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Life Behind The Badge In Baltimore: One Officer Speaks Out On Corruption & Systematic Racism (Video)

Underneath Hip-Hop’s umbrella, there have been numerous artists and activists who have entered the discussions on the dark cloud of police brutality that has been hanging over the nation. Rapper

Wu-Tang Affiliate Hell Razah The Subject Of Upcoming Documentary

Since the mid-1990s, Hell Razah (a/k/a Heaven Razah) has been a prominent figure within the Wu-Tang family tree. A founding member of the Sunz Of Man, Razah—alongside Killah Priest, Shabazz

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Smashes Box Office Expectations. The Strength of Street Knowledge Endures.

Prior to the release of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, industry experts were suggesting the film would pull in an opening weekend box office of around $20 to $40

Dr. Dre Confronts Abusive Past. Explains Why Compton Ended The Detox.

The same day Straight Outta Compton hits theaters (August 14), Rolling Stone magazine will release their interview with N.W.A. co-founders Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. For now, the heralded music

Graffiti Writers’ Work Is Being Threatened, But Some Artists Are Fighting Back

In today’s (August 11) Village Voice, New York City’s flagship publication for all things local and cultural, journalist Jon Campbell devoted a significant amount of space to an examination of

New Edition’s Story Is The Subject Of New TV Miniseries

The same week that N.W.A.’s biopic, Straight Outta Compton hits theaters (August 14), another game-changing 1980s act is confirmed to be the inspiration of another dramatic retelling. New Edition, the

Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Is First 2015 Hip-Hop Project To Reach Platinum

Just weeks following his social media ambush from collaborator-turned-foe Meek Mill, Drake adds another accolade to his resume. Drake’s February, 2015 release, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has

The Making of Sean Price’s Tribute Mural Was Captured On Film (Video)

UPDATE: A tribute video, by Rugged Vision, has been added. The visual captures the making of the mural, along with vigil. Sean Price’s wife Bernadette, Illa Ghee, General Steele, Skyzoo

Sean Price Passes Away At Age 43. Rest In Peace.

The Hip-Hop and music community is saddened to learn that Sean Price has died. The MC formerly known as Ruck reportedly passed away this morning (August 8) at his home

It’s All The Way Live: Public Enemy To Release Their Second Concert Album

Boogie Down Productions, Tupac, and Lyrics Born are just some of the Hip-Hop artists to release live albums. For the second time in 10 years, Public Enemy is doing the

RZA Says That Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Made It Possible For Rick Ross To Be Cool

Hip-Hop has a long discography when it comes to albums themed around hustling. Iconic releases such as Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, E-40’s Federal, The Clipse’s Lord Willin’, and Young Jeezy’s

It’s Official. Dr. Dre’s First Album in 16 Years Will Be Released Friday.

As we reported earlier today, Dr. Dre announced the release of his first album since 1999’s 2001 today on his The Pharmacy show on Apple Music. The album is titled

Meek Mill Responds, At Last. Is It Drake’s Nightmare Or Is Meek Dreamin’? (Audio)

Tonight (July 30), Meek Mill was expected to formally reply to Drake by verse. More than one week since the Maybach Music Group MC began a social media attack on

The Coup’s Boots Riley Prepares Book, “Tell Homeland Security–We Are The Bomb”

Oakland, California MC, poet, activist, and revolutionary Boots Riley can add another title to his growing list: author. Following his recent op-ed on the wage gap in the United States,

Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Ease Into “The Wiz” Remake

1970s remakes are all the rage these days. As Questlove partakes in an upcoming Roots remake starring Laurence Fishburne, NBC has revealed plans to remake The Wiz. Originally an adaptation in

Scarface’s Deeply Rooted Tracklist Includes Nas, Cee-Lo Green & More

Scarface’s twelfth studio album, Deeply Rooted will arrive on September 4. For the second time in Brad Jordan’s 25-plus-year career, the MC will release a studio album apart from Rap-A-Lot

Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch & Bun B To Perform Free Concert One Year After Michael Brown’s Murder

August 9, 2014 was Michael Brown’s last day alive. The 18 year-old Ferguson, Missouri man had graduated high school eight days earlier, before an altercation with Ferguson Police Officer Darren

