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Chicago Artists Unite To Condemn Gun Violence In Their City

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.07.2016 | Black Voices

A group of Chicago artists are speaking out against the routine violence in their community. So Chi Voices creates music which they hope will help to ...

Foxy Brown; The Mahogany Rap Bitch

Rashad Benton | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Rashad Benton

Photo Courtesy of Foxy Brown; the chocolate rap bitch from the 90's. First off, where is she? Can someone tap her on the should...

Cold World: An Interview With Iceberg Theory

Alex Koenig | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

I caught up with Iceberg Theory and discussed the essentials of hip-hop -- beats, rhymes and life -- alongside subjects unique to him, such as fantasy and religion.

This Dallas Rap Group Released A Powerful Ode To Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices

Lyricist-rapper Cameron McCloud couldn’t stomach the violence anymore after hearing of the deaths of innocent black men Alton Sterling and Philando ...

This Poet Says What Every Person With Multicultural Heritage Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts

Omar Musa wants to use his voice any way he can ― whether written, spoken, screamed, or sung. The second generation Malaysian-Australian has devoted...

G-Eazy: 'I Base My Success On Real People'

FaceCulture | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment

With two consecutive top-5 records and an appearance on Britney Spears' new album rapper G-Eazy is one of the hottest rappers of the moment. However, ...

"My Five Favorite Films" with Rappers Uncommon Nasa, Short Fuze, And Curly Castro

Alex Koenig | Posted 07.18.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

Autonomy Music by Short Fuze & Uncommon Nasa At its best, Uncommon Nasa and Short Fuze's Autonomy Music bumps like a buddy cop movie soundtrack from ...

HuffPost Black Voices Presents: BARS

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.12.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Lin-Manuel Miranda Names His Favorite Rappers Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts

By now, even the freshest fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda are aware of the fact that his hip-hop-inspired musical "Hamilton" is filled with veiled referenc...

Satirical Nerdcore Rapper M.C. Hawking Set to Perform For Stephen Hawking at STARMUS Festival

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Imitating Stephen Hawking is a bold move, but doing it with wit and satire is an endearing statement. Hailing from Gloucester, Massachusetts is musici...

How Do You Spell Hip Hop Entrepreneur? Berner

Steve Harmon | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Steve Harmon

As a veteran of Silicon Valley and startups there are identifying characteristics of being an entrepreneur that I've found exist in successful musicians. Yes, musicians. Artists.

Music Debut for TV Babe Cierra Ramirez

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Barely old enough to drink, singer-actor Cierra Ramirez is poised to take the stage in global fashion with an urban/pop EP release June 20, coinciding...

WATCH LIVE: Wu-Tang's RZA Dishes On His Latest Project

HuffPost | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Black Voices Presents BARS, our weekly hip-hop show where we showcase some of the hottest up and coming spitters. This week RZA & Paul Banks ...

Malka Red's "Boy Booty" Is the Feminist Summer Anthem of 2016

Kyle Stevens | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Kyle Stevens

Move over Demi Lovato. There's a new cool empress for the summer and her name is Malka Red. Red's "Boy Booty" is making serious waves across the Int...

Kunta Kinte Descendant, Lamin Jatta, Challenges Snoop Dogg

Saba Tekle | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

I, like most people, was disappointed after watching Snoop Dogg's video on WorldStar Hip Hop about boycotting the television remake mini-series of Roo...

Daily Meditation: Blessings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Post Malone Enters the Pink Starburst Stage of His Career

DJBooth | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

"White Iverson" is the single that started it all. The hypnotic smoothness of the instrumental mixed with Post Malone's tender vocals, catchy lyrics and infectious melody made it a song that was bound to be background noise across the world.

You've Never Heard Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Juicy' Sung Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" just got a gorgeous vintage jazz makeover. The late hip-hop star's 1994 hit has been beautifully reworked by Postmodern Juk...

How Drake is Redefining Masculinity

Tobi Abdul | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Tobi Abdul

It's not quite clear whether my love for Drake is ironic, some sort of patriotic obligation, or if a Canadian, mixed-race, emotional, TV star-turned-r...

A Rap For Yoga Pants-Loving Moms Everywhere

Deva Dalporto | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Deva Dalporto

I wear yoga pants ALL. THE. TIME. They're comfy. They're practical. They're perfect for my crazy mom life.


Kwesi Foli | Posted 12.15.2016 | Black Voices
Kwesi Foli

So I know that I didn't actually witness the day trap music died, but I know when I mourned for it. It was Friday, September 19. I had just finished w...

Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book: A Coming to Age Story of a Young Black Chicagoan

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 05.18.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

In one of Chicago's most violent times in recent years due to gun violence, Chance the Rapper's recently released mixtape, Coloring Book, gives many C...

Rapping McDonald's Grandma Is Facebook Sensation

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty

A 72-year-old grandmother who works six days a week in a western New York McDonald's is enjoying her 15 minutes of Facebook fame. Her special bullet t...

Gordon Ramsay And Julia Child Have A Rap War, And It's Tasty

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.18.2016 | Taste

Burn! Culinary giants Gordon Ramsay and Julia Child cook up heated verse in a new edition of "Epic Rap Battles Of History." Actors playing Ramsay, a d...

One Of Hip-Hop's Greatest Sports Mysteries Has Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.17.2016 | Sports

It's a mystery that's hung over the New York Knicks since 1997. Fans have debated its answers online for years. Former players have kept quiet. For ne...