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Ludacris Has Been Randomly Buying Strangers’ Groceries For Years

Ludacris is a 2000s superstar of music, film, and more. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper has delivered numerous hits over the years with the albums to match. But his prowess as an MC is matched by who he is outside of the studio. The New York Times recently ran a story... Read more

JAY-Z Says The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People

JAY-Z has devoted a lot of his time in the last year to fighting the prison industry. The artist-turned-mogul who rapped on "Justify My Thug" that he'd never been to jail has made it a personal point to advocate for prisoner's rights, as well as provide resources to end recidivism.... Read more

Jay Z Explains How The War On Drugs Really Is A War On People Of Color (Video)

Jay Z, one of the world's most successful artists and businessmen, made his way into the Rap game in part by spinning true-to-life tales about hustling in the streets, spending a considerable amount of his time coming up as a self-proclaimed D-Boy. Far from an unfamiliar trope in Hip-Hop music,... Read more

These Rarely Seen Snapshots Document Iconic Hip-Hop Looks & Candid Moments

Fans of Hip-Hop photography have had a lot to celebrate of late. In addition to the advent of Instagram, where iconic photographers like Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, Chi Modu, and others share the snapshots they've taken of the culture's earliest days, museums and similar institutions have begun the process of... Read more

Quentin Tarantino Makes His Films With No Apologies…To Anyone

As a director, Quentin Tarantino has contributed timeless films, most of which are considered cult classics. Movies like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction have carved indelible marks into popular culture while Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained have taken a more mainstream, Academy-Award nomination route. What they all have in common,... Read more

Wild Styles: Jean-Michel Basquiat & Jacob Lawrence Make History in The New York Times

The worlds of fine art and Hip-Hop have collided ever since Fab 5 Freddy served as the cultural liaison between the two in the '80s. More recent forays like Wu-Tang Clan's decision to sell the only copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (which, by the way, is adorned... Read more

D’Angelo and Bobby Seale Look Backwards to Move Forwards in Race Relations (Video)

The city of Oakland, California, has served as the geographical genesis for much of African-American political history. As the home of the Black Panther Party, its decades-long presence in the consciousness of many Black Americans is inextricably linked to its contemporary socio-political climate. The city once again leaped into headlines... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Speaks On The Spiritual Mindstate Behind To Pimp A Butterfly

With the surprise release of To Pimp A Butterfly earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar sat down with The New York Times to give some insight on the album. Rather than presenting the interview in a Q & A format, The New York Times article tells the story of the man... Read more

Here is One of the Best Articles on Kendrick Lamar Ever Written. Guaranteed.

There have been thousands of articles written about Kendrick Lamar; maybe tens of thousands. This comprehensive piece by the New York Times' Lizzy Goodman is hands down one of the best you will ever read, if not the best. Goodman was granted unprecedented access to Kendrick over several months and... 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

J. Cole – New York Times ft 50 Cent & Bas

Here's a bonus cut from J. Cole's upcoming Born Sinner album. Check out New York Times featuring 50 Cent & Bas. Related: J. Cole – Born Sinner (Full Album Stream)... Read more

Were you disappointed by the Grammys? Check out what Steve Stoute had to say about them.

  Steve Stoute has been one of the most powerful influences in hip-hop and multicultural entertainment for the better part of 2 decades.  Some know him for his infamous dust up with Diddy, but Stoute should be recognized as a partner and trusted adviser to moguls like Jay-Z and Jimmy... Read more