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Spotify to Host Podcast About The Late Chris Lighty

The music streaming service will announce Thursday three new podcasts that all look at a different facet of the music industry, from TV’s top music moments to the career of hip-hop executive Chris Lighty, who died in 2012. The new show represent a larger push into the podcasting world for Spotify, which first began carrying […]

Jadakiss Joins Up With BK’s RRose RRome For His “Ziploc” Visual

One thing that is guaranteed to come from Jada and the entire D-Block camp; that raw, gritty crime rhyme. Guilty by association is BK’s own RRose RRome, who teams up with Kiss for his “Ziploc” visual at NYC’s infamous ACES strip club. With the record produced by behind the boards vet GQ Beats and the […]

White House May Boost Recreational Marijuana Enforcement

The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal. More than two dozen U.S. states have legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes, and the administration of former […]

Faith Evans Releases Her First Lyric Video “NYC” Featuring Jadakiss

Multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, Faith Evans, has premiered the first lyric video from her highly anticipated upcoming duets album, THE KING & I, which serves as a tribute to her life with legendary rapper Biggie Smalls. The “NYC” lyric video serves as a love letter to the iconic city and features breathtaking visuals […]

Trump Revokes Obama Guidelines On Transgender Bathrooms

President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is […]

Listen To Bobby Shmurda And GS9 Interview From Riker’s Island

In an exclusive interview with Bartalk Radio , Bobby Shmurda checks in live from Riker’s Island with his GS9 crew members Geno and Scottie and discusses where his crew stands without its general and what the NYC Dept. Of Correction has had in store for Mr. Hot N*gga. Shmurda was sentenced to seven years in […]

Watch The New Visual For Mack Derico’s “Back To The Trap”

Hampton, VA native Mack Derico unleashes his brand new video “Back To The Trap” prepping fans for his upcoming project ‘Hyperbolic Time Chamber 2: Super Saiyan God ‘. Connecting with Reggie Felipe on the visual, Derico puts his city on the map and takes us to a few notable places around Hampton before heading ‘back […]

Philly Artist Reese Bangem Embodies “Pure Hustle”

Philly native Maurice McDaniel (better known to fans as Reese Bangem) has had a lifelong love affair with music. Nowadays, the radio is flooded with hip hop that misses out on the purist, substantial lyricism. Here to fill that void, Reese Bangem isn’t just about beats and hooks – he’s about the real talk. “People […]

#BHM 7 Facts That You May Not Know About The Founder Of The 5% Nation

****Repost from Feb. 22, 2016***** Many people may have heard of the “Five Percenters” or the teachings that stem from this cultural phenomenon born in the ghettos of America, but there are very few who are familiar with the origins of the 5% Nation(also known as the Nation Of Gods and Earths) or that of […]

Today In Hip Hop History: DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince Win The First Grammy For Hip Hop 28 Years Ago

The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles; this is when the first award for Best Rap Performance was presented to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith, for “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. The ceremony was not without controversy; nominees Jeff and Smith led […]

Mike Epps Wanted In New Orleans On Battery Charges

New Orleans Police have issued a bench warrant for comedian Mike Epps behind an altercation that occurred in the Big Easy over All Star Weekend. Epps was involved in a confrontation with a man who recognized the comic in Harrah’s Casino in the early morning hours of February 18. The victim claims that Epps and […]

Today In Hip Hop History: DJ Quik Drops Third LP ‘Safe + Sound’ 22 Years Ago

On this day in 1995 Compton’s own DJ Quik released his third album entitled ‘Safe + Sound’. Released on Profile Records, on March 11 it peaked number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA by July 11. Executive produced by Suge Knight the LP featured the singles “Dollaz […]

Today In Black History: Civil Rights Icon Malcolm X Is Assassinated On February 21, 1965

52 years ago today, February 21, 1965, the civil rights activist and leader, Malcolm X, was murdered at 39 years of age. Three men from the Nation of Islam, Thomas Hagan, Norman Butler and Thomas Johnson, were all charged with the Malcolm’s death, yet only Hagan confessed while the other two maintained their innocence. He […]

Chris Brown And Soulja Boy Celebrity Boxing Match Cancelled

It has been reported that the celebrity boxing match between R&B crooner Chris Brown and YouTube rap sensation Soulja Boy has been cancelled. The alleged reason for the sudden cancellation of the upcoming pay per view event is said to come from Brown’s camp, however, being that Soulja was being trained by the fight’s promoter […]

T’Juan ‘The Mystery Kid’ Sits Down With

Check out this exclusive interview with Jacksonville, Florida rapper/singer sensation T’Juan, where he siys down with Shaheem Reid to discuss the success of his smash hit “Save Her”, his BTFM project and what he has cooking for 2017.

