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Raheem DeVaughn Opens Up On Arrest With Dr. Cornel West & Being An Unsigned Artist | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread across the globe, notable entertainers are showing up among its supporters in increasing number...

PHOTOS: 175 Arrests Reported At 'Occupy' Grant Park Campout

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

Police say they arrested around 175 Occupy Chicago protesters on early Sunday who refused to leave the city's Grant Park, the occupation's new base af...

WATCH: National Hip Hop Star Rallies Occupy Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.13.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday night, Occupy Oakland got a special treat with a visit from Chicago hip-hop star Lupe Fiasco who was in town to play a show at the Fox Thea...

Occupy Wall Street, Day 12: More Bold-Faced Support, Dramatic Arrests (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

Celebrities, public intellectuals and political figures are coming out of the woodworks to show support of the #OccupyWallStreet protesters, entering ...

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

Shawnimals: Making the World a Better Place, One Ninja at a Time

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Cara Cannella | Posted 08.01.2011 | Small Business

As a kid, Shawn Smith was obsessed with cartoons and video games. He also loved to draw. Fast forward to Illinois State University, where he would mee...

LISTEN: Patrick Stump And Lupe Fiasco's New Single About Chicago

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

As the music world (apparently) waits with bated breath for the debut solo album from Fall Out Boy frontman and Chicago native son Patrick Stump, he's...

WATCH: O'Reilly And Rapper Lupe Fiasco Get Into Shouting Match

Posted 08.21.2011 | Media

Bill O'Reilly got into a shouting match with rapper Lupe Fiasco about terrorism and the war in Afghanistan on his Monday show. Fiasco was on to def...

Battling Another Rapper, Bill O'Reilly Defends Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 08.20.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Bill O'Reilly is still picking fights with rappers, but it feels like his heart's not in it.

WATCH: Lupe Fiasco, Chicago Rapper, Calls Obama 'The Biggest Terrorist'

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

A few weeks ago, the political right criticized President Barack Obama for having Common, a Chicago-native rapper, to the White House for a poetry rea...

Music Musts This Week in LA: White Denim, Stevie Nicks

| Katie Bain | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles

We’re not taking a night off this week, Los Angeles, as worthy musical experiences are ours for the taking clear through Sunday. May 25: White D...

Clean Water for a Brighter Future

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Gore

By investing in access to water around the globe, we are also investing in the education of a girl who will have the tools to reinvest back into her family, community, and our world.

Linkin Park Goes To The UN: A Conversation With Mike Shinoda

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mike Shinoda of Lincoln Park agrees with the assessment that his band is a band in which everyone is always experimenting with new things.

Listen To Lupe, Ellison And Eboo: It's Time To Hear From More Muslims

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

As I sit here contemplating Representative Peter King's (R-NY) upcoming "Muslim radicalization" hearings, trying to discern if my stomach ache is the ...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

If you ever wondered how you'd handle a week where Avril Lavigne, the cast of Glee, Lupe Fiasco, and three-fourths of Oasis all simultaneously released albums, here's your survival guide.

Is Rap Poetry?

The Poetry Foundation | Adam Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation: How Ya Like Me Now Does rap's suspended adolescence keep it from serious consideration? By Adam Kirsch The Anthology ...

WEEKEND PLANS: Dance With Dan Savage, Crafty Holiday Shopping

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Not sure what to do this weekend? Allow us to decide for you. Dan Savage is in town, there is a big hip hop show in the South Loop and a crafty way to...

Singer-Songwriter Matthew Santos on "The Interview Show"

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Singer-songwriter Matthew Santos stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout in Chicago, to perform and talk about his new CD (...

Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Common Perform At Turned-Around Farragut Career Academy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Whether it's longer days or stricter dress codes, smaller classes or more accountable teachers, educators around the country are trying a wide array o...

Charles Patton, Lupe Fiasco's Mentor, Has Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from rap artist Lupe Fiasco's mentor, who was convicted on drug charges despite complaints t...

Summit On The Summit (VIDEO): Celebrity Kilimanjaro Climb Premieres On MTV

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of 300 celebrities and activists, spearheaded by Kenna, climbed up Mt. Kilimanjaro, in an effort to raise awareness and money for the global cl...

Celebrity Kilimanjaro Climb (VIDEO): MTV To Air 'Summit On The Summit' Documentary

Posted 03.21.2012 | Green

One month ago, a group of celebrities and activists including Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch and Lupe Fiasco reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, comple...

Tanya Morgan: Sons Of the Native Tongue

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

The hip-hop trio Tanya Morgan, which consist of Brooklyn emcee/producer Von Pea and Cincinnati emcees Donwill and Ilyas, have set out to craft a signature sound of music that stands apart from industry standards.

Cheryle Jackson, Democratic Senate Candidate, Has Lupe Fiasco Perform At Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks before Illinois votes in the Democratic Senate primaries, the candidates are scrounging for every endorsement they can get. Cheryle Jackson...

Jessic Biel and Pals Climbing Kilimanjaro to Highlight Unsafe Drinking Water

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Kenna was born in Ethiopia in East Africa and came to the United States with his parents when he was three. Africa is the part of the world where the most people are struggling with unhealthy drinking water.