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The Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Songs Titling Each Luke Cage Episode Are Revealed

In 15 days (June 22), Netflix will premiere its highly anticipated second season of Luke Cage, a Marvel series based off the Harlem bulletproof superhero of the same name. The show will see the return of Mike Colter as "Luke Cage," as well as Simone Missick as "Mercedes 'Misty' Knight,"... Read more

Donald Glover’s Deadpool Script Takes Down Racism, Police Violence, Gossip & More

Donald Glover co-created the most-watched comedy on FX during its 23 years as a network. In addition to Atlanta, which is currently in the midst of broadcasting its second season, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Glover (and his TV partner/brother Stephen) were working on an animated Deadpool series for the... Read more

Black Panther Is The Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Of All Time In US

Five weeks ago, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther opened in theaters. The 18th film in the Marvel universe is breaking records that go well beyond its comic company. This weekend, the film starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o, earned a distinguished place as the highest-grossing superhero film of... Read more

Saukrates Is A Pioneering MC Who Has Worked With Nas & Redman. His Story Runs Deep (Video)

Saukrates has a decorated career that includes a position within Redman's Gilla House roster, production for Nas, and his cemented status as a Canadian Hip-Hop legend. He raps, he produces, he sings, and Amani Wailoo also plays multiple instruments. Those who have heard it, tend to agree that 1999's Underground... Read more

Skillz’s 2016 Rap Up Reminds Us Of The Year’s Highs, Lows & Reasons To Stay Woke (Audio)

2016 is coming to a close. Years from now, how will we, the people, remember such an expansive year in Hip-Hop music, news, and culture? This year, some of the biggest MCs in the genre released new albums. Several of these efforts came in short notice, challenging new distribution platforms... Read more

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Say They Are Working On The Next Wu-Tang Clan Album

The second half of 2016 has been interesting for Wu-Tang Clan. Two Decembers ago, the New York collective released their first album in six years, A Better Tomorrow. The album entered the charts at the Top 30, but did not produce a hit single. In the 24 months since, Wu... Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Rhymefest’s New Music Together Has A Lot Of People Hyped (Audio)

Last week, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Rhymefest revamped their "Jeff n' Fess" tandem after nearly a decade. They released "Mr. Officer," a powerful track featuring Eric Roberson that made no bones about showing the fear, the hurt, and the disconnect with Black citizens caused by police profiling and brutality. "No... Read more

Method Man & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Talk Luke Cage’s Full Clip Of Hip-Hop Music (Video)

Less than one month from today (September 30), the "Luke Cage" series will reach fans. Perhaps more than any other comic superhero in history, the character of "Luke Cage" is a product of the Hip-Hop Generation. The Marvel Studios series episodes all take their name from Gang Starr songs, and... Read more

The Extended First Look At Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Is Bulletproof (Video)

Since the announcement that Marvel would be creating a series based on its character, Luke Cage, excitement for it has only grown. The show, about the hero with impenetrable skin and superhuman strength, is steeped in Hip-Hop, particularly that of the 90s vintage. It is helmed by Cheo Hodari Coker,... Read more

Episodes Of Marvel’s Luke Cage Series Will Be Named After Gang Starr Songs

For a run lasting more than 14 years, Gang Starr cast a profound impact on Hip-Hop music. The duo of Guru and DJ Premier released six albums together, along with gold-certified compilation, Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr. The group participated in legendary tours, introduced a host of enduring... Read more

The All-Star Cast For Black Panther Is Bigger Than Life (Video)

Like many forms of escapism entertainment, comic books (and other comic-inspired media) often mirror the realities from which they are intended to distract. When justice, honor, and overall heroism appear lacking in the real world, fictional characters can give the people hope, inspiration, and belief in the fact that good... Read more

Tribe’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge To Score Marvel Series

Hip-Hop artists are having a strong year already in 2016, in terms of scoring and music supervision. In January, Gang Starr's DJ Premier handled the music to VH1 film-turned-series The Breaks. The Roots' Questlove has been named musical director of this year's forthcoming TV remake of Roots. The ever-illusive Dr.... Read more

If A$AP Rocky Were A Super Hero, He’d Be Powerful & Pretty At Once (Video)

Hip-Hop's comic fascination continues, care of the illustrated Complex series. These vignettes ask artists what kind of super hero they would be, and creates the descriptions. After Raekwon's good-doing servant of the people, A$AP Rocky presents his own visions of heroism. Called "The Joker," Rocky's super-powers would not be unlike... Read more

SKAM2? Made A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes & Life Artwork. He Remixes It For Deadpool

Back in 1996, Miami, Florida native MC/illustrator SKAM2? made one of Hip-Hop's most iconic covers: A Tribe Called Quest's Beats, Rhymes & Life. A chance meeting with Q-Tip prompted SKAM to lace the artwork for the would-be platinum-certified album on Jive Records. At the time, as an MC living in... Read more

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 Spiderman, X-Men, and Squadron Supreme into iconic artwork. Ten days later, Marvel Comic Group's Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso released four more.... Read more

Eric B. & Rakim Meet Spiderman As Marvel Mashes Up Hip-Hop & Super Heroes

From Tony Starks to MF DOOM, CZARFACE to Dr. Dooom, Hip-Hop and comics have a long history together. Marvel, a 75-year publisher of some of the world's most beloved titles (Spiderman, Hulk, Captain America, X-Men, The Fanatastic Four, etc.) knows this. That's why, beginning this October, they will be releasing... Read more

Here’s a Look at Every Member of X-Men Ever…in 12 Minutes (Video)

With new reports that "X-Men" will be coming to the FOX family, from the same team that brought Heads "24," it's a great day to take a long look at the Marvel franchise. This month, IGN celebrated the affair with an incredibly comprehensive chronology of the X-Men character list, dating... Read more

There’s a New Spider-Man in Town and He’s Voiced By Childish Gambino (Video)

Back in 2010 there was a high profile social media campaign to have Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) cast as the new Spider-Man. The campaign caught the attention of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, who welcomed an audition by Glover for the part. While Glover was not cast for the... Read more