CA$HPASSION Drops ‘Possibilities’ EP Featuring PnB Rock, Rob Stone And More

CA$HPASSION drops off his newest EP Possibilities with appearances from PnB Rock, Rob Stone and J $tash. The album dropped on Feb 10th via Spotify, Soundcloud and iTunes, and connects CA$H on new records with long time collaborators PnB Rock and Rob Stone among many others. To date his previous collaboration with Rob Stone “Hit […]

The Larry Davis Story: Is This The Solution To Police Brutality?

*This story is a reprint from Feb. 20, 2014 On February 20, 2008, Adam Abdul Hakeem aka Larry Davis, was stabbed to death in Shawangunk State Prison in New York by a fellow inmate after serving 23 years for an illegal weapons charge. Most would say that people die in American prisons daily, so […]

Nacho Chz Drops Visual For “Want” (Prod. By K Swisha)

Ignacio Cortez, also known as Nacho Chz, is a Mexican-American rapper and songwriter from Wisconsin who started pursuing his music career in 2015. He started recording at TVR Recording Studios located in Rockford, Illinois where he met Grammy nominated engineer, Jason Zarnowski. They went on to record Chz’s first mixtape effort, “Chztape”. From the mixtape, […]

Russell Simmons Headlines The “I Am A Muslim Too” March In NYC

Music mogul Russell Simmons led thousands of New Yorkers in a show of solidarity for Muslim Americans at the “I Am A Muslim Too” rally on Sunday in Times Square. Simmons headlined the event, which was co-organized by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation in response to the increased anxiety over President […]

Lebron James Reunites Lil Wayne And The Hot Boys During All Star Weekend

Where else could this have happened anywhere other than N’Awlins? B-ball star Lebron James is one of the few people who could manage to get Turk, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne, who collectively will always be known as the Hot Boys, back together at the burgeoning Hall Of Fame player’s All Star weekend party. […]

RSK TKRS Makes Impact With “F*ck Up” Single

Rap sensations RSK TKRS are quickly making a name for themselves in the world of Hip Hop. The breakout Rap group has rolled out one of the biggest independent hit records in a while with their sizzling single, “F*cked Up” featuring Madd Rass. The song is a critical success and it’s receiving a great amount […]

New Music: Raekwon f/ G-Eazy “Purple Brick Road” (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

For 25 years, Raekwon has been one of the most sought out voices in music; a true originator of lyricism, street fashion and inventive music. On 3-24-2017 the legendary emcee will release his seventh solo album The Wild. Released through his own IceH20 imprint along with EMPIRE, the album is a stark commentary on both […]

President Trump Asks Black Reporter To Set Up Meeting With Congressional Black Caucus

On Thursday, April Ryan, an African-American journalist with the American Urban Radio Networks, asked President Donald Trump if he would be arranging a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss actions he might be taking to help inner cities. “Well I would,” Trump said. “Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they […]

2Chainz Stars In New 7UP Commercial

While he’s busy running around arranging playlists with some of the most astonishing beauties in entertainment, 2Chainz still had time to star in the latest 7UP commercial with a impromptu song called “Mix It Up A Little”. Be sure to check out the ATL rapper’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music mixtape series, with the next […]

On The Rise: “Progressive Preacher” Ricardo Breaks New Ground with Single “Angel Musik”

Ricardo Felisme is many things; a preacher, musician and Haitian, but above all the island-born artist is an agent of love and grace. Born in Haiti and raised by conservative Baptist parents, Ricardo is no stranger to religion. In fact, he himself is a preacher of the word of God, but unlike many of the […]

Watch Entire President Trump Press Conference Blasting The Media As “Fake News”

