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Nina Simone Will Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. Following two consecutive years with Hip-Hop additions to the Cleveland, Ohio-based museum and hall (N.W.A. and Tupac Shakur), no Rap artists are selected. However, Jazz/R&B vocalist, arranger, and pianist Nina Simone is among the five honorees that also... Read more

Scarface Says Jay Z Is The Best Songwriter Of All-Time

Today (June 15) Jay Z is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Announced in February, the moment marks the first time a Hip-Hop artist will receive the prestigious honor. In celebration of the achievement, Tidal has compiled some remarkable peer praise for the Roc Nation MC. Common (who... Read more

Jay Z Creates A Playlist Of MCs Who Should Join Him In The Songwriters Hall Of Fame (Audio)

Yesterday (February 22), Jay Z made history, again, by becoming the first Hip-Hop artist chosen to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As one of the most successful and prolific MCs of all-time, with 21 Grammys, 100 million records sold and 13 number one albums under his belt,... Read more

Tupac Will Enter The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Gene Simmons Can Kiss Off.

In just five years of releasing albums, Tupac Shakur transformed Hip-Hop music and culture. The New York-born lyricist made songs about love, family, decadence, teenage pregnancy, police brutality, and humiliating his enemies, among a litany of other topics. The music of Shakur's is as complex as the man, and often... Read more

The Grammys Finally Realize Straight Outta Compton Was a Great Album

Over the last two years—largely thanks to a 2015 blockbuster biopic, the mainstream media has apparently reconsidered the merits of N.W.A. The Ruthless Records collective of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella released two albums, a compilation, and an EP between 1987 and 1991. In that... Read more

Tupac Shakur Has Been Nominated For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees for the 2017 class of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame have been announced, and Tupac Shakur leads a list of first time nominees that also includes Pearl Jam, Journey, Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, and more. If accepted, Shakur would be the sixth Hip-Hop artist admitted to... Read more

Shaquille O’Neal Enters the Hall of Fame With Brutal Humor & Amazing Class (Video)

In addition to being one of the most dominant big men to play the game, and undeniably its most accomplished rapper, Shaquille O'Neal is also one of the most entertaining people to ever play in the NBA. From his incomparable nicknames--Shaqtus and the Big Aristotle, to name a few--to his... Read more

Allen Iverson’s Hall Of Fame Speech Is Raw, Real & All the Way Hip-Hop (Video)

From cornrows to tattoos, style to swagger, Allen Iverson ushered a new era into the NBA that was undeniably Hip-Hop. Last night (September 9), Iverson carried that same attitude right into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame. Allen Iverson Has The Answers. He Shares His Top 5 Rappers &... Read more

Big Sean Road To Hall Of Fame Documentary (Video)

It's been about a month since Big Sean's Hall Of Fame released. In some post-promotion, Sean released this cool 25-minute documentary exploring the making of the album. In the contents, you'll see and hear a lot of Sean's intentions with the G.O.O.D/Def Jam Records LP. You'll also see J. Cole... Read more

Big Sean breaks down “Hall of Fame” Track By Track (Video)

After dropping the most talked about song in Hip-Hop 11 days ago, Big Sean is back again, but this time he’s giving us a window into the inspiration and concepts for his brand new album. Scheduled for release August 27, the Detroit MC describes his sophomore G.O.O.D./Def Jam effort Hall... Read more

Big Sean – First Chain ft Nas & Kid Cudi

Big Sean's Hall Of Fame is exfoliating some of its biggest assets. On "First Chain," Sean channels early Kanye West's penchant for Jacob The Jeweler talk, as he links with Def Jam Records big brother Nas, and contemporary/former label-mate Kid Cudi. Since the days of Nice & Smooth's "Gold," this... Read more

Big Sean – Fire

Big Sean's Hall Of Fame is on the horizons. One of the most organic G.O.O.D. Music artists fits the family sound with "Fire." If this album is as colorful as the artwork, we'll be having synthesia seizures, in a good way. Although not confirmed, this has all the symptoms of... Read more

Big Sean- Switch It Up ft Common

With Hall Of Fame set to release this year, Big Sean teams up with Common for "Switch It Up." Related: Big Sean – 24K of Gold (Remix) ft J. Cole & Raekwon... Read more

Public Enemy will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013

Salute to Public Enemy! The iconic group will be the latest hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Below is our playlist featuring the music of PE and Ice Cube. Related: Public Enemy - RLTK ft DMC (Video) Ice Cube vs. Chuck D by... Read more

Rest in Peace to Adam Yauch aka MCA from The Beastie Boys. Here’s a Mick Boogie Beastie Boys Tribute Mixtape to help celebrate the life of MCA.

UPDATE: Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, passed away today. As stated below, The Beastie Boys were recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and MCA had not attended, presumably due to the illness to which he ultimately succumbed. His raspy raucous rhymes were one of the... Read more