Pete Massey

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Pete Rock & J Dilla Birthed A Beat Generation That Shaped The Future (Audio)

Within the space of three months in 2001, two of Hip-Hop’s preeminent producers, J Dilla and Pete Rock were in a kind of competition, and this led to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Young Dolph, the rapper dodging death: 'I’ve been targeted since I was 17'

Despite the ‘living hell’ of his childhood, five of his past six releases have made the Billboard chart, and the indie rapper shows no signs of easing his workload – even making videos from his hospital bed after being shot in broad daylight<p>In an Instagram post from November, Young Dolph, a rare …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Job Interviews

Mysonne - I'm Not Racist" Remix

Suge Knight's Son Calls Out Funkmaster Flex

While Suge Knight might be viewed as one of hip-hop’s biggest evildoers, the 51-year-old is still a father of five, and for all intents and purposes …

Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’: A Track-by-Track Guide

Veteran MC Jay-Z dropped his 13th album last night via Tidal, the streaming service he owns. On the album, executive produced by No I.D., Jay-Z takes …

Real Rap: A History Of Times Remy Ma And Papoose Were Relationship Goals

1 of 22<p>❯<p>❮<p>Remy Ma And Papoose Are Goals<p>Remy Ma and Papoose are rap’s most unlikely inspirational couple. Seriously, who would have thought that a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here Are 7 Artists to Watch for At SXSW '17

7 artists you can't afford to miss!<p>11<p>SHARES<p><b>1. Kodie Shane</b><p>Listening to Kodie Shane is like hearing the love child of Dej Loaf, Lil Uzi, and Lil …

Drake announces release date for More Life

No more cryptic teases in Swedish. It seems we finally have an official release date for Drake’s new music, thanks to video posted to Instagram on …

Lil Boosie's First Interview After Jail Part 1 (March 2014)

Rappers Are Finding Out Social Media Publicity Stunts Don’t Help Anything

The old adage is simple: All publicity is good publicity. Lately, rappers have been putting that concept to the test with a myriad of social media tools and outlandish publicity stunts. Their goal isn’t immediately clear, whether they’re trying to goose album sales, raise their online presence or …

‘Soundbreaking’ Recap, Episode 6: Sampling Enables Hip Hop’s Musical Revolution

Heading into its homestretch, <i>Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music</i>, examines “a musical revolution that was not only …

MTV Is Giving World Star Hip Hop An Even Bigger Platform

World Star Hip Hop has become synonymous with real life behavior going viral online for years. Now, they will look to translate their magic to the small screen with a new show set to air on MTV2.<p>The new series will be called World Star TV and it’s one of several new hip-hop related shows set to air …

The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2016

The world’s 20 highest-paid hip-hop acts pulled in more than $450 million, the highest total since 2014 and third-highest in the Cash Kings list’s ten-year history. Read on to see the full rankings

The Best Hip Hop Songs Of 2016

What’s the haps folks! It’s only right that after I left you guys with 2016’s best albums, I also had to cover the best cuts of this year. Consider …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Beauty of J. Cole's '4 Your Eyez Only' Is in Its Message

It's much deeper than the music.<p>The legendary, polarizing rapper J. Cole, finally released his fourth studio album, <i>4 Your Eyez Only</i> today. The entire …

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 …

DJ Quik - Flow For Sale (ft. Kurupt)

Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition review – hip-hop's great gonzo trailblazer

The snaggle-toothed Detroit rapper has previously dabbled in grime, ghettotech and other esoteric styles, but his new LP goes further still – sketching out uncharted territory for hip-hop with the gonzo penmanship of Robert Crumb or Ralph Steadman. Really Doe and Pneumonia show he can do …

Kanye West's New Yeezy Shoes Drop This Weekend

Kanye West’s new Yeezy Boost 350s debut this Saturday morning, but getting your hands on a pair won’t be easy.<p>Compared to the 2015 model, the new …

Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> Hours after a prosecutor accused her of "unlawfully and unnecessarily" shooting an unarmed man dead in the middle of a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Officer Betty Shelby turned herself in early Friday.<p>Shelby, who's charged with manslaughter, was booked into the local county …

Law Enforcement

Rappers, Actors, Reality Stars Their Boobage Take Over The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards

The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards went down in Atlanta over the weekend. Peep the green carpet pics of your favorite rappers and more. Plus, find out who …

Watch Jay Z Protect Beyoncé from a Fan

Jay Z proves he’s “Crazy in Love” with Beyoncé once again, protecting his wife from an overzealous fan.<p>The ’03 Bonnie and Clyde attended the premiere …

Hip-Hop

Why Wifisfuneral Isn't Just A 'Soundcloud Rapper' And His 'Ethernet' Mixtape Isn't An Album<p>Aaron Williams 06.12.18 13 hours ago 7 Comments<p>One Of The Most Compelling Duos In Hip-Hop<p>For well over a decade, Kanye West and Kid Cudi have consistently pulled the best out of each other.<p>Corbin Reiff …

Trick Daddy Threatens Nino Brown: "[DJ] Khaled Said He Been Let Your Fat A** Go"

Re-live Seasons 1 thru 4 and watch the Power Season 5 premiere THIS Sunday!<br>Get your free trial of STARZ now!<p>Miami rapper Trick Daddy has unleashed …