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10 Best Hip Hop-Themed Sneaker Releases

As we await A$AP Rocky’s Under Armour shoe, the latest YEEZY release by Kanye West alongside adidas, and whether Drake will decide if he’s #TeamAdidas or #TeamNike, one thing that’s for sure is that Hip-Hop has an obsession with sneakers: then again, who doesn’t? We decided to sift through some of our favorite Hip-Hop sneaker […]

15 Groundbreaking Debut Rap Albums Since Hip-Hop Was Born

Words by Keenan Higgins & Jasmine Johnson   Today marks 45 years since the birth of Hip-Hop! In the decades since it all began on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, the genre has went on to become the most powerful (and most lucrative!) in all of music. Of course, that feat is heavily due to the […]

Rapper Reason Signs to Popular Hip-Hop Label Top Dawg Entertainment

Top Dawg Entertainment has signed the hottest rapper onto the roster. TDE founder, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith announced to the public that he signed Reason with the entertainment group. He was a California native rapper, who gained exposure when he appeared on the Black Panther soundtrack with the track called “Seasons.” “INTRODUCING @iam_reason TO THE TEAM. […]

[WATCH] Kendrick Lamar’s Appearance On ‘Power’ Leaks Online

Kendrick Lamar can now add actor to his resumé after his Power debut, which aired on Starz On-Demand but has already gone viral for free $.99. King Kunta’s appearance and the acting debut from Power, where he met face to face with Kanan, who is played by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, is already being viewed […]

Kendrick Lamar Featured in the Next Episode of ‘Power’

Power already has a star-studded cast with Omari Hardwick, 50 Cent, Lala, Joseph Sikora but for episode five of this season, it gets even crazier with an appearance from Kendrick Lamar. The appearance was teased on social media for 50 Cent and the hit Starz show as his character Kanan is seen riding the bike […]

Kendrick Lamar Links With UNDERCOVER for Tokyo ‘DAMN.’ Pop-Up

Kendrick Lamar has been dropping tour merch collabs all year long, from a set with Reigning Champ to a full-out capsule of apparel and sneakers alongside Nike, and now he’s gearing up for another drop with Japanese retailer UNDERCOVER. Nike & Top Dawg Entertainment present a @KENDRICKLAMAR x #UNDERCOVER T-shirt collab available exclusively at The […]

Titus Releases His Much Anticipated EP “404 Not Found”

On [Friday] June 29, Titus released his much anticipated EP 404 Not Found. After a rough 2017, his spirit is in a much better place and he is excited to show his fans the product of all of the anticipation. The New Jersey native has been working on his sound and releasing music non- stop […]

Swizz Beatz New Album to Feature Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nas and More

Swizz Beatz New Album to Feature Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nas and More

Behind the boards, Swizz Beatz (a.k.a. Kasseem Dean) is a certified hitmaker. From working with Jay-Z and Beyonce to Kanye and Drake, Swizzy’s production resume parallels to Hip-Hop and R&B royalty. Yeezy even went on to call the hitmaker the best Hip-Hop producer of all time. In 2007, Kasseem Dean released his first studio album, […]

Is Meek Mill’s BET Performance a Preview of the Future of His Music?

Meek Mill kept the promise of being an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform by highlighting issues during his thought-provoking performance on BET. After Meek Mill’s less than a spectacular bout with Drake and a recent run-in with the law, some may have questioned the future of the Philly rapper’s career. When Meek hit […]

Chuck D, Questlove, and Kendrick Lamar Slated as Prospect Members of the Academy

It looks like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is on the verge of diversifying their membership. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-permitting collective announced their invitation of membership which heights at 928 new prospect members which include Hip-Hop notables Chuck D, Questlove, and Kendrick Lamar. This year’s roster of invitees is […]

Happy 31st Birthday To Kendrick Lamar!

On this day in Hip Hop history, Compton based rapper Kendrick Lamar was born in Los Angeles, California. Since the start of the decade, Kendrick has been credited with being one of, if not the, best rappers of this generation. Kendrick’s jazz and funk inspired take on Hip Hop comes with a level of integrity reminiscent […]

Five Places Kendrick Lamar Should Visit On His Australian Tour

Kendrick Lamar will be playing seven shows over two weeks in the land Down Under this coming July in support of his critically acclaimed, quadruple platinum-selling album DAMN. Having previously made the trip in 2012 with his own good kid, m.A.A.d. city promotional tour, Kung Fu Kenny is definitely no stranger to touring overseas. In […]

Kendrick Lamar Receives Pulitzer Prize Award for ‘DAMN.’ in NYC

Kendrick Lamar Receives Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.' Album

Kendrick Lamar should just change his middle name to winning, because that’s all he does. The Compton rapper was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for his successful album DAMN., which released last Summer. K. Dot was front-and-center for his time to shine at the luncheon, which took place at Columbia University in New York. He […]

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Goes Platinum

Damn. Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed film, Black Panther, just went platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America made the announcement earlier this month. Black Panther: The Album, released on February 9, earned platinum status and a gold certification on May 10th. Producer Sounwave posted a picture of the platinum plaque on Instagram. “#blackpanther.. more blessings […]

Kendrick Lamar Halts Performance of White Fan After ‘N-Word’ Use

A story floating around social media this morning revolves around Kendrick Lamar and a fan who made one of the worst decisions she could on stage. This past weekend Lamar was the headliner of Hangout Festival and reviews stated he was stellar as expected. In a bit of crowd interaction the DAMN. rapper brought fans […]

TDE to Drop Unreleased Music on Spotify Playlist

Over the past years, Top Dawg Entertainment has released a plethora of good music for fans but it’s a safe bet that more would be appreciated. Ahead of The Championship Tour, the TDE collective will provide fans with new tunes to hear by dropping gems into their official Spotify playlist. In a Twitter announcement, the […]