The evidence of our culture's unwillingness to address the reality and ubiquity of men's violence against women is not merely contained in the lyrics on Eminem's new album.
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Have you seen this new Heineken commercial, "Let a Stranger Drive You Home?" Last week, it shot Biz Markie's 1990 hit "Just a Friend" onto the iTunes bestsellers list.
You once said, "Hip-Hop is not just a mirror of what is, it should also be a reflection of what can be." I can work with my people to clean up our act, but you have to understand that poverty still exists in America.
While sampling's presence may have made hip hop into the form that many of us miss dearly, its absence could actually start to foster a broad sound that we may soon grow to know and love.
Hip-hop music has always acted as a sort of watchdog for political movement. Lyrics range from anti-American to revolutionary to ideas that encourage listeners to simply stay aware.
Notorious is the first biopic of a hip-hop personality. Think about that as both an awesome milestone, as well as a sad testament for hip-hop.
The album isn't overly pious, but Jawz's faith is apparent in the absence of the macho bull and gangsta pretension of other mainstream rap.
Rap music originated in the medieval taverns of Scotland rather than the mean streets of the Bronx and Brooklyn, an American academic has claimed. ...
In celebration of the third and final Presidential Debate, URB.com put together the 10 best rap songs where candidates truly debate the issues. Most of these nominees just happen to rap.
NEW YORK — Death Row Records, the hip-hop label that released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, has been auct...
When does the fantasy world of rap music end and real life begin? Is it acceptable to bring a human being's obviously honest distress into a world of pseudo-tough-guy confrontation?
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