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The Grime and Glory of the Hip-Hop Generation

The Grime and Glory of the Hip-Hop Generation

Feb. 19 | All rappers to have a good understanding about the history of rap and the roots of hip-hop. To help shape the future, it is useful to know where you came from and how it all started.

Sean John “Puff Daddy” Combs changes his name to P.Diddy and then just Diddy

Sean John “Puff Daddy” Combs changes his name to P.Diddy and then just Diddy

Jan. 2 | Most of you will know that the hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs started out as the rapper “Puff Daddy” when he recorded his first commercial vocal in 1997 but do you know why he changed his stage name?

5 Tips For Aspiring Rappers

5 Tips For Aspiring Rappers

Sep. 29 | If you are reading this, chances are, you are either a rapper, or aspiring to become one. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that rapping is easy (which it is not). The flow and rhythm involved in rapping can take years to master, and that too...

5 New Rappers From the UK You Didn't Know About

5 New Rappers From the UK You Didn't Know About

Sep. 27 | The UK, despite perceptions in the United States, has a large and very popular rap scene with some very talented artists who’ve put out some fabulous records over the years. In the UK, urban music has long been dominated by hip hop and grime artists,...

Prepare For An Influx of White, College Educated Rappers Post Asher Roth

Prepare For An Influx of White, College Educated Rappers Post Asher Roth

Aug. 19 | [ad]  [ad] After the kind of success Asher Roth has had since the launch of his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle – which is one of my favorite hip hop albums of this year – you can expect a massive influx of college educated white...

50 Cent Free Concert Plan Doesn't Go Down Well With Parents

50 Cent Free Concert Plan Doesn't Go Down Well With Parents

Aug. 18 | [ad]  [ad] According to the New York Post, 50 Cent is to planning on performing a free show near the Queens project where he grew up, as a kind gesture from the artist. Parents from the surrounding community, however, are worried that things might get...

Does Hip Hop Promote Racial Stereotypes?

Does Hip Hop Promote Racial Stereotypes?

Aug. 3 | [ad] [ad] The San Francisco Examiner has a nice opinion piece today by Gregory Kane about whether hip hop, rap, and black centric movies (Kane chooses Tyler Perry’s “Medea Goes to Jail” as a reference in the article) promote racial...

Three Days of Partying at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Three Days of Partying at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Jun. 13 | [ad] The list of rappers from Brooklyn includes the likes of Jay-Z, Biggie and DMX So when the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop festival comes to town, you can be sure of a mega hip hop treat with non stop partying for over three days. As far as hip hop festivals...

Taylor Swift and T-Pain Collaborating

Taylor Swift and T-Pain Collaborating

Jun. 13 | [ad] What could be more natural than a 16 year old country music sweethear collaborating with badass rapper T-Pain for an awards fuction? Nothing. Absolutely, truly, nothing. Seriously, check out this pic. Since when did country music start being bling...

Hip Hop Artists Are the Best Businessmen in the World

Hip Hop Artists Are the Best Businessmen in the World

Jun. 6 | [ad]So what does Warren Buffet and Lil Wayne have in common? Ans: They’ve both beaten the recession. In this current economic scenario, the one sure shot investment was gold. And diamonds. And platinum. Basically everything that is taken out of...