Watch the entire live stream of today’s unprecedented press conference with the new US President, Donald Trump, as he blasted the media outlets like CNN and BBC:  “I’m not ranting and raving I love this, I’m having a good time.” Trump said, adding that he was changing his mantra of “fake news” to “very fake […]

Russian Spy Ship Patrols 30 Miles Off The Coast Of Connecticut

A Russian spy ship patrolled 30 miles offshore a U.S. Navy submarine base in Connecticut on Wednesday in what that state’s congressman called an effort to test the resolve of the new Trump administration. A U.S. defense official told CNN the SSV-175 Viktor Leonov sailing in international waters is outfitted with a variety of high-tech […]

Today In Hip Hop History: 2Pac Drops His ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.’ Album 24 Years Ago

Today in Hip Hop history 24 years ago, February 16, 1993, the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur released his second studio LP entitled ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.’. 2Pac stated the acronym ‘N.I.G.G.A.’ stands for “Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished”. It showed the political stance of Pac with a message that was clear and in your face ‘real’. […]

Watch Newest Visual For “Greed” From FatalityArk

Check out the new video for “Greed”, FatalityArk who is known for the street acclaimed “Razorback Hustle” mixtape series. Born Devione Quartez Barnett in Memphis, Tennessee in 1987, FatalityArk has been representing Arkansas to the fullest. After a series of unfortunate events, including the passing of his mother, the incarceration of his partner, Tragic, for […]

Drug Cartel Leader ‘El Loco’ Protected Under Obama’s ‘Dreamer’ Program Is Detained

US immigration officials have detained 23-year-old Daniel ‘El Loco’ Ramirez Medina, who was authorized to remain in the country under a program established by the Obama administration. Immigration rights groups say they believe this may be the first time a Dreamer has been arrested without cause. The Mexican drug cartel leader has twice been granted […]

Omarosa’s Confrontation Near White House Reveals Trump “Dossier” On Urban Journalists

Omarosa Manigault, the reality show star who parlayed her friendship and professional relationship with President Donald Trump into a position as the “Public Liason Leader”, got into a heated argument with a White House reporter near the Oval Office last week. The reporter, April Ryan, said Omarosa “physically intimidated” her in a manner that could […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Big L Passes Away February 15, 1999

Lamont Coleman, better known as Big L, died eighteen years ago today. On February 15, 1999 the Hip Hop legend was murdered at 45 West 139th Street in Harlem after being shot nine times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting. Gerard Woodley, one of Big L’s friends shot in the head near […]

New Music: DJ Tango Rey Drops V-Day Smash “Elevate Her” Featuring Prince Pyligmy And Ty Bless

DJ Tango Rey Drops a special Valentine’s Day hit for all the love birds entitled “Elevate Her”, featuring Prince Pyligmy and Ty Bless. Check out the audio below. Happy Valentine’s Day! Look out for the new music on

2Eleven Drops Visual For “That’s Out” Featuring Earl Swavey And Mitchy Slick

Grind Til We Rich rapper 2Eleven drops off his new visual, “That’s Out”, featuring Earl Swavey and West Coast mainstay Mitchy Slick.  Delivering some new slang and lingo over production from Cypress Moreno, Deuce shows why the streets of LA keep coming back to his music. In the video Deuce takes fans through his neighborhood, showing how him and his crew live in […]

NY Community Leaders Say Charles Oakley Was Racially Targeted

Besides the prominent sports figures that have already contested the ejection and lifetime ban of New York Knicks star Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden, now politicians are putting their two cents in. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams charged in a report released yesterday that MSG security staff “basically targeted” Mr. Oakley prior to his […]

HBO Set To Launch Andre The Giant Documentary

Andre the Giant—fearsome professional wrestler, beloved cinematic rhyming giant—will soon be the subject of a documentary. Deadline is reporting that the film will be produced by Bill Simmons, the sports media mogul behind The Ringer and formerly of ESPN’s lamented/late Grantland. The documentary will be in collaboration with HBO (which canceled Simmons’ talk show in […]

Judah Priest Uses New Visual To Instruct The Masses To “Wake Up”

Music is the universal language and Judah Priest speaks it well. He is a breath of fresh air in a era where “material minded” rappers rule. Judah Priest embodies the essence of a true emcee. His music is epic, enthralling, and thought provoking.  The Philadelphia native is affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan‘s Brooklyn Zu and Ghetto […]

