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Happy Birthday Rakim. The God MC Turns 50 Years Old (Video)

It is a milestone month for legendary MCs. On January 14, LL Cool J celebrated his 50th birthday. Two weeks to the day after, Rakim also reaches this important mark. Fifty years ago today (January 28, 1968), the master lyricist was born William Michael Griffin, Jr. in New York, and... Read more

The Kennedy Center Is Celebrating Rap’s Pioneers With A Concert Series

The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center has gradually created a bona fide space for Hip-Hop within its gates over the past year. It has appointed A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip as its First Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Culture in 2016 and is awarding LL Cool J as the first ever... Read more

CyHi The Prynce Is Releasing His Debut Album But He’s Already A Legend (Audio)

Taking to social media yesterday (February 7), CyHi The Prynce announced the impending arrival of his long-awaited debut album. Arriving in the Spring or Summer, No Dope On Sunday signals his official arrival in many ways. The Grammy-nominated rapper has been releasing mixtapes since 2010, and has been an essential... Read more

From ‘93 Til Infinity: Ludacris’ Acura Legend Is A Hip-Hop Museum On Wheels

The Acura Legend, alongside Beemers, Benz Wagons, Cadillac Escalades, Lincoln Navigators, and a host of other vehicles has been name-dropped throughout Hip-Hop's history, particularly during the 1990s through present day. From A Tribe Called Quest's 1991 "Jazz" ("Boomin' in ya Jeep or ya Honda or ya Beemer or ya Legend... Read more

MC Lyte is Still Checking Mics Effortlessly. Just Watch (Video)

"When you say you love me, it doesn't matter. It goes to my head as just chit chatter." Ever since MC Lyte uttered those words on 1988's "Paper Thin," the game changed. Lyte burst onto the scene as one of the hardest-spitting MCs around (male or female). She also was... Read more