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"I Speak to God in Public": A Message From Chance to the Church

Devon J. Crawford | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Devon J. Crawford

His name is Chancelor Bennett, a 23-year-old, vibrant personality from the Southside of Chicago. To his millions of fans across the world, he is affec...

Chance The Rapper Finally Won A Grammy. Then He Won Another One.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices

Chance The Rapper scored big at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The 23-year-old Chicago rapper won his first ever Grammy award for Best Rap Perform...

Beyond The Dab: 8 Reasons Why Migos Has Become Hip-Hop's Trendsetters

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.05.2017 | Black Voices

Rap group Migos has been soaring to heightened levels of success month after month, banger after banger. The Atlanta-based group, which consists of ra...

Coely - Don't Care (Eurosonic session @ Gibson Bus)

FaceCulture | Posted 02.03.2017 | Entertainment

Belgian singer songwriter Coely plays the song Don't Care. This session was recorded in the Gibson Bus during Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen on Ja...

For Tony Williams And The Urban Nutcracker, It's All About Trust

Michael Levin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Arts
Michael Levin

Tony Williams must trust me. He must trust me a lot. He trusts me so much that he let me appear in his Urban Nutcracker this past December in Bost...

Harry Potter Gets A Hip Hop Makeover, And It's Pure Magic

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.11.2017 | Comedy

This #HipHopHarryPotter hashtag will enchant even the grumpiest muggle. Twitter users gave J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard a hip hop makeover on Tuesday n...

The Hip-Hop Artists Who Use Words To Change The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts

Emmanuel Jal, born in South Sudan, was only 8 years old when he was recruited to fight as a soldier in the Sudanese Civil War along with 12,000 other ...

When Tupac Goes To Church

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.30.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

The late Tupac Amaru Shakur has experienced a recent resurgence in news coverage this year. On May 2, his mother, Afeni Shakur, died. Among Tupac’s ...

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird (Part 2)

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Kevin Powell

ON THIS SWELTERING AUGUST NIGHT IN BALTIMORE THERE IS THE MOOD and feel of a regular season game, probably because it is Cam Newton and the Panthers t...

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird (Part 1)

Kevin Powell | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports
Kevin Powell

"The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question." --JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Y...

Young M.A. Before She Was Famous

Zac Thompson | Posted 12.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Young M.A. has made waves in the music industry because she's incredibly talented and because she's a young queer woman.

Rag'n'Bone Man: 'It's Good To Take The Perspectives Of Others'

FaceCulture | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment

With the title track of his upcoming debut album 'Human,' British singer and songwriter Rory Graham, better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, has caused quite ...

6 Reasons Why We Need This New J. Cole Album

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.07.2016 | Black Voices

After a relatively quiet year for J. Cole, it was confirmed last week that the rapper is officially dropping his fourth album “4 Your Eyez Only” o...

A Jewish Rapper's Response To The Nazi Who Hacked His Twitter

Jesse Benn | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

When a Nazi Internet Troll hacked Zachg's Twitter account, it was an attempt to deflate years of hard work building up to his third solo album release...

Smoke Some Trees With Master P

Sirita Wright | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Sirita Wright

The original No Limit Soldier, Master P has now joined a list of rappers including - Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and Wiz Khalifa in evolving the cann...

People Don't Read Anymore, So Here's A Bunch Of Classic Books As Raps

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.14.2016 | Arts

Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs― the former a prolific poet and playwright, the latter of “Hamilton” and Clipping fame ― have teamed up once aga...

PBS's Soundbreaking: Hank Shocklee Explains How Recording a Song is Harder Than Turning on Your iPhone

David Hinckley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records. But the thing to understand about record production, says Hank Shocklee, is ...

Chance The Rapper Leads Chicago Residents In A 'Parade To The Polls'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.07.2016 | Black Voices

Chance the Rapper hosted a “parade to the polls” in Chicago on Monday to help get out the vote. The Chi-town native led the march, which began at...


Satinder Dhillon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Entertainment
Satinder Dhillon

Muslim Doctor and Rapper takes on The Donald In his latest song called Fearless, Lazarus expresses his anger intelligently towards the current state...

Haitian Folk Music Meets Hip Hop On HiFadility's New Album 'Memoirs of a Traveling Soul'

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

"I couldn't expect that my dream would be designed, given or created for me. I had to learn to create my own path outside of expectations, assumptions...

Who You Calling A 'B*tch?' It's Time To End Misogyny In Hip Hop

Larry Harris Jr. | Posted 10.19.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Harris Jr.

I have loved hip hop music since I first heard Raising Hell by Run DMC. First a fan and later a rapper myself, I have always admired the skill it take...

Remy Ma Explains How Incarcerated Black Women Are Routinely 'Forgotten'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.19.2016 | Black Voices

Two years after her release from state prison and fresh off of winning two BET Hip-Hop Awards, Bronx rap star Remy Ma is speaking out about the obstac...

Nicki Minaj Literally Bowed At Lauryn Hill's Feet When She Met Her

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Black Voices

Nicki Minaj may have become one of the top emcees on the charts in recents years but that doesn’t mean she can’t fangirl over the women who came b...

Foreign Air Talks About Their Debut EP and Genuine Friendship With Each Other

Kyle Stevens | Posted 10.17.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Luke Adams Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael are ready to get inside of your minds. The duo call themselves Foreign Air and are a differe...

Zion I Gets Personal On His New Record 'The Labyrinth' Out 10/21

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.14.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Oakland-based hip hop artist Zion I, also known as Baba Zumbi, has finally emerged from the studio ready to release his new solo album, The Labyrinth,...