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Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Not too many musicians can reach the sonically creative, innovative and unprecedented heights Missy Elliott has managed. Although younger generations ...

Can I Love Hip-Hop and Not Hate Women?

Rich Hawkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Rich Hawkins

No man should consider women as disposable, irrelevant or only as sexual playthings, even if he can sell a million copies of the track by doing so. I guess all I'm saying is let's drop some feminism into hip-hop.

Tavis Smiley: Killer Mike on Why Blacks Should Stop Forgiving and Start Demanding Action

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight, I'm joined by Michael Render, a.k.a. "Killer Mike." The prolific rapper and influential activist is one half of the popular hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, whose critically acclaimed album, Run the Jewels 2, was hailed by Rolling Stone as the "best rap album of 2014."

50 Cent Explains Why It Doesn't Matter That You Hate Floyd Mayweather

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 06.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Arrogance is nothing new to boxing. In fact, it's a part of the game. Getting in your opponent's head months before a fight is nearly a tradition. Get...

ONE Musicfest 2015 Lineup: Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Janelle Monae, A$AP Rocky and more

Timothy Tukes | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Black music is celebrated all June for Black Music Month. However the celebration is back this fall, earlier this month ONE Musicfest announced its 2015 lineup. Grammy-award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rocky, and Janelle Monae are some of the big headliners at the Southeast's largest urban alternative music festival.

How Great Is Rakim Without Eric B? Also, Let's End Party Talk. Good. Real Good.

Uncle Louie | Posted 06.26.2015 | Black Voices
Uncle Louie

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "party talk"? If you take it literally, you may think it's what you do when you are at a party and talking...that would be too easy. I want to educate the masses, enlighten them to what party talk is and hopefully, eliminate it entirely.

New Documentary Traces The History And Legacy Of Hip-Hop Fashion

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop...

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"

Brother Ali, Hip-Hop's Truth-Teller, Speaks

Marc Cheatham | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Marc Cheatham

I'm not necessarily optimistic. I have a degree of hope that is related to my faith. Now, that doesn't mean that we're not supposed to speak out and fight injustice.

G. Love on Sugar, Keith Richards' Book and Signature Guitars

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Jens Erik Gould

Last year, the artist also known as Garrett Dutton released a record with the original members of his famed trio G. Love and Special Sauce for the first time in a decade. And this month, he begins a summer tour including both solo and full band shows.

Legendary Rap Music Artist Juicy J Brings 'The Hustle Continues Tour' to Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.04.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Throughout the past 20 years or so, Juicy J has been able to move swimmingly through the rollercoaster that is the music industry to still be a relevant figure as a solo artist doing the music that he pioneered back in the 1990s.

A Brief History Of 'F**kboy,' The Internet's Favorite New Man-Bashing Slur

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women

It doesn't mean what you (might) think it means.

DJ Rebootly Mixes Bruce Rauner Into a Hip-Hop Track

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

And all four claim they are acting on behalf of the middle class. Here, in two minutes, is everything you need to know to understand why things have ground to a halt in Springfield.

The BBC's DJ Cameo Talks About the Emergence of British #Grime‎ Music (Part 1)

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

In a time when rap luminaries‎ Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa are injecting energy into the American rap scene, other heavy hitters such as Kanye West and Rick Ross are helping to raise the profile of the urban, gritty sound of the indigenous British music genre known as grime.

This Program Is Reclaiming Hip-Hop As A Tool For Success

The Huffington Post | Ashley Velez | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact

On the corner of Holt and Gary Avenues in downtown Pomona rises a massive, 24-thousand-square-foot cobblestone building. It once protected the sav...

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

Rapper T.I.'s Son Messiah Harris Makes His Acting Debut in "Sons 2 The Grave"

Timothy Tukes | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

"The choices you make determine your future," Messiah Harris, 15, calmly attested. Sitting in a white-metal lawn chair, the son of Grammy-award winning Atlanta rapper T.I. reflected on the message of his first film Sons 2 The Grave.

California Roots Music Festival Is One of World's Largest Reggae Events - the Secret Behind the Success

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we're not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky.

Bill O'Reilly Blames The Decline Of American Religion On Rap

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion

A new Pew Research report found that the number of Americans who identify as Christian dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent between 2007 and 2014...

The Apology Letter (a Letter to the Man I Murdered)

Shaka Senghor | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Shaka Senghor

Every time I thought back to that fateful night, I found myself asking the question, "Why didn't I just walk away?"

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

N.Y.C. Actor Promotes Anti-Bullying Through Hip-Hop Education

HooplaHa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When you're a kid, the pressure to fit in can feel insurmountable. The situation is made worse when a they witness an episode of peer bullying and feel confused about how to handle it.

Here's How Pop Music Has Evolved In Recent Years, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Science

Fans of pop music know that it has undergone some pretty dramatic changes in recent decades, and one musical genre seems to be driving this musical ev...