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Rap & Hip-Hop

Why Run The Jewels Are The Current Kings Of Hip-Hop

Run The Jewels are an unstoppable musical force, with no end in sight for their skyrocketing success.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>From cult-status to international acclaim …

Meet The Kanye West Collaborator Making Hip-Hop With Mumford & Sons – 88-Keys Interview

88-Keys counts rap A-listers Kanye West, Jay Z, Mos Def, The Pharcyde and Talib Kweli among his impressive list of collaborators, so picture our …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ice-T announces Art of Rap festival with Afrika Bambaataa, others

California has hosted plenty of indie and throwback hip-hop festivals, but perhaps none is as comprehensive as Ice-T's forthcoming Art Of Rap festival.<p>The two-date festival, each headlined by its founder, is set to stop at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on July 18 and in Mountain View …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Music Superstars Who Are Just As Pumped About The Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Premiere As You Are

Ciara<p>Ciara told us that <i>Love & Hip Hop</i> doesn’t add any value to her life, but she loves the New York and Atlanta shows anyway.<p>Jazmine Sullivan<p>While …

'Rap is the new wrestling': how hip-hop heavyweights compare with WWE stars

A$AP Rocky says hip-hop acts are adopting the same theatrical antics of WWE’s superstars. Here’s a look at rap’s biggest acts and their wrestling counterparts<p>New York rap and fashion maven A$AP Rocky thinks hip-hop has become like the theatrical, body-slam heavy world of WWE. Speaking to Elliott …

Rap & Hip-Hop

De La Soul’s Return: The Alternative Hip-Hop Legends Are Still Keeping It Weird

The Long Island trio discuss funding their first album since 2004 on Kickstarter, their rap legacy, and the importance of staying together as a …

Marco Rubio’s cynical Tupac fandom: Why “I don’t listen to music for the politics” is a hip-hop cop-out

The presidential hopeful is the latest Republican to burnish his pop culture bona fides to appeal to younger voters<p>Senior advisers to presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio are betting on the candidate’s fluency in youth pop culture as his comparative advantage against the elder titans, Gov. Jeb …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyoncé Releases Sexy Shots From Her Hawaii Wedding Anniversary Trip With Jay Z

Following the release of her musical tribute to Jay Z titled, “Die For You,” Beyoncé took to Tumblr several pictures of her 7th Wedding Anniversary …

Weddings

Kendrick Lamar’s Most Sensational Moments Since ‘Good kid, Maad City’

Kendrick Lamar’s latest LP ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ has pushed the Compton rapper into the top tier of hip hop’s hierarchy, topping the charts both in …

The Top 10 Hip Hop Singles Of The Week: Drake, Yelawolf, Eminem

Drake surprised fans this week with an early listen of one of the bonus tracks slated to appear on the physical version of his latest album, <i>If You’re</i> …

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Luda's World: From "Incognegro" To Hip Hop Icon

Some people are great flashes of light and their flash in the pan careers achieve great heights before fizzling out into mediocrity. Ludacris isn’t …

Tupac Biopic Status Updated By John Singleton

While the countdown for the August release of the N.W.A biopic, <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> has officially begun, another biopic has been temporarily …

Stray Shots: Wale's Radical Honesty & Has Kendrick Lamar Ruined 2015?

Once upon a time in a universe far, far away, HipHopDX used to host blogs. Through Meka, Brillyance, Aliya Ewing and others, readers got unfiltered …

Nicki Minaj, Drake & Kid Ink: The Evolving Relationship Between Hip-Hop & House

Maya Jane Coles & producer Nineteen85 breakdown Nicki Minaj's "Truffle Butter."<p>The fact that Nicki Minaj's latest single, "Truffle Butter" with Drake …

18. Killer Mike - R.A.P Music

When people heard that southern rap legend Killer Mike and New York underground rap king El-P were collaborating on an album, it seemed like there …

Rap & Hip-Hop

DJ Jazzy Jeff Talks Tidal And DJs You Should Watch

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jay Z Has Some Things To Say About Your 'Tidal' Complaints! | HOT 97 | #1 For Hip Hop

Jay Z launched his brand new streaming platform Tidal this week, in hopes that fans will help give the artists more control and royalties to their …

What Jay Z's New Streaming Service Says About The Future of Music

Contrary to popular belief, Jay Z is <i>not</i> the most influential man in music.<p>With 19 Grammy Awards, 13 No. 1 albums, a spree of sold out tours, and an estimated net worth <b>upward of $500 Million</b> – Shawn Carter is unquestionably the most successful rapper in history. Yet, despite being consistently …

Beverly Hills

2Pac’s Me Against the World at 20

<i>2Pac’s third album,</i> Me Against the World<i>, was released on March 14th, 1995, while the rapper served a prison sentence for sexual abuse. It became his</i> …

Snoop Dogg Details New Battle Rap Series "Take Flight On Sight"

Less than a year after his inaugural “Gladiator School” event, Snoop Dogg has just launched a new battle rap series in the form of a 12-part …

The 10 Best Kendrick Lamar Songs Listed By Complex

Complex recently compiled a list of the 25 best Kendrick Lamar songs.<p>Sure, the Compton, California rapper may have only completed three studio …