Wiz Khalifa And Amber Rose Attend Pre-Grammy Party Together

The former couple Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose held hands as they arrived at the Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday in Los Angeles. The day before, it was announced that Amber and her boyfriend Val Chmerkovskiy broke up after several months of dating. While they posed for pictures together, […]

Today In Black History: The Negro National League Was Established February 13, 1920

Led by Rube Foster, owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants, the Negro National League was established on February 13, 1920 by a coalition of team owners at a meeting in a Kansas City YMCA. The new league was the first African-American baseball circuit to achieve stability and last more than one season. At […]

Today In Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases 4th LP “All Eyez On Me” February 13, 1996

21 years ago today, the Hip Hop legend 2Pac officially released his fourth album “All Eyez On Me” on February 13, 1996 by Death Row Records and Interscope Records. The album featured five singles with two topping number one on the Billboard Hot 100; “How Do U Want It” and “California Love”. It made Hip Hop history […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Erykah Badu’s ‘Baduizm’ Album Turns 20

On this date in 1997, the debut album from neo-soul queen Erykah Badu entitled Baduizm was released on Universal Records through the Kedar imprint. This LP catapulted the Texan songstress into the Grammy Award winning music icon that she has become two decades later. Produced primarily by Madukwu Chinwah, Bob Powers, who is known from […]

Drake Front-Runner For Grammy Album Of The Year

Los Angeles’ Staples Center will be rocking and rolling when the 59th Annual Grammy Awards come to town this weekend. Where are you watching them? The Grammy Awards will broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. According to Spotify, Drake’s Views is a front-runner for album […]

Coen Brothers Working On Script For ‘Scarface’ Remake

Universal’s “Scarface” remake just got a little help from their friends, Joel and Ethan Coen. According to reports, the Coen Brothers helped polish the script for the studio. Additionally, the gangster film’s release date was also announced; August 10, 2018. Set to be a modern story about the rise and fall of a Latino gangster, […]

New Music: JopauL, Alus, DJ Doughboy, And The Addixs Drop “Got Me Open” Remix

Staten Island pop singer JopauL has been on a roll since the summer. Dropping hits like Party Started he’s created a buzz online with his tunes. His “You Got It,” a collaboration with Dudley Stephenson boosted his online presence and got him 70,000 Spotify streams a month. Additionally, his “You Got It” has been viewed […]

Watch Anthony Anderson’s Conan Interview: “My Mama Taught Me How To Eat The Cookie”

Comedian Anthony Anderson may have revealed a bit too much information regarding his sex education on the Conan O’Brien show Wednesday night. “I’ll just cut to the chase: My mother taught me how to go downtown…My mama taught me how to eat the cookie. Oral sex, Conan! Oral sex.” The conversation continued regardless of how uncomfortable O’Brien may […]

2 Chainz And Erykah Badu Drop The Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Playlist

2 Chainz & Erykah Badu are turning up the heat in this week’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Playlist. Stream it now on Spotify. Stay tuned for new curators leading up to the release of 2 Chainz new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music on April 7th.

Today In Hip Hop History: Kanye West Releases His ‘College Dropout’ LP 13 Years Ago

On this date in 2004, Def Jam Records through the Roc-A-Fella imprint dropped the debut album of the uber talented producer/emcee Kanye West properly entitled College Dropout. The LP debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 441,000 copies during its first week. The five singles that achieved chart success and got […]

Jid Mack Says “No Talkin’” In New Video Pulled From His Don Cannon Hosted Project “4500 Jid”

Philly is home of the go-getters, and Jid Mack seems to be the youngest in charge branching out of the city of “brotherly love”. Everything you see in this video is designed facts. No gimmicks. Shoutout to Don Cannon for hosting Jid’s new project, “4500 Jid”. Today he debuts the first visual pulled from the […]

Chance The Rapper In Court For Child Support Just In Time For The Grammys

Chancellor Bennett, better known to the Hip Hop world as Chance The Rapper, is due in court tomorrow with his baby mama Kirsten Corley in Cook County, Illinois for child support and custody arrangements. Just days before Chance’s scheduled appearance on this year’s Grammy Awards, Corley and the 23 year old rapper are “in the […]

