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Hip-Hop

Nov 17, 2017

Shaq’s Rap Video Shot At Full Sail University With Rapper Bezz Believe Is Blowing Up

An unlikely pairing came about in an even stranger way. Check out how Bezz Believe and Shaq linked up.

Nov 15, 2017

Is Beat Leasing The New Way For Producers To Get Paid?

A number of producers are cutting out the middlemen and leasing their beats and finding big success in the process.

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Nov 13, 2017

English Course Is Using Jay-Z Lyrics To Breakdown Stereotypes

Jay-Z's lyrics are being decoded by students at SVSU to shatter stereotypes about Hip-Hop.

Nov 13, 2017

9th Wonder Building A New Hip-Hop Movement With NCCU

Producer 9th Wonder is working with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, to build a new repository for Hip-Hop.

Nov 10, 2017

These Are The Five Goals Malik Yusef Accomplished This Year

Spoken Word Artist Malik Yusef hit all of his key goals this year. Take a look at what he is up to.

Nov 10, 2017

Nipsey Hussle Is Getting Behind A New Cryptocurrency. Will He Find Success?

Nipsey Hussle is putting up his cash and investing in a new form of money.

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Nov 7, 2017

Killer Mike Has Big Plans For SWAG In 2018

Killer Mike is doing his thing with his SWAG barbershops. Check out his plans for 2018.

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.

UK Rapper Lectures Particle Physics at CERN with Rap and Grime Album

A UK rapper is marrying hip-hop and particle physics, through an official partnership with CERN.

Good Smoke, Tats and 3 Foot Dreads: Meet $kinny

The first single off the untitled EP exudes $kinny’s enigmatic style.

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Oct 31, 2017

Atlanta Educator Wants To Teach “Gifted” Students How To Be “Lit”

A new series of DVDs uses Hip Hop to teach students critical learning skills.

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Oct 30, 2017

These Six “Banned” Artists Say F Trump To Work With Top Rappers

Spotify is launching its first-ever documentary short, which showcases the power of music to unite against social and political injustice.

Oct 30, 2017

Mumble Rap: Cultural Laziness Or A True Reflection Of Contemporary Times?

Mumble rap - the most recent art form of rapping - or arguably the art of not rapping.

Oct 25, 2017

White People Should Never Rap The N-Word: A Linguist Breaks It Down

Black youth appear to strengthen their solidarity and identity by using the n-word as an in-group term.

Oct 24, 2017

This Is How Russell Simmons Friendship With Donald Trump Benefitted Method Man

Russell Simmons' close friendship with President Donald Trump paid off for Wu-Tang's Method Man

Oct 23, 2017

Is Lonzo Ball a Good Rapper?

Is Lonzo Ball a good rapper or not?

Oct 18, 2017

Real Beef: Russian Hip-Hop Star Makes Hamburger For Vladimir Putin

Timati is a famous rapper over in Russia. And he's paying tribute to the country's leader this month, with a hamburger.

Oct 3, 2017

New Course Uses Gucci Mane’s Life To Keep Students Off The Streets

Gucci Mane's life is the inspiration behind a 12-session course using "hip-hop therapy" to keep students straight.

Oct 2, 2017

The Notorious RBG Is Actually A Fan Of The Notorious B.I.G.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is happy with her nickname and she even knows a little bit about Biggie Smalls!

Sep 28, 2017

Banning The Bootleg: The End Of A Music Era, Or The Beginning Of A New One?

Hip-hop has always drawn strongly and creatively from existing music, and it is this ethos that anchors its cultural value. It’s therefore not surprising that hip hop has a complex history of bootlegging.

Sep 26, 2017

This Love & Hip Hop Star Just Earned A Business Degree

A cast member of Love & Hip Hop" who was frequently embroiled in beef, is off the show and pursuing her education.

Sep 26, 2017

Viral Sensation Professor A.D. Carson Drops New Mixtape For Students To Study

A student whose dissertation went viral this summer is using hip-hop to teach his new class.

Sep 18, 2017

These Rappers Made The “Hollyweed Impact List”

Variety just launched the "Hollyweed Impact List," which highlights the top celebrities who are making moves in the cannabis business.

Sep 11, 2017

These Are The Colleges Every Rapper Should Play For Best ROI

If you are a budding rapper, how do you know which region will produce the most return on investment (ROI)?

Sep 7, 2017

This Is How Snoop Dogg Inspired Entrepreneur Randall Pich To Create One Of The Fastest Growing Clothing Companies In The World

After seeing the success of fellow Long Beach natives like Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and DPG, Randall Pich knew he could make it as well.

Sep 6, 2017

SoundCloud Survives But It’s Bad News For Musicians

SoundCloud has been popular with users and successful in terms of its cultural contribution, but it has never been good with money.

Sep 1, 2017

These Are The New Rappers We Want To See At Made In America

M.I.A. is increasingly becoming the festival to catch some of the best New hip-hop talents before they cross over to mainstream success.

Aug 31, 2017

Rap Lyrics Will Go “On Trial” At Montana State University

Montana State University will examine the relationship between hip-hop music and the criminal justice system.

Aug 29, 2017

The Many Layers Of Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is and of many sides, and this is a dive into each of them.

Aug 15, 2017

Organization Co-Founded By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jumps Into Rap With New Hip-Hop Label

A legendary Civil Rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hopes to get new members using Hip-Hop music

Jul 27, 2017

The Healing Power Of Hip-Hop

While many people struggle to look past the profanity, materialism, and high-risk messages often celebrated within mainstream rap music, hip hop culture at its core, is built on values of social justice, peace, respect, self-worth, community, and having fun.

Jul 21, 2017

This Is How You Can “Cook” Like Vince Staples

Vince Staples is one of the more talented, and interesting new rappers to come along. Check out some of his obsessions...

Jul 18, 2017

Does DMX Have A Responsibility To Be A Role Model?

DMX says it's not his responsibility to be a role model. Is he right or wrong?

Jul 16, 2017

Is YFN Lucci As Good As Andre 3000?

Should YFN Lucci be considered in the same breath as Andre 3000 or T.I.?

Jul 14, 2017

A Mural and Killer Mike’s Call To Action Leads To $50 Million In Deposits Into Black Owned Banks

Black people are depositing their money into black owned banks like crazy, after Killer Mike's call to action...