Hip-Hop Spot

Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre for $300 Million because of a contract they signed way back when, which Suge alleges that Dr. Dre is in breach of. He says that he is entitled to some (and a hefty sum, at that) of Dr. Dre’s earnings. Suge also alleges that Dr. Dre paid to have […]

When Nate Parker‘s film, “The Birth Of A Nation,” premiered at Sundance Film Festival over the summer,  audiences and press there were absolutely floored, spawning buzz that would last for months about the revolutionary film. This lead Fox Searchlight to offer more money to back the film than any other in Sundance history. It rained […]

Lil Wayne‘s memoir, “Gone Til November,” is full of a lot of secrets and details that the public isn’t privy to when it comes to the lives of our favorite performers and their interactions with each other. News that Drake slept with Wayne’s girlfriend while he was jail quickly made its way around the world […]

Three very talented visionaries came by the studio to chat with Headkrack: Ali Shaheed Muhammad from the legendary rap group “A Tribe Called Quest,” music producer Adrian Younge and Cheo Coker, who is the creator of Marvel’s “Luke Cage.” They explain what Netflix’s newest show, which Cheo says is “basically a black hip-hop western,” aims to […]

Gucci Mane wasted no time getting back into the swing of things after his release from a prison sentence that lasted a little over three years. After his highly anticipated and celebrated release, he dropped an album, with another one on the way, as well as a memoir. Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley […]

The issue of Colin Kaepernick‘s controversiality following his decision to protest the National Anthem is something close to Rickey Smiley‘s heart. He explains the cruel realities of racism in America that leads people to protest, and why people really have no right to look down on Colin because of his decision to take a knee. […]

Rihanna was the designated star of the night at the 2016 VMAs, as the winner of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She performed four times, each one heating up a little bit more than the last. That didn’t stop Beyonce from stealing the show yet again, performing a medley of songs from her incredible […]

Headkrack runs through some of the most notable details about this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, which is one of the few award shows a hip-hop fan can get truly hype for nowadays. Leading the nominations, of course, is none other than Drake. The categories, however, are jam-packed with some incredible artists, so the competition is […]

This past weekend, a lot of violence, especially gun violence, plagued the streets nationwide. Most notably, Toya Wright lost two brothers to random bullets in New Orleans, a rapper by the name of Killa J was shot during an attempt to rob Soulja Boy, and all of this occurs during a time when more and more police […]

When Heavy D passed away at the young age of 44, he was in the midst of writing the concept for a police thriller entitled “Crossed.” The drama was supposed to center around the struggle of a police officer who crosses moral and legal lines to try and arrest a drug kingpin. But due to the […]

According to Headkrack, rappers Fat Joe and Jay-Z have been silently beefing for almost a decade now, since an alleged incident one wild night at a party in the late 90s to early 2000s. But now, in 2016, Fat Joe and Remy Ma debuted the remix to their popular song, “All The Way Up,” at a Yankees game, featuring a […]

In light of the passing of the legendary Phife Dog, founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Headkrack points out one very significant thing we should take away from his untimely passing. Check out the player above to hear explain more in this exclusive video edition of the Hip-Hop Spot. Sign Up For Our Newsletter![sailthru_widgetfields=”email” sailthru_list=”Rickey Smiley Subscribers”] Click on the audio player below […]