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Rising Star of Rap: Meet Snow Tha Product

Steve Harmon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

This summer is filled with action movies, super heroes running around doing, well, uh, super things. But that's just pretend. In many ways the real-life superheroes are those that overcome the odds, overcome adversity, take the raw ingredients life gives them and transcend. How's that for an intro for Snow Tha Product?

Ill Visuals

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Savas Abadsidis

Rising stars, in their own right, Rez Ones and Boogie's lives are already on display and getting involved with someone that shares their passion and lifestyle can be a blessing and a curse. When it's good, it's great.

The Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 37 Years with M.O.P, Das EFX and Other Hip-Hop Game Changers

Karim Orange | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

Now in its 37th year, this legendary event has featured scores of famous hip-hop artists. I had a chance to have a conversation with some of the featured artists and their contributions to the hip-hop game.

Childish Gambino Calls Out Kendrick Lamar, Drake In Fierce Freestyle

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

During a performance in Sydney, Australia this past weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, unleashed a fierce freestyle, calling out some of hi...

Rapper Soulja Boy: New CD 'King Soulja 3' Has 'Better Beats, Bigger Collabs'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I don't get caught up in the numbers," Soulja Boy insisted during a recent telephone interview. "I just have fun and put out music. That's what got me in the position I'm in now."

Questlove: Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Is A Game-Changer

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

Questlove says black people have to come to terms with the changing game of hip-hop, and that includes Iggy Azalea. In an interview with Time publ...

Snoop Dogg, The Roots Express Their Love For HuffPost In This Incredible Freestyle Mashup

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At HuffPost Live, we've had many rappers drop by the studio, and we usually ask them to freestyle about HuffPost. Snoop Dogg, Black Thought of The Roo...

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

This Website Will Help You Find The Perfect Ja Rule Song For Your Life

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

Have you always felt like your life could, at any given moment, be summed up by a Ja Rule song, but you just couldn’t figure out which one? Well, th...

Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head. And maybe that's why we like it. As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience.

How Hip Hop Is 'Screwing' the Urban Black Community

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

Embrace your maturation and all that it entails. As you feel yourself starting to grow out of your youth, don't fight to hold on. Let it go! The best is yet to come...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Rapper Slams 97 Percent Of Hip-Hop In Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Jay Electronica went on another Twitter tirade on Monday after hip-hop industry player Karen Civil posed the question of whether he ought to drop his ...

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

Breaking new ground as being the first Broadway musical based on a hip-hop artist's work, Holler is exploring uncharted territory that may set the stage for a new Broadway genre, Hip- Hop Theater.

Rapper Uses Port-A-Potty, Doesn't Stop Performing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

One for only playing by his rules, Action Bronson provided yet another memorable concert moment at Ottawa's Bluesfest on Saturday, July 12, when in th...

Finally a Huge And Magical "First Time Ever" Musical Event, and You Can Be There

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.11.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Wouldn't it be better -- this time 0- to be able to look back and say "I'm glad that I was there," rather than, "I wish..."

Beloved Starlet Anna Hopkins Nails It in SyFy's 'Defiance'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Her friends and family call her Noonie. I call her funny and passionate. There are certain things that make people tick and let me tell you, Anna has a bunch of these "things."

A Break(dance) From the Elections: The Streets Hit the Kabul Stage

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Payvand Seyedali

In the midst of elections chaos, as allegations of fraud, ensuing demonstrations, and occasional disturbing silences rock through Kabul, these under-18s seem to have better things to do.

Block, Booth, Boardroom

Cierra Lockett | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

Creating one's own stream of income can mean the difference between coming home with or without the lights on. Millennials could stand to learn a little creativity, perseverance, and professionalism.

Here's Your New Summer Party Anthem

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment

We love Ground Up here at the Huffington Post, and our choice to award the Philly rap trio a spot in our 20 artists to watch at the beginning of the y...

The Mind Behind WorldStarHipHop

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Meet Lee "Q" O'Denat, the founder of WSHH. Q is without a doubt becoming a powerful force in media. He has innovated a website that has entertained and outraged millions of people.

Rising Star of Rap: Meet Jarren Benton

Steve Harmon | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

From the age of six, rap and hip-hop appealed to rising star Benton, with his mother playing Beastie Boys and other artists around the house. Now older, wiser, and with his own family, Benton is working on his second album with an eye to bring his experience and vision together.

Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.

These Hip Hop-Classic Art Mashups Are Pretty Much Perfect

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts

Hip hop and classical artwork might not seem like a match made in heaven, but Gisella Velasco and Toni Potenciano found a way help these classics brus...

Rapper Warren G: 'Anybody Can Put Out a Rap Record Now'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.17.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Warren G has seen plenty of changes in the music industry -- especially as relates to rap and hip hop. While much of this evolution is unquestionably positive, the rapper says not all has been for the better.