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10 Black-Owned Vinyl Record Stores to Support

These Black-owned vinyl record stores are sure to have something you'll want to add to your collection. Small businesses throughout… Read More

November 20, 2020

Swizz Beatz Thinks Hip-Hop Legends Should Receive $1 Million Each As “Rapper Reparations”

Swizz also discussed potential matchups for upcoming Verzuz battles. Swizz Beatz hosted his Zone Radio show on Instagram Live on… Read More

May 13, 2020

10 Live Old-School Hip-Hop Tapes You Can Stream on YouTube

From The Cold Crush Brothers legendary battle with The Fantastic Five to a teenaged Rakim freestyling with a young Biz… Read More

April 28, 2020

15 Great Hip-Hop Books Published in 2019

From detailed analyses of the Wu-Tang Clan's legacy to memoirs from legendary MCs, 2019 was a great year for books… Read More

December 5, 2019

JAY-Z Joins Entertainment and Social Justice Partnership With the NFL

Under the deal, Roc Nation becomes a co-producer of the Super Bowl halftime show and other creative projects. JAY-Z just… Read More

August 13, 2019

Kool Herc Gets Bronx Street Memorialized on Anniversary of Hip-Hop’s Birth

    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LeRoy McCarthy (@leroylive) on Aug 11, 2019 at… Read More

August 12, 2019

The Story of How ‘Beat Street’ Went From a Box Office Failure to One of Hip-Hop’s Most Important Movies

On June 8th, 1984 Beat Street was released to disappointing results. So how did it eventually become one of the… Read More

June 6, 2019

“Understanding The Wu-Tang Story Is Understanding An American Story:” ‘Of Mics And Men’ Celebrates The Legacy Of Wu-Tang [Recap]

The first two episodes of the four-part documentary series premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival at the historic Beacon… Read More

April 26, 2019

How ‘Luke Cage’ Is Cheo Hodari Coker’s Love Song To Hip-Hop [Interview]

With Luke Cage moments away from being on Netflix, Jazmine Joyner spoke with Cheo Hodari Coker about how hip-hop influenced… Read More

June 22, 2018

From Questlove To Yasiin Bey: Remembering Anthony Bourdain’s Best Hip-Hop Moments

Anthony Bourdain: a talented chef and champion of hip-hop culture. Today (June 8), famed chef, author, and television personality Anthony… Read More

June 8, 2018

Listen To Questlove’s Valentine’s Day Pandora Playlist Hosted By Jill Scott

For those looking for the most ideal Valentine's Day playlist look no further, Questlove has you covered. WATCH: Questlove Tell… Read More

February 14, 2018

Watch Questlove Tell The Story Of Hip-Hop’s Birth On ‘Drunk History’

Drunk History As one of, if not the, most knowledgable music fanatics out, it's only right that Questlove details the… Read More

February 7, 2018

Reality Rap: The Evolution of Jay-Z’s Revolution

On Jay-Z’s birthday, Jay Jonah Jacko takes a look at how Hov being for the people has evolved from simple… Read More

December 4, 2017

Google Taps Prince Paul For Hip-Hop Anniversary Doodle

The legend will provide a score to Google's hip-hop anniversary doodle Tomorrow, August 11th, seems to be a mutually agreed upon… Read More

August 10, 2017

Russell Simmons to Executive Produce Eric B. & Rakim’s Concert Film

A post shared by Eric B and Rakim™ (@ericbandrakim) on Jun 23, 2017 at 1:23am PDT Last Friday, Eric B… Read More

July 11, 2017

Beats by Dre, Rap Music and Violence Against Women

Recently, Michel'le Toussaint, the one-time girlfriend of rap mogul Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and mother of his son Marcel, premiered… Read More

December 5, 2016