Aug 21, 2015

New Technology Will Monitor Rap and Gang Beef, Thanks To Those “Internet Gangsters”

A project between Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University is attempting to create the technology that will analyze keywords, phrases and even images and videos from rappers and gangs that are posted on public networks.

Aug 18, 2015

$169 Million Reasons Why U of M Will Be The First College Football Team to Wear Jordans

Michael Jordan announced that University of Michigan's Wolverines will be the first football team in history to officially rock the Jordan Brand during games.

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Aug 17, 2015

Compton Commodified: NWA Was Always a Blend of Fiction and Reality

NWA was active for only a few years, but their 1988 album Straight Outta Compton gave birth to West Coast gangsta rap – the controversial genre of music defined by its gritty depictions of inner-city street life.

Aug 17, 2015

Want To Be An Expert In Fine Art? Start With These Hip-Hop Lyrics

An art project online strives to maintain the long-running relationship between the worlds of Hip-Hop and fine art, by pairing masters like Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, next to verses from well-known rappers.

Aug 15, 2015

The Unsung Star Of “Straight Outta Compton”? Dr. Dre’s White Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari was Dre's car of choice to drive during a high-speed chase from the cops through Beverly Hills. The car from the movie could fetch up to $300k!!!

Aug 13, 2015

Instagram Is Instant Revenue…Take A Look At Who Is Cashing Out

We did some digging, and found that rappers are promoting a myriad of products on Instagram. Everything from marijuana and liquor to fat burning creams are being pushed by your favorite rap stars. Take a look:

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Aug 12, 2015

Genderless Clothing Is Big With Rappers…And Experts Say It’s Not A Fad

It is not a big deal now to see artists like Wiz Khalifa, Lil B, or Jaden Smith donning an article of clothing that was meant for a woman. In fact, the rappers are part of a genderless clothing trend that started in the mid-2000's.

A New Weapon of Islamist Extremists Is…Poetry?

Militant Islamist groups have a number of strategies for recruiting vulnerable young men to their cause. They produce videos, tap into social media and write fiery pamphlets with overblown rhetoric. But they’re also increasingly turning to poetry: with its rich vocabulary, the Arabic language lends itself easily to rhyme and rhythm, which can have a mesmerizing effect.

Damon Dash Relocates and Applies Business Philosophy To New Streaming Venture

Damon Dash is what's known as a serial entrepreneur. Now, he is launching a new brand that will stream all of the content he produces. Is he heading for success?

Can’t Focus? Take A Look At Green Crack, It’s The New Adderall

A strain of weed Snoop Dogg helped make popular is catching on...could it be the replacement for Adderall??

Aug 6, 2015

New Blog Celebrating Hip-Hop and Baseball Is Coming Straight Outta Cooperstown is a new website that mashes up Hip-Hop artists with legendary baseball Hall of Famers. It's done visually, thanks to the magic of Photoshop. The creators of the site take old baseball cards and superimpose their favorite rap stars over the original players image to create a unique new mash-up.

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Aug 6, 2015

Violence Is Nothing New For Drake Or OVO Fest, According To A Lawsuit

Two people were killed at an After Party for OVO Fest. According to a new lawsuit, violence is nothing new for Drake or the club that hosted his party.

Aug 4, 2015

Tyga Lands Tech Deal And Drops New App ‘Kingin’ World Tour’

Tyga has a new gaming app out where he's trying to give away thousands of dollars.

Aug 3, 2015

Dez Bryant Is A Changed Man And He Thanks Jay Z For The Transformation

Jay Z is not just a force in music. Now the mogul's business acumen is starting to rub off on one of the league's most high-profile stars, Dez Bryant!

Aug 3, 2015

Wyclef Gets Down To Business With Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey

Mayor Lester Taylor has made no secret of his hope to turn East Orange into a "destination city" for potential residents and visitors, and to help him achieve the goal, he brought in an entertainment pro.

Jul 31, 2015

Pete Rock Over Came Depression To Create One Of Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs

If it weren't for Pete Rock's triumph over a battle with depression, one of Hip-Hop's greatest producers might not have been so great.

Jul 30, 2015

A History Of On Field Conflict Between Toronto And Philly

Drake is the Raptors Global Ambassador, and friend to athletes from LeBron James to Andrew Wiggins to Serena Williams. And in each of this week’s salvo he has embedded references to Toronto’s sports glory.

Jul 28, 2015

Hip-Hop vs. Twitter: Are Artists Overexposed on Social Media?

The digital age has made some of the most sensitive, private information available at the touch of a finger. We live in a time where every fleeting moment and passing thought can be exposed to the world, making the concept of privacy a thing of the past.

Jul 27, 2015

Drake’s Interesting Week With Professional and College Basketball

While Drake was dealing with issues surrounding Meek Mill, the rapper was also being targeted by the University of Kentucky and a leak of his NBA jerseys!

Jul 27, 2015

Vietnamese Rapper Says Fuck Communism; Could Face Prison

“Hardcore hip-hop” isn’t releasing yet another rhyme about cocaine and Glocks to titillate the American suburbs. Hardcore hip-hop is a...

Jul 16, 2015

Will El Chapo’s Beef Help Donald Trump Become President? Anything is Possible!

Donald Trump is not an even president of the United States, but he is caused an international crisis of sorts already.

Jul 15, 2015

Why Saint Louis Rapper Tef Poe Matters: By Talib Kweli

I had never heard of Tef Poe before that day. But here was this local artist, in the streets with the people, for real. I felt I needed to get to know him...

Jul 14, 2015

Could 50 Cent’s Bankruptcy Filing Be Tossed? Check Out This Expert’s Opinion

When an individual or business files for bankruptcy protection, there is a legal protection against outside litigation that goes into effect immediately and automatically upon the bankruptcy filing. Is Fif using this to protect himself?

Jul 13, 2015

Inside The World of Suburban Drug Dealing

Compared to their urban counterparts, it was easier for the suburban dealers to give up dealing because they didn’t really need the money. Their parents were able to provide for them, so for these teens, dealing was never meant to be a career. It was just another phase on their way to becoming successful adults, which they had no intention of jeopardizing.