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Mighty IV – “Platinum Plus” (Video)

While we live in times where Hip-Hop is evolving, and developing sub-categories within the genre, some of today’s youngest emerging rappers still honor, and are inspired by the golden era. 14-year-old emcee, Mighty IV, pays tremendous homage to one of the illest and most legendary emcees to ever grace the mic, Big L, of D.I.T.C. IV unleashes his latest visual spitting some of the most prolific and notable bars ever heard from a 14-year-old, and yes! he writes his own rhymes! Under the direc...
Tags: Videos, Hip Hop, Jazz, Travis Scott, Ran Reed, Mighty IV, Platinum Plus, Nick Wiz, Kendrick Lamar Joey


Locked and Loaded: Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud Discuss Their Classic 1988 Hip-Hop Debut

In the late '80s, they rode the cresting wave of the hip-hop duos. Likely born from the synergistic energy produced by seminal acts like Eric B. & Rakim, Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud were one of many rap duos competing for a place at the DJs turntable. They hit one nifty cut out of the park with the snappishly urban strut of "Do the James", a jam that tipped its hat to the legendary James Brown as well as the hyperkinetic basement hip-hop parties that were especially popular in the Bronx at th...
Tags: Google, Feature, Music, Interview, California, Nas, Rap, James Brown, Mtv, Hip-hop, Queens, Eminem, Manhattan, Bronx, James, 1980s


50 Cent Many Men for Throwback Thursday

One of the coolest people I follow on Instagram is Tom Brady. Honestly, he’s the GOAT in my opinion and this is coming from someone who despises him on the field. Last year I was so happy that my Philadelphia Eagles beat them in the Super Bowl. Only one other athlete have I despised just as much as Brady and that was Joe Montana. They are just that damn good which make me despise and respect them at the same time. Brady has this thing where he recaps the game and it follows with music. This wa...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Philadelphia Eagles, Tom Brady, Brady, Throwback Thursday, Joe Montana They


Loyle Carner feat. Rebel Kleff + Kiko Bun: You Don’t Know

Loyle Carner (aka Benjamin Coyle-Larner) moonlights as an observant server, bartender, security guard and cab driver in the video for “You Don’t Know.” Watching over his mother (played by his real-life mom) as she goes on a few dates—some good and some not so. Throughout, Carner raps about his own dating fears—particularly losing trust and love as time goes on. It’s a clever and sweet …
Tags: Design, London, Culture, Hip-hop, British, Listenup, Loyle Carner, Carner, Kleff Kiko Bun, Benjamin Coyle Larner


5 Daring Elements We All Can Steal from Cardi B's Style

Here's our pick of Cardi B's most relatable styles and outfit choices. You'd be surprised at what you can borrow from her look!It's undeniable, Cardi B is the Queen of the female hip-hop scene right now, with a killer fashion sense to go with her chart-topping music. An exuberant personality like hers only matches with extravagant outfits, but the opposite isn't necessarily true! You are who you are, but you can always get out of your comfort zone and spice your closet up with some extra details...
Tags: Boots, Music, College, Inspiration, Hip-hop, Celebrity Fashion, Blazers, Cardi, Pastels, Nail Trends, Statement Earrings


Juelz Santana Marries Kimbella Ahead of 27-Month Federal Prison Sentence

Love & Hip Hop New York star Juelz Santana and his longtime girlfriend and fellow LHHNY castmate Kimbella Vanderhee are officially husband and wife.The reality couple tied the knot Thursday (Jan. 10) in a private wedding ceremony in New York in front of celebrity friends such as Jim Jones, Cam’ron, Maino, Joe Budden, Lil Kim, Freekey Zekey, and others.Juelz and Kimbella have been together for at least a decade and share two children together: 8-year-old son Juelz Santana James and 6-year-old dau...
Tags: Reality TV, New York, Celebs, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Juelz Santana, Celebrity Couples, Trending, Newark Liberty International Airport, Santana, Apollo Theater, Juelz, Love & Marriage, Love & Hip-Hop, LHHNY


Mathew Knowles Explains How He Protected Beyoncé & Destiny’s Child From R. Kelly

Mathew Knowles played absolutely ZERO games when it came to protecting his daughter and her bandmates from alleged sexual predator R. Kelly.In an interview with the UK newspaper Metro, Knowles revealed the steps he and his wife at the time, Tina Knowles, took to ensure that Destiny’s Child was safe around R. Kelly in the mid-1990s when the allegations of his sexual misconduct first surfaced.Knowles—who managed Destiny’s Child—said Kelly submitted a song for the group’s debut album, but he turned...
Tags: Music, UK, Celebs, Beyonce, Hip Hop, Rape, Sony, Pop Culture, Jazz, Aaliyah, Solange, Sexual Predators, Metro, R. Kelly, Trending, Kelly


