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Dear BET Awards, Why Did You Think It Was Okay To Appropriate Asian Culture?

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 07.02.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony Berteaux

To be Asian-American today is to expect cultural appropriation -- and unabashed, openly celebrated Orientalism -- from a greater, whiter America with ...

Fat Joe Shares Touching Message About Son With Special Needs

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

Rapper Fat Joe took to Facebook on Sunday to share a loving message dedicated to his eldest son, Joey, who has special needs. Alongside a photo, Fat J...

Empire's Malik Yoba Hosts New York Pop Culture Summit

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 09.29.2015 | New York
Akoshia Yoba

When combing through the media outlets with a discerning eye, it becomes clear that despite our national obsession with reality shows, celebrity gossip and the ingestion of stories on war, poverty and climate change, there is a steadily growing yearning from the masses for more good in the world.

Dear Rappers: Please Stop Writing Corny Songs About Technology

Fusion | Pendarvis Harshaw | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

In 1979, when the Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank bragged, in the iconic hip-hop song “Rapper’s Delight,” that he had “a color TV, so I can s...

The Heatmakerz Are Still Bringing That Heat

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

I had a chance to sit down with Rsonist of the group to ask how he got into music, what his thoughts are on technology breakthroughs in music, and where he feels hip-hop is headed.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Harlem's Fashion Row Celebrates Byron Lars And Beverly Johnson

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

If you want to make veteran fashion designer, Byron Lars cry with joy just arrange a surprise appearance by his brother, Vincent Lars. That was one of...

Fat Joe Goes To Jail

Posted 08.27.2013 | Celebrity

Fat Joe has turned himself in to jail to serve his four-month sentence for tax evasion, TMZ reported. The rapper, whose real name is Joe Cartagena,...

PHOTOS: Hip-Hop Fitness Heavyweights

Posted 10.19.2012 | Black Voices

Aside from dropping their latest 16 bars for a hot track, various hip-hop MCs have been more conscious in recent years when it comes to flexing their ...

Photos From "True Hip-Hop"

Mike Schreiber | Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Schreiber


WATCH: Fat Joe On Hip-Hop's 'Gay Mafia'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hip-hop isn't generally known for being the genre of preference for most LGBT performers or audiences, but now, one star is speaking up on behalf of t...

PHOTOS: Fat Joe's Shocking Weight Loss | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment

Shout out to rapper Fat Joe. learned that Joey Cracks has been trying for some time to lose weight . . . for HEALTH REASONS....

Fat Joe & Rap's Almost Album of the Year

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

In between Big Boi's "Sir Luscious Leftfoot" and Kanye West's "Dark Twisted Fantasy," hip-hop's album-of-the-year discussion focused on a rotund rapper whose lyrics detailed the cocaine trade.

Fat Joe Sexual Assault Investigation Pending | Originally Posted Jun 21st 2010 12:20 PM PDT by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Platinum-selling rapper Fat Joe was detained by police in Madison, Wisconsin last night -- after a 33-year-old woman told cops that Joe and his entou...

New York Summer Jam Gets Southern Rappers, No Jay-Z, Kanye Or Lil Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As hip-hop rites of passage go, the annual Summer Jam, hosted by the New York radio station Hot 97, is ostensibly an event of genre-wide significance,...