New Music Friday: Symba, EST Gee and Jack Harlow trade bars, Ab-Soul returns

This week shined the spotlight on plenty of newer artists. Symba and EST Gee were among the artists who released new projects on Sept. 16. Symba, from the Bay Area, released Results Take Time days after his jaw-dropping freestyle on Funk Flex where he addressed violence within the Black community, Flex disrespecting Tupac and PnB […]

Ab-Soul talks about Cali’s gang culture at Block Party LA concert

[jwplatform vnUlZ3hJ] This past weekend, Curtiss King, a breakout artist from the Inland Empire, brought a high energy performance to the attendees at Block Party LA and surprised fans by inviting hip hop icon Ab-Soul to the stage. Listen to what Ab-Soul said to rolling out after his performance.

Drake, Azealia Banks and more to perform at Coachella

The wildly popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly referred to simply as Coachella, is gearing up for its 2015 run. Given that the reunion of OutKast at last year’s fest will be hard to match, the recently released lineup should have a little something for everyone. YMCMB titan Drake has been tapped to be one […]

TDE is winning because they look and act just like their fans

Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron is expected to sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, according to Billboard. And the album, the rapper’s major label debut, will likely land at the #1 spot when the numbers are revealed next week. Needless to say, Q is having a great week.

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib talk about new LP, hit the road

MadGibbs is back. With a handul of EPs under their belt, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have finally decided to give the fans what they want: a full length album. The upcoming album is called Piñata and Gibbs describes it as “a gangster Blaxploitation film on wax”. Scarface, Raekwon, Ab-Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, Mac Miller, […]

Top 5 things to do in Philly for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day Weekend has arrived, marking the end of summer and the beginning of another school year for many parents and children. The grills will be out and the cook outs will be going on at friends and family members’ homes. And if you are in Philly this weekend, here are five things that you […]

Eminem and Kendrick Lamar’s in-studio hookup explained

In June, a photo surfaced of hip-hop icon Eminem hanging out in the studio with Kendrick Lamar and the Black Hippy crew. When the pic of Em, K. Dot, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Royce da 5’9,” and Jay Rock together in Detroit began making the rounds online, fans immediately started speculating wildly as to what the emcees could be working on together.

Atlanta concert guide: June 2013

Kings of the Mic Tour: LL Cool J, Kings of The Mic, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Tuesday, June 04, 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE

Hottest new hip-hop songs of the week: Listen now

In this week’s hottest new hip-hop songs, Lauryn Hill makes a comeback; Jay-Z brings hip-hop to The Great Gatsby; J. Cole and Young Jeezy rap about the complexities of being a black entertainer; 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa collaborate for the Fast & Furious soundtrack; and Talib Kweli and Busta Rhymes get together on a […]

Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails headline the Made in America Festival 2013 lineup

Jay-Z is bringing  the Made in America festival back to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Jay-Z once again curated this year’s roster, but will not perform unlike last year’s headlining set. Tickets went on sale Wednesday to American Express card members and fans of the Budweiser Made In America Facebook page exclusively […]

10 New hip-hop stars to watch in 2013

Hip-hop thrives with the introduction of new voices to the ever-growing music genre. In 2012, Kendrick Lamar became hip-hop’s top new artist by releasing an epic classic, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly, Chief Keef and Big K.R.I.T. also stood out as top newcomers. In 2013, there are several new […]