Winter Storm Niko Drops Over 12 Inches Of Snow On Northeast US

Airlines canceled nearly 3,000 flights, winter storm warnings stretched from Maine to Maryland and salt trucks deployed across the region Thursday as the season’s most dangerous snow event rolled into the Northeast. National Weather Service winter storm warnings and watches covered more than 40 million people. Parts of central Pennsylvania had already picked up eight […]

Toledo Ohio Rapper J360 Drops “Bonnie & Clyde” Visual

Rap Juggernaut J360 is a stand-up guy. He’s a good fella. He’s one of Toledo, Ohio’s “Made Men.” He’s a rapper, a boss, a father and a businessman. This magnetic rapper exudes confidence and has the skills to back it up. This Midwest maverick has collaborated with artists such as Lyfe Jennings, Yo-Gotti, and Kevin […]

Pittsburgh Native Asco Jones Releases NEW Single “Hell On Earth”

Pittsburgh Hip Hop recording artist, Asco Jones, in collaboration with mogul music conglomerate Raw Entertainment, release “Hell On Earth (H.O.E).” The infectious and soulful song tells the story of Asco Jones growing up in the streets of Pittsburgh with lyrics that can easily relate to others who grew up in the struggle. This single is […]

Remy Ma And Papoose Open Up About Pregnancy Loss On ‘The Real’

These two have been through it all. Hip Hop power couple and LHHNY co-stars Remy Ma and Papoose appear on daily talk show The Real and get really candid about Remy’s ectopic pregnancy and how they dealt with the loss together. Remy, who has experienced this once before in here teenage years, reveals what it […]

Jay-Z Signs Jim Jones To Roc Nation

According to several media outlets, Jay-Z and former Roc-A-Fella nemesis Jim Jones has signed to Roc Nation. The amount of the deal is unreported, but with the history that exists between Hov and the Dipset capo, the connection is surprising to say the least. The rumors have been swirling, but the confirmation came when Jimmy […]

VH1 Releases ‘The Breaks’ Online Before Its Scheduled Premiere Date

Early is always better than late and sometimes, even better than being on time. VH1 is still set to premier their Hip Hop based series The Breaks on February 20th, but anyone who wants to do the knowledge to it beforehand, the network made the show available online for free via YouTube yesterday Feb. 6. […]

Harlem Hosts Memorial Honoring Fidel Castro

This past weekend, February 4th, the legacy of revolutionary Cuban president Fidel Castro was commemorated at Washington Heights’ Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center (3940 Broadway). Activists from throughout the metropolitan area reflected on Fidel’s relationship with Harlem and Malcolm X. On December 5th, 2016, a memorial for Commander Castro at Harlem’s All Soul’s […]

Today In Hip Hop History: The Source Magazine Remembers The Legacy Of Big Pun

On this date in 2000, the Hip Hop community was both shocked and saddened by the untimely death of lyrical giant Christopher “Big Pun” Rios. As the premiere artist for Fat Joe’s Terror Squad, Pun became the first Latino Hip Hop artist to go platinum and discovered TS’ First Lady, Remy Ma. Pun is regarded […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Reggae Pioneer Bob Marley On His Birthday

On this date in 1945, Robert Nesta Marley, the father of modern day reggae and icon within the Rastafarian religion, was born in St. Ann’s Parish, Jamaica. His musical career began as a member of the Wailers in 1963 in Trenchtown until the group disbanded and Marley went solo in 1974. He is considered one […]

Nicki Minaj Accuses Giuseppe Zanotti Of Racism

Nicki Minaj fans worldwide are asking “#GiuseppeWhatsGood?” in support of the rapper’s Twitter rant about designer Giuseppe Zanotti allegedly using her name for a recent sneaker collection without her permission. (“What’s good?” is a reference to Minaj’s onstage showdown with Miley Cyrus at the 2015 VMAs, which spawned countless memes and even some commemorative merchandise.) […]

Faith Evans Releases Her New ‘The King And I’ Album

Evans has now, 20 years after B.I.G.’s still unsolved murder, created THE KING & I, a new album that tells the story of their life together. The album’s 25 tracks feature newly recorded vocals by Evans melded with vocals by Biggie Smalls, some well-known but also a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the […]

Check Out Sadat X’s New Visual For “The Devil Is Near” Feat. Jawz Of Life (Produced By Diamond D)

With over a quartewr century in the game, what ewlse is there left to do? Well, ask Brand Nubian member Sadat X as he teams up with fellow BX native Diamond D on “The Devil Is Near” from Diamond’s latest project. Check out the track featuring guest vocals from Jawz Of Life.

