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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 28, 2017

Music Only Helps You Concentrate If You’re Doing The Right Kind Of Task

Listening to music while you are working may not be helping you.

Nov 20, 2017

Three Reasons Why Ben Horowitz Dropped $70 Million Into Steve Stoute’s New Company UnitedMasters

Steve Stoute has a new company called UnitedMasters, which aims to take on the traditional music industry business model.

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 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.

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

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

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.

Icons Of Brazilian Feminist Funk and Hip-Hop

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

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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.

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Sep 19, 2017

Here Is How To Get Schooled By Just Blaze For Free

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. Here's how you can get schooled by Just Blaze.

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 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.

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 21, 2017

Philly Producer Shows How He Made “Save Me” off Meek Mill’s “Wins & Losses” album

Producer Dougie gives an exclusive rundown of how he made each of the records he produced for Meek Mill.

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

Aug 2, 2017

Scott Storch Explains Why He Passed On College

Super producer Scott Storch explains why college just was not for him...

Jul 31, 2017

This Is How Kid Inked Picked The Songs On His New EP “7 Series”

Kid Ink just released his new "EP" "7 Series" and his family helped pick some of the songs...

Jul 26, 2017

Meek Mill Talks Trick Daddy and “Trickle Down Econmics”

Meek Mill responsed to Trick Daddy, and discusses "trickle-down economics"…

Jul 24, 2017

Better Be Hungry If You Want Rick Ross To Notice You

Rapper Rick Ross hopes to discover a new crop of emcees with his new show "Signed." Rapper Rick Ross hopes to discover a new crop of emcees with his new show "Signed."

Jul 23, 2017

Linkin Park Discusses Chester Bennington’s Fragile Mindset Before Suicide

Chester Bennington may have offered up some signs of his deep depression in the weeks leading up to his own suicide...

Jul 19, 2017

How Drake’s Stage Show Forced John Mayer To Step His Game Up

In addition to making rappers step up their game, Drake is putting the pressure on rock artists too. John Mayer was forced to step up his own production after witnessing a Drake show first hand.

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

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 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...

Jul 13, 2017

Check Out This Epic 360 Tour Of DJ Khaled’s House

DJ Khaled's business deals with brands like Snapchat, Poshmark and others appears to be paying off...

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."

Jul 6, 2017

Singer Caprice Quinn Represents For The Ladies Everywhere Around The World

Caprice is a Polynesian singer-songwriter, director, partner and mother-of-three and is aware of the challenges facing women in music and the community at large.

Jun 17, 2017

The Spotifive: New Hip-Hop Singles From DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, Migos, Action Bronson (June 16-23)

Check out the reviews of the latest singles you need to listen to this week, from DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty, PND and more...

Jun 14, 2017

#WCW October Gonzalez: The Real “Fox” On “Beat Shazam”

Jamie Foxx has been making the rounds to publicize his new show “Beat Shazam," but the real "fox" on the show is his sidekick, October Gonzalez.

Jun 7, 2017

Apple’s First TV Show With will.i.am Shows What It Takes To Build An App

"Planet of the Apps" came from musician will.i.am, who with producer Ben Silverman had shopped the series to traditional TV players before approaching Apple.

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

LL Cool J’s Daughter Samaria Leah – “Around the Way Girl” Getting It In The Fashion World

LL Cool J has made some great music, but the best thing LL ever created may have been his daughter, Samaria Leah.