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LL Cool J To Receive W.E.B. DuBois Medal From Harvard University

Nas and LL Cool J are not only two of Hip-Hop's most revered lyricists. Not only are both men from the borough of Queens, New York, they each will carry Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Medals. LL was announced as a 2017 recipient, alongside Oscar-winning filmmaker Ava Duvernay, artist Kara Walker,... Read more

A Harvard Student Made A Rap Album Thesis. Sway Puts Him To The Test (Video)

Last month, Obasi Shaw graduated from Harvard University. For his thesis, the English major submitted a 10-track Hip-Hop album, Liminal Minds. He wrote and recorded the album for more than a year. Shaw's resulting work tackled the issue of what it means for a young man to be Black in... Read more

Afrika Bambaataa’s Record Crates Helped Create The Hip-Hop Genre. Get A Look (Video)

Hip-Hop's three forefathers are often remembered as pioneers DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa. With all three men tied to the Bronx, New York of the 1970s, each brought a unique flare to the sound of the culture, with varying personal backgrounds. Herc, a native of Jamaica, had... Read more

Cyhi The Prynce – Ivy League: Kick Back (Mixtape)

Here's a brand new mixtape from Cyhi The Prynce. It features guest verses from Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf, Smoke DZA, Childish Gambino and more. You can listen to and download all of Ivy League: Kick Back below. Related: Cyhi the Prynce - Ivy League (Mixtape) Download Mixtape... Read more

Cyhi The Prynce – Ivy League (Mixtape)

Here's a new mixtape from Cyhi The Prynce that has features from Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Schoolboy Q, Yelawolf and more. You can listen to and download all of Ivy League below. Related: Cyhi The Prynce - The Open Letter (Video) Download Mixtape... Read more