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Chance Explains How He & Kevin Hart Tackled Racism Differently On “SNL” (Audio)

Last November, Chance The Rapper used his time as host of Saturday Night Live to pen a couple of comedy sketches, including "Wayne Thanksgiving." In it, Chance and SNL cast members Leslie Jones, Keenan Thompson and Chris Redd play concerned members of the community upset with "Bruce Wayne" for being a bit too... Read more

Questlove Gets Nostalgic About What Makes ’90s Hip-Hop So Important (Video)

When thinking of quintessential Hip-Hop from the 1990s, the Roots are, without question, included in the conversation. That makes it hard to remember that there was a time when Questlove, Black Thought, and the rest of the band were just fans of the genre and not recording artists. It wasn't... Read more

A Mini-Documentary Shows How Jay Z’s Blueprint Laid The Plans For A New Era In Hip-Hop

On September 11, Jay Z's The Blueprint will celebrate its 15th anniversary. Its release on what is now an infamous date in American history for other, tragic reasons, marked a time in the Roc-A-Fella leader's career when criminal allegations and frequent diss tracks surrounded his image. However, it has proven... Read more

The Details Behind Fast Food’s Most Famous Jingle Are Unsavory

The classic ad jingle contains two elements: a message and a tune. From a marketing standpoint, jingles are meant to get stuck in a listener's head so as to initiate a subconscious bridge between product and memory and over the years, several have transcended the world of advertising and infiltrated... Read more

Filming Artists During Concerts Could Soon Become Impossible

Live concerts and smartphone technology are quintessentially at odds. Attending a colorado music festival is meant to be an immersive, all-consuming experience whereas the latter effectively removes oneself from the moment. It's become a ubiquitous sight at shows, the prevalence of cell phones being used to record what's going down... Read more

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era Cypher (Video)

Here's a good old-fashioned cypher from Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew. Make no mistake, Joey is not the only one with skills in the crew. The cypher kicks in at about the 2:20 mark. Check out the video. Related: Joey Bada$$ - 1999 (Mixtape)... Read more

Kendrick Lamar performs ADHD at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival (Video)

Here's a professional-quality video of Kendrick Lamar performing ADHD at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out the video below. Related: Talib Kweli - Push Thru featuring Kendrick Lamar & Curren$y... Read more

Kendrick Lamar live at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Video)

Here's a look at Kendrick Lamar performing Swimming Pools (Drank) at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out the video below. Related: Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)... Read more

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 – Full Performances of Big K.R.I.T., A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and more (Video)

The Pitchfork Music Festival is taking place in Chicago this weekend. On the hip-hop side, Big K.R.I.T. and A$AP Rocky hit the stage last night and today Schoolboy Q (5:45) and Danny Brown (7:40) have sets. Kendrick Lamar brings it home tomorrow (4:45). Here's a video that will allow you... Read more