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Black, Entrepreneur-Minded LA Skateboarders are Expanding Their Creative Roots

Young Black skateboarders from Los Angeles have taken the blueprint established by the Z-Boys and expanded upon it, using their… Read More

April 7, 2020

‘Lovely Day,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81

The beloved singer won three Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.… Read More

April 3, 2020

Bill Withers On Songwriting, Sampling & Legendary Concerts From Zaire To Carnegie Hall

On April 3, 2020, the family of the incomparable Bill Withers announced to the AP that he died at the… Read More

April 3, 2020

How Horrorcore Became A Forgotten Sub-Genre

While horrorcore artists like Gravediggaz have all but disappeared, many of the characteristics of the sub-genre carry-on albeit with less… Read More

March 10, 2020

Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Suga’ Will Be Released, Label’s Emergency Motion Denied

J. Prince, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO has also released a statement following the lawsuit filed by the Houston rapper which mentioned… Read More

March 5, 2020

Five New Yorkers Describe How Michael Bloomberg’s Era of Stop-and-Frisk Changed New York City

Michael Bloomberg's support of stop-and-frisk during his time as New York City mayor continues to follow him in his 2020… Read More

March 3, 2020

SZA, Megan Thee Stallion & Normani Share How They Cope With Being Black Women in the Music Industry for ‘Rolling Stone’

The three artists also reflect on moments when they felt they'd "made it" during their careers. Rolling Stone’s collaborative March… Read More

February 25, 2020

Ten Hip-Hop Biopics That Need to Be Made Right Now

From the great Roc-A-Fella Records to the obscure Dell Glover, we rounded the 10 great hip-hop biopics we would like… Read More

February 18, 2020

French Montana Accused of Hacking Spotify Accounts to Boost Streaming Numbers

  A Twitter user is alleging that Epic Records is buying fake Spotify streams. French Montana's marketing strategies have been… Read More

January 7, 2020

Martin Lawrence Discusses Dave Chappelle’s ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ Comments, ‘Bad Boys For Life’ & More

The comedian also spoke on the return of the Bad Boys franchise. With Bad Boys for Life scheduled to be released this month,… Read More

January 6, 2020

Tyler, the Creator Opens Up About Drake’s Ill-Fated Camp Flog Gnaw Performance

In an interview with Kerwin Frost, Tyler reiterated his disappointment with his fans. Tyler, the Creator recently sat down with… Read More

December 23, 2019

Eddie Murphy Tells Al Roker He Might Bring Back Buckwheat & Other Characters for ‘SNL’ Return

During an exclusive interview, Murphy touches on his past at SNL and what fans can expect during his return this… Read More

December 19, 2019

Lizzo Addresses Thong Dress Critics: “If You Really, Really Don’t Like My Ass, You Can Kiss It”

UPDATE: Lizzo has responded to the controversy surrounding the thong dress she wore to a recent backsetball game. The singer… Read More

December 9, 2019

The History of the “First Day Out” Post-Prison Song

The “First Day Out” song — the track a rapper drops immediately after coming home from prison — has become… Read More

November 6, 2019

Memes Rule Everything Around Me: Paul Rudd’s “Look At Us,” Ari Lennox’s IG Live & More

We couldn't just choose one of Lennox's brilliant Instagram Live videos. Another month, another Memes Rule Everything Around Me, where… Read More

October 31, 2019

‘Jesus is King’: Kanye West’s Religious Journey Isn’t For Anyone But Himself

Kanye West's religious crusade has been seen as insincere by critics. But there is nothing "sudden" about West's transition into… Read More

October 25, 2019