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BET Awards: Show Highlights — The 2017 Hip Hop Awards’ Best Moments

Is it just us, or does the BET Awards just get better and better every year?! The 2017 show on June 25 was chock full of fun, with Leslie Jones …

BET Awards

Chance The Rapper’s Passionate BET Awards Speech Will Inspire You

During the 2017 BET Awards, Grammy winner Chance The Rapper was honored with the network’s Humanitarian Award. All eyes have been on Chance since he started his SocialWorks youth empowerment organization and launched his New Chance <i></i>arts and literature fund for youth in Chicago, and it’s clear from …

Chance the Rapper

Prodigy: 10 Essential Tracks From the Mobb Deep MC

Rapper Prodigy died at the age of 42, but his legacy of mixing street-level grit with emotional heft lives on<p>Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, one of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

‘All Eyez On Me’: Jada Pinkett Smith & 50 Cent Slam Tupac Movie

Jada Pinkett Smith (<i>Gotham</i>) and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (<i>Power</i>), are not happy with the new film about the life of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, that …

Awards

Salesforce Is Most Used Email Service Provider For Marketers, Report Says

Salesforce is the most used email service provider, according to new data from Litmus.<p>In Litmus’ 2017 State of Email Workflows report, the email …

Advertising Industry

OvenFresh! "Lehitimo" by Konflick - Rapista.PH | Respeto Bago Mikropono | UNDRGRND since 2007

Konflick of Death Threat just dropped the track “Lehitimo” marking the “Di baleng konti basta tunay” mantra. “Lehitimo” was produced by DJ …

Warner Bros. Promotes Digital Exec JP Richards to Chief Data Strategist

Warner Bros. has promoted its lead digital strategist, JP Richards, to the post of executive vice president, worldwide marketing and chief data …

Digital Marketing

Classic Hip Hop: Nas' Illmatic

<i>Tracklist Nas – Illmatic</i><p><i>The Genesis</i>• <i><br>N.Y.</i> State Of Mind• <i><br>Life’s A Bitch</i>• <i><br>The World Is Yours</i>• <i><br>Halftime</i>• <i><br>Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)</i>• <i><br>One Love</i>• <i><br>One Time 4 Ya</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Honoring The Best Hip Hop LP’s: Kanye West - Late Registration

Ambivalence overwhelms Kanye West from the first note of <i>Late Registration</i>, with “nothing’s ever promised tomorrow today” acting as proverb for an …

‘Despacito’ and the Revenge of Reggaeton

The first Spanish-language U.S. No. 1 hit since “Macarena” sees Justin Bieber jumping on a music style of fraught racial lineage in Latin America.<p>The last time a song sung primarily in Spanish hit No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts was in 1996, with Los Del Rio’s “Macarena.” Now, that dance-craze-causer …

Music

A Look Inside the Beat Junkies’ New DJ School

In April, the legendary Beat Junkies crew launched a DJ school called The Beat Junkie Institute of Sound. Located in Glendale, California, the school …

DJ Premier Says That He Recorded Songs With Kendrick Lamar That Didn’t Make ‘DAMN.’

Photo of DJ Premier courtesy of Instagram.Can you imagine what <b>Kendrick Lamar</b> rapping over classic <b>DJ Premier</b> drums sounds like? Well, apparently it’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

OvenFresh! "Tadhana Remix" by OG Sacred feat. Roxee B. - Rapista.PH | Respeto Bago Mikropono | UNDRGRND since 2007

Tondo Tribe Chief OG Sacred just released the remake and remix of Up Dharma Down’s “Tadhana” collaborating with Roxee B. “Tadhana Remix” was part of …

Watch Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze's Epic Beat Battle

Last night, two of hip-hop’s heavyweight producers went head-to-head in a historic beat battle. In the clip above, giants Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Faith Evans and Notorious BIG duet album due out in May

Lil’ Kim, Snoop Dogg and Just Blaze among artists set to feature on record whose release will mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s death<p>The anticipated duet album between Faith Evans and the late Notorious BIG is to be released this spring. The King and I has been described as collection of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

