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Joe Budden’s Son Makes His Own Mood Music About His Father’s Shortcoming (Audio)

From Jaden Smith to Chris Rivers, Hip-Hop is witnessing second-generation MCs flourish on the mic. Joe Budden's son, Trey, is the latest "Rap kid" to come forth with music. Approaching 18 years old, Trey Budden appears to share his father's penchant for venting stress over catchy beats. However, in what... Read more

Fabolous & Jadakiss Show That Being A Father To Your Child Is Timeless (Video)

2017's Friday On Elm Street album from Jadakiss and Fabolous was years in the making. As any Hip-Hop Head would expect, the Def Jam Records album is chock full of wordplay, clever punchlines, compound rhyme structures, and grabbing production (especially from Swizz Beatz). However, there is plenty of substance too,... Read more

JAY-Z’s Open Letter To His Father Is About Pain & Progress (Video)

JAY-Z's 4:44 is proving to be a preeminent example of "mature" Rap music. At 47 years old, the iconic MC released a piece of music that is deeply personal and resonant with millions of fans, from his comments about infidelity to financial advice, openness about homosexuality in his family and... Read more

Brother Ali Details How Our Pleasures Are Used By Those In Power To Control Us

After a nearly five-year break, Brother Ali will release All The Beauty In This Whole Life this Friday (May 5). The Rhymesayers Entertainment mainstay has crafted an album that confronts so many issues in the modern universe. Ali Newman has a lot to say on what's happening with the world, and while... Read more

Chance The Rapper Opens Up About The Many Blessings Of Fatherhood (Video)

At just 23, Chance The Rapper has become one of the most successful rappers of today, even if nontraditionally. The 3-time Grammy Award winner has yet to make any financial profit from selling any of his music, thus far a body of work consisting of three mixtapes: 10 Day, Acid... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Gives A Glimpse Into His Mindset As He Approaches His New Album (Video)

Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly became a zeitgeist. It seemed to arrive right on time and embodied the spirit of American social consciousness amid the growth of a progressive fight for civil rights in the 21st century. "Alright" became the theme song for a movement, while Lamar's... Read more

Joe Budden Discusses Why His Music & Personal Life Are At Their Best In 2016

If you're not constantly challenged, you're probably not doing it right. Joe Budden entered 2016 with a proven career—decorated with a cult music following, reality television history, a podcast, and an Eminem-backed super-group at his side. However, throughout the last 15 years, Joe Budden never seems to get complacent. When... Read more

Joyner Lucas Makes A Brutally Honest Video About Unplanned Fatherhood

Joyner Lucas is a breakout star of 2015. The Worcester, Massachusetts MC crushed his BET Hip Hop Cypher, impressing Busta Rhymes and Tech N9ne. He since then bottled that energy in a Busa' Bus' collabo of his own. With such stellar freestyle skills, many could immediately question the substance of... Read more

MC Lyte Makes The Perfect Visual For Her Latest Common Collabo (Video)

Following last month's "Dear John," MC Lyte & Common's latest collaboration gets a narrative video. The song about men taking on a greater role in their families amidst the stressful and demanding circumstances gets a video that highlights fatherhood, especially Black fatherhood, including some celebrity cameos. This concept is executed... Read more