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Fetty Wap Apologizes to Paterson School District for 'Wake Up' Video

Fetty Wap’s “Wake Up” music video got a principal suspended, and now the “Trap Queen” MC is trying to help him get his job back.<p>Principal Zatiti …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lil Wayne – 'Skate It Off'

Lil Wayne is skating it all off.<p>After suffering multiple seizures earlier in the week, Weezy F. Baby gets back on his feet in the music video for his …

Lil Wayne

Authentic Hip Hop: The Best Albums From Mello Music Group

This article is a salute to a label based out of Phoenix, AZ which has been referred to as “the new Rawkus Records”. By all means, the comparison is …

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is tearing up the hip-hop world all by himself

Chance the Rapper is the most talented rapper of his generation and a pioneer in the music industry. His latest album, "Coloring Book," released in May, is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 list. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on …

‘Self-Made’ MC YG Talks Police Violence, Trump and the Perils of Success

L.A. rapper YG made his name with his 2014 debut, <i>My Krazy Life</i>, a lucid, street-level narrative of a violent day spent in his native Compton. The …

hiphop

Meet the hip hop grandpas of Nairobi - CNN Style

Written by Nosmot Gbadamosi, for CNN<p>They're known as Kabangu, and they're a group of hip hop grandpas who've been around since the 1980s -- or so it appears.<p>This ultimate band of "true hip hop heads" allegedly double as security guards by night in Kariobangi - one of Nairobi's informal …