Eric B & Rakim

Chicago Blues and Soul Star, Syl Johnson, Dead at 85

Syl Johnson was an integral piece of hip-hop's Golden Era source code. The family of Syl Johnson, a Chicago blues… Read More

February 7, 2022

A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022

A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem and Lionel Richie are amongst first-time nominees on the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of… Read More

February 2, 2022

Eric B.’s Daughter Erica Barrier Killed in Car Accident

Barrier was reportedly admitted to an intensive care unit at Connecticut's Hartford Hospital Monday evening. Erica Barrier, daughter of legendary… Read More

March 17, 2020

Watch Eric B. And Rakim Name Their Top 5 Hip-Hop Songs Ever The duo put their love and knowledge of hip-hop together to create a collaborative top five. Eric B. and… Read More

August 22, 2018

Rakim Issues Statement After Viral Tweet Appeared To Endorse Donald Trump

Photo by Michael Ochs After trending on Twitter from what appeared to be a tweet that was endorsing candidate Donald… Read More

November 6, 2016

Rakim Rep Says Claims Of Reunion w/ Eric B. Are “Completely False”

Sad to say, but it turns out that those Eric B. & Rakim reunion rumors were, in fact, a joke.… Read More

October 27, 2016

Marvel’s Rereleasing Classic Comics w/ Iconic Hip-Hop Album Covers

At this point, it seems safe to say that Marvel has fully embraced its status amongst hip-hop heads, young and… Read More

July 14, 2015

The Okayplayer Interview: Jody Watley Speaks On Rakim, Soul Train + Reclaiming The Name ‘Shalamar’

Images courtesy of Jody Watley For those who came late, Jody Watley is a name synonymous with soul, an icon of… Read More

June 18, 2015

Common Talks Maya Angelou, Music Quality And More On ‘Larry King Now’

Common takes to Larry King Now on the latest stop of his promo circuit for the recently released Nobody's Smiling LP. In a fairly casual little… Read More

August 14, 2014