HipHop 4 Flint

Recap: HipHop 4 Flint

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 52 cities around the world—including Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit—participated in HipHop 4 Flint, a global fundraiser for the people of Flint, MI. Lead nationally by activist, artist, […]

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In Memoriam: A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg

2016 has not been kind to the music industry, as we bid farewell to yet another member of our historic musical tapestry.

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One Wish: Rap/Sung Collaborations We Want to See in 2016

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Who’s Next?: Messiah

Music is typically an accurate barometer to gauge a social climate. True to form, Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Grammys centered on race, incarceration

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Q&A: SWV—Still Here, Still Together

With their 1992 debut It’s About Time, SWV made an indelible mark in the world of R&B; with smash

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California Love: Jurassic 5’s Soup Serves Sun-Drenched Hip-Hop as Fullee Love

As a member of Jurassic 5, Zaakir Muhammad, aka Soup, was part of a so-called “alternative” hip-hop movement in the 1990s that

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Urban Legend: KRS-One

Hip-hop icon KRS-One could rap about anything. The sound bomber from the boogie down Bronx is one of the

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Q&A: Bowlegged Lou—Top Five

Before getting deep into our conversation with Bowlegged Lou, we momentarily perplexed the Full Force member with a greeting of “Happy

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Concert Recap: The Bad Boy Reunion Tour

[caption id="attachment_33739" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bad Boy Reunion Tour: Faith, Mase, Carl Thomas. Photo by D Sims of Liquid A&E.[/caption]

Nothing says “I love you” like

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XSO: Why Not?

The smell of cheesesteaks and the promise of the Philadelphia winter provided the perfect background as the ladies of XSO nestled in



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