Royalty by Gang Starr for Throwback Thursday

My love for hip hop goes back a while now. We can say it began the magical year of 1988. For us Hip Hop heads, that was the original Golden Era. Throughout the years, I’ve had so many albums whether it’s cassette tapes, CDs or even Vinyl’s. Since I’ve had my Apple Music account, every now and then I run into an album that brings me back to a certain place. Recently, I was browsing a hip hop site and they were talking about the Moment of Truth album from Gang Starr. Of course, GangStarr is made...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Starr, Throwback Thursday, Moment of Truth, Gangstarr, Gang Starr


How To Sell Out A Show [Kosha Dillz]

Indie rapper Kosha Dillz does it all pretty much himself. There's no agent, no label and only occasional help with marketing. Despite those obstacles he's carved out a touring career thanks to his impressive hustle and some tips he shares here. _____________________________________ Guest post by Kosha Dillz To be honest I have only sold out one show in my life as a headliner. It was in a seattle and I got to say some people wanted to play with me so bad after meeting me at wa...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Usa, New York, Marketing, Social Media, Rap, Hip Hop, Paris, Musicians, St Louis, Sxsw, Music Business, Live & Touring, Musician, Bruce Houghton


Porter's Head: Rapper Porter Ray on His Latest Hip-Hop Opus, 'Eye of the Beholder'

None His talent caught the eye and ears of a kindred spirit, Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, who clearly saw much of himself in the young upstart. Indeed, Porter Ray possesses a similarly skewed vision of hip-hop upheld by his far more experienced mentor. But Ray is wise beyond his years, exhibiting a firm sense of self which translates effortlessly in the recording studio. Butler, also an A&R at Sub Pop Records, brought the young rapper onboard at the label in 2015. Ray'...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Toronto, Mountain, Rap, Hip-hop, Middle East, Montreal, Seattle, Shell, Pacific Northwest, Watercolor, Ray, Shabazz, Porter


Lizzo: Juice

Once again Lizzo has blended various genres for an effortlessly perfect pop song that celebrates self-love. With elements of funk and soul, the track has a distinctly retro vibe—spurred on by its ’80s-inflected music video. Directed by Quinn Wilson, the clip pays homage to everything from the Soul Glo commercials in Coming to America to workout tapes, talk shows and infomercials.
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, America, Pop, Culture, Hip-hop, Listenup, New Music, Lizzo, Listen Up, Quinn Wilson


Drake kisses 17-year-old fan on stage in unearthed video clip

The Canadian rapper shouted, ‘I can’t go to jail yet, man!’ when the girl revealed her ageVideo has surfaced of Drake kissing a 17-year-old girl in Denver, Colorado in May 2010. In the clip, the Canadian rapper invites the girl on stage during his performance at the Ogden Theater, dances with her, kisses her neck, comments on her shampoo, then pulls her shirt down at the back of the neck to kiss her again.After reaching both hands across her chest while standing behind her, he picks up the micro...
Tags: Music, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Chris Brown, Drake, Denver Colorado, Ogden Theater


B2K Sets 2000’s Inspired Fan Dress Code For Reunion Shows

Early 2000’s pop group B2K surprised their fans just before the holidays when the group announced that they would be hitting the road on a reunion tour.  Shortly after the announcement, frontman Omarion shared a post via Instagram outlining a series of dress code rules for all those in attendance. The post also said that those born after the year 2000 should keep their “young asses” at home and that skinny jeans and Balenciagas would not be permitted. The singer later confirmed to TMZ ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Pop, Hip Hop, Omarion, Music Business, Live & Touring, Bruce Houghton, B2K, Balenciagas


Ebro Darden now runs hip-hop on Apple Music

Apple have nabbed Ebro Darden to lead hip-hop content on their music streaming service as Spotify’s Rap Caviar looms as the runaway leader in rap on music streaming services. Apple Music have appointed Ebro Darden as their new global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B after 3 years as a host on Apple’s digital radio Beats 1. Darden has risen to prominence as a host on Hot 97 where he has covered hip-hop and interviewed many of it’s biggest names over the past 15 years. He will continue his role...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Rap, Hip-hop, Streaming, Stream, Apple Music, Beats 1, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Darden, Ebro, Hot 97, Ebro Darden


Push It Rick Ross for Throwback Thursday

First off, Happy New Years to everyone out there. Rick Ross has been one of the most consistent rappers ever since his Port of Miami album. Rick Ross last album, Rather Me Than You was one of my favorite albums of 2017. His new album, Port of Miami 2 should drop sometime this year. When people think about his first album, Hustlin always come to mind and deservedly so. Hustlin was a huge hit that put Rick Ross on the map. For my Throwback Thursday, I’m going with the first track off the albu...
Tags: Hip Hop, Jazz, Rick Ross, Miami, Hustlin, Throwback Thursday


