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  • Watch: Killer Mike raps in defense of elder rights on 'South Park'

    Watch: Killer Mike raps in defense of elder rights on 'South Park'

    Killer Mike, one half of the critically acclaimed hip hop duo Run The Jewels appeared in a montage (watch here) on the most recent episode of South Park.  The rights of the elderly are the cause being rapped about here by Killer Mike, who over recent years has been a leading voice in bringing...
  • The Smithsonian is raising money for an ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap’

    The Smithsonian is raising money for an ‘Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap’

    The Smithsonian has launched a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign in hopes of creating an anthology on hip-hop’s influence on American culture and history. Titled, Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, the upcoming project by the educational institution will look to provide inquiring minds and music fans with...
  • 5 reasons why Gucci Mane is always smiling

    5 reasons why Gucci Mane is always smiling

    Gucci Mane is the hardest working rapper in the hip-hop industry, and there's numbers behind that statement to prove it. The Atlanta-based rapper has had his fair share of issues over the years, but if there's any success story worth telling, it's Gucci's. All artists portray themselves in different...
  • Interview: Hoodie Allen on his new album, tour and his fan-first approach

    Interview: Hoodie Allen on his new album, tour and his fan-first approach

    Hoodie Allen is a man of the people. A couple weeks before the release of his new album The Hype, Hoodie was crisscrossing the country to spend time with three lucky fans, who hung out with the 29-year-old rapper before getting an exclusive preview of his new album. That type of up-close and...
  • Action Bronson to serve up new cooking show 'The Untitled Action Bronson Show' on Viceland

    Action Bronson to serve up new cooking show 'The Untitled Action Bronson Show' on Viceland

    These days, it's hard not to admire Action Bronson's work ethic. The acclaimed rapper, who recently dropped his third studio album, Blue Chips 7000, made a triumphant return to his culinary roots with his Viceland show, "F*ck, That's Delicious," last year and the subsequent release of his annotated...
  • Bounce kicks off fall comedy premiere week with ‘Family Time’ and ‘Grown Folks’

    Bounce kicks off fall comedy premiere week with ‘Family Time’ and ‘Grown Folks’

    Bounce TV is bringing in the month of October strong with some familiar funny faces and a few surprise musical guests. Starting Monday, Oct. 2, “Family Time” returns for its fifth season followed by the brand-new series, “Grown Folks.” In a recent set visit, AXS spoke with the cast and EP of “Family...
  • 21 Savage plots 'Numb the Pain' North American tour

    21 Savage plots 'Numb the Pain' North American tour

    21 Savage won't be picky on his upcoming North American tour. The rising rapper will hit a slew of major markets in the U.S. and Canada this fall, making 22 stops between November and December. Youngboy Never Broke Again will support on select dates. Being dubbed the Numb the Pain tour, the month...
  • Watch: G-Eazy and Cardi B link up to perform 'No Limit' on 'Tonight Show'

    Watch: G-Eazy and Cardi B link up to perform 'No Limit' on 'Tonight Show'

    Rapper G-Eazy's latest takeover occurred on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday night, where he joined forces with fellow hip-hopper Cardi B to perform their new hit song, "No Limit." Check out the performance above. With the help of backing dancers to lead the choreography, G-Eazy...
  • Fans will soon get the chance to own percentage of Eminem's future song royalties

    Fans will soon get the chance to own percentage of Eminem's future song royalties

    The ownership of some of Eminem’s highest earning songs will potentially be listed for sale on NASDAQ in the very near future. As Rolling Stone reports, Jeff and Mark Bass of Funky Bass Team (FBT Productions) who produced and held ownership of Eminem’s recorded music from 1999 to 2013, will plan on...
  • Chart roundup: Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" opens high on the Hot 100

    Chart roundup: Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" opens high on the Hot 100

    On the Sept. 19 chart update, Taylor Swift is still reigning queen of the Hot 100 songs chart while Sam Smith's new track "Too Good at Goodbyes" comes roaring in at No. 5. Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" takes the lead on Streaming Songs.  It's a rarity when a song holds the No. 1 position on the overall...
  • Donald Glover somewhat confirms possible Chance The Rapper collaboration in post-Emmys interview

