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Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Reportedly Died From An Accidental Choking

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Reportedly Died From An Accidental Choking

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August 12th, 2017

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The Clark County Medical Examiner has reportedly determined Prodigy didn’t die from sickle cell anemia, a condition the Queensbridge native had battled since he was a kid. After completing the investigation into the Mobb Deep MC’s June 20 death, the coroner ruled he died from […]

DMX Slapped With House Arrest After Testing Positive For Drugs

DMX Slapped With House Arrest After Testing Positive For Drugs

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August 12th, 2017

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After showing up over 30 minutes late for his Friday (August 11) court hearing, DMX has been slapped with house arrest, according to TMZ. The judge revealed the … And Then There Was X rapper failed four drug tests, and tested positive for cocaine and marijuana. X has […]

9th Wonder Credits Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper For Giving Political Rap New Hope

9th Wonder Credits Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper For Giving Political Rap New Hope

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August 11th, 2017

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Hip Hop scholar and Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder thinks that Kendrick Lamar is taking Hip Hop back to the days of Public Enemy. In an interview with PBS, 9th Wonder heaped praise on Compton’s native son. Speaking to Open Mind’s Alexander Heffner, 9th Wonder […]

Kendrick Lamar Defines What Makes Artists Wack

Kendrick Lamar Defines What Makes Artists Wack

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August 11th, 2017

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Kendrick Lamar is closing in on the last leg of The DAMN. Tour, a 36-date national expedition that kicked off on July 7 and culminates on September 2 in Miami. During a stop in Duluth, Georgia, Rolling Stone sat down with the highly revered Compton MC to […]

LL Cool J To Become First Rapper Honored By Kennedy Center

LL Cool J To Become First Rapper Honored By Kennedy Center

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August 11th, 2017

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It took a few decades, but the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony will finally include a Hip Hop artist. The honorees for the 40th annual event have been announced and LL Cool J is among the names on the list. The rapper-turned-actor is featured in a […]

Thank Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” For Damian Marley’s Love Of Hip Hop

Thank Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” For Damian Marley’s Love Of Hip Hop

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July 18th, 2017

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When Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley speaks, the youngest son of reggae icon Bob Marley instantly makes it clear that Hip Hop is integral to his musical narrative, but it was Snoop Dogg who really captivated his interest in the genre. “I remember hearing The Fat Boys […]

Sean Price’s Duck Down Fam Unveils Cover Art, Tracklist & Video For “Imperius Rex”

Sean Price’s Duck Down Fam Unveils Cover Art, Tracklist & Video For “Imperius Rex”

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July 18th, 2017

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The Hip Hop community was dealt a devastating blow when MC Sean Price unexpectedly passed away in 2015. On August 8, which marks the two-year anniversary of the Duck Down legend’s death, his fourth studio album, Imperius Rex, is being unleashed into the world. In anticipation of […]

DMX Posts $500K Bail After Turning Himself In To The Feds

DMX Posts $500K Bail After Turning Himself In To The Feds

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July 18th, 2017

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After being charged with 14 counts of tax evasion earlier this week, Earl Simmons, better known by his rap moniker DMX, turned himself in to New York City authorities on Thursday night (July 13) and subsequently posted $500,000 bail on Friday morning (July 14), according […]

Timbaland Accepts Beat Battle Challenge From Swizz Beatz

Timbaland Accepts Beat Battle Challenge From Swizz Beatz

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July 18th, 2017

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During a press conference on Friday (July 14) for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight, producer Swizz Beatz grabbed the mic and challenged fellow beatsmith Timbaland to a beat battle, claiming he’d been “talking shit.” “Timbaland wanna talk shit too,” Swizz said. “Timbaland wanna talk […]

Chuck D Confirms New Public Enemy Album On Its Way

Chuck D Confirms New Public Enemy Album On Its Way

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June 28th, 2017

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Although Chuck D is overseas with his supergroup Prophets of Rage — Cypress Hill’s B-Real, DJ Lord, Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk — he’s still at the helm of his revolutionary Hip Hop group Public Enemy. Over the weekend, a […]