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Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ and A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Low End Theory’ Added to National Recording Registry

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As the defining era of the nineties continues to mature, the admirable sounds of the beloved time reign heavily in longevity. Earlier this week, the Library of Congress announced the names of 25 recordings have been added to the National Recording Registry for 2022 including Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe […]

Bianca Bonnie Seeks to Leave Young B in the Past

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As of 2022, Bianca Bonnie, formerly known as Young B, is known for her 2006 smash hit litefeet jingle, “Chicken Noodle Soup,” and reality television stardom as a former cast member of VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop. Before her stint with reality television, Bianca was often recognized as the young teenage lady who harmonized the canorous […]

Remy Ma Makes History With Successful Launch of Female Battle Rap League, Chrome 23

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Yesterday (Feb. 27), history was made in the battle rap world. Remy Ma officially launched her all-female battle rap league, Chrome 23, with the inaugural “Queens Get The Money” inaugurated in New York City. In collaboration with Hot 97, the event was live-streamed on the veteran platform’s website and YouTube and hosted a voting system […]

Bow Wow Strives For Mogul Status in Hair Care Industry

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At times an affronted detail, hairdos among men in hip-hop have a track record of accentuating their presence. Within hip-hop’s history, acts like Kurtis Blow, Big Daddy Kane, Snoop Dogg, and more have established signature looks, with their hairdos serving as the main attraction. Multi-talent Bow Wow also fits this mold as one faculty about […]

Hip-Hop Culture Is Black History

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As we approach the end of Black History Month, it is essential to highlight a culture that bears an overwhelming significance amid its celebration. That culture is no other than hip-hop culture. While hip-hop has its month in November, National Hip Hop History Month, which was declared by Congress last year, is strictly dedicated to […]

Cassidy vs Freeway Rap Battle Rematch Set for 2022

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First and foremost, battle rap is on the verge of obtaining the regard it deserves when it comes to surface-level exposure. On Saturday, October 30, battle rap history was made as a stacked card featuring twelve of battle rap culture’s most voluminous contenders sparred for Drake’s “Til Death Do Us Part” event. The “Way 2 […]

Slick Rick Pops Up at Staten Island Gala Envoyed by Ghostface Killah

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Slick Rick recently made his presence known for a noble cause. On Thursday night (September 30), Slick Rick popped up at the 1st Annual K Woods Foundation Community Center Fundraiser and Auction in Staten Island with a surprise performance. The hip-hop icon swiftly breezed through his collection of classics including “The Show” and “Children’s Story.”  […]

Ashanti, Ja Rule, Wu-Tang Clan, and Redman Make History at Staten Island Peace and Unity Festival

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On Saturday, July 10, hip-hop made an illustrious impact on Staten Island, one of New York City’s most underestimated boroughs. The inaugural Staten Island Peace and Unity Festival took place this Saturday with Ashanti and Ja Rule as headliners alongside Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, and Redman. Sponsored by community organizations The Water […]

Method Man Reveals He Declined Role in ‘Girls Trip’ Movie

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Since his coming as the tenacious emcee from Wu-Tang Clan with the self-titled single, aside from spitting bars about the Shaolin style, Method Man has managed to master another art form, acting. With a history of standout roles in Belly, How High, The Wire, The Deuce, and presently, Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost, where he […]

Big Daddy Kane Talks History with the Five Percent Nation

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Hip-hop culture is a melting pot of various sounds, languages, dances, fashions, and lifestyles. One way of life that has an undisputed imprint on hip-hop is the Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earths. Visit for more information From pioneering rap group, World Famous Supreme Team, who, according to a book written by members […]

Busta Rhymes, Yasiin Bey, Lupe Fiasco and More Pay Tribute to MF DOOM

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The hip-hop community closed out the year 2020 with the shocking revelation about the passing of MF Doom. On December 31, in what started off to read as a dedication, a post was shared on MF DOOM’s verified Instagram account with a message from his wife, Jasmine, and revealing the masked rap icon passed away […]

Beyoncé Delivers Powerful Commencement Speech Highlighting Black Lives Matter and Sexism in the Music Industry

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Beyoncé delivered a batch of powerful messages on Saturday (June 7) as a part of YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” virtual commencement ceremony. She recognized the global collective of people who have protested in the name of Black Lives Matter and made a confounding statement about sexism in the music industry. Visit for […]

LL Cool J Delivers Intense Freestyle About George Floyd’s Death and Racial Injustice

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LL Cool J concluded one of 2020’s most eventful weekends with a freestyle highlighting the death of George Floyd and overall racial injustice against Black people in America. The passionate freestyle follows a brief moment of controversy based on a tweet he wrote about biracial families. Visit for more information “For 400 years you […]