Phife Dawg

A Tribe Called Quest MC Phife Dawg Dies at 45

by #teamEBONY

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

“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

MC Lyte Shares A List of Her Fave Female Emcees

MC Lyte Shares A List of Her Fave Female Emcees

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

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Returns!

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards Returns!

by #teamEBONY

From style of dress to the way one rocks their hair, shades and hat, Hip-Hop has been a cultural influencer for decades. It provides a... Read More