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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.

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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.

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Oct 10, 2017

Icons Of Brazilian Feminist Funk and Hip-Hop

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

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.

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.

Sep 21, 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 28, 2017

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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...

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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

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

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.

Nov 12, 2015

The “Father of English Literature” Geoffrey Chaucer Gets A Hip-Hop Makeover At UNC

Hip-Hop worked wonders for Alexander Hamilton, the subject of the critically acclaimed Broadway play that opened in August of 2015 and has since earned over $57 million dollars. Can the same winning formula for "Lit-Hop" be applied to British author Geoffrey Chaucer?

Nov 8, 2015

Japanese Rice Field Turned Into Massive Art Canvas…A New World Record!

Japanese Rice Field Turned Into Massive Art Canvas...A New World Record!

Oct 16, 2015

‘W’ Taps Drake as Cover Star and Collaborator in Its Upcoming Art Issue

Adding to his fashion cred, Drake has been revealed as the cover star and muse of W magazine's upcoming art issue, for which he collaborated with Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi on choosing five artists to create works incorporating his likeness.

Sep 2, 2015

Inside Banksy’s Dismaland!

Mos Def Gets Down With Banksy's Dismaland!

Aug 17, 2015

Want To Be An Expert In Fine Art? Start With These Hip-Hop Lyrics

An art project online strives to maintain the long-running relationship between the worlds of Hip-Hop and fine art, by pairing masters like Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, next to verses from well-known rappers.

Jul 28, 2015

Street Art With Linkin Park

Linkin Park's group members are about way more than music. Take a look at this!