Hip-Hop

Who killed Nipsey Hussle conspiracy with Dr Sebi Left Eye more

Fans are still reeling from the untimely death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered outside of his clothing store on Sunday afternoon. The person who killed Hussle is thought to be someone who personally knew him, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times Monday. Detectives on the...

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:06pm

Everything to know about Netflix's first music competition series

Netflix is now entering the realm of The Voice and American Idol with hip-hop reality show Rhythm + Flow. The show has reportedly been in development for over a year and is being produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, Get Lifted Film Co. and Gaspin Media. This type of series is new for Netflix...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 9:47am

Is the Eminem Machine Gun Kelly beef real?

Is the so-called beef between rappers Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly real or fake?  Machine Gun Kelly was recently booed off the stage during a recent show when he performed his Eminem diss track, “Rap Devil.” A video posted to YouTube shows a crowd reacting to him performing the...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Christmas classic gets street cred with OG emcee Kurtis Blow in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and it's been reinvented, glammed up, dressed down and even got a little sexy, but 12 dancers are laying down cardboard and spinning Tchaikovsky's classic on its head. And special guest emcee Kurtis Blow (ya know, the hip-hop pioneer who mentored Rev....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 7:51pm

Bronx rap icon Kidd Creole arrested in stabbing death in Midtown

One of the members of an iconic New York group that played an instrumental role in cementing hip-hop’s place in music was arrested Wednesday for the fatal stabbing of a homeless man in Midtown, police said. Nathaniel Glover, best known as The Kidd Creole from Bronx-bred outfit Grandmaster...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 1:28pm

Meek Mill quashes arrest rumors with Instagram pictures

Philly native and rap sensation Meek Mill reportedly got involved in fisticuffs with some overeager fans on Wednesday.It wasn't immediately clear if Meek, whose real name is Robert Williams, would face repercussions in Philadelphia over the incident, where he remains on probation for a 2008 drug...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:41am

WATCH: Biggie Smalls was in the House … of Representatives thanks to Brooklyn pol

Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Frank White aka Big Poppa, may be gone 20 years, but he is not forgotten, not even in the House of Representatives.Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quoted the rapper on the House floor Thursday to commemorate his unsolved murder during a drive-by shooting in...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:03am

On 20th anniversary of his death, tributes roll in for The Notorious B.I.G.

The battle between East Coast vs. West Coast hip-hop in the 1990s is arguably music’s biggest rivalry, which possibly resulted in the unsolved murders of two of the genre’s most influential young artists.March 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fatal drive-by shooting of 24-year-old rapper The...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:35am

Watch a sneak peek of the Oct.18 episode of ‘Atlanta’

Club culture gets examined inside and out on the next episode of “Atlanta." Things always seem to get interesting for Paper Boi and Ern and this night on the town is no different.Watch a clip below in advance of the new episode airing Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. on FX.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:08am

Brian Tyree Henry of 'Atlanta' talks working his way up

If you’re a fan of hip hop and well-written television, you should be watching Donald Glover's “Atlanta.” The series follows, Earn (Glover), a broke Princeton University drop out who sees opportunity in his cousinAlfred Miles (aka “Paper Boi”), a local rapper on the rise to become the next hip hop...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dr. Dre threatens to sue Sony

Dr. Dre clearly cares about his reputation. The music producer's legal team released a cease and desist letter to SONY pictures for Lifetime’s “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le,” a biopic about R&B singer Michel’le and her relationship with the hip-hop mogul at the height of his...

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:47am

What you missed at Beyonce's Formation finale

Six months, 16 countries, 49 shows, and over $200 million in revenue later, Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour is done. The 35-year-old megastar pulled off a star-studded finale at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Friday night, that included a debut of LEMONADE single, "6 Inch" where the singer was...

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 4:31am

Freddie Gibbs: Without a Shadow of a Doubt

If hip hop were judged by confidence — as well as talent, determination and raw, street vibes — Indiana-born rapper Freddie Gibbs would snag the gold.Forever a darling of the underground mixtape set with frenetic, hardcore collections such as 2010's " Str8Killa” and 2011's 81-song mixtape " The...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:37pm

Respect My Vote! campaign looks to engage voters on Election Day and beyond

With Election Day just months away, one campaign is hoping to encourage individuals to get out off the sidelines and let their voices be heard.The Hip Hop Caucus — a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization which connects the hip hop community to young people and members of urban communities to...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dahlak Brathwaite embraces the poetry of life's hard knocks

Dahlak Brathwaite was a recent college graduate and a rising star on the hip hop and slam poetry scene when he was pulled over with a bag of magic mushrooms in his car. In his native California, this meant entering a drug recovery program to avoid a felony conviction.Related: The power of Art...

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

These are the 42 newly co-named streets and public spaces throughout NYC

Three NYPD officers who died in the line of duty, FDNY captains, and cultural icons who left their mark on the Big Apple are among a list of individuals who will have thoroughfares and public spaces co-named in their honor.Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law on Thursday to co-name a...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 3:09am

Ty Dolla $ign: Voluntarily role model

Rapper Ty Dolla $ignis having a great time.The 30-year-old rapper (born Tyrone Griffin, Jr.) is currently on tour with Future, following the November release of his album “Free TC” from Atlantic Records. Both the L.A.-based artist and his tour mate have worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Curren$...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 3:49am

Living the Lushlife

Four years after his lastself-produced, electro-hip hop album "Plateau Vision,"Philadelphia rapper/producer Lushlife is still doing things his own way on his own timetable. His new album "Ritualize" dropped Feb. 19 and proves the rapper continues to follow the beat of hisown drum, literally and...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:13am

Wreck Shop Movement makes Downtown Crossing its home

“Wreck Shop!” “Movement!”“Wreck Shop!” “Movement!”Stop by Downtown Crossing station on Sunday afternoons and you’ll find them: standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle around a small speaker, taking turns rapping verses or reading poetry, shooting videos on selfie sticks, chanting the Wreck Shop...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

Rapper Mike Floss talks Jack White, hot chicken and gentrification

"Nashville is the new place to be."Mike Floss, Nashville rapper and Music City native, is on the phone from Tennessee. He's part of the city's lesser known non-country vanguard, a group of young enthusiastic artists (like his tour mates Cherub) that are making big waves in the outside world.On "...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:42am