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Childish Gambino Blew Us Away With His Cover Of This Classic R&B Hit

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

Donald Glover, sometimes known by his rap name Childish Gambino, has proven yet again that he is a man of many talents. He's also a comedian,&nbs...

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Murder Case Against Suge Knight

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men...

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?"

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight, Dr. Dre And Ice Cube

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

June 4 (Reuters) - A widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Marion "Suge" Knight, accusing the rap mogul of carelessly striking and killin...

Suge Knight Hires Michael Jackson Ex-Attorney In California Murder Trial

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - One-time rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight formally changed his attorney on Friday in the murder case against him, brin...

Suge Knight Refuses To Attend Court Hearing On Robbery Charges

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednes...

Suge Knight Hopeful Floyd Mayweather Will Help Pay Bail

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES, April 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge declined on Thursday to lower the $10 million bail for one-time ...

Judge Orders Rap Mogul Suge Knight To Stand Trial For Murder

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

(Updates with Knight sent to hospital) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Thu...

Witness: 'I Will Not Be Used To Send Suge Knight To Prison'

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices

By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES, April 13 (Reuters) - A key witness in the hit-and-run murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight told...

Aspiring Rapper Gets Life Sentence After Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

REUTERS | Nate Raymond | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - An accused New York City gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for a slew of violent crimes, including three murders, af...

David Lohr

Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial | David Lohr | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime

HAMMOND, La. -- In 2001, they say, they were bullied into silence or forced to lie in court to help prosecutors wrongfully convict a 22-year-old rap a...

David Lohr

Prosecutor Used Hip-Hop As A Weapon To Convict Mac Phipps | David Lohr | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, Louisiana -- As he lies at night in his cell at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center, McKinley "Mac" Phipps can hear the words of his be...

Suge Knight Collapses In Court After Judge Sets Bail At $25 Million

Reuters | Michael Fleeman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A judge set bail on Friday at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case, agreeing on the amount requested by prosecutors who had descri...

Rising Stars of Rap: Pearls Negras | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts

Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."

Watch Lil Jon Take Shots At This Year's Coachella Lineup In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Comedy

Lil Jon just took shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots at everybody! The 2015 Coachella Lineup has been getting some backlash online over the q...

Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices

During Tuesday's episode of PBS' documentary series "Finding Your Roots," rapper Nas was shown a devastating document from the past: a paper receipt f...

Genre Trouble: How the Music Industry Classifies Iggy Azalea

Emma Joslyn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Joslyn

Iggy Azalea is the new Miley Cyrus. In the same way that Miley served as a point of entry to many conversations about whiteness and cultural appropriation last year, Iggy is the latest example of how white artists snatch up elements of black culture, whitewash them, and then sell them to the mainstream as their own.

We'd Watch Drake Impersonating Manny Pacquiao Forever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy

Manny Pacquiao can't be a pro boxer for the rest of his life, so ESPYs host Drake gave us a glimpse of what Pac-Man will do when he decides to "Let It...


Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Outlaw hacker John Threat (aka John Lee, who operated under the handle Corrupt in another lifetime) recently unveiled a program called Music Pack.

A Rhetoric of Their Experience

Hannah Berkman | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

"Bones and hip hop have become such a big part of my experience here at Cal that I feel like our raps are just the rhetoric of that experience." Ben G...

WATCH: Action Bronson Lights Up On Stage, Action Ensues

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment

When New York MC Action Bronson performs, fans can usually expect a good time and some "action." But when the rapper got onstage Monday night (Feb. 3)...

Female Rapper Dessa on the Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.01.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"Be excellent," stated DESSA, born Margaret Wander, unapologetically. For musicians or fans of her work, it was an interesting evening listening to her discuss what it takes to be a successful musician.

This Is What Happened When DMX Crashed A Wedding Party

Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

Wedding crashers are generally not a welcome sight to brides and grooms -- but if it's DMX who's crashing the nuptials, amazing videos like this happe...

Millennial Raptivist Organizes Community's Voice

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'