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  • Chicago Students pen open letter to Chance the Rapper

    Chicago Students pen open letter to Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper presented a novelty-sized check for one million dollars to the Chicago Public Schools as a call to action to Chicago businesses and the philanthropic community, according to a March 15, 2017 article in the Chicago Tribune. The rapper’s donation inspired Chicago students to write a...
  • Georgia teacher David Yancey has been re-working pop songs including Migos' "Bad and Boujee" to get his students more interested in learning

    Watch this history teacher rap about the Civil War over Migos’ ‘Bad and Boujee’

    Remember that one teacher that everyone had at some point in their educational career; the one who just got it when it came to reaching through to their students on a pop culture level? In this case, that person is David Yancey, a teacher from Conyers, GA, who is just “doing what he can to reach...
  • Run The Jewels' Killer Mike was recognized by the state of Georgia on Friday for his work on improving the water infrastructure in his homet

    Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike honored by state of Georgia

    Don’t let the name fool you, Run The Jewels’ rapper Killer Mike is a much nicer guy than his stage name implies. So nice in fact, that his work as a social activist to improve the water infrastructure in his hometown of Atlanta was officially recognized by the state on Friday. The Georgia State...
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to play six concerts in Texas

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to play six concerts in Texas

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony had a big year in 2016. They hit the road on their 20th anniversary tour for Tha Crossroads and also received some additional notice thanks to the N.W.A. movie, “Straight Outta Compton.” Now, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are back on the road again. The Bomb Factory reported that Bone...
  • Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recited lyrics to Biggie Small's "Juicy" on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington D.C

    A Brooklyn Congressman recited Biggie Smalls’ 'Juicy' on the House Floor

    Countless hip-hop and music fans took to social media on Thursday to remember the late Chris Wallace, more commonly known as The Notorious B.I.G., on the 20th anniversary of the rapper's death. From celebrities in Hollywood to teenagers in Biggie’s home borough of Brooklyn, New York, fans around the...
  • Troy Ogletree is a star waiting to be unearthed

    Troy Ogletree is a star waiting to be unearthed

    Troy Ogletree is an artist that is waiting to be unearthed. That opening sentence can be written for a lot of artists, and just as many are waiting for their 15 minutes of fame that may or may not come. Ogletree is among those artists. He has the talent to be a major force in the R&B/rap arena...
  • 10 things you didn’t know about Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise,’ one of the most enduring rap songs of the ‘90s

    10 things you didn’t know about Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise,’ one of the most enduring rap songs of the ‘90s

    The significance of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” may be lost on us now only because the song has been around for so long. Rap fans would be hard-pressed to say that it was, quality-wise, one of the best songs to emerge from that particular era of rap. The song has been frequently parodied, and its...
  • Nobody Safe tour with Future, Tory Lanez hitting Starplex in Dallas

    Nobody Safe tour with Future, Tory Lanez hitting Starplex in Dallas

    The Nobody Safe tour is hitting the road this summer with some amazing hip-hop acts all under one roof. Live Nation reported that this tour will be coming to Dallas for a show at the Starplex Pavilion on June 24 and features acts like Future, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and Kodak Black. The news came with...
  • Lil Wayne bringing Kloser 2 U tour to Dallas in April

    Lil Wayne bringing Kloser 2 U tour to Dallas in April

    Lil Wayne is in the midst of a big tour across North America and will be heading to Texas for a Dallas show during the Kloser 2 U tour. The South Side Ballroom reported that Lil Wayne will be playing in their club on April 28 and tickets are on sale now. While Lil Wayne has been playing a lot of...
  • Watch: Styles P featured in Jagwa's 'Chinese Food'

    Watch: Styles P featured in Jagwa's 'Chinese Food'

    New York artist Jagwa recently released a music video for the remix of his single, "Chinese Food," featuring hip-hop vet and The Lox member, Styles P. The original single and video were already hits with hip-hop fans, owed in large part to the Jamaican-born songwriter's lyrics, flow, and confidence...
  • J. Cole announces Dallas concert to wrap up 2017 North American tour