    Donald Glover somewhat confirms possible Chance The Rapper collaboration in post-Emmys interview

    Donald Glover made entertainment history on Sunday night when he became the first black director to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for his hugely successful Atlanta show on FX. The director/actor/rapper would end up taking home two Emmy trophies last night...
  • Action Bronson returns to Dallas to launch new 'Blue Chips 7000' tour

    Action Bronson returns to Dallas to launch new 'Blue Chips 7000' tour

    Action Bronson is about to set out on his 2017 Blue Chips 7000 Tour and fans in Dallas will be the first to get to see the rapper on this tour run. Bronson will start out his 15-city tour with a stop at the South Side Music Hall on Oct. 5. Tickets for this concert are on sale right now here at AXS...
  • Ugly God plots fall tour following release of 'The Booty Tape'

    Ugly God plots fall tour following release of 'The Booty Tape'

    Stop smoking Black & Milds, Ugly God is heading out on tour. The "Water" rapper, who recently dropped his debut mixtape titled The Booty Tape, will embark on a 15-show run beginning this weekend. Check below for the complete tour routing. The trek kicks off on Sept. 15 at Infinity Event Center...
  • Action Bronson announces Blue Chips 7000 tour, gets props from Harrison Ford

    Action Bronson announces Blue Chips 7000 tour, gets props from Harrison Ford

    Han Solo is down with Bronsino. In a new interview with GQ, "Star Wars" icon Harrison Ford confessed to being a fan of the Action Bronson Viceland show “F*ck, That’s Delicious.” In an exchange with reporter Chris Heath, Ford says that he was hipped to the food show after meeting one of its...
  • Common is now the first rapper to win an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar Award

    Common is now the first rapper to win an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar Award

    Anyone who’s been following popular hip-hop over the past 20 years can tell you that Common isn’t just another rap artist from Chicago. The famous recording artist, actor and humanitarian can now proudly say that he is the only rapper in the history of commercial music to take home an Emmy, a Grammy...
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    Photos: Flo Rida loves the ladies in Tucson

    Flo Rida made his way to Tucson’s AVA Amphitheater on Sept. 9 to a wildly welcoming crowd. He landed at Tucson’s airport at 9 p.m. and hit the stage by 9:30 p.m. He was in top form and ready to have the best party in the southwest. The hip hop star reminded the pumped up crowd that he has sold more...
  • Chance The Rapper announces new awards show based on education and leadership

    Chance The Rapper announces new awards show based on education and leadership

    Chance The Rapper aka The People’s Champ held his SocialWorks summit at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago on Friday afternoon. It was during the event where he announced that $2.2 million dollars has been raised over the past six months by his New...
  • Sno Tha Product maps out the Vibe Higher tour

    Sno Tha Product maps out the Vibe Higher tour

    This fall, Mexican American rapper Snow Tha Product will be staging an extensive tour of the United States. On Aug. 30, the hip-hop star, who recently made get appearance on USA’s hit drama “Queen of the South,” announced that she’ll be playing shows in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis...
  • Rittz announces 'Last Call' and fall tour dates

    Rittz announces 'Last Call' and fall tour dates

    This fall, Waynesburg, Pa. rapper Rittz will be hitting the road. As noted by XXL, the hip-hop star is launching an extensive United States tour to for the release of his newly announced fifth studio album, Last Call which is due out Sept. 29. Rittz’s latest tour will be hitting venues in Seattle...
  • Black Star feat. Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli headed to The Novo on SoCal mini-tour

    Black Star feat. Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli headed to The Novo on SoCal mini-tour

    In news that will delight rap fans, hip-hop super group Black Star will be staging a brief tour this fall. Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli will be giving three performances in California beginning in late September, including a show at Los Angeles’ The Novo by Microsoft. Tickets for these sure to be...
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