The rap world was spun on its head in disbelief last week when emerging artists and The Source Magazine's most recent Unsigned Hype inductee, Tsu Surf has arrested again on weapon related charges. More unbeliev... Read Article
An art gallery owner in New York (who happens to be a man of color) claims that he was assaulted in Chinatown for rocking the MAGA hat.
Battle rap enthusiasts worldwide will convene in Atlanta, GA to experience “Pendemonium” on August 3rd at The Music Room (327 Edgewood) on the BullPen Battle League. Produced and hosted by veteran wordsmith Joh... Read Article
When Cardi B collaborated with Josh X on the single "Heaven On My Mind," Hip-Hop's elite took note of the Julliard graduate. Co-signed by the solid Hip-Hop heads like Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, and Swizz B... Read Article
Actor Mack Wilds said it best while speaking on his Empowerment panel, Curls After Dark: His Voice, Her Hair. He hit it on the nose when he said “Curlfest is heaven on earth.” Indeed it is. There are fe... Read Article
When the world met Baltimore rapper deetranada she was presented as a no-nonsense talking, a lyrical titan on Season 3 of Lifetime's The Rap Game. A platform created by producer Jermaine Dupri, this show introd... Read Article
Music has been the heartbeat of Black culture, giving value to a community that has struggled encapsulate its true sense of worth. From 1619 to 2019, 400 years of following the drumbeat on the shores of America... Read Article
It is always lovely to hear people's journeys and how they have come together. This is also true with South Side's co-creators Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. Ivy League friends (even sang together in a co... Read Article
With a plot that sounds like it dropped right out of a reality show, the family of late NBA baller Lorenzen Wright can rest a little easier knowing that justice will be served. In 2010, he went missing for a... Read Article
On the anniversary of the unfortunate day that almost took his life, rumors spread that rapper Tsu Surf is back behind bars. July 25th just doesn't seem to be a lucky day for The Wave. Just a year ago... Read Article
Arguably the greatest rapper to ever live, Nas, probably could have anyone record on one of his songs, if only he asked them. Probably... Maybe... Perhaps... But not everyone. While he has joints with eve... Read Article
Newark’s own Tsu Surf has all the makings to become a rap force, and can now count being in the exclusive Unsigned Hype fraternity as an accomplishment under his belt.
Battle rap legend Cassidy still contends that he is undefeated in lyrical match-ups. Maintaining that he was victorious against GMB Colonel Goodz, he has set his eyes on another popular URL vet. While people ha... Read Article
During a recent concert, Lil Uzi Vert was almost about to get the "Da Baby" treatment, when his friend Gunna's security bum-rushed him on stage during a recent performance in Finland. As Uzi hit the stage an... Read Article
It’s becoming a broken record. SMACK/ URL is the Def Jam of the battle rap industry creating platforms for some of the most gifted lyricists in the culture to showcase their gifts. Retired rapper, media infl... Read Article
While honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, in the Oval Office, the POTUS told reporters that he will be reaching out to “friends of his” in Sweden to help get Rocky out of jail.
As Afrobeat music grabs the music game by the throat, terrestrial radio has been working to fill the hole missing in programming. However, New York's iconic urban contemporary radio station 107.5 WBLS has stepp... Read Article
19-year-old Rapper Tay-K was found guilty of murder of a 21-year-old Ethan Walker after breaking into and trying to rob his home. During the incident another man injured. Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McInty... Read Article
Should Rappers Boycott Tours in Sweden? Evidence of Treating A$AP Rocky & Snoop Dogg Differently Than G-Eazy
Should rappers stop touring Sweden in protest against the apparent racism perpetrated against A$AP Rocky in his recent arrest in Sweden?
THE SAGA CONTINUES: Seems that A$AP Rocky will not be released from a Swedish jail no time soon. According to TMZ, prosecutors made public a press release stating that they will keep him incarcerated while t... Read Article