Music

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...

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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."

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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...

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.

Is YFN Lucci As Good As Andre 3000?

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

Jul 16, 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..

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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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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.

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 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 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 11, 2017

This is the Complete Science Behind Lil Uzi’s Career

Lil Uzi has only been releasing records since 2014, but he has already landed collaborations and #1 hits. This is how he did it...

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 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.

May 2, 2017

Telecoms At War Over Streaming But Drake is The Winner – For Now

The success of artists like Drake, The Weeknd and others could be a risk thanks to new Internet laws...

Apr 21, 2017

Kevin Durant Uses Fruity Loops to Make Beats As A Relaxation Technique

KD makes dope beats to get away from the pressures of the NBA.