The world does not move without Black creativity and Lupe Fiasco is about detail how Hip-Hop plays into that fact. He has been slotted to teach a Rap course at MIT.

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In the ever-growing arena of Hip-Hop, more and more rappers are taking advantage of the World Wide Web to breakthrough into the game. If you’re blind to what’s hot, we’re here to direct you to the tracks that’ll melt your eardrums.


Queens rapper Shirt sparked a bit of a buzz after he boldly flipped the New York Times website template into a fake article styled to give him props. Standing out in the crowded rap marketplace for his clever stunt, Shirt broke down his reasons for the article and more in a recent interview.

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Hip-Hop was a youth culture, meaning many of the early graf writers, B-boys, DJ’s and Mc had relatively short careers. A lot of early legends essentially aged out of their respective disciplines like Menudo.

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Although tonight has been a historic and genre-shifting night for Hip-Hop, there could only be one winner in the pantheon of independent-turned-top-40 rap stars.

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“Would You Like A Tour?” participants have been anticipating Drake‘s new song titled “Trophies” for a hot minute. Now, the OVO head honcho has finally satiated audiophiles with the official/CDQ track.


2013 is creeping to a close. While we experienced an immense amount of Hip-Hop struggle this year, there were some highlights that we can look back to that actually moved the culture forward.

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On this day (Nov. 14) in 1964, Joseph Ward Simmons was born in the borough of Queens, New York, and the world has never been the same since.

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We’ve all seen the video, but now comes the angst and agitation. Last night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Trinidad James$ performed at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios where he took a blatant shot at the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Today, Maino, Smoke DZA and more spoke up on their city’s behalf. 

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The new gods of Hip-Hop have certainly reaped the benefits of the work of these talented groups have done. But, with music being consumed at an all-time high (thank you Yeezus), we stop the clock in hopes that these past-and-present greats can return to center stage for all of us to see!

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Even though Rap music is locally respected and globally accepted, from time to time it still gets hated on. Let the recent Brooklyn community board member’s comments about the Notorious B.I.G. being too fat to have a street named after him serve as a your latest reminder.

With DJ Khaled‘s ambitiously titled “I Feel Like Pac / I Feel Like Biggie” currently blaring out of speakers this AM, Harlem’s own Ma$e has stepped up to share his reactions to the track.