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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.

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

Jessica Chassin | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 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.

Hafftka Painting Zebra Katz (Ojay Morgan)

Michael Hafftka | Posted 05.29.2014 | 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...

Guy Finds USB Drive In Apple Store, Everyone Wins

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.03.2013 | Comedy

It was just an average day at work for a San Franciscan Apple Store employee, when suddenly, and without warning, he came across a shining light. No, ...

Rappers Bragging About Their Jewish Laywers

Posted 10.08.2013 | Comedy

What's the one thing no rapper would be caught dead without? Legal representation from a member of the Jewish persuasion, of course. Check out thi...

Rapper SLAMS New Dad Kanye West

Posted 07.01.2013 | Celebrity

There's one person who's not getting a present for North West. Kanye West's friend and collaborator, rapper T-Pain, said that he has no desire to ...

How Obama Played the Hip Hop Community

Erik Nielson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Black Voices
Erik Nielson

There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.

Jason Collins' Coming Out Is 'Opening Doors For People'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Rapper Lil Wayne, who is a huge basketball fan, recently spoke in favor of NBA center Jason Collins coming out during an interview with MTV. The "...

Snoop Lion Alters Opinion On Gay Rappers

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The former "D-O-Double-G" has been very vocal lately about his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. During an inter...