Kennedy Center

Lupe Fiasco has affirmed his place among the Hip-Hop elite long ago, and he’ll grace the stages of the Kennedy Center this coming Thursday to remind those in attendance of that fact. The Chicago MC will no doubt run through the hits from his 2006 major-label debut Food & Liquor to select works from 2018’s […]

Dave Chappelle returned to his Washington, D.C. area roots on Sunday to accept the Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center. The star-studded event featured some of the comedian’s favorite musicians and his peers lavishing praise upon him.

Pharoahe Monch embarked on his solo career on October 19, 1999, with the release of Internal Affairs, marking the first time we saw him without his former Organized Konfusion partner, Prince Po. This week, the Kennedy Center will host a two-day event in celebration 20th anniversary of the classic release by way of a panel […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story might have just inspired the next generation of American astronauts or NASA engineers.

In 2016, fans rejoiced when A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip was named the Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. On Tuesday, the veteran rapper and producer was named the lead advisor of a newly-minted Hip-Hop council featuring a bevy of names and figures vastly […]

Nas will forever live on by way of his critically-acclaimed debut album Illmatic, and a stirring performance never before seen will be made available to the masses. Next month, PBS’ THIRTEEN series will unveil the concert film Great Performances – Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop with legendary Queensbridge rapper performing the influential album […]

Over the weekend, veteran rapper and actor LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith, became the first rapper to win the Kennedy Center Honor.

LL Cool J continues to break barriers for the culture. The G.O.A.T. will be the first Hip-Hop artist ever to be honored by the Kennedy Center.