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In November of 2018, Anderson  .Paak helped to wrap up a year of great music with the release of Oxnard. Oxnard was a highly anticipated release and enlisted the assistance of heralded and legendary producer Dr. Dre. The involvement of Dr. Dre provided Paak a spotlight that increased his fan base but in some ways shunned…

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Rapper Big Boi claims he doesn’t care about winning Grammys anymore after having “trophy cases full” and still enjoys going on tour. The 42-year-old rapper-and-producer is one-half of the pioneering hip-hop duo OutKast alongside Andre 3000 and on Frida, June 16, he released his long-awaited third solo album, Boomiverse. During their career, Big Boi and…

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  The end of 2016 is near and Christmas is finally here. On this day, families everywhere will be tearing gifts open, sharing smiles, and playing Christmas music. In case you’re in the mood for some hip-hop Christmas music, here are the five most memorable Christmas rap songs of all time.   RUN-DMC – “Christmas…

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Shawty Lo made it a point to highlight the Bankhead community every time he touched a microphone. The rapper, who recently passed after a car accident, always made sure to put his neighborhood on the map through song. For those who are unfamiliar with Bankhead, it’s a highway and community in Atlanta that was named…

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Andre 3000 stirred up quite the bit of controversy last week when Frank Ocean’s highly-anticipated sophomore LP, Blond, finally hit the web and fans heard Andre taking shots at rappers with ghostwriters. Since then, many 3 Stacks fans have been wondering which rappers he was talking about and many have assumed he was taking aim…

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Halfway through Frank Ocean’s long-awaited album, Blonde, listeners encounter something unexpected. André 3000 emerges from hiding and delivers a short, yet magnificent verse on the one-minute song, “Solo (Reprise).” The verse finds André 3000 sharing random thoughts on police killing kids, remaining a nonconformist when it comes to trends, and plastic surgery. But one of…

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A Tribe Called Quest proved that boundaries didn’t have to exist in hip-hop.  explored unique sounds, lyrical styles, and fashions that went beyond the prototypical B-boy persona that dominated the late-1980s and early ‘90s within hip-hop. Phife Dawg, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed, and Jarobi made it cool to be different by following your own rules. On…

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André 3000 and Erykah Badu are undoubtedly among the most famous celebrity exes in show business and the pair have always done what seems to be the impossible these days — properly co-parent their son, Seven Sirius Benjamin, without any tabloid or legal drama. Although Seven is clearly their pride and joy, André recently revealed their life as…

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Jeezy, né Jay Wayne Jenkins, deserves accolades for 10 years of success in the music industry. One of the early adopters or influencers of trap music, Jeezy knows firsthand how Atlanta became and remains the Black mecca for music. The virtuoso rapper heard the “streets calling” and he answered with compelling wordplay and storytelling that amplified…

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Over the weekend, rap artist Jeezy celebrated a monumental occasion with several of his celebrity friends. Kicking off Friday night with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ludacris, Usher, Ne-Yo and Big Boi, the evening was all about the 10-year anniversary of his Street Dreamz Foundation. The focus was not only on a decade of giving back…

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After a rigorous journey filled with plenty of ups and downs and false starts, Chicago-based rapper Gemstones (formerly known as Gemini) has finally arrived at his moment. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Gemstones first stepped onto the national stage as a primary artist on Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th imprint. Memorable appearances on Fiasco’s LPs Food…

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Though it looks like a new OutKast album or even a solo project is still a ways off, André 3000 does have something new up his sleeve. The legendary emcee has plans under way to release a T-Shirt line featuring the quotes from the eye catching jumpsuits that he wore during OutKast’s reunion tour. Last…

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