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In this week’s best new hip-hop songs, Ludacris and Young Jeezy show their Southern pride; Kanye West takes it back with “The Prerequisite” demo; Big K.R.I.T. does spoken word; Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are on cloud nine; Wiz Khalifa gives sneak peek inside his “Cabana”; Future releases a new love song and Snoop Lion…

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Brandon McEachern, CEO of Broccoli City, has created a platform that focuses on educating the urban community about sustainable and healthy living.  He has spent the past four years working on Earth Day projects consisting of concerts and educational programs.  Previous Earth Day concerts included performances by Kendrick Lamar and Dom Kennedy. The importance of…

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What Is Hip-Hop Culture? That is the question Dr. Joycelyn A. Wilson, a hip-hop archive fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute, is attempting to answer. Consequently, Dr. Joyce founded HipHop2020.org, a curriculum project aimed at critically analyzing the evolution of Hip-Hop culture in relation to contemporary black youths.  Fortunately, after her conference at Morehouse…

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In this week’s edition of “New Music Tuesdays,” we highlight several music veterans and the release of two debut rap albums. Big K.R.I.T.: Live From the Underground After several classic mixtapes, Mississippi native Big K.R.I.T. makes his major label debut with  Live From the Underground. The album consistently shows K.R.I.T.’s ability to combine socially conscious…

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Marcus Manchild has been a fixture on Houston’s new-school scene since joining local independent label, the Authentik Music Group, dropping two projects, The Preseason and SPACEDOUT. It was this second project that produced the break-out hit, “Get Off Me,” earning him radio play. Manchild’s music videos have amassed over a million views on YouTube over…

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