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  • Nicki Minaj has been quietly sending aid to a village in India, and what they've built is amazing

    Nicki Minaj has been quietly sending aid to a village in India, and what they've built is amazing

    Nicki Minaj has a myriad of monikers and alter egos, but the one that seems to have been most active as of late is her Nicki Teresa alter ego, or in an archetypical sense, “The Healer.” Minaj has certainly been using her resources to help heal. Earlier this month she promised funds to students in...
  • Solange gave fans a glimpse into her personal journey in a letter to her younger self written for Teen Vogue. 

    Solange reflects back and gets real with ‘Powerful Letter to Her Teenage Self’

    Solange Knowles has experienced a lot of what life has to offer in her first 30 years on this planet, many of which have been spent under the demanding bright lights of the entertainment industry. The Seat at the Table singer recently took the role as the choreographer, musical director and composer...
  • Premiere: Èpique shares new single 'Coachella/The Lobby'

    Premiere: Èpique shares new single 'Coachella/The Lobby'

    Èpique, a West Orlando, Fla.-based hip hop artist whose last single, "Bang," garnered attention from tastemakers like MTV and The Source, has a familiar sound that will remind listeners of popular hip-hop musicians like Travis Scott. Èpique's new single is a two-part song, with "Coachella" being his...
  • Emmy-nominated hip-hop artist T.O.N.E-z takes on The Beatles in his new album, available now.

    Interview: Hip-hop artist T.O.N.E-z takes on The Beatles in his new album

    The Beatles is just that group that seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. After 50 years, their music continues to reach new fans. Even when Paul and Ringo aren’t doing live shows, they’re still making headlines. In fact, just yesterday, SiriusXM launched their very own channel dedicated to...
  • Logic announces Everybody’s Tour with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo

    Logic announces Everybody’s Tour with Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo

    After his new album Everybody debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in early May, rapper Logic has announced a tour in support of his first #1 album. Logic will be joined by Joey BadA$$ and Big Lenbo on the road. The tour gets underway July 7 in Salt Lake City before heading out west, hitting major...
  • Listen: Liam Payne sheds 1D past on 'Strip that Down' featuring Migos' Quavo

    Listen: Liam Payne sheds 1D past on 'Strip that Down' featuring Migos' Quavo

    One Direction member Liam Payne released his debut single "Strip that Down" on May 18.  Among the 1D members, he's the last one to put out a song outside the group. Ex-bandmate Zayn Malik put out "Pillowtalk" last year followed by Niall Horan's "This Town" and Louis Tomlinson's "Just Hold On" with...
  • Atmosphere is returning to the Golden State in August

    Atmosphere hitting the Fox Theater Pomona on Aug. 19 as part of Welcome To California Tour

    Indie hip-hop heroes Atmosphere are coming (coming) back (back) to Cali (Cali). The Rhymesayers Godfathers announced the Welcome To California tour earlier this week, a short West Coast jaunt kicking off on Aug. 7 in San Francisco and wrapping Aug. 20 in San Diego. ZULUZULUU, Greg Grease and DJ Just...
  • 2 Chainz & Friends announce June 25 Novo show in LA during BET Experience

    2 Chainz & Friends announce June 25 Novo show in LA during BET Experience

    Actual fact: Pretty girls like trap music. That’s the latest pearl of wisdom brought to us by 2 Chainz, who just announced a June 25 show at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles during the BET Experience. The concert is actually billed to “2 Chainz & Friends” and given his growing list of...
  • Travis Scott drops 3 new songs

    Travis Scott drops 3 new songs

    Just ahead of Kendrick Lamar’s “The Damn. Tour” with Travis Scott, Scott has released three headbangers. "Butterfly Effect," "A  Man" and "Green & Purple" all dropped last night and are a sample of what fans are anticipating on the tour. True to the internet age, Scott released the songs on...
  • LA rap favorite King Lil G set for homecoming show at The Fonda on May 21

    LA rap favorite King Lil G set for homecoming show at The Fonda on May 21

    Ever since the members of N.W.A. huddled up for the cover of Straight Outta Compton, the rap scene in Los Angeles has been largely defined by mythic figures who leveraged music to escape the danger and desperation in the streets. With his remarkable, entirely self-made success, Alex Gonzales, aka...
  • HARD returns to Red Rocks in 2017.

