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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

Aug 11, 2015

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.

Aug 10, 2015

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?

Aug 7, 2015

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.

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.