Amazon Music is set to launch a Latin rap campaign called Hip-Hop X Siempre in honor of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. This campaign explores the fusion of Spanish language hip-hop and will feature artists such as Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., and more. Through unique programming, editorial content, and exclusive releases, Amazon Music invites audiences to delve into […]
30 years ago, on this day, the almighty Baldhead Slick, more commonly known as the “Guru” of Gangstarr, dropped his first solo project, Jazzamatazz, on Chrysalis Records. The album featured a slew of artists in and outside of the ciphers of Hip Hop, as this album was the first of its kind, with “Gifted Unlimited […]
Hailed as the genre’s Forrest Gump for his time with artists from Busta Rhymes to Santana, today Ross contends that streaming, sampling and materialism have changed the genre beyond recognitionAt first, “the Forrest Gump of hip-hop” sounds like an incongruous nickname. Surely there are few characters who embody the spirit of that genre less than Tom Hanks’s slow-witted sprinter? But Dante Ross is thrilled with the title. “Gump is the connector,” he explains on a Zoom call from his home in Los...
The G.O.A.T. and his accomplice Eric B. dropped their third album 33 years ago today On this date in 1990, DJ Eric B. and Hip Hop’s number one microphone fiend Rakim dropped LP number three entitled Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em. One of our most coveted Five Mic classics, Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em’s production […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors have dropped sex abuse charges against disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly that alleged he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said in a statement Tuesday that it believes her and that Kelly 
Minnesota prosecutors have dropped sex abuse charges against disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly that alleged he invited a 17-year-old girl to his hotel room in 2001 and paid her $200 to dance naked with him.
This is the second volume of recordings by the seminal Midlands band Trapeze
Hip-hop has always been considered a young man’s game. Who’s the new hot artist? Who’s creating a unique sound? Who’s bringing something different to the genre? These are questions rap fans are constantly asking themselves.
Hip-hop artists are known for their creative prowess and captivating performances, but many struggle with their own battles of inner demons behind the scenes. Many hip-hop artists have courageously opened up about their mental health struggles in recent years, shedding light on the often-overlooked aspect of fame and success. In honor of Mental Health Awareness More
In 1973, hip-hop was born. Fifty years ago at a party in the Bronx, roots were planted that, unbeknownst to the world at the time, would sprout a cultural movement that would change the trajectory of the music industry forever. As it stands today, through streaming platforms, music revenue is projected to double to about
A multi-talented music producer, DJ, creative director, and entrepreneur hailing from Poland, Planet Zuzy is a jack-of-all-trades. After releasing a slew of earworm remixes, Planet Zuzy makes her debut with “Higher.” An ode to her global upbringing and love for euro dance music, “Higher” is the amalgamation of Planet Zuzy’s life experiences and inspirations. The […]
Automobiles have hugely contributed to the genre's global image, but what about in this country?