Hip Hop

It’s considered one Hip Hop greatest album of all time on April 19th 1994 Nas delivered his debut album Illmatic that forever changed hip hop. This album was one of the first hip hop albums with an all star producer line up from Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and Les, and another rapper from East […]

In 2023, Angel J. Nelson, a 22-year-old college senior and hotel receptionist from Miami, Florida, introduced the world to “Trap Rock,” a fusion of Trap and Rock music. Her unique sound went viral on TikTok with the release of her single “Broke,” combining southern Rap beats with Rock influences, capturing 250,000 views and nearly 80,000 […]

Born Calvin LeBrun in 1966, Mister Cee rose up to become one of the most prominent DJs in New York City, most notably as the official DJ for his high school buddy Big Daddy Kane, and for helping launch the career of The Notorious B.I.G. All three hailed from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. “As […]

Joyner Lucas follows up his first album and Grammy nomination with a sophomore album titled Not Now I’m Busy. The 17-track album includes collaborations with Jelly Roll, DMX, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Twista, Logic, Symba, Buffalo native Conway the Machine, and Nefertitti Avani. The song “Best For Me” features Jelly Roll and has already reached […]

A jury found  Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington guilty of murder in the killing of hip-hop icon Jam Master Jay in a New York City recording studio in 2002, federal prosecutors said. The two men were accused of killing Jam Master Jay — born Jason Mizell, who co-founded Run-DMC in the early 1980s — […]

In 2004, the music industry experienced a transformative year with the release of several iconic albums, marking their 20th anniversary this year. Usher’s “Confessions” redefined the R&B genre, becoming a cultural phenomenon and one of the decade’s most acclaimed albums. Destiny’s Child released their final album, “Destiny Fulfilled,” closing a chapter on their legendary status […]

South African Amapiano sensation Lady Du has made a remarkable comeback in the music industry after facing personal and professional setbacks. In 2021, amidst her rising fame with the hit “Superstar,” she endured significant losses, including her apartment and the end of a significant relationship. This period led her to a moment of despair, but […]

(Ebony) — Following a year of memorable performances, including sold-out shows by Drake and 21 Savage, 2024 promises more exhilarating live music experiences by Black artists. The upcoming year’s lineup includes notable tours from Janet Jackson (Together Again Summer 2024 with Nelly), André 3000 (New Blue Sun Live), Busta Rhymes (Blockbusta Tour 2024), Drake & […]

(BET) – “Kings From Queens: The RUN DMC Story,” a new docuseries on Peacock that streams February 1, delves into the journey of Run-DMC, the most influential rap group in music history. The series captures their rise from Hollis, Queens, to global music titans, their impact on making hip-hop mainstream, and the abrupt end to […]

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland presented Marley Marl with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award during the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards. One of the greatest rap producers of all-time, Marley had a highlight reel that captured his most significant wins, including producing Roxanne Shante’s “Roxanne’s Revenge” and LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out.” “The […]

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