Lil Bibby Gears Up For #FC4 Release, Collabs With Pelle Pelle On Limited Edition Jacket

Rapper Lil Bibby is ready to go, with his #FC4 tape on the brink of release. The Windy City native invites us backstage to his show in Sayreville, NJ. In the midst of the all the hustle and bustle, he carves out a moment to share #WhatsInSeason for the cold season months. In case you […]

Hip Hop History: Brand Nubian Drops ‘In God We Trust’ 24 Years Ago

This week in 1993, Brand Nubian released their sophomore album, In God We Trust on Elektra Records as a follow up to their five mic classic All For One. With Grand Puba embarking on a solo career and a year into the success of his Reel to Reel album, Sadat X and Lord Jamar kept […]

Howard Stern Says That Presidency Will Be ‘Detrimental’ To Trump’s Health

Howard Stern wishes Donald Trump had never run for president — for Trump’s own sake. During Wednesday’s episode of his radio show, Stern said he doesn’t think running the country is “going to be a healthy experience” for Trump, whom he considers a longtime friend even though their political beliefs are very different. “I personally […]

RM67’s Eclectic Elegance Fashion Runway Was A Hit In Philadelphia

Philadelphia was the place to be on Saturday as the University City-based Indigo Bleu Design & Culture Center housed its 2017’s spring and summer fashion. Packed to capacity, the show began with guests who were greeted in the lobby area with custom artwork from renowned street and graffiti artist, SEAL. Sitting atop what appeared to […]

U.S. Confirms Civilian Deaths In Trump-Authorized Yemen Raid

The U.S. military said late Wednesday that civilians “were likely killed” during a Navy SEAL raid in Yemen on Saturday, a ground operation that erupted into a massive firefight that also took the life of an American sailor. A statement issued by the U.S. Central Command said that an investigatory team “has concluded regrettably” that […]

BET Confirms Nas Biopic ‘Street Dreams’

Reports have confirmed that BET will greenlight an hour long series about the life of Hip Hop icon Nas called Street Dreams. The show will be directed by Jonathan Levine depicting life for the then up and coming rapper from Queenbridge Projects in the early 90s. Levine, the director of The Night Before and creator […]

Today In Hip Hop History: The Fugees Drop Their Debut LP ‘Blunted On Reality” 23 Years Ago

On this date in 1994, crew members Wyclef Jean, Pras and a young, talented Lauryn Hill otherwise known as The Fugees formulated their first album entitled Blunted On Reality on Hip Hop indie imprint Ruffhouse Records. Not as familiar to Hip Hop heads as their follow-up smash sophomore album The Score, Blunted On Reality did […]

Derek Fisher’s 5 LA Lakers Championship Rings Stolen

Former Lakers guard and NY Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was a victim of a brazen heist, where 5 of his Los Angeles Lakers championship rings were stolen among other jewelry with an estimated value of over $300K. Officer Drake Madison says the burglary happened Monday morning at the house in the Tarzana neighborhood. The […]

Tony Rock Says Steve Harvey’s Wife Was A Mistress

Who knows what Steve Harvey expected from the Black community when he decided to meet with President Trump, but it’s for certain that if he knew his marriage was game, he might have sat this election out. In a serious, yet hilarious tirade, comedian Tony Rock, brother of Chris Rock, let Harvey have it in […]

T.I. Bodyguard Stabbed At Concert In Canada

Last night(January 30), an unidentified bodyguard was stabbed during a T.I. concert in New Brunswick, Canada. The unidentified 23 year old got into an altercation at the Moncton venue where the ATL rapper made his last stop last night on his “Us or Else” tour, which previously hit other cities in Canada. Law enforcement says […]

A$AP Rocky Producer James Laurence Dies At Age 27

Tragedy strikes the Hip Hop community again for the second time in a week. James Laurence, one half of the Friendzone producer collective and beat maker of A$AP Rocky’s famous hit “Fashion Killa”, has passed away. He was only 27 years old. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Laurence, who helped found […]

