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Herbie Hancock Will Rock It With Kendrick, Snoop & Common On Next LP

Herbie Hancock is a 14-time Grammy Award recipient (as well as an Oscar winner) that many cite as a provider of their introduction to Hip-Hop and DJ'ing on television. Although the Jazz impresario's recording career began at the top of the '60s, Hip-Hop and Hancock helped each other achieve mainstream... Read more

Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Left Eye, & Missy Elliott Invited the World to Ladies Night Nearly 20 Years Ago (Video)

In November 1996, Lil' Kim would release her celebrated debut album, Hard Core. Nearly 20 years later, the LP still stands tall as one of the most iconic pieces of music from any MC, period. For many, her being a woman was only secondary to her talents as a performer,... Read more

Drake On VMA: Says He Won A Hip-Hop Award For A Non-Hip-Hop Song (Video)

Twenty-four hours after Common accepted Drake's 2014 MTV Video Music Award for "Best Hip-Hop Video," the Toronto superstar was able to properly receive his medal. The Young Money Cash Money superstar spoke while on tour with Lil Wayne in Boston, Massachusetts. Delivering fans the speech he was unable to in... Read more

What Do You Think About Common Accepting Drake’s VMA Award? (Video)

Hip-Hop beefs, after they've been squashed, always seem to have an interesting denouement. Following the jaw-dropping on-stage appearance between Jay Z and Nas in 2005 (and subsequent Sway Calloway MTV interview), the ultimate 2000s Rap rumble still has afterburners. Heads prodded at Nas, when as a Def Jam artists making... Read more

Beyonce’s Legacy Just Earned An Exclamation Point At The 2014 VMAs (Video)

Tonight's (August 24) live airing of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was met with some early, real-time criticism. Audio problems, comedic missteps from presenters, odd red carpet segments, and lackluster performances marred some of the show's social media impact. Then, Lorde won "Best Rock Video" for a song featuring... Read more