Hip-Hop

Oct 11, 2018

Five Odd Quotes From Kanye West During His Meeting With President Trump

Kanye West was at the White House today, and most people are trying to figure out just what the hell the point of the meeting was.

Oct 4, 2018

Action Bronson: The White Bronco Has Been “Liberated”

Action Bronson talks about the freedom he felt creating his new album "White Bronco"

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Oct 1, 2018

Rapper Pras Michél Is Launching A Blockchain Phone For Android

Pras Michél of the Fugees is getting his tech on with his new phone, Blacture M1.

Sep 28, 2018

Noted Journalist Soren Baker Explores “The History Of Gangster Rap” With New Book

"The History Of Gangster Rap" is explored in a new book by noted journalist, Soren Baker.

Sep 25, 2018

YBN Cordae Gets Political With The Congressional Black Caucus

YBN Cordae and Common were the highlights at the Black Caucus Foundation's 48th annual Legislative Conference.

Sep 20, 2018

Diggy Simmons Explains How To Be Financially Successful During “Young Money” Day

Diggy Simmons comes from a rich, wealth family. Now he is giving out some advice on how to be a successful brand or business.

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Sep 14, 2018

Meet The Young Musicians Who Powered T.I.’s Tiny Desk Concert

T.I. personally invited the Atlanta Music Project musicians to perform with him, following an introduction to the organization by Cricket Wireless.

Steelo Sports Using Hip-Hop To Revolutionize The Business Of Baseball

A new, African American-owned company is tapping into the power of hip-hop to do some big business with the MLB.

Rolling Loud Amplifies With New Streaming Deal

The Rolling Loud Festival is aiming to take this business to the next level with a new streaming deal.

Berner Explains How He Coped After A $200 Million Loss

Berner gave an interesting interview with No Jumper and he offered up some great advice on losses.

Sep 3, 2018

Top 5 Lines From Machine Gun Kelly’s “Rap Devil” Diss To Eminem

Machine Gun Kelly courageously stands up to Eminem with a new song called "Rap Devil."

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Sep 3, 2018

Mona Haydar: How Suicide Helped Start Her Rap Career

Mona is a musician, poet, activist, public speaker, wife, mother, who recently got her Master's in Christian Ethics and Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

Aug 31, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About City Girls

The City Girls have some serious buzz. Here's what you need to know.

Aug 31, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday August 31 – Eminem, Eminem and Eminem

Eminem is back again with his 10th studio album "Kamikaze" and he delivers the goods, finally.

Aug 31, 2018

Digital Underground’s Mr. Vegas Has Big Plans For Congress

Robert "The Vegas Don" Strawder is a hip-hop artist and a member of Digital Underground. He is running for House of Representatives on the Libertarian ticket.

Aug 30, 2018

Bishop Don Juan Says His New Weed Will Take You On A “Righteous” Spiritual Journey

Bishop Don Juan says his ChuuucH Cannabis will offer a ‘righteous’ experience combining the spiritual expression of Funk

Aug 28, 2018

Kyle’s “Senior Orientation” Program Wants To Change “Toxic” Stereotypes About Masculinity

Rapper/actor Kyle will take on bullies during National Bullying Prevention Month this October.

Aug 22, 2018

Nicki Minaj Flips The Script On Hip-Hop Hypermasculinity

Nicki Minaj’s work taps into an undernourished but treasured tradition of female rappers taking up the mantle of hypermasculine braggadocio and skewering their male counterparts

Aug 10, 2018

Somali Songs Reveal Why Musical Crate Digging Is A Form Of Cultural Archaeology

Forgotten records we often find in the dingiest of places can contain alternative perspectives and social commentary on particular movements, epochs or historical events.

Aug 8, 2018

Uncle Luke Goes From Raunchy Rapper To Amazing Mentor In New Docu-Series

Uncle Luke has had an amazing career, and now he will be the subject of a new documentary series.

Aug 6, 2018

The Problem With Blackface – It’s “Representational Violence”

It is clear that in both the past and present, blackface engages in representational violence by drawing on antiblack stereotypes.

Aug 3, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday August 3 – Travis Scott, YG, Bumpy Knuckles and More

Travis Scott, YG and more drop off some banging hip-hop this week.

Aug 2, 2018

Here Is How Fat Joe Learned To Fight Depression And Stay Happy

Coping with death is not easy. Fat Joe explains how he pulled himself out of depression after the death of Big Pun.

Jul 30, 2018

Cape Hip-Hop Keeps Alive Tradition Of Rapping In The Voices Of The “Less Thans”

The Cape region of South Africa is bubbling with rappers protesting Colonialism, Apartheid and inequality.

Jul 27, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 27 – Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Denzel Curry And More

Tom Morello and Vic Mensa deliver fire, Denzel Curry links with gold link & More this week in new music.

Jul 26, 2018

5 Things You Might Not Know About Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is one of the most respected spitters in the game. But how much do you really know about him?

Jul 25, 2018

Rapper Litefoot And His Wife Showcase Big “Native Business”

Pioneering Native American rapper Litefoot and his wife Carmen have a new brand called native business.

Jul 24, 2018

World Music: A Defunct Label In A Globalized World Of Sounds

The term world music may have been a useful way to signpost non-Western music to listeners who had previously only known performers from the UK and US.

Jul 23, 2018

These Six Tips From Jay-Z Will Surely Help You Find Success

Struggling to find your path? Let one of the greatest businessmen in history give you some advice.

Jul 20, 2018

Five Women To Watch (And Listen To) In Australian Hip-Hop

Australia home to a diverse and successful range of women in hip hop. Here are five artists at the peak of their craft.

Jul 20, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 20 – G Herbo And 21 Savage, FMB DZ And More

21 Savage & G Herbo, P.Lo and more check in with new music this week.

Jul 17, 2018

Will Alex Da Kid’s New Song Usher In The Death Of “The A&R” Department?

Alex Da Kid recently partnered with Spotify and IBM to find the artist to be on his new song.

Jul 13, 2018

Former Rapper AD The Voice Gets Into Politics And Slays The Competition

Antonio Delgado is a former rapper who is shaking up New York politics in a major way.

Jul 13, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 13 – Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chief Keef And More

Check out some of the dopest hip-hop singles that dropped today.

Jul 12, 2018

Here Are Three Reasons Why J. Prince Says You Should Find An “OG” And Ditch “IG”

Thanks to the rise of social media, and sometimes a lack of parental guidance, young people turn to social media in search of answers and guidance. J. Prince has some better ideas.

Jul 11, 2018

Rostrum Records Has Something Special With Taliwhoah

Taliwhoah talks about her musical influences, afro-caribbean roots and how she got her name.