Today In Hip Hop History: The Wu Tang Clan Drop Their “C.R.E.A.M.” Single On This Date 23 Years Ago

On this date in 1994, the legendary Staten Island, NY collective known as the Wu Tang Clan released on of the crew’s most memorable songs to date; “C.R.E.A.M.(Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” from their debut album Enter The 36 Chambers. Recorded in Firehouse studios in NYC, Wu Tang Clan leader/advisor The RZA sampled The Charmels’ […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Sean Price Drops His ‘Jesus Price Supastar’ Album 10 Years Ago

On today’s date in 2007, Sean Price of the legendary Boot Camp Clik released his second solo album entitled Jesus Price Supastar on Duck Down Records. Jesus Price Supastar features production from 9th Wonder and Khrysis, as well as Illmind, Tommy Tee, Moss and P.F. Cuttin. Album guests include Boot Camp Clik members Buckshot, Steele […]

L2B Premieres His Debut Album ‘The Artist’

New Haven emcee L2B unveils his latest collective, The Artist LP, including all original production and zero features. Tune in below for his 12-track indelible experience.

Duke’s Coach K Bans Duke Players From Locker Room And Wearing School Apparel

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is still making his presence felt while being away from the team during his recovery from back surgery. According to an ESPN report, Blue Devils players have been banned from the team’s locker room and are not allowed to wear school apparel. The decision handed down by Krzyzewski came during a […]

Drake Says He Wants To Return To Acting, Tells First Weed Smoking Experience

In a new interview with his good friend Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari, actor turned platinum rapper Drake said that he’s looking to put his face back in front of the camera. “Acting is another thing that I just can’t wait to really dive into. I think after I release ‘More Life’, which is this […]

“Cold Dishes” Lord Jessiah ft. Drugs TheEmcee & Venus Sky

Over the past 20 years, Detroit, MI has become a stronghold for those longing for an authentic return to the “Golden Era” sound. In the likes of his peers Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, & Bronze Nazareth – to name a few, Lord Jessiah strikes with a blistering single that’s sure to feed the Hip Hop enthusiasts […]

2 Chainz Launches “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (The Playlist)” Curated By Karrueche

This is the beginning of a list of collaborators or “curators” if you will, that will help 2 Necklaces churn out projects until the anticipated release of the main course; his ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” album, which is slated for April 7. Until then, enjoy the list that Titi and Chris Brown’a ex, Karrueche […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Foxy Brown Releases Her ‘Chyna Doll’ Album 18 Years Ago

On this date in 1999, Brooklyn emcee Inga Merchand aka Foxy Brown dropped her sophomore effort, Chyna Doll, on the Violator/Def Jam imprint. This album rode the successful wave of previous projects released by Brown including her appearance on The Firm album with Nas, AZ and Nature as well as her own 1996 debut LP […]

Usain Bolt Stripped Of Gold Medal After Relay Teammate Found Guilty Of Doping

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals following confirmation that his 4x100m relay team-mate Nesta Carter took a banned substance at the Beijing Olympics. It means the legendary Jamaican sprinter can no longer claim to have done the “triple-treble” – gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in […]

Jay-Z Talks About Meeting Kalief Browder At Sundance Film Festival

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a special appearance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to discuss his timely documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The six part series delves into Browder’s life, his time behind bars as well as his untimely death. The 16 year old, who was arrested for stealing backpack, spent almost three years […]

Fmr. Sec. Of State Madeleine Albright “Ready To Register As Muslim” To Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Big Bang actress Mayim Bialik have tweeted they would “register as Muslim” in defiance of President Donald Trump. I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity. — Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) January 25, […]

San Antonio Spurs’ Greg Popovich: “In Our Country, We Tend To Mythologize People”

San Antonio Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich was outspoken about newly named U.S. President, Donald J. Trump over the weekend. Before the Spurs tipped off against the Cavaliers, Pop said of President Trump: “you really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth.” Popovich’s criticism of the leader of the free world has been […]

Trump Expected To Order Temporary Ban On Immigrants

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter. Trump, who tweeted that a “big day” […]

Today In Hip Hop History: D’Angelo Drops His Sophomore Album ‘Voodoo’ 17 Years Ago

