[INFLUENCERS] Why Everyone Wants to Work with Terrace Martin

[INFLUENCERS] Why Everyone Wants to Work with Terrace Martin

by Matthew Allen   Mar 24, 2016

"Nothing's more influential than rap music. I merge jazz fusion with the trap music. I mix Black soul with some Rock & Roll." These... Read More

Q-Tip Phife Dawg

[WATCH] Phife Dawg in Action

by LaToya Cross   Mar 23, 2016

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest was one of those real emcees. Real emcees. At times flipping to his Jamaican dialect, his high-pitched... Read More

Phife Dawg

A Tribe Called Quest MC Phife Dawg Dies at 45

by #teamEBONY   Mar 23, 2016

Phife Dawg, a founding member of legendary hip hop supergroup A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday at age 45. The Rolling Stone and Billboard... Read More

Vanessa Beecroft, Kanye West Cannot Offer Racial Amnesty

Vanessa Beecroft, Kanye West Cannot Offer Racial Amnesty

by Michael Arceneaux   Mar 21, 2016

A true friend can lovingly tell another, “You sound like a damn fool.” If you truly care about someone, you don’t let them talk... Read More

Anderson .Paak: Creating a Unique Voice Without Fingerprints

Anderson .Paak: Creating a Unique Voice Without Fingerprints

by Matthew Allen   Mar 16, 2016

Anderson  .Paak finds himself in an interesting predicament. His career is taking off, smack-dab in the middle of the crisis that is the 21st... Read More

Q-Tip Named Artistic Adviser at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Q-Tip Named Artistic Adviser at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

by #teamEBONY   Mar 08, 2016

Hip-hop has made its way to the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts and Q-Tip is heading the artistic venture.  Marking JFK's 100th... Read More

Jazz Cartier

Jazz Cartier Repping “The Six” and Showing His Vision

by Daniel Kerry   Mar 04, 2016

From the moment he crowd surfed on to the stage at S.O.B’s in New York, Jazz Cartier exuded the confidence of a veteran MC during his live show.... Read More

A Dash of Salt-N-Pepa: Rap Icons Debut New Show

A Dash of Salt-N-Pepa: Rap Icons Debut New Show

by Aniesia Williams   Dec 17, 2015

Many great recipes rely on the addition of simple ingredients: salt and pepper. Now, these two seasoning are standing front and center in a... Read More

Wu-Tang 2014

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

by Kyra Kyles   Dec 09, 2015

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

How Do You Age in Hip-Hop? The Tension Between Relevance and Legacy

How Do You Age in Hip-Hop? The Tension Between Relevance and Legacy

by Blavity.com   Nov 30, 2015

“Relevant” is the most overused word in discussions about hip-hop today. It’s often misunderstood as a synonym for “good,” “impressive,” and other words that... Read More