hip hop

Entertainment

Posh Spice recorded a hip-hop album in 2003. This might actually be the most unoriginal piece of garbage you’ve ever heard. READ MORE »


Celebs

Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist. READ MORE »


Entertainment

The hip-hop journalist has penned an essay for Gawker about being beat up by then NWA member Dr. Dre in 1991, and the incident’s noticeable omission from the film “Straight Outta Compton.” READ MORE »


Entertainment

The much anticipated hit ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about N.W.A., the early 90s hip hop group, proved highly successful at the box office on its opening day.

The Dr. Dre produced film saw huge success due in part from a powerful social media campaign which I’m sure many of you saw on your timelines, whereby an… READ MORE »


Celebs

Sean “Ruck” Price, the Brooklyn rapper and member of the hip-hop groups Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe died on Saturday morning at the age of 43.

Price was considered a veteran in the Hip Hop scene that arose in the late 80s and early 90s.

The cause of… READ MORE »


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Drake Vs. Meek Mill, the lamest yet most entertaining rap beef in recent history, continues! And in the lamest yet most entertaining way possible, with the aid of MEMES. Late yesterday, Drake performed at Toronto’s OVO Fest and, pumped to be in front of a hometown crowd (OVO stands for October’s Very Own, which is… READ MORE »


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Gwyneth does it again. READ MORE »


Style

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks with classic hip-hop lyrics to tremendous humorous effect. Internet boutique Rad has teamed up with Fly Art to create Fly Art for Rad, a line… READ MORE »


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Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the soundtrack of the likes of Toni Braxton, Tupac, Sade, Lauryn Hill and Nas. I may have only been seven-years-old when DJ Kool announced, “Let Me… READ MORE »


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Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song is… READ MORE »


Entertainment

There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap… READ MORE »


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Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded us how to dougie, twerk and do the robot. (Not to be confused with the evolution of Mom Dancing, which Jimmy did when Michelle Obama… READ MORE »


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Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking,… READ MORE »


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I’m not saying Beyonce’s original needed to be fucked with, but this remix, featuring Busta and Azealia’s even more explicit rhymes on top of “Partition”‘s sparse beat, is a fine addition to your mega Yonce playlist. Hot. [Fader] … READ MORE »


Celebs

Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly awkward. Just stick to country — OK, Dolly? I hope voicing this opinion won’t halt invitations to special Dolly/Latifah girly brunches. [Entertainment Weekly]
“Masters… READ MORE »


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Nicole Richie loves rap, but she wants rappers to rap about things she cares about. For her new occasional AOL video series “Candidly Nicole,” Richie visited rapper/producer Ebone Hoodrich, who is tasked with helping her create a rap so she can “get her street cred back” (which is a thing she never had, and is… READ MORE »


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Here are some typical 16-year-old activities: Riding in cars with boys. Sneaking sips from your parents’ liquor cabinet behind the garage. Cutting class. Buying prom dresses. Dutifully making SAT vocab flash cards in your room with the door closed. Standard stuff, really. Here’s something not so typical for a 16-year-old: producing a song on Jay-Z’s… READ MORE »


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Even Talib Kweli is, like, damn, that’s a cold-ass honky

Appearing this week on Vlad TV (aka “the TMZ of hip hop”), the Brooklyn-born rapper was asked about white privilege in hip hop. Specifically, how being Caucasian can help some artists, like Mac Miller, make it to #1 on the charts. Kweli… READ MORE »


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Guys, the ’90s! The best! Here’s a clip from a 1990 Earth Day special, featuring, oh, basically everyone who was famous in the ’90s. While the entire special is about an hour long and features everyone from Neil Patrick Harris (NPH 4 LYFE) to Danny Devito, the Cosbys and the stars of “Thirtysomething,” we thought… READ MORE »


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— Despite what Snoop Dogg might say, rapper T-Pain thinks people need to get over their homophobia. Hopefully the “Buy You A Drink” rapper is right: maybe attitudes about homosexuality are changing in the hip hop world. [Advocate] … READ MORE »


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