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Today In Hip Hop History: Hip Hop Mourned The Passing Of Gang Starr's Guru 8 Years Ago

On July 17, 1961 <b>Keith Edward Elam</b> was born into this world in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Sadly 5 years ago today the late, great MC <b>Guru</b> lost his battle …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lauryn Hill Details 'Miseducation' 20th Anniversary Tour

First leg launches in Virginia this July<p>Lauryn Hill will embark on a North American tour this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her first …

Lauryn Hill

The Latest: Weinstein spokeswoman wants #MeToo recognition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):<p>6:40 p.m.<p>A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes that the activist who founded the #MeToo movement gets as much recognition as the journalists who won Pulitzers for revealing sexual harassment and assault allegations …

Sexual Harassment

Yvonne Staples, singer-manager with the Staple Singers, dies aged 80

Mavis Staples’ sister joined the family band in 1971 and sang on their biggest hits, such as Let’s Do It Again and I’ll Take You There<p>Yvonne Staples, who sang alongside her family in the gospel-soul group the Staple Singers, has died aged 80, of colon cancer she was diagnosed with just two weeks …

Soul Music

Grab these nontoxic beauty gems for up to half off during Ulta’s 21-day sale

Now that winter is finally starting to thaw and make way for spring sunshine (hopefully, that is), I’m starting to draft mental checklists for all …

Skin Care

Ready to Shop? We Found the 13 Sexiest Dresses on the Internet

If you have any parties and celebrations coming up, you're bound to need a few head-turning dresses this season. If you're currently on the lookout for new options, we found some sexy designs that will make you feel confident and beautiful. Check out our top picks, and treat yourself to something …

Clothing

Rap Pioneer Roxanne Shanté Finally Gets Her Moment

Roxanne Shanté still had braces when she became a local legend. The rapper was 14 years old in 1984—living with her mom and sisters in the largest public housing complex in America, battle-rapping for quarters out on the block in Queens—when her song “Roxanne’s Revenge,” a clapback to a U.T.F.O. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Craig Mack, Hit Rapper With 'Flava In Ya Ear,' Dead At 47

Craig Mack, the rapper best known for the classic '90s single "Flava In Ya Ear," has died. Richard Harvey of the Colleton County Coroner's office confirmed to NPR Music that Mack died in his home near Walterboro, S.C., around 9 p.m. on March 12, of natural causes. He was 47.<p>Mack initially released …

Rap & Hip-Hop

‘Flava In Ya Ear’ MC And Early ’90s Rap Pioneer Craig Mack Has Died At Age 46

Craig Mack, the Bad Boy Records affiliated rapper who first gained fame with the 1994 single, “Flava In Ya Ear,” has died at the age of 46 years old.<p>Mack was one of the first artists signed to the nascent Bad Boy Records by Puff Daddy in the early ’90s and gave the label its first successful rap …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Hip-hop legends Eric B & Rakim reuniting for 2018 tour

Legendary hip-hop duo Eric B & Rakim reunited last year for a one-off show in honor of the 30th anniversary of <i>Paid In Full</i>, and now it looks like the …

Jordan Peele is first black screenwriter to win best original screenplay

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jordan Peele's "Get Out" has placed him in the Oscar history books.<p>Peele was crowned the winner in the the best original screenplay race at Sunday's Academy Awards, making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honor.<p>In his speech, Peele thanked the people "who raised my voice and …

Jordan Peele

Black Panther had the biggest February debut of all time

It’s also the top-grossing movie ever by a black director<p>Ryan Coogler’s <i>Black Panther</i> is expected to gross around $201.7 million in North America this weekend, out-earning 2016’s <i>Deadpool</i> to make it the biggest February debut of all time, according to <i>Box Office Mojo</i>. It’s also expected to have the …

Black Panther

Today In Hip Hop History: Big L Was Shot And Killed In Harlem 19 Years Ago

On February 15, 1999 the Hip Hop legend was murdered at 45 West 139th Street in Harlem after being shot nine times in the face and chest in a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Eric B. and Rakim Say We Are Witnessing The Devolution of Rap Music

"You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music. The death of poetry and smoothness, they use this. The absence of a message," the first tweet …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Madlib Teases New Black Star Album

