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  • 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...
  • 5 best Kendrick Lamar music videos

    5 best Kendrick Lamar music videos

    Kendrick Lamar is currently one of the hottest rappers around. He is a storyteller in one of the most hard-hitting, artistic way. Lamar's talent and artistry has garnered him seven Grammy's so far. He also recently took home six awards from the VMA's, including Video of the Year.   Lamar's artistic...
  • Interview: Grieves talks positive new album and Colorado roots ahead of two-night stand at the Bluebird

    Interview: Grieves talks positive new album and Colorado roots ahead of two-night stand at the Bluebird

    For most of us, a conscious shift toward a more positive frame of mind would be met with congratulations and well wishes. But for the Seattle-based rapper Grieves, it represents a daunting career crossroads. Over the past 10 years, Grieves has earned a reputation as one of the most brutally honest...
  • Tyga's BITS 2 tour hitting US venues, including the Novo in LA

    Tyga's BITS 2 tour hitting US venues, including the Novo in LA

    On Aug. 30, hip-hop superstar Tyga announced on Twitter that he plans to tour the United States in support of his recently released fifth studio album B---hImTheShit this fall. The “Rack City” hit maker will be playing shows at venues in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Detroit, Salt Lake City...
  • Five Black Star deep cuts we hope to hear when they play Denver's Ogden Theatre on Feb. 10

    Five Black Star deep cuts we hope to hear when they play Denver's Ogden Theatre on Feb. 10

    "From the first to the last of it/ delivery is passionate..." Hip-hop fans of a certain age will always remember the first time they heard Black Star. Released 19 years ago, the debut album from the hip-hop duo set fire to the underground, introducing the world to the raspy-voiced consciousness of...
  • Petition started to replace confederate monument with statue of Missy Elliot

    Petition started to replace confederate monument with statue of Missy Elliot

    Confederate statues around the country have been causing much controversy lately and apparently a hip-hop fan in Missy Elliott’s hometown of Portsmouth, Va. agrees with the removal of outdated statues so much that he's started a petition in hopes of replacing them with a statue of the iconic hip-hop...
  • Kid Cudi hitting Bomb Factory in Dallas for new 2017 tour

    Kid Cudi hitting Bomb Factory in Dallas for new 2017 tour

    Rap sensation Kid Cudi just recently announced his new Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour, which kicks off at the end of September. That tour will include a big stop in Dallas for a show at The Bomb Factory on Oct. 22. Tickets for this Dallas rap show are on sale right now through AXS (Tickets...
  • Lacrae coming to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas

    Lacrae coming to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas

    Christian rapper Lacrae recently announced that he was headed out on a new North American tour in support of his new album All Things Work Together. The new rap star has also announced that he will play three shows in Texas on this tour including a stop in Dallas at the Verizon Theatre at Grand...
  • Rich Chigga invites fans to 'Come To My Party' fall tour

    Rich Chigga invites fans to 'Come To My Party' fall tour

    This fall, Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga will be coming to the United States for his first ever headlining tour. On Aug. 18,  The “Dat $tick” hit maker announced on Twitter that he will be playing shows in San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Atlanta, Washington, D.C...
  • Top 10 best M.C. Hammer songs

    Top 10 best M.C. Hammer songs

    Nobody could touch M.C. Hammer in the late-’80s/early ‘90s. The Oakland rapper literally came out of nowhere and put his own personal stamp on pop music, both in music and fashion. M.C. Hammer really made some great music back in his heyday, and to give you an introduction of Hammer’s truly unique...
  • 5 things you didn't know about M.C. Hammer

    5 things you didn't know about M.C. Hammer

    M.C. Hammer is a master showman when it comes to creating excitement and the live concert experience. He makes it a point to envision and create shows that leave his fans impressed each time he arrives to a venue to put on a show. When it comes to his various talents, he is a prolific live dancer...
  • Kid Cudi designs the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' Tour

    Kid Cudi designs the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' Tour

    North America is about to re-enter the “Cudi Zone,” as Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi has officially announced his first batch of concerts of the year. Titled the Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ Tour, the 26-date run of shows start on Sept. 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and run until Nov. 22 with a...
  • A Tribe Called Quest explain their Outside Lands cancellation in letter to fans

    A Tribe Called Quest explain their Outside Lands cancellation in letter to fans

    A Tribe Called Quest have been one of the bigger headlines in hip-hop since returning with their first studio album in nearly two decades with 2016’s We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service. So it only made sense that their performance cancellation(s) at Outside Lands Music Festival over the...
  • Watch Logic rap on 'Rick and Morty'

    Watch Logic rap on 'Rick and Morty'

    Logic was the latest celebrity to make a cameo on the animated Adult Swim cult hit “Rick and Morty.” The rapper performs at a festival orchestrated by blacked-out drunk Rick Sanchez. Logic also raps about the episode as the credits roll. As Pitchfork reported, Christian Slater and Gillian Jacobs...
  • Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 lineup: Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller and more

    Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 lineup: Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller and more

    Flower Power is coming to Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, Solange, Kehlani, Migos, and Flower Boy Tyler, The Creator himself are among the artists scheduled to perform at the two-day music festival and carnival, which is set to go down the weekend before...
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