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Hip-hop collectives have always played an intricate role in rap. From the battle rap days of the Juice Crew, to the eclectic sounds of Native Tongues, to the Southern rap renaissance started by Dungeon Family, and to the ultimate rap crew, Wu-Tang Clan, hip-hop collectives can define an era through music, style and attitude. But…

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Hustle Gang and AKOO kicked off the BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend with an invite only Celebrity Gifting Lounge held at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge in Atlanta for hip-hop celebrities, entertainment executives and key media outlets. While guests enjoyed sounds provided by Drum Squad DJ’s own DJ Baby Chino, Creole bites by Chef Ray and signature…

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On Dec. 11, students at Bear Creek Middle School who have demonstrated good behavior were given a special treat to show them that the faculty and staff appreciated their efforts in supporting the schools anti-bullying initiative and for not participating in negative behavior. Things kicked off when Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5’s personality Daminon “DA-DA” Lewis stopped…

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Gangbanging on Instagram played a key role in Bloods members starting a gang war and being convicted of crimes ranging from murder to racketeering. The Seven Mile Bloods is a notorious gang located in Detroit. According to federal court documents, gang members used Instagram to create hit lists against their rivals. The incidents initially began…

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Two men are in custody after a shootout in Atlanta among suspected gang members. What makes the shooting odd is that the two men who allegedly started the violence arrived at the scene with two .40 caliber handguns, and a Walmart bag filled with loose bullets. According to police, Traekwuan Steele, 20, drove Sidiamond Stills…

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This week on “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” Tip takes Domani to the studio and gives him in introduction into the life of a recording artist. Meanwhile, Tiny helps Shekinah find an assistant. Check out all of the best moments from the episode after the cut. – nicholas robinson www.facebook.com/NicholasHarborOfficial www.twitter.com/Nicholas_Harbor  

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Music industry star, Young Jeezy, held a private viewing of his documentary that will coincide with  the release of his fourth album, TM103: A Hustlerz Ambition. The film will chronicle the drug-slinging trap rapper’s evolution and explore his dual personalities —  Jeezy the rapper, and Jay Jenkins the man, with a focus on pivotal points…

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Picture this: Jay-Z, slightly leaning back in a leather high back swivel chair, with his legs crossed. One hand is in a loose “I’m in control” fist — shiny ring exposed — resting on his knee, the other flat atop the long glossy mahogany table he sits at the head of. His swag, a fine…

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SECTION: BEATS DJ Drama- Gangsta Grillz: The Album, Part 2Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records DJ Drama has rallied the troops and returned with a second installment of his Gangsta Grillz album series. While there’s nothing spectacularly different to note on this outing, there are some songs that should keep the clubs and cars rocking for the summer…

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  Story By Gavin Philip GodfreyPhotos by Kahlill Van Zant for Steed Media ServiceIt’s 1997. The Notorious B.I.G. has been shot and killed in L.A. In Westminster Abbey, millions attend the funeral of Princess Diana of Wales. In a Denver courtroom, the crowd waits in anticipation as convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh is read…

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