On this date in 2000, neo-soul pioneer D’Angelo dropped his second full length studio album to follow up to the epic 2995 Brown Sugar LP. Recording sessions for the album took place during 1998 to 1999 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, featuring an extensive line-up of musicians associated with the Soulquarians musical […]

Today In Hip Hop History: WTC’s Ghostface Killah Drops ‘Supreme Clientele’ 17 Years Ago

On this date at the turn of the millennium, Ghosteface Killah of the legendary Wu Tang Clan released his second full length album, Supreme Clientele. This album was the anticipated four year follow-up to his critically acclaimed Iron Man debut. According to critics, this album has been ranked as Ghost’s best album to date. RZA […]

PREMIERE: Epique Drops “Bang” Over Bravehearts’ “Oochie Wally”

West Orlando, FL artist Epique drops a brand new single titled “Bang.” Taking a page from Nas & Bravehearts’s 2001 single “Oochie Wally,” Epique adds his spin with his newfangled edition. Rap-singing atop the trap-soul instrumental, provided by PROTOOLSSHAWTY, Epique chants out bouncy bars and tuneful textual matter. He is unbarred and reflective, from dreams […]

JDaGr8 Releases His Visual For “Hennessy And Emotions”

JdaGr8 pronounced (j-da-great)is otherworldly in flow, swag and much more. Th SOuthwest Houston, Texas rookie is leading off with his debut visual for “Hennessy And Emotions” from his forthcoming album “‘Till We All Rich”

Brooklyn’s Own RRose RRome Dishes Out “How To Rob 2017”

In 2017 BK’s own RRose RRome has released an updated version of a classic track based on street ethics, “How To Rob”. (Rendition of 50 Cent’s version) Fresh off the success from his addictive “Ziploc” single with D-Block general Jadakiss, RRome proves once again that consistency is key in the industry as well as the […]

Ex-NFL Star Ricky Williams Stopped And Frisked By Police In Texas

Over the weekend, a video was released of former NFL star Ricky Williams being stopped and frisked in Tyler, Texas after police were called about a report of “suspicious activity” in the area. The New York Daily News reported that the police were responding to a report that someone had been “hopping fences and loitering […]

Twitter Goes Off On Troy Aikman For Looking Like Jay-Z

​Allow Troy Aikman to introduce himself. We all know Aikman. He was the Cowboys star QB before he entered our lives as an analyst for Fox on Sundays. Every football fan knows Troy, as he’s a part of their life for multiple weeks each season. Apparently, if you’re a Jay Z fan, Aikman might be […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Tone Loc Drops His ‘Loc-ed After Dark’ 28 Years Ago

On this date in 1989, West Coast rap giant Tone Loc released his debut album Loc-ed After Dark on Delicious Vinyl Records. It was a huge success, making it to #1 on the Billboard 200 the week of the April 15 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts. It featured three hit singles — […]

Queens’ MARQUEE Teams Up With Nature And Prince Po For “Surviving In The Desert” From Her ‘Femme Fatale’ Album

For those who are not up on their Hip Hop history, Queens has always had a stronghold on the mic when it comes to the best lyricists in the game. From LL Cool J to Nas, the Q boro has always boasted some of the best emcees in the game and veteran femcee MARQUEE shows […]

Femcee Serenity aka T.D.B. Raps, Fights Lupus & Leads Grassroot Community Activism

Meet Serenity aka T.D.B. A femcee, her community is her calling card. A recognizable face in her hometown of Newark, NJ, what’s cool is that with President Obama leaving office this week, Serenity aka T.D.B. can hang her hat on the fact that she ran community rallies in Obama’s honor during his first term in […]

ESPN Drops Commentator For Calling Venus WIlliams “Gorilla”

A TV commentator has been dropped from coverage of the Australian Open and has apologized for how he spoke about Venus Williams’ play in the second round, saying he was describing her aggressive style as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.” Former tennis pro Doug Adler on Thursday said he was speaking […]

Amina Buddafly Talks Love And Hip Hop’ And Her Musical Influences

Love & Hip Hop’s Amina Buddafly is a student of the game. Did you know that she was one of the three members of the group Black Buddafly. That group included her twin sister Jazz and older sister Sophie. After much success in their home country, the sisters came to the U.S. and landed a […]