HipHop

  • JaRule calls out 50 Cent at his show!

    50 Cent and JaRule have been going back and forth on Instagram over the last few weeks after 50 decided to ignite their 15-year-old beef. 50 bought 300 front row tickets to one of JaRule’s shows so it’d look empty. JaRule then challenged 50 to pull up to his...
  • ‘LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA’ SPICE GOES ALL WHITE FACE

    ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Star Spice Goes Full White Face for Album BREAKING NEWS “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Spice has a lot of people talking the day she’s pushing out new music — but they’re not talking about her singing — it’s her white face. Spice posted a...
  • Kanye West Argues With T.I. Over His Political Views On New Collaboration ‘Ye vs. the People’

    Kanye West appears to be grappling with the blowback to his recent politically charged Twitter rants. On Friday, Kanye West dropped two surprise new songs. The first, “Lift Yourself,” appeared to be West purely trolling us, when after promising that the track would include fire emoji bars and give...
  • FROM BLUES TO HIP HOP: THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM THROUGH MUSIC

      Willie Dixon once described the blues as being “the roots” of all American music. With a history that dates back centuries, it’s certainly a statement with merit. Even so, it can sometimes be difficult to identify influences of the blues in modern music, particularly for those who are...
  • Jay-Z Passes Diddy on Forbes List of Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    Boosted by his ownership stake in Roc Nation, Tidal, and Champagne and cognac that neither you nor I can afford, hip-hop artist and mogul Jay-Z has leapfrogged entrepreneur and white-suit aficionado Sean “Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Brother Love” Combs to claim the top spot on Forbes magazine’s...
  • Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ Earned 1.4 Million U.S. Streams on Day After Super Bowl LII

    Meek Mill’s five-year-old song “Dreams and Nightmares” — which was adopted as a de facto anthem by the Philadelphia Eagles for the team’s Super Bowl LII championship aspirations — soared to 1.47 million U.S. on-demand audio and video streams on Monday, Feb. 5, the day after the big game, according to Nielsen...
  • Will Streaming Make Hip-Hop A Less Regional Genre?

    Since its inception in the South Bronx, hip-hop has always been a genre very closely tied to location. New York rap prides itself in intricate lyricism. L.A. is the birthplace of gangsta rap and more funk-influenced hip-hop, while Chicago is the home of drill. Houston comes chopped and screwed, and Atlanta — the...
  • Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran’s romantic pop album “Divide” was the year’s biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report. Powered by a...
  • Black Bo, Rick Ross’ Longtime Manager, Has Passed Away

    The hip-hop world is sending their condolences. Black Bo has reportedly passed away. Rick Ross broke the news about his longtime manager on Friday night (December 8) while performing at a Maxim party in Miami for Art Basel 2017. “This is an extremely sexy party,” he told the crowd,...