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6 Reasons Why We Need This New J. Cole Album

After enduring 2016, we need his conscious verses to show us the light.<p>After a relatively quiet year for J. Cole, it was confirmed last week that the rapper is officially dropping his fourth album “4 Your Eyez Only” on Friday, and the timing couldn’t be better.<p>The Roc Nation signee has made a name …

Rap & Hip-Hop

J Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only review – unsparing, unflinching raptivism

The rapper and activist takes aim at mass incarceration, police brutality and toxic masculinity on his much-anticipated follow-up to Forest Hill Drive<p>J Cole doesn’t really want to be famous anymore. This is, after all, the same rapper who once wrote, “I’m knee-deep in the game and it ain’t what I …

Music (UK)

23 Marvel Hip Hop Variants (Season 2)

Expression and art form merge between Marvel Comics and the world of Hip Hop with a unique line of Hip Hop variant covers inspired by some of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A 23-year-old rapper who refuses to sign a record deal is making history at the 2017 Grammys

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 the year's best-reviewed albums. It's the first streaming-only album to chart on Billboard's ranking.<p>This year, the Grammys made …

Rap & Hip-Hop

9 Elements: Beatboxing

Use of the tongue, lips, throat and voice to make sounds and rhythms are not a new phenomenon, despite all the viral videos of beatboxing bouncing …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch Kanye West & John Legend Drop Freestyle in 2004

Legendary British DJ and radio host Tim Westwood has dropped yet another rare gem. This time around, it's a video that features a young Kanye West freestyle rapping backstage in London in 2004 alongside G.O.O.D. Music artist John Legend. The clip comes as part of Westwood's Throwback Thursday …

Kanye West

Childish Gambino Shares Soulful & Funky New Single "Redbone"

The build-up to Childish Gambino's next studio album continues in a major way with the release of a soulful, funky new album cut. Titled "Redbone," today's track serves as the follow-up single to his new project's lead record "Me And Your Mama" and delivers the same well-constructed soul and funk …

Music

A Tribe Called Quest Promotes Unity in New "We The People" Video

Yesterday, A Tribe Called Quest promoted the release of their new video for the <i>We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service</i> cut "We The People" via a "first look" teaser. As promised, the vignette's final product has arrived in time for the weekend. Debuted alongside Q-Tip's sitdown with Trevor …

Late Night Television

Watch unseen footage of an Eminem studio rap

Eminem, Jay–Z, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe, Big Pun, DMX and the Fugees weren't born famous. Like every artist, they struggled to get …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A Tribe Called Quest "We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" (2016)

A Tribe Called Quest‘s sixth and final album. Release date: November 11, 2016.<p>The album features guest appearances from André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, …

Watch Shia LaBeouf Spit A Freestyle Like A Legit Rapper

Shia LaBeouf is a multitalented artist whose skills include acting, directing, watching movies of himself, gracefully picking up Maddie Zeigler, …

Shia LaBeouf

Hip Hop Reacts To Trump's Election Win

I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.<p>I woke up in Back to the …

The Day Hip-Hop Died: The Longreaching Effects Of The 1995 Source Awards

<i>“None of us were the same after that day.”</i><p>– Questlove (of The Roots)<p>In 1995, Hip Hop music was at its pinnacle. It was in the midst of a second …

Top 10 Emotional Hip Hop Songs

Music has always been a major way to express and convey emotions. From all forms of music, Hip Hop is perhaps the most suited for emotional …

11 Favorite Big K.R.I.T Instrumentals

<i>Speed’s Production Corner: Some of My Favorite @BigKRIT Instrumentals | (Republished from SpeedOnTheBeat.com, By @SpeedOnTheBeat)</i><p>It’s no secret that …

Sonita's director: why I paid $2,000 to stop a rapper being sold into a forced marriage

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami set out to make a film about an Afghan refugee performer – and ended up helping her escape<p>Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami does not look like a woman with a saviour complex. Blunt, self-aware and quick to mock her own heroics, she just seems a little too sceptical for a fairy …

Marriage

An Overview of Kanye West's Tour Stage Designs

Throughout the past 12 years of Kanye's solo career, creative polymath has not pushed not only the creative boundaries for rap concerts but music, fashion and performance art. There has been no other artist that has pushed the boundaries of stage performance more than 'Ye. He's postponed or …

What's up With the Copycat Rap Trend?

One of 2016's most prominent topics in rap music is "copycat rappers." This year -- especially in the last few months -- we saw several artists who manufacture their entire sound and image around another's. The mimicry goes so far that they take song names, album titles and even monikers from …

Yasiin Bey Confirms Retirement, Plans To Live Stream Final Show From Cape Town

Well, it appears to be official. <b>Yasiin Bey</b>, the artist formerly known as <b>Mos Def</b>, is hanging it up for real. Early this morning, the revered artiste …

Cape Town

THE SWET SHOP BOYS ON FILTERING THE SOUTH ASIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH A HIP-HOP LENS

"IT’S LIKE YOU’RE EITHER A BARBARIAN OR A BITCH—AND IT’S LIKE, 'NO'"<p>In a time of racist demagoguery and anti-immigrant sentiment, Swet Shop Boys’ music has never been more necessary. The transatlantic duo consists of Queens native Himanshu Suri (formerly of Das Racist) and English …

Luke Cage's Homage To Gang Starr

By now, you most likely have heard about or even seen Netflix’s newest hit series, <i>Luke Cage –</i> in which Mike Colter stars as Carl Lucas / Luke Cage, a …

Best Of Nas Hip Hop Mix

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The Influence of Rap and Hip-Hop Music: An Analysis on Audience Perceptions of Misogynistic Lyrics

IV. Findings<p>Part I: Content Analysis<p>Using a content analysis method, this study analyzed the lyrics of 20 rap/hip-hop songs included in Billboard’s …

Best Of Biggie Hip Hop Mix

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DJ SPINBAD

Follow Member since Oct. 2011<p>Track Title<p>Artist<p>Buy Track<p>Can't Tell Me Nothin'<p>Kanye West<p>Good Day<p>Ice Cube<p>We Will Rock You<p>Queen<p>Get Away<p>Lenny Kravitz<p>Get …

Louder than a bomb: 40 years of hip-hop photography – in pictures

A new photography book, Hip-Hop Raised Me, chronicles the rise of rap as it spilled from the US to the world – featuring the likes of Eminem, Notorious BIG and Lauryn Hill

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jay Z Honors Rap’s Golden Era with ‘Brick Phone’ Playlist

Jay Z hops in the DeLorean and goes back in time to the late ’80s and early ’90s for his latest TIDAL playlist.Featuring a slew of hip-hop classics, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Swet Shop Boys Take On Racial Profiling In A Video For “T5”

The song comes from Riz MC and Heems’s forthcoming album, Cashmere, due out on October 14.<p>A lifetime of traveling in brown skin and with a Muslim …

Racism

The Get Down (The Mixtape)

Mix based on the tracks of the Netflix show by DJ Pho. Tracklist 1. Vitamine C – CAN 2. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry 3. Shining Star – Earth …

Entertainment