The last time Wale took the stage at SOBs in New York City, it was 2009. He was 1-year removed from the release of his breakthrough mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing, which played host to the song that earned ... Read Article
Philadelphia was strangely warm on Saturday. The greater New York area had been sprinkled with scattered snowfall Friday evening, which quickly gave way to clear, sunny skies and near 50 degree temperatures jus... Read Article
Timothy Z. Mosley, better known as Timbaland, began his rise to fame in the mid-90s and had a steady progression of top Billboard chart hits annually from 1996 to 2001. In August 2001 his collaborative partner, R&B singer, Aaliyah met a tragic end which ... Read Article
"I've got Grammy nominations. I've got number one records. My songs are triple platinum. I have a platinum single myself, gold singles left and right. I don't even know if I would be able to do anything other t... Read Article
The "All Gold Everything" rapper has faded to bronze
Don't you miss when Trinidad James had donkey teeth, when he had an earth-sized afro, or above all when he just didn't give a f*@k?
In many ways, James... Read Article
There are some ways to get your music heard on Twitter, but there are other ways to definitely not make it happen.
In this installment of "How to Be a Rapper 101," I'm going to tell you about the things you need to stop doing if you want people to care abo... Read Article
These days there are no mysteries around the fact that, everyone and their mother wants to be a rapper; it's such a cliché that it's actually not even amusing to make fun of it anymore...but we decided to do it... Read Article
What does success look like in 2015? The usual suspects: Bill Gates, Oprah, Warren Buffett, Michael Jordan, LeBron James...and the list goes on.
As baby boomers and their parents are getting older, wiser and m... Read Article
London is a great city filled with beautiful opportunities, but interviewing one of your most listened to hip hop artists isn’t an everyday occurrence. A couple of weeks back I got to sit down with Talib Kweli.... Read Article
Dreaming of a record contract? You might have better luck becoming an astronaut.
Once upon a time, every rapper in the world dreamed of snatching a label deal. They'd snail mail their demo tape to Def Ja... Read Article
As attention shifts from the racial divide to class wars, we explore the role rap plays in perpetuating the workings of classism.
Revered for narrating the realities of America's abandoned inner-cities, Hi... Read Article