What began as a small art show in Atlanta has grown into the nation's largest traveling art show. City after city - from Atlanta, to LA, to St. Louis and Miami - AB+L continues to attract the creatively curious, pulling audiences of up to 3,000 people.
As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures.
It's been a particularly abundant whirlwind several days as one thinks about recent events within pop culture as they intersect with tech.
Jay-Z has mastered the art of remaining relevant for 16 years strong and doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. While this is a great personal accomplishment for Jay, this is also an amazing accomplishment for hip hop.
There is a space where existential nuance and personal confession all exist in the rhythms of a dreamscape universe. This is the world of Pell, and with his recent album Floating While Dreaming, he transports us to a universe of varied influences manifested in ambient sounds and serious hip-hop grooves.
After listening to Ready to Die from beginning to end, I realized how much of a fool I was to have been blind to this album for so many years. To simply call it a classic and leave it at that would be an understatement.
"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.
Somber. Soaring. Stern. Eerily silent. Chi Modu's breathtaking portrait of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. resonates as powerfully as ever on this Sept. 11 anniversary. Chi, the former staff photographer, tells the story behind this photo:
Her debut Thesis serves as more than an album to King Avriel -- it's an intensely personal journey that she guides listeners through.
When it comes to tech companies that have been funded by venture capital, the most recent study shows that 87 percent of the founders of tech companies that have been funded by venture capital are white; 1 percent African American; and less than 1 percent Latino.
City is an artist with a formidable resume in tow as a Brooklyn heavyweight, but, as you'll see, with no bland nostalgia for hip hop and a sharp geopolitical take on life.
It is clear that Mr. Carter takes his drinking seriously.
Han Han doesn't enjoy performing her new album. "These songs are physically and mentally exhausting," she says. The emotional intensity on her self-titled debut album is palpable even to those of us who don't understand all the lyrics.
LL Cool J has been defined as a rapper, an actor, and let's face it, an international sex symbol. Besides the occasional lip-licking and topless video...
I remember it (not like yesterday, it was a long time ago) clearly. After falling completely in love with Flash tapes and the like, I was convinced to...
One man in music who would not need an introduction is Jermaine Dupri. Whether you directly know him or not, he's played a pivotal role in various genres of music over the years.