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Janelle Monae On Misogyny in Hip-Hop: I Only Ever Want to Hear Women Rap

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With all of the crumbling of expired ideals and old-world symbolism in American society, it isn’t shocking that singer and actress Janelle Monae took to social media to attack the Goliath of misogyny and patriarchy in Hip Hop. In a series of tweets sent out just before the 4th of July, Monae criticized Hip Hop […]

Angie Martinez to Host ‘Untold Stories of Hip-Hop’

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Angie Martinez aka “The Voice of New York” will be hosting a new show titled Untold Stories Of Hip Hop will premiere this fall on the WE tv network. According to reports, Martinez is set to sit down with Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja […]

Hip-Hop and Women Stole the Show at the 2019 Grammys

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Hip Hop and women were the trending topics at the 2019 Grammys. Female acts took home the top prizes including, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. Aside from Cardi B making history as the first solo female act to win Best Rap Album, Childish Gambino made history winning Grammys for Record and Song […]

Hip-Hop Undisputedly Dominated All of 2018

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Remember they said hip-hop was dead years ago… Let’s not front like hip-hop isn’t the new pop today. Everywhere you go, whether it’s Starbucks, the corner social or a bar mitzvah; you’re going to find hip-hop painting in the background or the forefront. And in 2018, hip-hop’s mostly lived in the latter. Five out of […]

Day of the Dead: The Serial Killers Observe Día de Muertos with Sophomore Album

Day of the Dead: The Serial Killers Observe Día de Muertos with Sophomore Album

While October 31 is usually associated with Halloween,  it’s also celebrated by millions throughout the Americas as the start of the Day of the Dead (also known as Día de Muertos), which lasts until November 2. Traditions are a major part of Día de Muertos, with celebrants building private altars called ofrendas, in honor of the […]

China Makes Significant Censorship Decision on Hip-Hop Culture

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While Justin Bieber might be a worldwide sensation, there’s at least one country where he is no longer welcome: the People’s Republic of China, whose government recently released a shocking set of standards regarding what media is morally fit for public consumption. As part of an overreaching crackdown on “low taste content,” the country has […]

Janet Jackson Honored by Missy Elliott at 2018 BMI R&B/Hip Hop Awards

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The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall on Aug. 30, respected Janet Jackson with the BMI Icon Award and featured an unexpected appearance by Missy Elliott. The occasion perceives the songwriters, producers, and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip Hop melodies. Metro Boomin was named Producer of Year for […]

QOTD: The Streets Speaks On Nicki Minaj’s Album

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Question Of The Day is always based on the streets. So we had to take Nicki Minaj out there and hear directly from the people of Harlem about her album. Some think it’s awesome and connect with the ‘Queen’ while others feel differently. Check out this #QOTD and leave your comments if you may.

Mrs. Garrett and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Lives On in Hip-Hop Lyrics

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Without a doubt traces of popular culture can be found in popular rap songs of today. Intricately woven into rap lyrics, these references make the song more memorable. Many shows have impacted Hip-Hop just like NBC’s Diff’rent Strokes. Considering Mrs. Garrett’s recent death, we have gathered some of Hip-Hop’s best bars that are derived from […]