Artists From Defunct “5 Pointz” Graffiti Mecca Awarded $6.7 M In Federal Court

Just a few months after a jury ruled that Jerry Wolkoff, the developer behind the 5 Pointz site, had illegally whitewashed the work of dozens of artists, the judge on the case has now settled on a compensation ... Read Article

Jay-Z Set To Trademark “Jaybo” Character From “The Story Of O.J.” Video

According to reports, Hip Hop mogul Sean "Jay-Z" Carter, has his sights set on trademarking the controversial "Jaybo" character from "The Story Of O.J." video off his recently released 4:44 LP. Jaybo was cre... Read Article

THIS WEEKEND! Thirstin Howl The 3rd And The Lo Lifes Presents Love And Loyalty Weekend At Miami Art Basel 2017

Like we always do around this time... The good guys from the Lo-Lifes Family Miami and Lo Lifes general Thirsting Howl The 3rd are kicking off their Love And Loyalty Weekend festivities today that will last throughout the weekend. Hosted by Hakim Green o... Read Article

Kendrick Lamar’s “Element” Video Inspiration By Legendary Photog Gordon Parks On Exhibition In NYC

The Gordon Parks Foundation announced the opening of ELEMENT, a new exhibition on view at the Foundation’s exhibition space from December 1 through February 10 showcasing Gordon Parks photographs that inspired rapper Kendrick Lamar’s music video "Element" from... Read Article

Superchief Gallery Presents “Wasted Land 2” Premiere Screening [RECAP]

In an exclusive, spooked out setting at the Superchief Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens, film director Andrew H. Shirley along with NOXER, SMELLS, RAMBO, UFO and other artists from the Brooklyn-Based 907 Crew hosted a screening of their Gummo-esque flick Wasted la... Read Article

Hip Hop Pioneers, Scholars Link With Smithsonian Institute To Create Hip-Hop Anthology

Legendary Hip Hop artists are joining forces with the Smithsonian Institute to create an extensive anthology that will serve as a retrospective of the genre, according to media reports. Chuck D, MC Lyte, Que... Read Article

The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center Celebrates Hip Hop Pioneers With “The Bridge Concert Series”

After awarding LL Cool J as the first ever Hip-Hop representative on its coveted Kennedy Honors list last year, the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center continues to make space for Hip Hop culture has announc... Read Article

Anyone Comics Presents “The Nation’s Respected” Graff Show (RECAP)

This past weekend in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, some of the borough's most legendary graffiti artists and enthusiasts gathered under one roof at Anyone Comics Store for the TNR CREW graff show aptly titled, "The Nation's Respected". Walk past the rows of new ... Read Article

Brooklyn Jury Says That 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca Was Illegally Destroyed

After almost 50 years of pop culture history, graffiti has finally been recognized as an art form by the law of the land. A Brooklyn jury unanimously reached a decision that the 5Pointz outdoor graffiti gall... Read Article

Watch Andre 3000 Draw Live Portrait Of Naked Woman At 2017 ComplexCon

This past weekend at ComplexCon in Los Angeles, there were all types of artistic and creative people there to show off their art and creativity. One person who isn't short on either that was present was ATL Hip Hop legend and one half of Outkast Andre Three St... Read Article