—— It has long been established that Hip-Hop music and culture had become an international phenomenon, and a new documentary focuses on the genre’s influence in Asian culture. Asia Rising – The Next Generation of Hip Hop dives deep into Asian Hip-Hop culture with a profile on rising artists in that scene.
This week, Rick Ross took to social media to announce his memoir Hurricanes. Highly anticipated, and expected to tell his coming of age story amid Miami’s crack epidemic, Rozay’s book will most likely join the ranks of some of rap’s best memoirs.
On New Year’s Eve, we dropped our favorite 15 Hip-Hop albums of 2018 with a promise we’d be back with 15 more projects that will be worth your time. For this list, we’re focusing on the releases of last year that we enjoyed but didn’t get to spend enough time with, regrettably.
On the last day of 2018, we decided to wait until the last minute to give our readers and other curious souls our takes on 15 of the best Hip-Hop albums we heard this year more than once. Given the sheer volume of music that’s dropped in the past 12 months, it’s nearly impossible to […]
Aside from being home to the arguably the most violent gang in the world, MS-13, not much else is known about that little country in central America called El Salvador. While Donald “King Devil” Trump continuously paints the country as a “sh*t hole” haven for criminals and killers, on the low El Salvador is like […]
Halloween is upon us and surely, the spirits will be taking over the streets and back blocks this evening while some of us will be door knocking with our costumed cuties. However, some of us might want some chills and thrills to go along with our night, and we’ve compiled a number of Hip-Hop tracks […]
Twitter is ablaze with an ongoing debate about how Hip-Hop should be presented at the National African American History and Culture Museum, and by whom. Timothy Anne Burnside, a cultural historian and museum specialist with the Smithsonian, happens to be a white woman, and a question raised by a Twitter user has morphed into varying […]
The name Jimmy Spicer might not be known to the current Hip-Hop generation, but his contribution to the genre and culture are boundless. The pioneering figure has been battling advanced brain and lung cancer, and a GoFundMe has been launched to assist Spicer with medical expenses and fees.
On August 11, 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, history was made via DJ Kool Herc spinning at his sister’s birthday party, giving way to a movement that still continues to thrive and innovate today.
On this day 45 years ago, DJ Kool Herc put into motion what would become one of the most influential forms of music and culture by way of a birthday party he hosted for his sister in the Bronx. Seen as Hip-Hop‘s day of birth, Aug. 11 has been recognized for years now, and the […]
Fat Joe has been a Hip-Hop figure for well over a quarter century, so it’s fair to say he knows the culture and music’s aims inside and out. Eric Benet recently posted an Instagram image essentially saying that Hip-Hop music is essentially aiding white supremacy but Joey Crack says nothing could be further from the […]
DJ Paul has put in the years and earned the accolades of a long and fruitful career, so as an OG he has all the right to heap criticism on the genre that paid him. The founding Three 6 Mafia member took to Twitter Monday evening (June 25) and targeted the current Hip-Hop generation, saying […]