It appears that Black Star—the duo featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli—will soon return with new music. During a live show over the weekend, Yasiin Bey announced to the crowd that Black Star and Madlib were coming with new music in 2018. Today, Madlib’s new Rappcats newsletter revealed …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nas’ Poignant Black History Letter Pays Homage To Black Music’s Cultural Impact And Legacy

Nas has teamed up with Google to celebrate Black History Month with an open letter praising under-heralded jazz icons and the continued impact of their legacy on American culture. The letter, titled “We Continue To Rise,” appears on Google’s Arts & Culture page and is accompanied by a short video …

The ‘rude gal’ rappers leading hip hop’s bold new wave

The rude gal rapper is crass, hella confrontational, and fiercely liberated. She’s the antithesis to the sort of artist who moulds their lyrics on classic albums like <i>The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill</i> or Bahamadia’s <i>Kollage</i>. The two may be cut from the same cloth – same block, same apartment complex, …

Watch PBS’ ‘Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop’ in Full

Friday, PBS aired <i>Great Performances—Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop</i>. The latest in the series featured Nas performing his debut …

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9” Tackle White Supremacy and Religion in the Video for “Era”

PRhyme, made up of DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9", have announced a new album and a new single, the first since their self-titled debut album dropped …

10 One-Piece Swimsuits That Are Fierce As Hell — All From Amazon and Under $16

There's no mistaking it: the one-piece swimsuit will get more attention than ever in 2018. And for good reason. There are many stylish options that are both flattering and statement-making. We're seeing major style stars like Kaia Gerber already rocking the look in the dead of Winter. If you don't …

Netflix Announces New Hip-Hop Documentary 'Rapture' With Nas

A new Netflix docuseries featuring some of your favorite hip-hop artists called <i>Rapture</i> will raise Netflix and Chill to a higher standard. The …

Rakim, Nas And Pusha T Wax Poetic On Hip-Hop Lyricism In ‘Word Is Bond’ Doc Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Showtime’s new hip-hop documentary <i>Word Is Bond</i> has arrived. In between archival footage of freestyle sessions, including one featuring Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, Nas and Pusha T all speak briefly on how hip-hop became their life calling, and lyricism, king. “Rap is like …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Fresh Scandinavian Style Picks Straight From The Swedes

<i>Have you ever fallen down a shopping rabbit hole? You know, when one awesome brand leads you to another with a similar aesthetic, and then another,</i> …

Oslo

Talib Kweli Talks 'Radio Silence,' H&M's Controversial 'Monkey' Ad & Why He Thinks Trump Is a 'Classic Racist'

Talib Kweli has been one of hip-hop’s most outspoken and lyrically gifted MCs. For the past 20 years, his music has provided both social and …

Nas Sets The Stage For Dave East’s Gritty ‘The Hated’ Music Video From ‘Paranoia’

Nas has taken a relatively hands-off approach with Dave East. The Harlem-born MC – who came of age around Nas’ native Queensbridge – is the first artist Esco has put his cosign on in years. Nas has been the hidden hand throughout most of East’s career, with few photos of the two and few features …

Street Style Photographer Nabile Quenum Has Died

The popular French photographer, known by his blog’s name, J’ai Perdu Ma Veste, was a frequent contributor to New York magazine, Vogue and GQ.<p><b>PARIS,</b> …

Street Style

Watch Nas Perform 'Illmatic' With Orchestra in PBS Concert Film Trailer

Rapper delivers 1994 masterpiece backed by National Symphony Orchestra in 'Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical …

Rakim playing 2018 shows (one with Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick more)

Last year, <b>Rakim</b> reunited with Eric B for a big Apollo show, their first in over two decades, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their …

Rap & Hip-Hop

9th Wonder Looks Back at the Harsh and Enduring Come-Up of Kanye West

He remembers a time where the now ever-popular rapper was boo’d on stage.<p>It’s hard to imagine a time where Kanye West wasn’t the Kanye he is today — successful, even idolized, taking on a larger-than-life presence, dominating charts, selling out live shows all over. His family a center for the …

Pam the Funkstress, the Coup DJ, Dead at 51

Beloved Bay Area music figure also served as Prince's personal DJ, "Purple Pam," during last months of icon's life<p>Pam Warren, the DJ known as Pam the …