    J. Cole announces Dallas concert to wrap up 2017 North American tour

    J. Cole has just announced his 2017 tour dates and he will be hitting North America, Europe, the U.K. New Zealand and Australia in support of his 2016 album 4 Your Eyez Only. Live Nation tweeted that the J. Cole tickets for a Dallas concert at the American Airlines Center on Aug. 20 are now on sale...
  • Watch Migos and 2 Chainz's awe-inspiring video for 'Deadz'

    Watch Migos and 2 Chainz's awe-inspiring video for 'Deadz'

    On Feb. 23, Atlanta-hailing rap group Migos released a music video for “Deadz,” their new collaboration with 2 Chainz, and it is glorious. Co-directed by Migos and their frequent music video director Daps, “Deadz” opens with a sweeping shot of an orchestra tuning up in front of a palatial estate...
  • Rae Sremmurd & Madsonik release Battlefield 1-themed remix of 'Black Beatles'

    Rae Sremmurd & Madsonik release Battlefield 1-themed remix of 'Black Beatles'

    Rap duo Rae Sremmurd has teamed with EDM producer Madsonik and hip-hop impresario Mike Will Made It to create a “Battlefield 1” themed remix of their megahit “Black Beatles.” Although the full remix won’t be released until Feb. 24, a snippet of the song has been released in the form of a trailer...
  • Interview: Meet Mr. Grigsby and get ready for his debut EP, ‘In The Air’

    Interview: Meet Mr. Grigsby and get ready for his debut EP, ‘In The Air’

    Mr. Grigsby is an up-and-coming artist out of Denver, who is bringing the rap game to new heights. As the official spokesperson for Colorado’s The Green Solution and the city’s rising rapper, he’s about to drop his first EP called In The Air, out on Feb. 24. AXS got to learn more about Mr. Grigsby...
  • Jay Z becomes the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Jay Z becomes the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

    History was made today in New York City when Shawn "Jay Z" Carter was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Receiving the news from the organization based in his hometown, Jay-Z joins the Songwriters Hall of Fame with previous inductees that include Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson...
  • Florida Georgia Line, 2017 Smooth Tour

    Florida Georgia Line & Nelly team up for 2017 Smooth Tour

    Florida Georgia Line have no plans to slow down this year. When their current Dig Your Roots Tour (which began last year) wraps in a few weeks, the hit-making duo will cruise their way into summer with what has been dubbed the 2017 Smooth Tour, which will feature hip-hop star Nelly and country...
  • Wale and Lil Wayne release music video for 'Running Back'

    Wale and Lil Wayne release music video for 'Running Back'

    Just in time to commemorate one of the greatest Super Bowls games of all time, Wale he has released a new single called “Running Back.” Appropriately, this new football themed track is a collaborative effort that features some guest verses from hip-hop MVP Lil Wayne. The release of the single has...
  • J. Cole to bring 4 Your Eyez Only Tour to Atlanta's Infinite Energy Arena

    J. Cole to bring 4 Your Eyez Only Tour to Atlanta's Infinite Energy Arena

    At the end of 2016, the immensely popular J. Cole released his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only. The album solidified Cole’s presence in the rap world as the blue collar everyman, crafting down-to-earth, relatable, and above all, personal music that pushes Cole’s artistry in new and often...
  • Future drops new album, announces Dallas concert date

    Future drops new album, announces Dallas concert date

    Future just dropped a brand new self-titled album and has announced that he is hitting the road on the Nobody Safe tour. The tour will hit Dallas on June 24 for a concert at the Starplex and tickets went on sale on Feb. 17, the same day the album hit. The new Future self-titled album is 17 tracks...
  • Ice-T's Body Count to release new album, 'Bloodlust' 

    Ice-T's Body Count to release new album, 'Bloodlust'

    Leave it to the ever-outspoken and legendary musician-rapper Ice-T to say the things others are afraid to say. Just as he did on Body Count's debut album back in 1992 with the controversial song "Cop Killer," Ice-T and his band Body Count are making a similar statement once again on their...
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