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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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