Nicki Minaj

Queen of Rap? Nicki Minaj Makes a Statement in the ‘No Frauds’ Video

by #TeamEBONY

It looks like Nicki Minaj is claiming the throne as Queen of Rap. Just like male rappers regularly jocky for “King of New York”... Read More

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Finally Responded to Remy Ma, and the Tweets Are Talking

by #TeamEBONY

After weeks of taking jabs at Bronx rapper Remy Ma via social media in lieu of actual rhymes, Nicki Minaj finally released an answer... Read More


Meet Saba, the West Side Chicago Rapper Who Speaks Up and Speaks Out

by Shannon Powell

When Tahj Malik Chandler, better known by his stage moniker Saba, first came on the scene with his GETCOMFORTable project in 2012, he was... Read More

De La Soul

DE LA SOUL IS (NOT) DEAD: Inside the Anonymous Nobody

by MichaeL A. Gonzales

The story of De La Soul begins in Amityville, Long Island, N.Y., in the bedroom of group member Mase (Vincent Mason Jr.) where the... Read More

Snoop Dogg Kunta Kinte roots remake Malachi Kirby

Snoop Can’t Criticize ‘Roots’ When He’s Serving Poisoned Kool-Aid Too

by Michael Harriot

When a person or a group wholly accepts a viewpoint without thinking about it critically, it is sometimes referred to as “Drinking the Kool-Aid.”... Read More

[INFLUENCERS] Why Everyone Wants to Work with Terrace Martin

[INFLUENCERS] Why Everyone Wants to Work with Terrace Martin

by Matthew Allen

"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

Ben Carson

Ben Carson Targets Young Black Voters with Rap Ad

by #teamEBONY

Ben Carson is launching a very interesting advertising strategy to appeal to Black American voters. That's putting it mildly. Dr. Carson, who is tied... Read More

XXL Ends Print Edition Of Magazine After 17 Years

No More Print for XXL Magazine

by #teamEBONY

After almost two decades, XXL magazine will be no longer be releasing print editions following their upcoming October/November issue, and will instead be going... Read More

The Notorious BIG

Why Ready to Die is One of the Most Influential Albums Ever

by Slate

Ready to Die turns 20 on Saturday, and even at a moment when hip-hop is particularly taken with such milestones, this is (fittingly) an... Read More

Bobby Shmurda Arrested For Gun Possession

Bobby Shmurda Possibly Facing 15 Years

by #teamEBONY

Bobby Shmurda shmoney danced into the hands of police after being arrested for weapon possession in June. According to court documents obtained by TMZ,... Read More