Nicki Minaj Scores Cover of New York Times Magazine

Nicki Minaj Scores Cover of New York Times Magazine

by Vanessa Grigoriadis

Addressing Miley Cyrus at VMAs: “The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects Black women makes… Read More

All-Stars Honor Bill Withers at Carnegie Hall<br />

All-Stars Honor Bill Withers at Carnegie Hall

by Matthew Allen

There’s an old saying: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.” Well, nearly 43 years ago to the day, Bill… Read More

Tamar Goes for Sex Over Nonsense on ‘Calling All Lovers’

Tamar Goes for Sex Over Nonsense on ‘Calling All Lovers’

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On this past season of Braxton Family Values, Tamar Braxton spoke of the pressures of recording the follow up to 2013’s… Read More

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Afropunk Before Afropunk

The Black Rock Coalition:
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by Sun Singleton

These days, it might be a little bit taken for granted that Black girls can rock (and have been doing so since Big Mama Thornton’s… Read More

Casey Veggies Drops Debut to ‘Grow’ On [INTERVIEW]

Casey Veggies Drops Debut to ‘Grow’ On [INTERVIEW]

by Daniel Kerry

As a young entrepreneur and rapper, Casey Veggies is a talented multitasker who refuses to settle for good enough. On top of managing… Read More

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MC Lyte Shares A List of Her Fave Female Emcees

The 90s weren't just a decade for true hip-hop aficionados.  They set the standard.  From the lyricism to the musicality to… Read More

What Does the Drake/Future Team-Up Say About Hip-Hop?<br />

What Does the Drake/Future Team-Up Say About Hip-Hop?

by Darryl Robertson

As of late, Drake has been moving at a Jay Z-esque calculating pace. Back in July, thanks to Meek Mill sloppily barking at the… Read More

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Kanye Rocks Beverly Hills for Verizon

by Crystal Shaw King

Kanye West dazzled a star-studded crowed at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills last night (September 24), as the surprise… Read More

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Teddy Pendergrass Turns Out the Lights... with Help

by Michael A. Gonzales

In the world of soul music, the ideal of “the great love man” has been missing from the scene for years. Not to say that… Read More

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