Mr. Serv-On Says He, Master P & 1990s No Limit Soldiers Will Tour Together

Between 1996 and 2002, No Limit Records released a number of platinum, gold, and chart-topping albums. Master P’s label, featuring a number of home-grown talents (TRU, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X,

Will Smith & Jay Z To Produce Mini-Series On Life & Murder Of Emmett Till

Today (July 25) is the birthday of Emmett Till. He would have been 74 years old. The Chicago, Illinois native was murdered on August 28, 1955 while visiting family in

Sean Price Confirms Upcoming Album Entirely Produced By M.O.P.’s Lil Fame (Audio)

Brownsville, Brooklyn is a legendary Hip-Hop locale. The same streets that raised Mike Tyson have afforded Rap music some of its most rugged sounds, courtesy of M.O.P., Heltah Skeltah, and

Quentin Miller Breaks Silence, Refuting Drake Ghostwriter Allegations

Quentin Miller has transcended from an aspiring Atlanta, Georgia MC to quite arguably, Hip-Hop’s most talked about new artist in just days. Following a Meek Mill diatribe on social media,

Marvel’s Mash-Up’s Continue, Care Of Nas, 50 Cent, The Roots & Pete Rock

Earlier this month, Marvel released a number of mash-up’s between their flagship comic book characters, and classic Hip-Hop albums. From Eric B. & Rakim to Wu-Tang Clan, Marvel wove in

Lupe Fiasco Says Commercialism Has Ruined Hip-Hop, Not Ghostwriting

Over the course of the last several days, the topic of ghostwriting has entered the conversation about Hip-Hop in a very powerful way. As a trending topic across several social-media

From The Roots To ‘Roots’: Questlove To Handle Music For Alex Haley Remake

Already one of the busiest entertainers in show-business, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has taken on at least two projects this week. The band-leader for The Roots and their role on “The

Eminem Slated To Take Eazy-E’s Spot As Honorary N.W.A. Member On Tour.

UPDATE: One day later (July 23), an unnamed Eminem and Dr. Dre representative has told Rolling Stone magazine that the reports regarding Eminem and an N.W.A. are not true. The

Meek Mill Says Drake Does Not Write His Own Rhymes. Pillow Talk?

The same week that watched former collaborators Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson enter at least a one-sided beef, the trend continues. Meek Mill was at Drake’s side in the famed

The Formula: Classic Hip-Hop Is Taking Over Radios Nationwide…Again

Nostalgia is a powerful sentiment. As Heads know all too well, simply hearing a track from a former era can rekindle memories of childhood, important life events, a particular friend,

Ghostface Killah Blasts Action Bronson. It’s Personal Now (Video)

It was all good, four years ago. Former collaborators Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah are seemingly in new waters now. Earlier this month, Bam Bam Bronson made some remarks about

Dungeon To Mountain: Sign A Petition To Honor Outkast Alongside Robert E. Lee

In music, the two members of Outkast are living legends. Andre 3000 and Big Boi have accomplished massive feats in Hip-Hop originality, style, and evolution, coupled with sales benchmarks and

Scarface Speaks on His Health Problems & The Fans Deciding Against a Geto Boys Reunion Album.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Scarface was hospitalized in his hometown of Houston, Texas. While touring with his longtime group, the Geto Boys, the platinum veteran MC left

Eric Garner’s Family Awarded $5.9 Million By NYC, But The Fight For Justice Continues.

As of yesterday (July 13), the family of Eric Garner has reached a settlement with New York City. The family and attorneys will receive $5.9 million, according to The New

The World Is Yours: New Data Shows Hip-Hop is the Most Listened-To Genre Worldwide.

As part of its “Insights” section, one of the world’s most popular music-streaming services has released a staggering amount of data which seems to prove that Hip-Hop is the world’s

Da Brat Funkdafies Radio… As Cohost Of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show

Platinum MC Da Brat is the latest Hip-Hop personality to head to radio. The longtime So So Def Records star is slated to join the Rickey Smiley Show. The veteran

Information Released In Hussein Fatal’s Death. Girlfriend Charged With DUI.

