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All The Best Underground And Obscure Hip-Hop Playlists For Both Discovery And Nostalgia

Playlists aren’t just the wave of the future, they’re what’s happening right now. Maybe that’s why hip-hop and playlists go together so well. Hip-hop has always been modern, young, of-the-moment, so it only makes sense that so many artists in hip-hop owe much of their success to playlists — but …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

HATHORNE, Mass. — In a darkened classroom in Essex Technical High School, Anna Maria Miller takes careful notes while watching a subtitled video …

Education

The Beyoncé-at-Coachella Exit Survey

<i>On Saturday at Coachella, Beyoncé gave a marathon performance that involved Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, and a marching band. Enough said. Here are</i> Ringer</i> …

Livestreaming

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t …

Entrepreneurship

Don't Disrespect Our Anthems: 6 Black Songs Off Limits to Taylor Swift and Other White Musicians

When I first called the Department of Homeland Security to report Taylor Swift for suspected terrorist activity, the federal agents hung up on me …

Miley Cyrus

Method Man Uncensored: ‘Don’t Sh*t on Somebody’s Legacy’

The iconic rapper sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss ‘Drop the Mic,’ who killed Biggie and Tupac, and whether we’ll ever get to hear ‘Once Upon a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fire Starter: What’s Your Favorite Beat From Just Blaze?

Recently Netflix released an 8 part documentary series called <i>Rapture</i> that goes into the day-to-day lives and behind the scenes of a small handful of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Difference Between Soul Food and Southern Cuisine, Explained

I was recently alerted to a troubling trend in the food industry by someone who contacted me to voice their outrage. The concerned citizen explained …

Spices

The Best A Tribe Called Quest Songs

A Tribe Called Quest’s significance has never faded since the boys from Queens first became a group in the mid-’80s. The world was once again …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Your Blood Type Holds a Lot of Information — Like What You Should Be Eating

Unlike most diets, the blood type diet was founded on the concept of personalized nutrition — eating different foods based on one's biochemical makeup. <b>Eat Right 4 Your Type</b>, commonly known as the blood type diet, was published in 1996 by naturopathic doctor Peter J. D'Adamo. According to <b>Eat 4 Your</b> …

Wellness

The greatest ever female rap tracks – ranked!

With mesmerising Bronx rapper Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy dropping this week, we look back at the greatest moments from the female rap stars who preceded her<p><b>10. Foxy Brown – I’ll Be</b><p>This 1996 refixing of René & Angela’s 1985 electro-R&B hit I’ll Be Good remains Foxy Brown’s only UK Top …

Rap & Hip-Hop

23 of J.K. Rowling's Biggest 'Harry Potter' Revelations

The Intricacies of Wands

Books

Let the cast of The Office walk you through the musical accomplishments of Kanye West

Straight out of Scranton, the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are here to offer up an emotional primer on the musical accomplishments …

Steve Carell

Aux Cord Chronicles XIV: When R&B hosts hip-hop

From Total and Biggie, Mya and Jay-Z to Rihanna and Drake, 54 of the best R&B songs with hip-hop features<p>Two things: One, last month I helped launch …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 50 Greatest Rap Songs About Sex

Some people expect great art to come to some grand conclusion on life, death, and the meaning of it all. All that stuff is cool, but hey—at the end …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Actual things you can do to bridge the orgasm gap in your own bedroom

Your sexual partner just jubilantly crossed the finish line, but you're still running a race with no end in sight. It's frustrating. And, for an …

Sexuality

Diddy’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Moguls

Diddy’s best friends tell us their best stories.<p>If you were to draw a quintuple Venn diagram with interlocking circles for record executive, alcohol magnate, fashion house-head, reality TV star, and rapper, in the center you’d find one man and one man only: Sean “Diddy” Combs. Perhaps you could’ve …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to Make the Best Fried Rice Every Time

Fried rice is one of those dishes you can make with pretty much anything you have in your pantry. As long as you have the titular rice, you can toss in whatever veggies, proteins, and sauces you prefer for a meal in a pinch or on a budget. If it’s your first time, or you’ve been trying and failing …

Food & Dining

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

5 Ways to Conquer Fear and Anxiety

Dale Carnegie is one of the most trusted authors in the self-improvement space, thanks largely to his bestseller <i>How to Win Friends and Influence</i> …

Self-improvement

11 Seemingly Innocent Habits That Can Actually Make Someone A Toxic Person

For people who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships with their friends, family, and partners, it can help to look at any toxic …

Self-help

This Sheet Pan Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Is Calling Your Name — Delicious Links

The sheet pan meal is a weeknight wonder. Your protein, veggie, and starch can all cook in harmony on one sheet pan, which means less hands-on …

Cooking

Even 21 Years Later, the Notorious B.I.G. Is Still the MC Who Impresses Me Most

“The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th.”<p>—Canibus, “Second Round K.O.”<p>Every year, March 9 rolls around, and we celebrate through music and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Fear of the unknown can stop you from doing so many things that’ll help you lead a happy and healthy life, like being vulnerable with your partner, moving somewhere new, or making a leap to change your career path. In any unsettling instance, understanding how to harness the powerful emotion of …

Self-help

This Intense Bum-Burning Yoga Sequence Is Anything but Relaxing

Some types of yoga involve sitting effortlessly and breathing calmly, but this sequence is the complete opposite! These poses are intense and all …

Here's A Definitive Ranking Of Every Harry Potter Professor

They can't all be McGonagall.

10 Great Forgotten Notorious B.I.G. Verses

Biggie passed away 20 years ago today. Celebrate his legacy with these slept-on tracks<p>They don't make rappers like the Notorious B.I.G. anymore. …

The Most Anticipated Hip Hop Albums Of 2018

What’s crackin’ people? As we now are in the new year, heads are already anticipating projects from their favorite artists, and critics are …

Rap & Hip-Hop

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Employment

12 months of smart money moves to end 2018 richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While studies have shown that making financial resolutions actually makes a difference in your financial life, it's important to have a plan for concrete …

Personal Finance