hip hop

In the aftermath of Hip Hop legend Heavy D’s unfortunate death, we’re celebrating him for his contributions to music and our lives. Here’s this morning hot tribute mix featured on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. The mix includes a variety of Heavy D’s legendary rhymes, but how many can you name? REST IN PEACE HEAVY […]

For years, government on all levels has long tried to link hip hop with crime and violence, and a new FBI report is continuing that effort. A new Bureau study on gang activity claims that criminal organizations are using rap music to launder dirty money and attract new members. According to AllHipHop, the report, takes […]

The members of hip-hop supergroup A Tribe Called Quest have reunited for their first joint interview since 1998 to mark the 20th anniversary of their landmark second album “The Low End Theory”. Bandmates Kamaal ‘Q-Tip’ Ibn John Fareed, Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi White put aside their well-publicized issues and staged […]

Legendary hip-hop group ‘The Sugarhill Gang’ is working on their first official album in over a decade. The group recently entered the recording studio to begin the process of recording their 5th official album, since the release of their first self-titled full-length, which dropped in 1980. The group is the subject of a documentary being […]

Veteran rapper Ice-T is disappointed by the quality of modern hip-hop music and fears younger performers are just writing songs about “jewelry and cars”. The rapper/actor, who began his music career in the 1980s, is adamant the next generation of hip-hop wannabes should go back to their roots and rap about issues that matter, rather […]

Rapper T.I. is back on the road to redemption after a surprise reversal by prison officials. T.I. (real name Clifford Harris), 30, was released prison Thursday and returned to the same halfway house where he would have spent the last two weeks if not for some controversial “elbow-rubbing” with reality TV producers. Prison officials first […]

Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie hopes his influence can make a difference, recently highlighting the trouble that comes with drugs and crime to a 15-year old who said he wanted to be like just Boosie on Beyond Scared Straight, a popular rehabilitation show for troubled teens. Boosie’s message from prison was sent as a letter and read […]

Like Woodstock,  Hip-Hop’s Rock the Bells is making American music history uniting legends of Hip-Hop’s golden era and unknown newbies in a multi-city tour that’s immortalizing the genre’s greats and cementing its continued success and impact on fans young and old. “The festival isn’t very shy about revealing its biases in terms of which era […]

Hip-Hop Super-Producer Dr. Dre has sold more than half of his audio company Beats Electronics for a massive $300 million. Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young), 46, established the company in 2008 and has had success with his line of ‘Beats By Dre’ headphones. The company specializes in making high end headphones, which are customized […]

Rapper Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband) has topped a Forbes magazine hip-hop rich list, earning $37 million dollars during a 12-month period. This is the 4th time in 5 years he has topped the list. Sean “Diddy” Combs (aka Puffy) finished in second place earning $35 million with Kanye West, who has collaborated with Jay-Z earning $16 […]

One half of the late 1980’s hip-hop group Kid ‘n Play was arrested on Tuesday for skipping out on a court hearing in connection with a 2010 drunk driving conviction, court officials said. Christopher “Kid” Reid, 47, was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail shortly before noon and held in lieu of $26,000 bail. […]

The story of R&B/Hip-Hop group ‘The Force MD’s’ is being told for the first time, in a new documentary title “The Force MD’s Re–Lived”. The group, from Staten Island, found major success on Tommy Boy Records during Hip-Hop’s “Golden Age,” starting in the year 1984 with the album “Love Letters”. In addition to their music […]