Outlawz member Hussein Fatal (a/k/a Bruce Edward Washington, Jr.) was confirmed dead this weekend. At the time of the late July 11 report, little information was available surrounding the automobile-related

Rest in Peace to Sugar Hill Records Executive & Band Member Joseph Robinson, Jr.

One of Sugar Hill Records’ executives and member of the iconic Sugar Hill Gang has passed away. Joseph Robinson, Jr. lost his battle with an undisclosed form of cancer over

50 Cent Files For Bankruptcy

In May, Forbes reported that 50 Cent was worth an estimated $155 million dollars. Now, just two months later, 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal reports

Rest In Peace To Longtime Tupac Affiliate & Outlawz Member Hussein Fatal

Veteran Montclair, New Jersey MC Hussein Fatal (born Bruce Washington) has died. A founding member of Tha Outlawz, Fatal was reportedly killed in a recent automobile accident. Details surrounding the

Warren G Is Releasing a Sequel to His Regulate Album and It Will Feature Unreleased Nate Dogg Vocals.

Dr. Dre gets ample props for The Chronic and 2001 as G-Funk masterpieces, as does DJ Quik for his many contributions to the genre. Aside from Warren G’s titular song

RZA Is Releasing His Collaborative Album With A Rock Legend, And It Costs $120

Remember Achozen? Back in 2006, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian announced that they were forming a group together, and that they were working on

Foreign Exchange Announces Sixth Album & It’s Coming Really Soon

A step removed from 2013’s Love In Flying Colors, Foreign Exchange has announced their sixth album. On August 21, Phonte and Nicolay will release Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. This

Scarface Has Been Recently Hospitalized, Willie D Comments

In the midst of the latest Geto Boys reunion, Scarface has been hospitalized. The Houston, Texas MC icon was taken to area hospital following June 29’s Geto Boys concert in

South Carolina Senate Takes Major First Step Towards Removing Confederate Flag

In a historic and overwhelmingly favored step, the South Carolina Senate voted 37-3 for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House earlier today (July 6). The Republican-controlled

Guerilla Radio: A Pirate FM Station Caught Playing Nothing But Unedited Geto Boys

In the history of Hip-Hop, Houston, Texas’ Geto Boys are one of the rawest groups to garner mainstream recognition. Whether the famed trio of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill,

30 Years Later, Dr. Dre Returns To His Radio Roots (Video)

Radio has been a major part of Dr. Dre’s career. Through courageous radio stations, music by World Class Wreckin’ Cru, N.W.A., Dre, and his litany of proteges reached the world,

A$AP Rocky Reveals Changing A Homeless Man’s Life In An Astonishing Way

In a just-published, sprawling feature for The Guardian, A$AP Rocky is portrayed as a master of his own universe, grabbing control of his artistic and personal expressions without much input

Can’t Hold Me Down: Puffy’s Assault Charges Have Reportedly Been Dismissed

Just over one week after facing five criminal charges, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs received some favorable news. According to TMZ.com, the Bad Boy Records founder and CEO’s charges were rejected

Big Daddy Kane, Whodini & The eMC Headline 38th Rocksteady Anniversary

The 38th annual Rocksteady Anniversary concert has been announced. The free Sunday July 26 event at New York City’s Central Park Summer Stage will be headlined by Hip-Hop legends Big

Don’t Stop the Music: Rihanna Makes History With 100 Million Gold & Platinum Singles

Somewhere, Jay Z is saying “I told you so.” Rihanna has secured herself a permanent place in the annals of music history. The good girl gone bad has now gone

Jay Rock Targets July For His Sophomore LP, ScHoolboy Q Hints At 2015 Album

In the conversations about TDE, Black Hippy, and the finer Hip-Hop of the last five years, sometimes Jay Rock can get lost in the discussion. The Watts, California MC (who

Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Continue to Dominate the BET Awards

Last night’s (June 28) BET Awards were equal parts nostalgic and forward-leaning. A Bad Boy Records reunion featuring Lil’ Kim, Diddy, Ma$e, and The LOX as well as appearances from