The hip-hop game is pretty hard to get into, but leaving a mark on it is even harder. Lanz Pierce has stepped into the big bad world, and she’s already proving that she’s here to be heard, make an impact, and spread a message. The New York native is making big moves, having already gotten […]

Justin Bieber’s name continues to buzz in the world of media and hip-hop after the most recent racist comment video that leaked to the press. A lot of people were offended and concerned about Bieber’s jokes, in which he says the N-word and references the KKK – but Lil Wayne and Young Money are still rocking […]

“You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise” – Maya Angelou  She was remarkable, exceptional, unbelievably humble, and wise beyond measure. Today, the world lost a phenomenal woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, who not only impacted the African-American community […]

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Hip-hop has been part of my life for over 35 years. I have witnessed the rise of the most powerful youth movement this world has ever seen from an incredibly unique vantage point. In the early days, not many people or the press cared about the personal life of a rapper, now rappers are the […]

Lil Boosie is a changed man. The 31-year-old rapper, who was released from jail in March after a 5-year bid, recently made a bold statement while talking to TMZ reporters concerning pharmaceutical company Actavis’ attempt to get “lean” off the street by cutting off their cough syrup supply. Surprisingly, Boosie is all for it and […]

At the end of it all, Drake is just a cool dude. The “Draft Day” rapper’s most recent endeavor will have him venturing further into the athletic world, and hopefully acting a fool publicly, as he is all set to host the ESPYs. Yesterday, the Toronto Raptor Global Ambassador took to twitter to announce the big […]

Yet another #FlashbackFriday has arrived. They say children are the future, but today, we’re looking back at the past. With news of Trick Daddy’s arrest, we couldn’t stop thinking about how much he used to “luh da kids,” well actually, a lot of rappers love children. So we rounded up 10 great hip-hop songs that […]

Drake lit the ‘net up last night when he released “Draft Day,” a subtle (yet not-so-subtle) jab at Jay Z, the hip-hop head honcho that seems to invoke fear in the hearts of many. Except for Drizzy, apparently. At some point, their signals got crossed. Drizzy had enough of the art references in Hov’s lyrics, […]

There are more green advocates in the hip-hop community than you think. With Common, Ludacris, and even Jay Z partaking in green lifestyle, there’s one producer who especially loves to share vital information with his loyal fans. Meet Chase N. Cashe. The rapper-producer is responsible for many hits from some of your favorite artists, including […]

Russell Simmons took the stage at Arsenio to chop it up about all things hip-pop. During his interview, Uncle Rush spoke on KiD CuDi’s comments on the state of hip-pop as well as the controversial headlines surrounding Kanye West. He shared his personal views on the current state of rap music, the use of the N-word […]

With all due respect to Atlanta and Chicago, Los Angeles might be the most important city in hip-hop. There is a real movement being built out west and it’s showing its strength this year. Two of hip-hop’s best albums in 2014 so far have come from Los Angeles acts: ScHoolboy Q and his excellent Oxymoron album, […]