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It’s Official! February 13 Is Mad Skillz Day

Twenty-three years ago this week (February 13, 1996), rapper Mad Skillz released his debut album, From Where???. The Big Beat/Atlantic Records title referenced the fact that the artist born Shaqwan Donnie Lewis represented Richmond, Virginia. That city was a new source of talent in the eyes and ears of many Rap... Read more

Aaron McGruder Has Revived The Boondocks At The Perfect Time

In the midst of a politically-divided country, Aaron McGruder has suddenly revived The Boondocks. In six new panels, the creator of the comic-turned-television show has plenty of commentary for what is happening in politics and pop culture. Yesterday (February 5), Charlamagne Tha God, published new comic strips on his Instagram... Read more

50 Cent Discusses Power Prequel & Confirms Sean Penn Will Star

Late last year, 50 Cent announced that he is producing a Power prequel. Since the Starz series launch in 2014, it has seen critical success with a "1.55 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49," according to Deadline. However, with 50 Cent's character, "Kanan Stark" leaving the series... Read more

Conway The Machine & Alchemist Make Music So Dope It’s Lethal (Video)

Conway The Machine has been one of the flagship artists of Griselda Records for several years now. He is also one part of the new generation of acts at Eminem's Shady Records (with brother and frequent rhyme-partner Westside Gunn). Some Heads are still getting to know Conway. Today, he premieres... Read more

Trae Compares Bars By Scarface & Bun B. His Ratings May Mess With 2 Texas Legends

Trae Tha Truth rates the bars of Scarface and Bun B in a specially-themed episode of Rate The Bars. The H-Town veteran compares excerpts from two O.G.'s widely considered to be ambassadors of Texas Rap to the rest of the world. In the '80s and '90s, Face and Bun Beata were... Read more

Kris Kasanova Celebrates The Hustler’s Spirit On New Song “This Side”

Kris Kasanova has positioned himself to be a vibrant voice in Hip-Hop and an artist to watch. He's put in work on the independent scene through this decade. Now, the Red Hook, Brooklyn native kicks off a hopeful 2019 with his latest single, “This Side.” The single celebrates life by hustling for... Read more

Kevin Hart Apologizes To Native Americans For Throwing A Cowboys & Indians Party

Kevin Hart appeared on The Breakfast Club to address the climate of comedy against the current cancel-culture taking place on social media. “Everything with comedy is a gamble," said Hart. "You [are] throwin’ the dice every time. You might not laugh at this sh*t, and that’s the gamble that I’m... Read more

GoldLink Raps About His Sense That Mac Miller Was Doomed

GoldLink participated in the COLORS video series to debut his latest single “Justine’s Interlude.” The twice-Grammy nominee Washington, D.C. rapper once again toggles the line between Rap & R&B in his latest release, a meditative song only comparable to the artist’s melodic voice. Crooning about tenderness, keeping loved ones close,... Read more