Tunisian techno, Xitsongan rap and Satanic doo-wop: the best new music of 2019

From cheeky rappers to explosive hardcore punks, we introduce 50 artists sure to make an impact in the coming yearShe has already sung backing vocals for Chance the Rapper, guested on Sam Smith’s last album and steals the show on Mark Ronson’s forthcoming LP of “sad bangers” – all because of a truly remarkable voice that marks her out as the coming year’s Adele. Here’s hoping her superhuman vocal control will be put to service on equally strong songs. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Metal, Rap, Soul, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Punk, Psychedelia, Sam Smith, World Music, Indie, Dance music, Jazz, Mark Ronson, Electronic Music


WATCH: Safaree Proposed to Erica Mena on Christmas Eve With a $175K Engagement Ring

Safaree and Erica Mena are engaged!The Love & Hip Hop star proposed to his new girlfriend and fellow LHH cast member at her home in Atlanta on Christmas Eve.The couple only started dating a couple of months ago, but it looks like things are moving pretty fast.A rep for Safaree told TMZ: “2019 is the year of new beginnings and it’s safe to say our guy Safaree stepped up and put a ring on it.”According to the gossip site, Safaree presented Erica with a $175,000 engagement ring that features 14 car...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Instagram, Safaree Samuels, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Safaree, Erica, Erica Mena, Love & Hip-Hop, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop New York


Cardi B Explains Jet Ski Photo With Offset: “I Just Had to Get F**ked. That’s All.”

Cardi B says she has a perfect explanation as to why she got back together with Offset (temporarily) and why we saw them all “boo’d up” on a Jet Ski a few days ago.The “Money” rapper, who announced her split with her husband of a little over a year earlier this month, took to Instagram to address the photos that surfaced showing her and the Migos rapper riding on a Jet Ski in San Juan Friday (Dec. 21) ahead of her performance in Puerto Rico at the Electric Holiday festival, explaining that it wa...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Puerto Rico, Celebrity Couples, San Juan, Cardi B, Cardi, Offset, Celebrity Relationships, Electric Holiday


Listen Up

Hip-hop, blues, electronic and more in this week's new music Saba feat. theMIND: SIRENS “SIRENS,” the second half of the track “BUSY/SIRENS” from Saba’s album Care for Me, is a poignant portrayal of misaccused black men. “Riding through the city / I’m young, I’m black, I’m guilty / I know one time wanna kill / They don’t know me but they fear me,” he begins his first …
Tags: Design, Hip-hop, Indie, Blues, Listenup, SABA, Tender, Slenderbodies, Listen Up, The Raconteurs


Swae Lee (Accidentally?) Flashed His Penis on Instagram Live While Showing Off New Tattoos

Oops! Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd was showing fans his new tattoos on Instagram Live Wednesday morning (Dec. 19) when he “accidentally” flashed his penis, which made him a trending topic on Twitter for a few hours. The video showed the rapper-singer standing naked in a bathroom as he showed off his tattooed body. Seconds later, as he moved the camera towards his lower body, Swae’s junk was exposed to the thousands of fans watching his IG Live video. Of course, screenshots were taken, and the footag...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Dicks, Penis, Oops, Hip Hop, Rae Sremmurd, Pop Culture, Tattoos, Jazz, Don, Swae Lee, Swae, Twitter reactions, celebs on Instagram, Instagram Live


Saba feat. theMIND: SIRENS

“SIRENS,” the second half of the track “BUSY/SIRENS” from Saba’s album Care for Me, is a poignant portrayal of misaccused black men. “Riding through the city / I’m young, I’m black, I’m guilty / I know one time wanna kill / They don’t know me but they fear me,” he begins his first verse. With cutting cadence, Saba tackles topics ranging from police brutality to racial profiling …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Culture, Hip-hop, Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, New Music, SABA, Sirens


Can you really sue Fortnite for 'stealing' your dance moves?

The creator of the year’s biggest game is facing a slew of lawsuits over its alleged use of famous dance moves. But will courts tap to the same tune?Imagine it is 2014 and you are the rapper 2 Milly. You have just created a new dance for your music video Milly Rock, and it has proved wildly popular. Four years later, an extremely similar dance crops up in a globally successful video game with more than 200 million players. What do you do? What can you do?The answer, of course, is sue. And that’s...
Tags: Games, Music, Television, Disco, Law, World news, US news, Dance, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Television & radio, Stage, Dance music, Milly, Milly Rock


Cardi B Says Her Breakup With Offset is NOT a Publicity Stunt: “I Don’t Need No F**kin Publicity B**ch”

