25 Years Ago Today, Mike Tyson Falls & President Nelson Mandela Rises

Two historical figures. One instilled fear in the heart of hearts of his opponents in the boxing ring. The other instilled hope and passion for a new beginning for an entire nation. These men, "Iron Mike Tyson" and Nelson Mandela were very much in the daily conversation 25 years ago... Read more

CyHi The Prynce Goes to South Africa For His Mandela Visuals (Video)

When Kanye West was named executive producer of CyHi The Prynce's Black Hystori Project mixtape, Heads may have been confused. After all, the G.O.O.D. Music founder who inked CyHi some years back was not a track-by-track producer on the project, or a guest. However, when it's come time to make... Read more

Some Recent Headlines About Race & Class Made The-Dream Pen An All-Encompassing Message, Black (Video)

Following the Donald Sterling leaked phone call, along with ongoing crises in the Ukraine, as well as President Nelson Mandela's death, The-Dream felt compelled to make a song. "Black," and its found-footage video, is all about pride in self. However, as the lyrics and images may suggest, this record goes... Read more

Taking A Page From Nas, Rakim Makes An Unauthorized Biography Of Nelson Mandela (Audio)

Almost a decade after Nas made "U.B.R." (the unauthorized biography of Rakim), Rakim raps the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela. The song is called "Madiba," (Mandela's nickname, in part, meaning "father") and is said to appear on the upcoming film soundtrack, Mandela: The Long Walk To... Read more

Nas Speaks on the Impact of Nelson Mandela and More (Video)

Many in Hip-Hop have spoken about what Nelson Mandela meant to them since he passed away yesterday. Hip-Hop's ambassador, Nasir Jones, dropped a few jewels about Mandela and more in this brief interview. Check out the video. Related: Nas Talks Being in the Game for 20 Years, Turning 40, Why... Read more

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 South Africa (Video)... Read more