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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...

This Photo Of The Pope Is Pretty Darn Dope

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion

From his penchant for selfies to his smooth white 1984 Renault, Pope Francis is quite possibly the most swagtastic 77-year-old we know. Then there...

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

It Was All a Dream: Why Iggy Azalea's Hip-Hop Bubble Might 'Pop'

Karen J. Francis | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

How can a woman best-known for pop hits be the new hip-hop record holder?

"Eff Iggy" Reformed Me: A White Girl's Take on Madd Mary's Graphic Video

Janelle Brandon | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Janelle Brandon

Azalea has seeped into the collective unconscious by riding the coattails of other artists, adopting an accent not her own to rap, and certainly taken generously from African American and hip hop culture to her extreme advantage.

Iggy Azalea and Macklemore: White Rappers in a Black Genre

Uloop | Posted 09.28.2014 | College
Uloop

The braggadocio nature of a lot of hip-hop songs and the genre's roots as an outlet for African American youth has made Iggy Azalea's rise to popularity controversial. She has the longest run for a female rapper as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy."

Tupac Takes on Broadway

Lauri Lyons | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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.

This 'Party' Anthem Has A Message No One's Hearing

Jessica Chassin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

He relates to teenagers, expressing that he's been there and gave into peer pressure. He also uses his own life experience to explain not only that excessive drinking isn't cool, but also that it can lead you to a perilous and poisoning path. So why don't young people respect that?

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

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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.

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

Oliver Luckett, CEO of TheAudience, messaged me a track of Zebra Katz. My reaction was "Wow, this is beautiful, I would love to paint him". Oliver fac...

Seth Rogen Charges Macklemore with Anti-Semitism, but Fails to See the Issues in His Own Film

Jai Tiggett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Jai Tiggett

Some may not see the connection between these two situations, but I'd argue that Ike Barinholtz using a slur that offends black folks, and Macklemore donning a getup that offends Jews, are strikingly similar.

Rap Dream

Teresa Hsiao | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
Teresa Hsiao

Growing up, I had two life goals. The first was to own a half-dog, half-monkey that I would call a "donkey" (pronounced "dunky"). The second was to be...

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...

Rick Ross Sounds Off On Gay Rappers

Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Rapper Rick Ross sounded off on claims that hip-hop music was actually becoming less inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) co...

If Rappers Were Copywriters

Simon Goetz | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Simon Goetz

I'm selling dope, straight off the iPhone. Are you saying that you're actually selling drugs using your iPhone? We ran it by Marketing and they love your energy, but insist the copy is way off brand.

7 Most Ridiculous Products Ever Endorsed By Rappers

www.uproxx.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Where would hip hop be without grandiose commercialism? Hip hop may not have always been about excess but that's been its current status for the last ...

Rappers Heading To North Korea To Become Famous

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

Two Washington, D.C. rappers are readying themselves for a trip to North Korea in the hopes of becoming famous. Rappers Pacman and Peso, whose rea...

Miley And Joan Of Arc Together?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion

Miley Cyrus and Joan of Arc? Well, there's a pair you probably never expected to see together, let alone rap battle each other. It's pretty c...

Rapper: Miley Cyrus 'Attempted To Twerk, But She Didn't Really Twerk Properly'

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans hip-hop artist Big Freedia is twerking his way to TV screens. The openly gay rapper, a representative of th...

Rap Video Sends Powerful Message About Stop And Frisk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

Controversial New York City laws permitting the use of stop-and-frisks have ignited controversy, raising concerns over racial profiling and privacy v...

Da'Quan Goes To Harvard, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2013 | College

Harvard University should've known no library could quiet down Da'Quan, an actor/rapper/back-up vocalist/choreographer/motivational speaker. Da'Qua...

Rappers Are ALWAYS Introducing Themselves

Posted 12.15.2013 | Comedy

By now, it's become a cliche for rappers to kick off a song by introducing themselves by name (and, on occasion) what they're here to say). But Slackt...

Actress/Rapper Elyse Levesque Talks About Sci-Fi Cons and New Short 'Fruitcake'

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Canadian-born Elyse Levesque is a down to earth stunning beauty who you'll recognize from TV's Stargate Universeand Cedar Grove. She currently took on the Producer's hat and is working on a short film called Fruitcake.

What Rapper 2 Chainz Eats for Breakfast

Bon Appetit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We'd probably eat a lot worse if we went to bed at 7 a.m. most days.

Russian Granny Notices Rapper Has An Erection.. And Laughs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

That street rapper is getting really "excited" about his verses, and this nana calls it like she sees it. For all of you wondering, she said somet...