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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...

NO SECURITY: Gif Horse

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.'

Rapper Is More Than 6 Different Kinds Of Cool

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

Watch Los Angeles rapper RiceBoyLiu spit in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Chinese. It's impressive to hear a rap involving so many...

Coolio Lifebombs College Kids, Sings His Biggest Hit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy

What even is this video? Okay, let us explain: According to Blog Preston, Coolio (AKA Artis Leon Ivey Jr) began his world tour at Ships and Giggle...

Rick Ross Previews New Wale Album (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

For the second year in a row, What's Trending streamed live from the Samsung Hope For Children gala blue carpet, where we teamed up with Samsung to...

Youth Radio Podcast: T.I. Visits Youth Radio

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: @ DJ Tone Def Rapper T.I. visited young people at Youth Radio in Oakland, CA. By Brandon McFarland Rapper T.I. is enjoying his new l...

WATCH: 'Jesus' Holds Rapper's Chain

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment

The Game fans witnessed a December miracle on Tuesday night when Jesus made an appearance during the rapper's L.A. show to kickoff the release of his ...

Rapper Convicted Of Killing Schoolchildren

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A court in South Africa found a hip-hop star guilty Tuesday of the murder of four schoolchildren in a drag-race crash that had victims...

Meet the 83-Year Old Rapper Taking YouTube by Storm (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Kwayzar may be old, but he's still got swag for DAYS. After being popularized by Reddit, the 83-year-old rapper and his hit song "I Can Still Do It" has taken the Internet by storm.

Kevin Smith's Exclusive Stalker-azzi Story and Reddit AMA Questions

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

What began as an innocent attempt by Kevin to enjoy the outdoors with his mini dachshund and get some exercise ended up turning into a crazy encounter with a fan who just happened to be camping in his car with "the longest telephoto lens in the world."

Who Said It?: Rick Santorum Vs. Eminem

The Huffington Post | Becca Frucht, MTV News | Posted 04.01.2012 | College

Don’t worry, kids -- Newt and Kanye haven’t cornered the market on cray quotes. And sure, Mitt may be stealin’ Eminem’s beats, but it’s Rick...

Trymaine Lee

Ex-Cocaine Kinigpin 'Freeway' Rick Ross Aims To Make Amends After Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.29.2012 | Black Voices

Nearly every night that "Freeway" Rick Ross spent in prison, the same nightmare filled his head: He and his crew are sitting around a table piled h...

'Rapper' Climbs Light Pole in Times Square, Shuts Down Traffic

| Kareem Johnson | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

TIMES SQUARE -- Police shut down a portion of Times Square to traffic Tuesday after a man climbed a light pole on 44th Street. Hundreds of people g...

Did Kanye West Create A Monster?

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mikhail Lyubansky

To some, Kanye West's new video is a defense of blackness. I wanted to see such a meaning. I looked for it, both in the lyrics and the video. I couldn't.

Counting Crows' Adam Duritz Serves as Rapper NOTAR's Mentor (VIDEO)

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When you think of hip hop, one of the last people to come to mind is likely Counting Crows' lead singer Adam Duritz. He's actually a huge fan of rap and is one helluva hip-hop talent scout and mentor.

Snoop Dogg Tried To Rent Liechtenstein For Video Shoot

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Music videos have transported MTV audiences to far-off locales for years. Madonna memorably danced on a Venetian gondola in 1984, while Michael Jackso...

The Virtual World of Soulja Boy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"For me to be a kid in the hood on the Internet with millions and millions across the world looking at videos of me dancing, rapping or being with my friends," said Soulja Boy, "I was like 'Whoa!'"

Joaquin the Koan

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

The Fall-Winter of 2008-2009 in American history will be remembered for three things: who won the presidential election, who won the Super Bowl and... what the hell is going on with Joaquin Phoenix?!