Hip Hop Culture

Supreme: Is it really worth all the hype?

Prevalent in schools, Supreme has become the hype of 2018. Their clothing not only ranges from hoodies to beanies, but even Nike x Supreme shoes and Louis Vuitton x Supreme handbags.<p>Streetwear official, an online clothing store, said, “Supreme is the definition of Streetwear and in many ways is the …

Louis Vuitton

Spotify taps DJ Semtex for hip-hop culture podcast

The ex-BBC Radio 1Xtra host will co-present 'Who We Be TALKS_.'<p>Following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe and Ryan Newman, hip-hop aficionado DJ Semtex is the latest BBC Radio veteran to jump ship to a music streaming service. He'll be handling co-presenting duties alongside RCA's Parris …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Gully Fest: Celebrating the streets

A new one-day music festival in Mumbai showcases the best of Indian hip-hop culture

Business (India)

Director David Shulman Details Creating Basquiat Documentary on 30th Anniversary of His Death

This year marks the 30th anniversary since one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, the iconic Jean-Michel Basquiat, tragically …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Apple's Culture Quest Leaves Beats Headphones Behind

Beats is arguably the world’s most iconic headphone brand. Its success was built on the popularity of hip hop culture and catapulted to new heights when Apple acquired the company. The tech giant hasn’t made many updates to the product and even failed to mention Beats last week at its Fall preview …


Joe Budden Talks ‘State of the Culture’ & Transitioning From Complex to Revolt

Content king Joe Budden continues to expand his portfolio with new Revolt series, <i>State of the Culture.</i> Only in its second week, <i>SOTC</i> has already …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Women in Hip-Hop Industry Get the Spotlight at A3C Conference – Variety

Essence Ransome<p>Speakers include Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Ethiopia Habtemariam (Motown), Dia Simms (Combs Enterprises), many more.<p>The A3C …

Keisha Lance Bottoms


Philadelphia-born, Delaware-bred creative Lamarr Spencer, better known by his moniker -- Lam., is an emerging hip hop artist, songwriter and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Report: Maroon 5 To Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Super Bowl halftime performer has been chosen. According to a report from <i>Variety</i>, Maroon 5 will perform at Super Bowl LIII and the report hints …

Super Bowl LIII

50 Cent Blames Machine Gun Kelly For Eminem’s Insurmountable YouTube Milestone

Team Slim Shady.

50 Cent

Totally BLAH act confirmed for Super Bowl Halftime show next year

The Super Bowl Halftime show has had some pretty questionable acts over the years, but more often than not, the headline act for the show is a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Wu Wear Launches Fall/Winter 2018 Collection - XXL

Following the release of Wu Wear's spring 2018 collection, RZA and Wu Wear are back with a brand new apparel collection for fall and winter of …

Wu-Tang Clan

Natasha Zinko Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection

The concrete car park of the Chelsea Sorting Office in West London felt like an appropriate site for Natasha Zinko to explore the high-low theme at the core of her Spring 2019 collection. “We wanted it to feel real,” said Zinko, whose photographs of the British capital’s streets, strewn with petals …

Fashion Shows

Touring in China Remains Unpredictable As Gov't Keeps A Watchful Eye on Music Industry

Local dance brand Jungle thrives as other promoters face surprise cancellations and uneven security enforcement.<p>China is the ultimate enigma for the …

Music Festivals

Kanye West's "I Love It" Is His Biggest Hit Since 2015

The enigma that is Kanye West continues to confound his audience, but that audience is still listening. At least, they are listening when the right …


Wu Wear Returns For Fall With a New Range of FW18 Offerings

After proving they were here to stay with an impressive Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Wu Wear is back at it with another collection of apparel built …


THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary And Returns For 29-City North American Tour

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, celebrates its 5th year …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jelie Drops New EP, Pushes Limits of Rapping and Production

“Me being four, knowing that people would think negatively of me for saying 'rapper' says a lot,” says Jones. “I think it says that I’m happy with …


Chicago rapper Noname opens all the doors on the new Room 25

click to enlarge<p>Noname's fans consider her this generation's "woke" female rapper, but it's a notion that Noname herself rejects. In a recent …

New Albums

Escapism or realism? Top Emmy races pose a choice

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fantasy or realism? That’s the question at the Emmy Awards this year as voters choose whether to reward television dramas and comedies that provide comfort and escapism, or bleaker fare that echoes troubled times.<p>FILE PHOTO: The Iron Throne is seen on the set of the …

British Humour

Wizards news: Drake wears John Wall’s high school jersey at concert

Drake turned heads at his concert in D.C. by wearing John Wall’s high school jersey. The rapper definitely knows how to work the crowd. Appearing in …

John Wall

China Makes Significant Censorship Decision on Hip-Hop Culture

While Justin Bieber might be a worldwide sensation, there’s at least one country where he is no longer welcome: the People’s Republic of China, whose …


R.I.P. MC Overlord

Groundbreaking local rapper seeded ATX hip-hop like no other


4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

<i>Our guide to film series and special screenings happening this weekend and in the week ahead. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies.</i><p><b>THE EYE OF IRAN: CINEMATOGRAPHER MAHMOUD KALARI</b> at the Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 14-30). Apart from nationality, in many cases the most acclaimed …

The Arts

Down with OTT: Studio71 CEO Reza Izad on the evolving video landscape

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Advertising Industry

About Last Night: Jonathan Mannion Took Over The New Compound Gallery

The Bronx is reclaiming its rightful title as the birthplace of hip-hop culture and haven for minority artists. The Compound—a marketing agency and …

Kendrick Lamar

TRUE MASCULINITY: Mark Wahlberg Begins Daily Routine With 30 Mins Of Prayer

Actor Mark Wahlberg, currently one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood, has a daily routine of intense workouts and a strict eating schedule, …

U.S. Politics

From blackface to plagiarism: Why the Chinese entertainment industry needs a lesson in sensitivity for cultures and ideas

While the Chinese television industry is infamous for stealing ideas from Western shows, the popular rap competition, <i>The Rap of China</i>, takes it one …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Carmichael to be Honored at the 'Welcome to ATL Reception'

A3C and ChooseATL will host the official <i>Welcome to ATL Reception</i> on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the <i>Loudermilk Center</i> in Atlanta. The event will …

Rap & Hip-Hop

From Gangsta rap to Kendrick: Renowned Los Angeles photographer unveils 'California Love' exhibit that pays homage to West Coast Hip Hop scene over the last 30 years

A internationally acclaimed photographer from Los Angeles is showcasing just under 30 years of photographs depicting the prominence of the West Coast …

Los Angeles