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Photographer Jonathan Mannion Presents Limited Edition DJ Slipmats

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

New York - The 4th Annual Global Spin Awards will be hosted by Producer Swizz Beatz on November 17th. The award ceremony honors celebrated DJ's for th...

From Hardcore to Hip Hop: Nick Noro Releases Newest Album, Cut

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Not taking himself, his music, or life too seriously, Nick Noro went from the adrenaline-fueled, aggressive and pulse-raising world of hardcore metal to the head-bobbing beats and flows of hip hop.

Missy Elliot Drops First Music Video In Years And You Have To See It NOW

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

Missy Elliott is BACK! The hip-hop maven joined Instagram on Wednesday to announce the video premiere for her latest song, "WTF (Where They Fr...

These Are Your Favorite Rappers’ Real Names

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Most rappers don't go by their given names when they hit the stage, and often for good reason. Somehow chanting Trevor Smith instead of Busta Rhymes j...

Ja Rule May Have Opened Up A Can Of Worms With This Comment About 50 Cent

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Some rap beefs are hard to squash. Case and point: Ja Rule and 50 Cent.  The two New York City rappers have been feuding since they were sportin...

The Misunderstanding Of Kendrick Lamar & Microwave Journalism

Andreas Hale | Posted 11.10.2015 | Black Voices
Andreas Hale

My column isn't about whether or not it's okay to like Kendrick Lamar's TPAB album. Like it or don't. Nobody cares that much. This is more about the sh*tty state of journalism that we are currently living in. It's a state of journalism that is dictated by instant gratification and social media

Tunisia's Hip Hop Artists Are More Than Symbols and Troublemakers

Youssef Ben Ismail | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Youssef Ben Ismail

The aim of this piece is to dissuade the reader (and, who knows, maybe some of the media?) from reducing Tunisian artists to the role of trouble makers or indicators of the political climate.

50 Cent, Vivica A. Fox And The Absurdity Of Hip-Hop Homophobia

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.09.2015 | Gay Voices

On a recent episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Vivica A. Fox, set to play Cookie's sister in an upcoming episode of "Empire," was asked to ...

Listen To The Spoof Of Ben Carson's Hip-Hop Radio Ad

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Comedy

STRAIGHT FIRE ... would be less painful on your ears. Dr. Ben Carson's presidential campaign released a cringeworthy hip-hop song last week calle...

Detroit Hip-Hop Artist Wants to Get Real Poets in the Classroom

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.06.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Danny Brown has become one the great success stories coming from our hip-hop scene here in Detroit. Always staying true to himself, he's been able to carve out his own lane in the music industry and show the world exactly who he is.

Could Hip-Hop Culture Save Our Schools? Stephen J. Tyson, Nephew of Neil, Explains How

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

There's a snippet of Beastie Boys in the signature "sound collage" for StarTalk, the popular podcast hosted by astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Toronto Hip-Hop Producer MoSS Unleashes New Track "Emotional Redux" From Debut Album Featuring All-Star Cast Of Michigan Emcees

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

For those of us hip-hop heads in the know, Toronto-based producer MoSS has been one of the best-kept secrets in music.

Could This Be Hip-Hop's New Marketplace?

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Shane Paul Neil

The idea of lowering barriers (both financially and technically) to market entry, while providing a more desirable royalty split, seems unreal. That's why Wix's new product launch, Wix Music is interesting.

Rapper DMC: Voting Makes All Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Peter James Callahan | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

Radio That Changed Lives: A Film About How NYC's Infamous Duo Stretch and Bobbito Shaped Hip Hop

Shannon McDeez | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Shannon McDeez

Last week inside Harlem's Maysles Cinema, I had front row seats to a peek inside New York's legendary 89TEC9, a radio show that defined an important era of Hip Hop and launched the careers of some of the most notorious artists of all time:

The Sound of Africa in America

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

This mixed heritage comes alive in Lasanna "Ace" Harris' debut project "ATLiberia," which includes guest appearances by R. City. D, Woods, Lloyd Musa, and others. With a combination of soca, Afrobeat and R&B, it is music that will entertain, inspire, uplift, and make you move.

Detroit Rap Duo Twiztid Set for Devil's Night Fright Fest Show at the Majestic Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.22.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

It's the season of the pumpkin, the time of the year best to enjoy the music of Twiztid. The Detroit horror duo has enjoyed a long career of gruesome raps with all the theatrics embedded into it.

This Devastated Kid Sang Fetty Wap To Her Dead Fish In Bizarrely Hilarious Video

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

YouTuber Jazmyne Gleaton helped her little sister Jayla hold a sad, yet inadvertently hilarious funeral for her dead goldfish. Jaz...

Emilio Rojas 'Imagine That' Video Pays Homage While Keeping It Real

Choyce Miller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Choyce Miller

Rojas performed "Imagine That" in August on HuffPost Live's #FreestyleFridays, which streams live each week on Periscope and has welcomed guests including Joell Ortiz, Masta Ace, Nitty Scott MC and more. Tune in this Friday, Oct. 23, at 5:30 p.m. ET for a live performance from Joe Budden.

Trolling Stone Song Review: 'I Can't Feel My Face' -- The Weeknd

Sam Corey | Posted 10.20.2015 | Comedy
Sam Corey

This scintillating dance hit has stormed nightclubs all across America, but beneath the thumping bass and catchy grooves underlies a bleak depiction o...

The Historical Relationship Between Hip Hop and Social Justice: From "The Message" to Nas and Usher's Newest Video "Chains".

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices
Shanita Hubbard

The fight for social equality is an ongoing battle. Since the early days of Grand Master Flash to our current artists, Hip Hop has helped provide a window into a world many would like to ignore

Adventures of Stretch + Bobbito on the Wheels of Steel | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices

Rewinding back to the 1990s, "Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives" documents the lives and musical loves of DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia whose Columbia University radio show (WKCR) inspired people across the world to embrace the best beats, the illest freestyles and the dopest emerging rappers who'd go on to change hip-hop history.

'Hoodie Monks' Use Hip Hop To Impart Buddhist Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.17.2015 | Religion

What if the chants emanating from a Buddhist temple were actually rap lyrics and the intricate mandalas were actually graffiti? That's how Gomyo, an A...