Questlove has grown weary of artists at the top of the hip-hop hierarchy making art that mostly celebrates being at the top of the hip-hop hierarchy -- meaningless, cynical stuff created and packaged to appeal to the masses.
Who knows more about Jason Derulo? Jason Derulo, OR our YouTube star co-host Jason Horton. You be the judge! Though he didn't remember his fiancé'...
A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.
About a month ago, I had some folks over for brunch. It was then that I met the woman who prompted me to write this post. She was a friend of a friend...
Hologram Kizzie, aka Psalm One, closed out the The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at the MCA on February 7, 2014. Her new album is Hug Life. ...
Creating "The Kulture Movement" as an initiative to help influence young adults was the original idea but instead with the help of influential friend, Barbara De Laleu, Shani Kulture set his plan in motion as a social issue that needs be addressed by the masses.
I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.
The more his colleagues rap about trips to Dubai and cars that cost more than a Williamsburg loft, the more Kweli focuses on crafting a personal, political message to deliver through his lyrics.
"None of this removes the misogyny in this song/video where -- instead of black women -- gay femme black men are being used as tropes. But I do think much is to be praised."
Meet Ebonie Smith, a gifted music producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who is committed to encouraging women to join her in her craft. This is her amazing story.
I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work
To a large extent, this year's SXSW Music Conference felt like an extension of the Interactive portion that preceded it; a brand-sponsored networking event with musical entertainment. It's not about the fans and press anymore, it's just not.
For decades, hip-hop has broken down political barriers and tension with international countries.
he group, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, has had unheard of success for over 20 years in the rap space, even having won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2005 for their song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," from the film Hustle and Flow.
In late April, its going down. That is, an eclectic mix of Jazz, Neo-Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop and Retro Funk for two days. Purely that. Straight, no chase...
I tell young black men to sag their pants down to their ankles if they like, and to be as loud as they want. I tell them, remain who you are because no matter how much you assimilate, you will not be viewed as a human being by those wishing to view you otherwise.