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Beyonce has released a line of Christmas sweaters and ornaments

And onesies!<p>Beyonce has released a Christmas collection.<p>The range dropped last night on the singer’s website, and includes jumpers, t-shirts and tree …

Christmas

20 Greatest Rap Songs Of All Time That You Need To Listen Right Now

• Home<br>• Celebrities<br>• 20 Greatest Rap Songs Of All Time That You Need To Listen Right Now<p>Is your favorite song on the list?<p>SPONSORED<p>I was 10 years old when …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Prince George cat named Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times survives

A Prince George cat named Notorious B.I.G. survived being shot multiple times at close range by a pellet gun.<p>The cat’s owner Nicole Crandell says …

Canadian News

The 50 Best Deep Cuts by 21st Century Rap Stars

This week on Billboard, we're digging for buried gems in the catalogs of our favorite artists across all genres. We've already revealed our 100 Best …

Music

Kendrick Lamar Covers Variety's Hitmakers Issue

King Kendrick reigns in the rain on the cover of <i>Variety’s</i> November 2017 “Hitmakers” issue.<p>Photographed by Peter Yang, Lamar has a contemplative glare …

Kendrick Lamar

Homecoming: Going home with DJ Envy

Hampton University. Homecoming Week 2017. A four-part exploration of how it feels and what it means to come home to this place. Part One: A model …

Music

The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

Before he had even made his first movie, Spike Lee used to fantasize about three things: season tickets at the Garden, a brownstone in Fort Greene like the one that he was raised in and a house in the historically black Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard. In 1986, after writing, producing, …

Long-form Journalism

(EXCLUSIVE) David Banner Talks the Hip-Hop Generation Gap After Waka Flocka and Pete Rock Beef

David Banner (Instagram)Pete Rock and Waka Flocka Flame are the latest to confirm that the generation gap between older and younger rappers is wider …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch DJ Precision's Routine for '5 Minutes of Funk'

Every guest on Hot 97’s <i>5 Minutes of Funk</i> series brings their own strengths to the table (no pun intended). On the latest episode, DJ Precision, the …

DJs

Sportswriter Uses Notorious B.I.G. Lyric Containing N-Word To Comment On LeBron James-Knicks Scuffle

Like Kanter is gonna 2B intimidated by LeBron, guy who stood up 2 Tayyip Erdogan. Imagine him being scared of a n*****who breathes the same air as him<p>…

Financial Dispute With Warner Bros. Jeopardizes ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Sequels

By Victor Stiff George Miller sues Warner Bros. over unpaid <i>Fury Road</i> earnings.In 2015, <b>George Miller’s</b> post-apocalyptic odyssey, <b>Mad Max: Fury Road</b>, …

Movies

Your Ph.D. Thesis Sounds Funky! Let's Dance to It

An esoteric doctoral thesis is not the sort of thing you’d bring up at Thanksgiving dinner. One doesn’t chitchat about prosthetic heart valves in the supermarket checkout line or dive into mathematical representations of braids on a blind date.<p>But there’s one thing that weird, impenetrable …

ASU Football: Wednesday practice report

The Arizona State Sun Devils (5-4, 4-2 Pac-12) continued practice Wednesday afternoon at the Kajikawa Practice Fields ahead of their week nine …

Arizona State Sun Devils

V Books: 360 Degrees of Literature And Mathematics With RZA

It only takes a lesson a day to analyzie life.

Music

‘Love aka Brother Love’ is Sean Combs’ worst nickname yet

Sean Combs celebrated his 48th birthday on Monday with a surprise—he changed his name for the <i>fifth</i> time.<p>The iconic rapper who launched into stardom …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cram Sessions – The Bike Parks of the Right Coast

A five-day blitz of northeast bike parks<p>Once rolling in a glistening metallic, two-tone silver-and-black outer shell, today the 15-passenger Ford …

Mountain Biking

A Hip Hop-Themed Dinner Elevates Biggie and Tupac's Favorite Foods

The seven-course menu at Seattle's Scout PNW was paired with a mixtape by DJ Neil Armstrong.<p>You’d be hard-pressed to find a hip-hop artist that …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lil Kim Details Her "Very Violent" Relationship With The Notorious B.I.G.

New York, NY – Following Jermaine Dupri’s recent appearance on <i>Drink Champs,</i> where he told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN that he witnessed The Notorious B.I.G. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyonce's Lil' Kim Halloween Costume Was Made Up of Five Different Looks

<b>Beyoncé</b> & <b>JAY-Z</b> dressed up as <b>Lil' Kim</b> and <b>Notorious B.I.G.</b> for Halloween, and it turns out Bey's outfit was actually a five-part extravaganza of looks …

Pop Music

Beyonce 'slayed' as she channelled Li'l Kim with series of revealing Halloween costumes

The Lemonade singer made the special tribute to the American rapper who she called "our original Queen B".<p>This Halloween, Beyonce made a major …

Kelly Rowland

Berklee Online announces first Master’s Degree program for production + business

Widely recognized among the top music schools in the world, Berklee College of Music in Boston launched Berklee Online in 2002 as an online option …

Boston

Everything You Need To Know About The Murders Of 2Pac And The Notorious B.I.G.

In the 21 years since the murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace, no arrests have ever been made in connection with either case.<p>The East …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beyoncé reveals five Lil' Kim Halloween tribute costumes and they're on point

Beyoncé Friday amplified her Halloween tribute to Lil' Kim, showing off five costumes she wore to honor the hip-hop legend.<p>And, Lil' Kim loved it.<p>Queen Bey, whose Halloween Lil' Kim was accompanied by husband Jay-Z as The Notorious B.I.G., revealed the full range of her outfits on her website and …

News (U.S.)

DJ Premier and ASAP Ferg Link Up on New Song ''Our Streets'' - XXL

Even though he originally hails from Houston, no name evokes images of classical New York City hip-hop quite like DJ Premier. So it's only right the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lil' Kim Talks Notorious B.I.G. Gun Rumor, Nicki Minaj, New Music

With her new track “Took Us a Break” out now, Lil’ Kim stopped by Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” for an in-depth conversation about her career, her …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Meet the Rihanna-Approved Model and DJ Who Is Defying Beauty Standards

dj-she-marley-marl-beauty-curls-afro-body-positivity<p>Three years ago, model Marley Parker got a hold of her first pair of decks and began flexing her eclectic taste in music. Today, at just 18 years old, the born-and-raised New Yorker tends to the ones and twos professionally as DJ She Marley Marl, …

Beauty

Hear A$AP Ferg, DJ Premier's Rugged Boom-Bap on 'Our Streets'

Premier honors 25th anniversary of Payday label with jagged, soul-sampling hip-hop<p>A$AP Ferg teamed up with famed producer DJ Premier – whose …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Beautiful photos from two decades of hip hop history

Brian ‘B+’ Cross photographed the likes of Erykah Badu, Eazy-E and DJ Shadow over the decades – and a new book Ghostnotes documents his evocative style<p>Life moves in circles, though we may not notice until the revolution is complete. In 1996, DJ Shadow released <i>Endtroducing…</i>, his debut studio album …

Music

Fats Domino and the death of rock

As another ‘Rockstar’ goes on to that heavenly venue, is the genre dead?<p>Fats Domino, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 1986 inaugural class, …

Music

Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up as '90s hip-hop icons for Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, Beyoncé and Jay-Z go big. So big, in fact, we might even say they go Biggie. Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up as Lil’ Kim and …

Rap & Hip-Hop