    HARD festival returning to Red Rocks in 2017

    Electronic festival HARD Red Rocks will be returning to the famed venue Friday, July 28.  The single day fest will see headliner Dillon Francis along with performances by DJ Mustard, Destructo, AC Slater, Wax Motif, Kittens and more. A special pre-sale will begin Thursday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. MST...
  • DJ Khaled added to BET Experience lineup

    DJ Khaled added to BET Experience lineup

    As if the 2017 BET Experience lineup wasn't already impressive, it was just announced that DJ Khaled will be joining the star-studded event. Along with A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, ScHoolboy Q, Migos, it was announced that Khaled and "friends" would be performing one the second night of the three day...
  • Kendrick Lamar has announced 15 additional North American shows to his 2017 DAMN. summer tour. 

    Kendrick Lamar adds more North American dates to ‘Damn.’ summer tour

    The next few months were already looking to be the summer of Kendrick Lamar, following an incredible headlining set at Coachella to go with his new album and highly anticipated summer tour. Now it looks like he’ll be staying on the road a bit longer than initially announced, as Lamar’s label, Top...
  • The BET Awards revealed their nominees for their upcoming ceremony next month. 

    Beyoncé and Bruno Mars lead 2017 BET Awards nominations

    Awards season is heating back up with the arrival of summer, and as of Monday morning, the nominations are in for the upcoming BET Awards on June 25. Beyoncé leads the way this year with seven nominations for this year's award ceremony, with Bruno Mars also earning five of his own. The Queen Bey...
  • 5 best Lil Yachty lyrics

    5 best Lil Yachty lyrics

    When Lil Yachty calls his music “bubblegum trap” it’s a little like Cartman from "South Park" calling his antics “sweet nothings:” It’s a bit of an understatement. One might be surprised that that the catchy pop-trap sounds behind the teen’s music hold some often very-trap harder-hitting hip-hop...
  • Nicki Minaj will be helping out more college students in the future, as she announced a new charity to be launched soon. 

    Nicki Minaj announces charity for college students in need of financial aid

    Last weekend, rapper Nicki Minaj came to the aid of over 30 students who were carrying the financial burden from their college experience, when she promised to help cover over $30,000 in student loan payments. Now it looks like she’s taken the next step in her philanthropic ways by announcing her...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Lil Yachty

    5 things you didn't know about Lil Yachty

    Rappers whose name begin with Lil are often thought of as young, possibly small in physical size and most likely one-hit-wonders who want to be the next Lil Wayne. Lil Yachty, however, has set himself apart from the masses with his uniquely colorful style, role as Creative Director for Nautica and...
  • Chance the Rapper joins all-star line up at Essence Music Festival

    Chance the Rapper joins all-star line up at Essence Music Festival

    Grammy-winning recording artist Chance the Rapper is adding another major appearance to his whirlwind tour schedule. Chance is joining the all-star lineup scheduled to perform at this year’s Essence Music Festival. Chance will be appearing as a headliner on the festival’s roster that will include...
  • Jay Z will be returning to touring over the next decade, as he and Live Nation have reportedly renewed their partnership worth up to $200 mi

    Jay Z will return to performing after announcing $200 million touring partnership

    Please allow Jay Z to re-introduce himself, as possibly now one of the wealthiest rappers in the music business. Hip-hop mogul, sports agent and venture capitalist will be making a point to return to performing over the next decade after he announced a 10-year touring partnership reportedly worth...
  • Watch Ludacris surprise his mom with a home makeover for Mother's Day

    Watch Ludacris surprise his mom with a home makeover for Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and children of all ages, all over the country are no doubt thinking of the perfect gift. Rapper Ludacris hooked up with the show "My Houzz," executive produced by Ashton Kutcher, to remodel his mother’s home in Atlanta just in time for Mother’s Day. As...
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