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Beyoncé’s Ex-Drummer Files for Restraining Order, Alleging “Extreme Witchcraft”

Kimberly Thompson, Beyoncé’s former drummer, has filed for a civil harassment restraining order against Beyoncé, The Blast reports and court records viewed by Pitchfork confirm. According to documents obtained by the Blast, Thompson alleges that Beyoncé is practicing “extreme witchcraft” and “magic …

Seth Meyers

60 minutes proving De La Soul is one of hip-hop’s greats—but its legacy is in danger

<i>Power Hour</i> <i>creates one tight 60-minute set from a musician’s discography or a genre, picking both big hits and deeper cuts.</i><p>De La Soul is one of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How streaming is erasing the history of mixtape icons like DJ Drama

<b>BY LUKE WINKIE</b><p>It is strange to hear DJ Drama talk about erasure, especially considering how long he ruled the world. There are precious few people …

Vinyl Records

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Best of ’88: How EPMD’s “You Gots To Chill” Created a New Kind of New York Hip-Hop

<i>30 years later, 1988 still stands as rap’s greatest year. The lyrical molotovs of ‘Nation of Millions’ and ‘Straight Out of Compton,’ the post-modern</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Midnight Mania! Girl Calmly Puffs Cigarette While Whooping A**

Welcome to Midnight Mania!<p>There honestly isn’t a whole lot to say about this one. The girl in the black bra was handling her business so easily that …

Martial Arts

Lord Finesse Live in Tokyo Pt 1

http://www.mixcloud.com/SoulCoolRecords/lord-finesse-live-in-tokyo-pt-1/<p>http://www.mixcloud.com/SoulCoolRecords/playlists/lord-finesse/ at his …

5 Years After “Control,” Ranking the Relevancy of All 11 Rappers Kendrick Called Out

From Drake to Jay Electronica, we tracked the course of 11 careers since that game-changing verse five years ago.“Tell Flex to drop a bomb on this …

15 Groundbreaking Debut Rap Albums Since Hip-Hop Was Born

<i>Words by Keenan Higgins & Jasmine Johnson</i><p>Today marks 45 years since the birth of Hip-Hop!<p>In the decades since it all began on Sedgwick Avenue in the …

Behind The Lens: Producer Kareem Johnson of Nelly's Infamous "Tip Drill" Video 15 Years Later

Kareem Johnson<p>By Brenda Alexander<p>Recently, I highlighted BET’s digital doc-series VIXEN and the backlash Nelly’s “Tip Drill” video received, which …

Happy 20th: Moment Of Truth

This twentieth-anniversary salute goes to a duo that has been considered among the greatest DJ/MC combos ever seen. Their influence spreads all …

Ten Songs From the Late '80s that Kicked Off R&B And Rap Collaborations

Nowadays, Rap and R&B go hand-in-hand. But this wasn’t always the case. Let’s go back to the late ’80s when rappers and R&B singers never collaborated<p>…

The 10 greatest drum breaks of all time and where to hear them

<b>The drum break - an intro or interlude in a song where there is no other instrumentation playing apart from the drums and/or percussion - is one of</b> …

Wu-Tang Clan's GZA shows his genius in Liquid Science on Netflix

GZA, the lyric master and MC from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan group, teamed up with Red Bull TV on the new series Liquid Science. It's kind of like hip hop Nova or Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, but instead of food, GZA explores science, technology and innovation.<p>Also known as The Genius, GZA …

This video of Cupcakke rapping over a ukulele will change your life

Incedible!<p>Cupcakke has shown time and time again that she is incredible: there's that Rico Nasty collab for "Smack A Bitch Remix"her style, every …

A Conversation with Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God About Being A Child of Rape, Nearly Fighting Leonardo…

A Conversation with Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God About Being A Child of Rape, Nearly Fighting Leonardo DiCaprio and Talking to Ol’ Dirty Bastard from Beyond …

Every No. 1 Rap Song in Hot 100 History

This feature was originally published on April 1, 2013.<p>Rappers can have platinum albums, clothing lines, stock in sports teams, and expensive …

Chicago Neighborhood Explodes After Officer Kills Popular Black Barber; Police Say He Was ‘Exhibiting Characteristics’ of an Armed Person

A South Side Chicago neighborhood was the site of violent clashes between police and residents of a community where an officer fatally shot an …

How J Dilla humanized his MPC3000

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Violent road rage turns into BRUTAL beatdown at a traffic light between four women!

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, two black girls get out of their car at a stop light in Florida and start beating on two other girls and the …

Here Are The Best Hip-Hop DJ Mixes Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: September 4th</b><p>From the beginning, DJing was the most important aspect of hip-hop culture. The genre and culture were born from the mid-70s boom with underground DJs spinning funk and disco break loops at basement parties and uptown nightclubs and the DJ has remained an integral part of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z Drops His Award-Winning Debut Album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ 22 Years Ago

On June 25, 1996, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke embarked on a creative journey that has morphed into a billion dollar …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Childish Gambino Accused Of Copying Elements Of ‘This Is America’ From Rapper Jase Harley

Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) has been accused of copying elements of his hit single ‘This Is America’ from a song by American rapper Jase …

At The Nexus Of Rap And Wrestling, Westside Gunn Reigns Supreme

Last June, Westside Gunn experienced one of the rarest and most coveted coronations in hip-hop.<p>Mere months after the announcement that his independent Griselda imprint had signed a record release deal with Eminem’s Shady Records, the Buffalo, New York rapper born Alvin Lamar Worthy stood onstage …

Big Daddy Kane “Funkmaster Flex” Freestyle

Check The StatsBig Daddy Kane’s celebrating 30 years since the release of his stellar debut, <i>Long Live The Kane</i> with a concert this Wednesday at the …

Ex-NFL player was house hunting when neighbor called police, rep says

U.S. news<p>An ex-NFL player was house hunting for his mother-in-law in Southern California when he was arrested on suspicion of burglary after a neighbor called police, authorities and the former tight end's representative said Saturday.<p>Kellen Winslow Jr., 34, who played as a tight end for the …

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Mapping Childish Gambino’s Atlanta

A transplant to Atlanta from Pakistan (via London) has mapped the story of Atlanta as told through the songs of some of the city’s most famous rappers.<p>The story behind Donald Glover’s praiseworthy television series “Atlanta” is told in landscapes.While the show bears the name of the city, there’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Black Thought : Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 Album Review

Black Thought’s still-titanic 10-minute Funkmaster Flex freestyle from last December was both astonishing and affirming. It showed that the 46-year-old rapper is somehow still improving decades after his peers’ primes, which in hip-hop sounds almost as crazy as a professional athlete doing the …

Today In Hip Hop History: Boogie Down Productions’ ‘By All Means Necessary’ Album Turns 30 Years Old!

<i>On this day in 1988, Boogie Down Productions dropped one of the best and most influential albums of all time. It was widely seen as one of, if not</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

George Clinton Is Retiring From Touring Because He "Funked Too Hard"

Parliament-Funkadelic mastermind George Clinton got a pacemaker about three weeks ago and subsequently announced he was retiring from touring last …

George Clinton