As Cardi B and Offset’s breakup continues to dominate gossip headlines, Cardi B wants the world to know that her split with her husband is the real deal, Holyfield. Over the weekend, Offset pulled off an elaborate stunt that saw him crashing Cardi B’s Rolling Loud performance and begging her to take him back in front of a screaming audience of thousands of fans. The rapper appeared on stage with a cart of roses spelling out the words “Take Me Back Cardi.” WATCH: Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Rolling...
Tags: Celebs, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Publicity Stunts, Celebrity Couples, Cardi B, Foster, Cardi, Holyfield, celebs on Instagram, Offset, Instagram Live, Celebrity Relationships, Patientce


Diddy Celebrated Kim Porter’s Birthday With a Party Attended By Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige & More

Saturday (Dec. 15) would have been Kim Porter’s 47th birthday, and even though she is no longer with us, her family celebrated her life on her special day along with a number of close friends. According to Page Six, Diddy hosted a birthday party in honor of Kim over the weekend at Giorgio’s at the Standard in Los Angeles, and the star-studded guest list included big names like Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, French Montana and Usher. One source said legendary musician George Clinton attended the ...
Tags: Celebs, Usher, Beyonce, Montana, Los Angeles, Jay-z, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kim, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Porter, Quincy, George Clinton, Combs


Snoop Dogg Blasts Kanye West Over Drake Tweets: “Somebody Take That Ni**a Phone!”

It’s clear whose side Snoop Dogg is on when it comes to this whole Kanye West vs. Drake thing. The Hip-Hop veteran took a moment out of his busy day of smoking weed to call out Kanye following his Twitter rampage aimed at Drake. In a video he posted on Instagram over the weekend, with Drake’s 2013 song “From Time” playing in the background, Snoop slammed Kanye after the “I Love It” rapper accused Drake of “threatening” his family and “sneak dissing” him. “Is y’all getting tired of Kanye West and...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Beef, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Drake, Donald Trump, Kanye, Snoop Dogg, Phil, Kiki, Snoop, Maury, Rap Beef


Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Turns out not every old tweet is problematic.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Rappers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Frank Ocean, Ally, Rapper


Hilarious Meme Accurately Describes the Whole Kanye and Kim Kardashian West vs. Drake Thing

A hilarious meme that oh so accurately paints a vivid picture of this whole “Kanye and Kim Kardashian West vs. Drake” debacle is making the rounds on Twitter. The meme itself isn’t new, but the way that it’s used is. A black man is rapping, pretty horribly, tbh, and his white lady friend is hyping him the hell up in the background. If you can’t see how this relates to Kim and Kanye by now, I don’t know what to say to you. Check it out and see for yourself below: “Kanye West and Kim K outside of...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Memes, Viral, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kim, Drake, Beefs, Lol, Kris Jenner, Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, Ye


Cardi B Wants Fans to Leave Her “Baby Father” Offset Alone

Cardi B didn’t look too pleased with Offset after he crashed her Rolling Loud performance last night. Cardi was in the middle of her performing Saturday (Dec. 15) at the Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles when Offset took over the stage in his latest attempt to beg for her forgiveness in front of the whole world. This came not too long after he and 21 Savage got the crowd to chant “Cardi, take Offset back!” WATCH: Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Rolling Loud Set to Beg Her to Take Him Back “I just ...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Savage, Celebrity Couples, Cardi B, Cardi, Offset, Celebrity Relationships, Rolling Loud, Celebrity Break-ups


Xzibit X Throwback Thursday

After checking out the Breakfast Club interview with Xzibit, it had me going through my CDs. Xzibit is one of the illest MCs to ever pick up a mic. Many people remember from the show, Pimp My Ride and many know he’s one of the best to come out of the west. His debut album, At the Speed of Light is an incredible project and it made a name for himself quickly. My favorite album from Xzibit is the Restless album which was produced by Dr. Dre. Restless was released 18 years go yesterday and the...
Tags: Hip Hop, Eminem, Jazz, Snoop Dogg, Dre, Breakfast Club, Xzibit, Throwback Thursday, Dre Restless, Snoop Dogg Eminem KRS, Dre DJ Quik Nate Dogg


The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

10. Migos – Culture II (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) In 2018, Migos didn't risk overexposure, they indulged in it. They were everywhere, as a group and solo acts. Their double-disc, ridiculously long Culture II may have been treated like chart-bait for our streaming era. But in reality, it felt more like a self-contained universe, with a degree of infinity to it, created by a group dead-set on world domination. Their strengths – swagger, interplay, humor – were all on display. And the length...
Tags: Feature, Music, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Atlanta, Chicago, Kanye West, Hip-hop, Rae Sremmurd, Kendrick Lamar, Jean Grae, Curry, Kanye, Janelle Monae, Chris, Migos