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JAY-Z Says The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People

JAY-Z has devoted a lot of his time in the last year to fighting the prison industry. The artist-turned-mogul who rapped on “Justify My Thug” that he’d never been to

Jay Z Explains How The War On Drugs Really Is A War On People Of Color (Video)

Jay Z, one of the world’s most successful artists and businessmen, made his way into the Rap game in part by spinning true-to-life tales about hustling in the streets, spending

These Rarely Seen Snapshots Document Iconic Hip-Hop Looks & Candid Moments

Fans of Hip-Hop photography have had a lot to celebrate of late. In addition to the advent of Instagram, where iconic photographers like Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, Chi Modu, and

Quentin Tarantino Makes His Films With No Apologies…To Anyone

As a director, Quentin Tarantino has contributed timeless films, most of which are considered cult classics. Movies like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction have carved indelible marks into popular culture

Wild Styles: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Jacob Lawrence Make History in The New York Times

The worlds of fine art and Hip-Hop have collided ever since Fab 5 Freddy served as the cultural liaison between the two in the ’80s. More recent forays like Wu-Tang

D’Angelo and Bobby Seale Look Backwards to Move Forwards in Race Relations (Video)

The city of Oakland, California, has served as the geographical genesis for much of African-American political history. As the home of the Black Panther Party, its decades-long presence in the

Kendrick Lamar Speaks On The Spiritual Mindstate Behind To Pimp A Butterfly

With the surprise release of To Pimp A Butterfly earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar sat down with The New York Times to give some insight on the album. Rather than

Here is One of the Best Articles on Kendrick Lamar Ever Written. Guaranteed.

There have been thousands of articles written about Kendrick Lamar; maybe tens of thousands. This comprehensive piece by the New York Times’ Lizzy Goodman is hands down one of the

As the World Mourns the Death of Nelson Mandela, Here’s a Look at His Life and the Incredible Legacy He Leaves Behind (Video)

The New York Times has done a short film that explores the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela who passed away earlier today. Related: Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae experience

J. Cole – New York Times ft 50 Cent & Bas

Here’s a bonus cut from J. Cole’s upcoming Born Sinner album. Check out New York Times featuring 50 Cent & Bas. Related: J. Cole – Born Sinner (Full Album Stream)

Were you disappointed by the Grammys? Check out what Steve Stoute had to say about them.

  Steve Stoute has been one of the most powerful influences in hip-hop and multicultural entertainment for the better part of 2 decades.  Some know him for his infamous dust