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#TheMeccafest: A New Home for Howard Homecoming

Rachel Hampton | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Rachel Hampton

Howard University's Homecoming celebration is one known for its immense turn out to events with even bigger names attached to them. For 90 years, the celebration has garnered a public filled with Howard students, alumni, the DMV Community, and of course -- those out-of-town friends who crashed on couches to experience such an epic weekend.

A Reign of 90 Years, Crown Creates an Unforgettable Howard Homecoming

Rachel Hampton | Posted 10.30.2014 | College
Rachel Hampton

Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.

Rapper Slams 97 Percent Of Hip-Hop In Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment

Jay Electronica went on another Twitter tirade on Monday after hip-hop industry player Karen Civil posed the question of whether he ought to drop his ...

Rapper Warren G: Judge Performers By Their Music, Not Their Sexuality

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

Big Boi And Wale's 'Game Of Thrones' Raps Have Arrived, And You Want To Hear Them

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

The beats are coming. There's no doubt that "Catch the Throne," the upcoming "Game of Thrones" hip-hop mix tape is going to slay everyone in the seven...

Wale Documentary To Air On Revolt

Revolt TV | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Last spring, Wale was a rapper setting big goals in a fog of stress. He wanted his forthcoming third album, “The Gifted,” to top the charts. (It d...

In Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar Is King

Timothy Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

Right now, Kendrick is king. His innovation runs deep, and I hope it runs deep enough to avoid the shallowness of an industry that too often neglects freshness and comfortably embraces the modus operandi.

The 'Picasso Baby' Performance-Art Video Is Here

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

As promised, Jay Z's 11-minute video for "Picasso Baby" debuted Friday night on HBO. The performance-art project was filmed over the course of six hou...

'Picasso Baby' Sets HBO Premiere

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

Jay Z's recent performance-art project for "Picasso Baby," in which he spent six hours filming the music video in a Manhattan art gallery, will make i...

Wale Set For Career Milestone

Billboard | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

Rapper Wale should earn his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new release, "The Gifted." Industry sources forecast the a...

Wale And RGIII, Match Made In D.C. Heaven

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.26.2013 | DC

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to have a wedding singer many Washingtonians would pay big bucks to see. One of D.C.'s ...

In 'The Country Of Africa'?!

Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

Rick Ross may have been a little too excited to paint his visit to Africa as proof that the world is excited for Wale's upcoming album, "The Gifted." ...

Jerry Seinfeld ... Rapper?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment

Washington D.C. rapper Wale is currently on a hot streak, having lined up a profile in the Washington Post and an extended chit-chat with RapRadar's E...

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...

Rihanna Sings Over Squeaky Bed Springs

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

No rest for the weary: Wale dropped the Rihanna remix to "Bad" one day after performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam. The track features Wale and Ms. Si...

The Big 2-8

Courtney Garcia | Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

This week, I turn 28-years-old, which means it's time to reevaluate life and consider how everything's going to change in my maturity.

SpeakeasyDC At Town Boutique: HuffPost DC Top 5 For October 9

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN PICK 1. Paranormal Behavior: Stories About Hauntings, Clairvoyance and Alien Abductions at Town...

Saul Williams, Patton Oswalt, John Cale: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 31, September 1, 2

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.31.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 1. Saul Williams At Howard Theatre One of the only American poets that non-poetry folks enjoy. A captivating figure, w...

Philadelphia Gears Up To Host Jay-Z's Two Day Festival

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — The city where America was made is gearing up for rapper Jay-Z's "Made In America" music festival, which officials estimate will ...

Top Six Lines From the Six Artists on Rick Ross's "Power Circle"

Rap Genius | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

Over the past few years, the tight-knit group of artists, namely Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, and Stalley, have transformed the rap landscape with their constant supply of Ciroc and Luger beats. In "Power Circle," the group calls upon the Knights of the Round Table as a guiding motto

Jay-Z Snags HUGE Names For Festival

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Phase one of the Made in America festival's lineup has been announced, with legendary rock group Pearl Jam leading the pack at Jay-Z's Philadelphia ex...

G.O.O.D. Music's Dream Team

Sharief Easterling | Posted 07.01.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

Quality rap music is few and far between these days but a union of this magnitude has endless possibilities. After getting a sample of the greatness on "Mercy" the whole word is patiently waiting for more of the classic material. From the looks of it Its gonna be a G.O.O.D. summer!

What To Watch On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.30.2011 | TV

"The Walking Dead" Marathon (11 a.m. to 12 midnight EST on AMC) If you've missed out on the critically-acclaimed zombie drama or are just trying to a...

Weekend To-Do: A Snow Day Bar Crawl, Wale At The Washington Wizards, And Elmo (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend has something for everyone. Holiday festivities range from the more adult-themed (a snow day-inspired bar crawl) to more fa...