Of Kendrick Lamar’s Fastest Verses

Kendrick Lamar is not only a dope lyricist, he can rhyme as fast as the best of them.

Nov 14, 2017

Check Out This Golden Louis Vuitton Toilet

Check out this new golden, Louis Vuitton toilet, which will make you feel like the king or queen of the thone.

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 10, 2017

Icons Of Brazilian Feminist Funk and Hip-Hop

These are the bold women changing the sound of Brazilian favela funk.

Oct 9, 2017

How “White People” Were Invented By A Playwright in 1613

It may sound hard to believe, but there was a time where the concept of "race" did not even exist. Read on.

Sep 21, 2017

Sway in the Morning Sends 17 Students to “Art Rules” for FREE!

The "Sway in the Morning" show is paying it forward and helping some students advance their careers.

Jul 28, 2017

Russell The Backpack Kid Says His Dancing Is Ending Racism

Russell The Backpack Kid is a 15 year old "who looks seven" who wants to change the world.

Jul 14, 2017

2 Chainz Breaks Down Hip-Hop Flows vs Trap Flows

2 Chainz breaks down the double meaning of the song, which highlights the difference between the Trap Music and more traditional styles of rap...

Jun 9, 2017

“Romeo and Juliet” Gets Real-Life Twist In Documentary “Romeo is Bleeding” Backed By Russell Simmons

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.

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.

May 8, 2017

Students Form A Kanye West Cover Band And Find Out The Rapper’s Music Is Complicated

A group of students at Syracuse have challenged David Crosby’s assessment of Kanye West, with their new house band Some of The Lights.

May 2, 2017

Tattoos You Can Hear Have Finally Arrived

Tattoos you can listen to are finally here

May 1, 2017

South America’s Biggest City Has Declared War On Graffiti

It took Brazilian artist Iaco one minute to whip out a can of spray paint and write “doria” seven times...

Mar 21, 2016

Desiigner…Is He Inspired By Atlanta, Or Just Stealing?

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.

Mar 4, 2016

Struggling Artists, Don’t Struggle! Move to West Philly!

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.

Jan 10, 2016

Listen To Every Song From Yeezy’s New Album So Far

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.

Dec 30, 2015

“Imagery” In Hip-Hop: A Look At The Rappers Who Are Doing It The Best

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...

Dec 8, 2015

Leonardo da Vinci Steals the Show at the 2015 International Robot Exhibition in Japan

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."

Nov 26, 2015

Battle Rap As Theatre

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.