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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

Ice Cube: “There Would Be No Eminem Without N.W.A.”

For the first time in 25 years, all living members of N.W.A. will be performing live, together. As part of the BET Experience taking place this weekend, the seminal Rap

Are Comedians the Only Ones Keeping It Real on TV? Larry Wilmore Takes Down the Confederate Flag (Video)

In the ongoing conversation about racial injustice in this country, public discourse is moving at a breakneck speed, with daily occurrences adding layers of complexity to what is already a

Rick Ross Facing Assault, Battery, & Kidnapping Charges After Arrest

Rapper Rick Ross (a/k/a William Roberts) was apprehended outside of what is reported to be his Atlanta, Georgia home by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force earlier today (June

Puff Daddy Charged With 5 Crimes In UCLA Coach Altercation, Puffy’s Reps Respond

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was arrested on UCLA’s campus yesterday (June 22), following an altercation with Bruins football coach Sal Alosi. The arrest came after attempting to strike the former

Puff Daddy Arrested For Reported Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Longtime rivals and foes, Suge Knight and Puff Daddy are both believed to be incarcerated in Southern California today (June 22). According to TMZ, the Bad Boy Records founder Sean

Kendrick Lamar Gets Deeply Personal in New Interview. Says He Is Trayvon Martin.

President Barack Obama appeared on Marc Maron’s podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” and spoke on the enduring racism prevalent in this country and, in a breathtakingly powerful statement, said “It’s

Former LAPD Detective Proposes A New Theory Surrounding Tupac’s Murder

In 2003, author Randall Sullivan published a book called LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implications of Death Row Records’ Suge Knight, and

Public Enemy’s 13th Album Is Inspired By Kendrick Lamar & Run The Jewels

After 28 years of releasing albums, Public Enemy aims to make a dent in 2015. The Long Island, New York Hip-Hop group’s 13th studio album, Man Plans, God Laughs will

In The Wake Of Tragedy, Killer Mike Speaks Out About Gun Control & Domestic Terrorism

Rapper and activist Killer Mike has been in the news a lot recently, most prominently in relation to social and political events. After an appearance last month on HBO’s “Real

No Jokes: Jon Stewart Speaks the Ugly Truth About the Terrorist Attack in Charleston (Video)

In a world full of click bait, desperate grabs for ratings and endless streams of information, it can be difficult to make sense of events like the tragedy that occurred

Scarface Says If Fans Don’t Fund The Geto Boys Album, He’s Out (Audio)

Details emerged yesterday (June 16) surrounding the Geto Boys’ eighth studio album, Habeas Corpus. Now outside of the label system, the current lineup of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill

Jill Scott Is Releasing a New Album Next Month And Going On Tour

Jill Scott has set a release date for her next album. Woman will be Scott’s fifth studio LP and her first since 2011’s The Light of the Sun. The project

Politics As Usual…Red Tape Derails Killer Mike’s Run For Office

Less than one day after announcing he was running for a Georgia State Congress seat, Killer Mike has called off write-in voters on his behalf. The Run The Jewels member

Geto Boys Break From Rap-A-Lot and Ask Fans For Help Funding Their New Album.

Less than two weeks ago (June 2), it was announced that the Geto Boys are releasing their first album in more than a decade. Coinciding with an upcoming tour, the

Killer Mike Is Running For Georgia State Representative

UPDATE: Politics As Usual…Red Tape Derails Killer Mike’s Run For Office From Uncle Luke to Rhymefest, Hip-Hop stars have attempted career moves into politics. Killer Mike may be the latest,

Rest In Peace M.C. Supreme, Of We’re All In The Same Gang Fame

Nearly 25 years ago to the date (May 31, 1990), Warner Bros. Records records released We’re All In The Same Gang by a collective called The West Coast All-Stars. Less

YG Shot Three Times in a Los Angeles Recording Studio.

According to reports, YG was shot three times at approximately 1:45am PST (6/12) in a Los Angeles recording studio. TMZ cites law enforcement officials as saying the Compton MC was

Obey Your Thirst, And Some Nas, Biggie, Drake, & Rakim Lyrics While You’re At It…

One of the first companies to respect and reflect Hip-Hop for the force that it is will be honoring the culture again. Soon, cans with lyrics by Rakim, Nas, Biggie

MC Ren Gets Ruthless About N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton” Trailers

N.W.A. had four MCs: founder Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and MC Ren. In the marketing materials for August 14’s Straight Outta Compton biopic, Ren feels as though he is

Rest In Peace Pumpkinhead, Friends & Collaborators Mourn

Veteran Brooklyn, New York MC Pumpkinhead (a/k/a PH) has been reported dead this morning (June 9). Friends and collaborators of the man born Robert Alan Diaz have begun to publicly

Drake Makes Waves Of His Own As The Face Of Apple’s New Music Service

Today (June 8), the forthcoming Apple Music is not starting from the bottom. The electronics giant announced at San Francisco, California’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that Apple Music is on