Hip-Hop

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?

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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...

Jul 14, 2017

Action Bronson Freestyle On Flex: “Just Put My Mother F**king Album Out, Man!”

Action Bronson stopped by HOT 97 for Funkmaster Flex’s signature freestyle series and expressed some frustration..

Jul 11, 2017

Harvard Student Obasi Shaw Delivers A Dope Hip-Hop Thesis On Black America For Harvard

Although Obasi Shaw doubted that students, staff, nor the university would believe in his project, he pressed on and fought for his vision.

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Jul 10, 2017

Kur Drops Visuals For “What Did it Do”

Kur keep the ball rolling, with this new video titled "What Did it Do."

Student’s Amazing Hip-Hop Dissertation Earns Him A Teaching Job At University Of Virginia

Songs from A.D. Carson's dissertation went viral, and faculty members at the University of Virginia were listening.

Dear New Rappers, This Is How You Freestyle For Funk Master Flex

Quilly's flow over the beat and hitting punchlines reminded us that he came from battle rapping, and he hasn't lost a thing, since being shot in the chest last year.

Jul 3, 2017

50 Cent May Stay In Beef, But He Breaks Down How He Stays In Business

Since the beginning, 50 has garnered the respect of CEOs and gangsters alike, and there is no one better on the block or in the boardroom to collaborate with.

Jun 28, 2017

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Jun 26, 2017

Tyga’s New Business Is Selling Water, Will You Drink This?

Tyga has invested in a new water company. Will his bid to go national pay off?

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Jun 23, 2017

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

In a nod to the integral role African-American musicians play in the country’s rich musical legacy, we’ve decided to highlight our own “playlist” of articles, pieces that feature icons like Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur, along with forgotten – but no less important – voices...

Jun 21, 2017

Here’s Why Dubai Was The Perfect Backdrop For 2 Chainz’ New Video “Sleep When U Die”

Dubai had already cornered the market for luxury goods in the Middle East, but now the country is becoming a powerhouse on the world stage.

Jun 21, 2017

Donald Trump’s Beef With China Means Nothing To The Higher Brothers, Or Hip-Hop

Donald Trump may be attempting to agitate a trade war with China, but there can be no restrictions on the cross-border flow of hip-hop culture...

Jun 20, 2017

What We Think About: 2 Chainz’ “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”

On this trapped out album, you hear 2 Chainz reflective on his previous Trap lifestyle as he thanks it for getting him to where he is now, yet acknowledges it’s downfalls.

Jun 19, 2017

This Hip-Hop Album Cover Cost A Former Student His Job At A Christian College

Another college in Indiana took action against an employee, over a hip-hop album cover and posted a Facebook page.

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 31, 2017

DJ Dahi: How A Job As A Resident Agent In College Led To Producing For The World’s Top Hip-Hop Stars

DJ Dahi has produced hit records for Kendrick, Drake and Jay Z, but he started as a Resident Agent in college...

May 25, 2017

Four Reasons Why Statik Selektah Is One Of The Top Hip-Hop Producers

Let Statik Selektah teach you how to make a beat and be successful at the same time...

May 22, 2017

What We Think About: Machine Gun Kelly’s “bloom”

Machine Gun Kelly dropped his new album bloom. Check out this in depth review...

May 18, 2017

Forget Frats…These Hip-Hop Cyphers Give Students A Way To Be Included Without Being Killed

Instead of being beaten, assaulted, humiliated and killed in some cases, these students have opted to find diversity and inclusion through another route – hip-hop culture...

May 17, 2017

Ayo and Teo Dropped Out Of School To Pursue Success…Looks Like It Worked

Ayo, 20 and Teo, 17, were born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have literally been dancing since they were in diapers.

May 17, 2017

#WCW – Meet Frances T. Wong, Jay Z and Nas’ Secret Weapon In Business

y employing Frances’ eye for style, design and fashion trends, Jay Z and Damon Dash were able to increase Rocawear's earnings by 400%!

May 16, 2017

Could XXXtentation Be Planning A Career With Sign Language?

Sometimes it feels like social media only produces bullshit, but this is actually a solid educational moment...

May 15, 2017

The SpotiFive: Five New Hip-Hop Songs This Week (May 12-19)

These are the latest songs this week we are checking out…

May 15, 2017

Cultural Appropriation: When “Borrowing” Becomes Exploitation

In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

May 12, 2017

Hip-Hop Photographer Esteven Oriol, Some Beer and Boxing Meld, To Transform Los Angeles Communities

A new two-minute documentary by a hip-hop photographer highlights stories of friendships and community bonds...

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 5, 2017

These Four Rappers Are Benefitting From Exposure On The Vans Warped Tour

In addition to Punk, the Vans Warped Tour has evolved to include Ska, Hardcore, Metalcore and Hip-Hop...

May 4, 2017

Philly Embraces Illegal Graffiti Artists and Transforms The City Into An Art Lover’s Paradise

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Project is responsible for over 300 plus artists having jobs.

May 4, 2017

J. Cole’s “Neighbors” Video: What Does It Mean?

J Cole's "Neighbors" video made a strong point about race but it also confused some fans...

May 3, 2017

Tufts University All Black Concert Highlights Issues With Race on Campus

A hip-hop concert that took place at Tufts University is raising interesting questions about race on the campus.

Apr 29, 2017

Study Proves Country Boys and Pop Musicians Love Drugs More Than Hip-Hop

Looks like guys like Gene Simmons, Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera should shut their "traps."

Apr 25, 2017

Migos Take A Tour Of Mike Tyson’s Dope Mansion

Migos take a tour of Mike Tyson's mansion.