La Vie Est Trill: A Guide to the French Rap Scene

In the three decades since the genesis of hip-hop in France, it's grown to be more diverse, more mature, and to include a wide array of subgenres.<p><i>Over 30 years ago, rap music made its way through France. At first, it was considered as a tacky fad for 4th graders—if you'll recall H.I.P.H.O.P., the</i> …

Music

E-40 Has Been Ahead of His Time Longer than You’ve Been Alive

The Bay Area rapper has been rapping the same for 25 years, and it has sounded fucking sweet the entire time.<p>In the mid-80s, E-40 was selling mixtapes for his group The Click at M&M Liquors in South Vallejo, California. Flash-forward to two-thou-wow-seventeen, and some things haven't changed. You …

Pharoahe Monch review: He's in the upper echelons of the hip hop scene

I’m not sure if it’s just me or whether it’s a general reflection of today, but there seems to be an increased interest (and ultimately somewhat of a …

Philippine-based Turf Entertainment drops bilingual Hip-Hop track "Get Up" on New Year's Eve - East West Hip-Hop | Connecting Hip-Hop Culture

You heard it right! <b>Philippine-based</b> <b>Hip-Hop collective</b> <b>Turf Entertainment</b> drops bilingual <b>Filipino-English</b> track <b>“Get Up”</b> on <b>New Year’s Eve</b> (December 31, …

OvenFresh! "Get Up" by Turf Entertainment feat. Young Lotho, Spottie, Kaycee, Pikaso & Layzie Fu - Rapista.PH | Respeto Bago Mikropono | UNDRGRND since 2007

Dropping the track on New Year’s Eve, “Get Up” is a bilingual (Filipino & English) track from the upcoming album “International” which features Turf …

Event: Reality Check Rap Contest & Durugan Rap Battle Chapter 7(Durugan na!) - Rapista.PH | Respeto Bago Mikropono | UNDRGRND since 2007

It’s back! <b>Durugan Rap Battle Chapter 7</b> plus <b>Reality Check Rap Contest</b> this December 11, 2016 or the Elimination Round at Gabriel Compoud, Esso, Pulang …

Rapper imagines Trump's America in album, says his 'nightmare' came true

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> KXNG Crooked says he doesn't want to be the Nostradamus of hip-hop.<p>The Long Beach rapper, whose real name is Dominick Wickliffe, released an album last week, which includes the song "Welcome to Planet X," featuring Eminem, that takes place in an alternate reality — a nation led …

Donald Trump

Listen to Nicki Minaj’s New ‘Black Beatles’ Freestyle ‘Black Barbie’

This morning, Nicki Minaj released ”Black Barbies,” a new song remixing Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, and Mike WiLL Made-It’s “Black Beatles,” which is …

RZA Says That Ghostface Killah Will Be In Charge Of The Next Wu-Tang Album

<b>RZA</b> has always been respected as the leader of the <b>Wu-Tang Clan</b>, but during a recent visit with <b>Sway</b>, the producer/rapper said the fate of another …

Vince Staples, Raekwon, French Montana, and More Debate Rap's Generation Gap at ComplexCon

You read it on Twitter and hear it in barbershops: the generation divide in hip-hop has been a particularly intense topic of conversation this year. …

Chance the Rapper’s ‘No Problem’ Gets Some Chicago-Biased World Series Flavor

Feeling jazzed about the Cubs’ World Series win? Feeling a little tired of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”? Then boy does Chance the Rapper have the …

Chance the Rapper Drops New Video for "How Great"

Chance the Rapper shared his new video for "How Great," a cut off his recent mixtape <i>Coloring Book</i>. The song features Jay Electronica and Chance's …

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

Rap groups once reigned supreme - what happened?

De La Soul have been together for nearly three decades and, with last month’s release of <i>And the Anonymous Nobody</i>, are still releasing innovative and …