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Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: Q&A with Peanut Butter Wolf

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

For over 15 years now, Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records has been home to some of the most varied and inventive musical artists. Now the label's genesis is detailed in a new documentary with the tale of the label's conception.

Lessons From a Queen: Erykah Badu Shares Life Lessons

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Tanisha L. Ramirez

Erykah Badu, in addition to being the reigning Queen of Soul, is a doula herself. And more than that, she's a strong role model for women who want to do it all, and then some.

Health Is The New Priority In Hip Hop

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Hip-hop may need a checkup. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series o...

Rapper Big Sean Celebrates 25th Birthday With Friends

Stephanie Penn | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

Last night Detroit, Michigan born rapper Big Sean celebrated his 25th birthday with friends. Guests joining in on the surprise included Common, Wiz Khalifa, Naya Rivera and Jhene Aiko.

And The Finest Disciple Of J. Dilla Is..

SPIN | Posted 04.05.2013 | Detroit

Chillwave O.G. channels James Yancey better than those pencil-necked, mad-reverent, MPC-pounding geeks When will the picking of J. Dilla's bones st...

Late Musician's Record Collection For Sale On Ebay

Posted 01.24.2013 | Detroit

Fans of late musician and producer J Dilla (nee James Yancey) now have an opportunity to own a piece of his record collection. The Detroit artist'...

WATCH: The Legacy Of J Dilla

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit

One of Detroit's hip-hop heroes will be celebrated Friday night, with scores of co-hosts and and musical guests set to swarm the Fillmore Detroit to s...

Simone Landon

Big Sean Talks Growing Up In Detroit, Being 'Finally Famous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

Rapper Big Sean may be "finally famous," as stated in the title of his debut album on Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label, but he's cautious enough to kn...

Miguel Atwood Ferguson: A Different Grand Performance

Wyatt Closs | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

He brings together genres seamlessly with his viola from hip-hop to classical and will have you gnashing or gritting your teeth with his mad orchestral skills. This Friday night shouldn't be any different for Miguel Atwood Ferguson.

Onra: A Hip-Hop Renaissance Resides in France

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

Using the history of his father's homeland and soaking in the spirit of his mother's French roots, Onra has established himself as a harmonious maestro who can adapt to any type of music.