Joyner Lucas’ ‘I’m Not Racist’ Brutally Addresses America’s Divide

Joyner Lucas’ ‘I’m Not Racist’ Brutally Addresses America’s Divide

by Jessica Bennett

Contrary to what certain “Rockstar” rappers think, hip-hop continues to be a vessel of progressive thought and expression, with Joyner Lucas using his skills... Read More

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Jay-Z, Kevin Hart & More Show Support After Meek Mill’s 2-4 Year Prison Sentence

by Jessica Bennett

It wasn’t long ago when hip-hop celebrated the release of Philly MC Meek Mill from prison after an 8-month stint on gun and drug... Read More

Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Motorsport’ and Rumored Feud with Cardi B

Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Motorsport’ and Rumored Feud with Cardi B

by Jessica Bennett

Ever since Migos dropped their latest smash “Motorsport” last week, all talk has turned to the rumored beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.... Read More

Solange Leads the Pack in 2017 Soul Train Award Nominations

Solange Leads the Pack in 2017 Soul Train Award Nominations

by Jessica Bennett

The 2017 Soul Train Award nominees have been announced, with plenty of familiar faces due to make a splash this year. Soul star Solange... Read More

Erykah Taught Me: 5 Love Lessons Learned Through Fat Belly Bella’s Music

Erykah Taught Me: 5 Love Lessons Learned Through Fat Belly Bella’s Music

by Shantell E. Jamison

Erykah Badu doesn’t have to make a single record again and will still be loved by millions. Her music is timeless. Her voice is... Read More

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Art of Cool Festival: A Southern Treat for Jazz Enthusiasts and Newbies

by Melissa Kimble

When we think of music festivals, our minds usually go to the larger and most trendy  ones — Coachella, Pitchfork, Made in America ,... Read More

Jidenna

Jidenna: The Chief of Hip-Hop

by Matthew Allen

Jidenna Theodore Mobbison was pursuing an engineering degree at Stanford University when his love of music began to overtake him. In a bold move,... Read More

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Fantastic Negrito Wants to Remind Music Fans Black Artists Created Pop Culture

by Jenee Darden

As we say in Oakland, it was on and crackin’ at the city’s First Fridays street fair earlier this month. The main reason? Fantastic... Read More

Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica Sniping at Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent

by Kyra Kyles

Welp. For those of y'all who thought that Jay Electronica was in hip-hop hibernation, maybe it's time for you to wipe the sleep out... Read More

Wu-Tang 2014

One-of-a-Kind Wu-Tang Album Sold to Reviled Pharma Exec

by Kyra Kyles

Something is rotten in the 36 Chambers.     ‘Memba that Wu-Tang Clan album that would only be produced in one copy to be... Read More