Hyde Park Summer Fest 2022 was a celebration of Black joy

The Hyde Park Summer Fest has grown from its humble beginnings into a viable summer activity for the city of Chicago. The festival started in a parking lot and is now attracting thousands of people and booking big name acts for entertainment. This year’s two-day festival started on June 11, 2022, on the campus of […]

Dave Chappelle expresses delight that security broke his attacker’s arm

Comic legend Dave Chappelle indicated he was very pleased that the attacker who stormed the stage at the Hollywood Bowl got broken up and beat down thoroughly by multiple security personnel. As Chappelle, 48, closed out his set of the sold-out “Netflix Is a Joke Festival” in Los Angeles on May 3, 2022, a 23-year-old aspiring […]

Meet Lady London, rap’s new wordsmith

Watching Lady London spit meticulously over the instrumental to Busta Rhyme’s “Put Your Hands Where My Eye Could See” was a moment. The video garnered millions of views and introduced us to a world-class emcee from the Bronx, New York. Many rap legends including Busta flooded the internet singing her praises. Lady London’s perspective is […]

Jay-Z challenge: Rappers who believe they can defeat Hov in a Verzuz battle

Jay-Z definitely had his fellow rappers in their feelings when he proclaimed publicly that he would easily trounce every emcee in a Verzuz battle. For that reason, Jay believes it would be a waste of his time to, well, waste someone on the culture-shifting Instagram series. There are some fellow spitters, however, whose chests got […]

Busta Rhymes and Redman drop new fire on upcoming posthumous Phife Dawg album

The estate of A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg has announced the release date of his long-awaited posthumous album, Forever. The record will be released on March 22, 2022, the sixth anniversary of his passing. Phife Dawg, born Malik Taylor, passed away at the age of 45 due to complications related to diabetes. “Thank you […]

Snoop Dogg says rap veterans not appreciated; drops new heat

Snoop Dogg is gearing to drop his 19th album Algorithm on Friday, Nov. 12, and doesn’t have any plans to step on the brakes anytime soon. He’s also one of the rap pillars like Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes destroying the “old school” moniker which placed ceiling caps on veteran MCs early on and limited the […]

Footage surfaces of Busta Rhymes denouncing COVID-19 mask mandates

A clip of a Busta Rhymes’ performance on June 19 in St. Louis at Seoul Tacos 10th Anniversary Block Party has surfaced that has the internet going nuts. In the clip, the Leader of The New School MC addressed the crowd and let them know just what he thought about the government’s COVID-19 restrictive policies. […]

DaBaby rocks NY Summer Jam concert and calls haters ‘crybabies’

DaBaby rocked New York’s Hot 97 Summer Jam Concert on Sunday, Aug. 22, marking his first major performance since being canceled by several music festivals after his controversial comments during Rolling Loud’s music festival last month. Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Music Midtown, iHeartRADIO and Manchester’s Parklife, were just a few summer concerts that […]

Noreaga and his wife joining the cast of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ (video)

Hip-hop veteran and “Drink Champs” podcast host Noreaga is continuing to sail high since hanging up his mic and has now joined the cast of “Love & Hip Hop Miami.” N.O.R.E. and his wife Neri will be featured on season four and after a long hiatus due to COVID-19, only Trina, Amara, Trick Daddy and […]

DaBaby unveils summer collection with fashion brand boohooMAN (photos)

DaBaby has entered the fashion arena and has joined forces with global online retailer boohooMAN to create an exclusive summer collection. According to Men’s Fashion Magazine, the menswear collection was co-created by the “Suge” rapper via virtual meetings with the Manchester, England-based retailer. The 100-piece, limited edition run, includes track suits, jerseys, and t-shirts as […]

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey celebrate 18 years of working together

Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey are celebrating the 18th anniversary of their classic hit “I Know What You Want,” which was released in 2003 and featured on Busta’s sixth album, It Ain’t Safe No More…. Busta and Mariah released DIVINE: The 18 Year Anniversary Celebration, via YouTube and discuss how they created their hip-hop love […]

Questlove tells why Jay-Z feels MCs have blackballed Black Thought of The Roots

Black Thought of The Roots is arguably one of the greatest MCs of all time in hip-hop but his skills on the mic have often been overlooked by the masses. His group member Questlove recently stopped by Talib Kweli’s podcast “The People’s Party” and explained that Black Thought was “too good for his own good.” […]

Talib Kweli drops new single, ‘The Quiet One,’ with Busta Rhymes (audio)

Talib Kweli and Busta Rhymes have teamed up for a new banger called “The Quiet One” from the Brooklyn rapper’s upcoming project with golden age hip-hop producer Diamond D. Spitting a few conscious bars to elevate the mind, the two MCs make it their mission to be heard despite the song’s title.  “The Quiet One” […]

Busta Rhymes pays tribute to friend and frequent collaborator MF DOOM

Busta Rhymes has hailed his late friend and collaborator MF DOOM as “a God MC and incredible human being.” The rap legend — whose real name was Daniel Dumile — passed away on Oct. 31, 2020, a statement by his family confirmed on Dec. 31. DOOM and Rhymes had worked together frequently since their 1991 […]

Top 5 hip-hop albums of 2020

Rap music was tumultuous this year and could have easily gotten lost in the artists’ shenanigans and drama. Megan Thee Stallion got shot in the foot, G Herbo got picked up by the feds and Lil Wayne might be going back to jail. Good thing we had the music to keep us distracted. A few […]

Busta Rhymes examines the chaos of 2020 and life as a rap legend

It takes a special gift to become a hip-hop legend. Rap music is such a fast-moving genre that the new can become old within a matter of months. But a few rap artists have transcended time, eras and movements to outlast their peers and remain relevant to a new generation. Enter Busta Rhymes. Most of […]

Busta Rhymes unveils track list and artists featured on star-studded new album

Busta Rhymes‘ new album Extinction Event Level 2: The Wrath of God features the likes of Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige. The hip-hop legend will unleash the long-awaited sequel to 1998’s Extinction Level Event: The Final Front on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. And after he recently revealed that the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard […]

Busta Rhymes teases new album featuring the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Busta Rhymes has shared details of his upcoming album, which features an unreleased track with the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The hip-hop legend will unleash Extinction Event Level 2: The Wrath of God on Oct. 30, 2020. The rapper — whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr. — posted a video message to fans […]

O.T. Genasis has a message for Beyoncé, explains why he makes ‘everybody mad’

Conglomerate Entertainment-Fast Lyfe-Atlantic recording artist O.T. Genasis is hip-hop’s newest trap star. His anthem-worthy tracks boast an evolution for the genre as proven by the nod to his music from industry icon Beyoncé. Born in Atlanta, but raised in Long Beach, California, O.T. Genasis broke through with 2014’s RIAA platinum certified hit single, “CoCo.” The “CoCo” companion […]

AraabMuzik talks about creativity and building his career by pushing himself

The self-proclaimed “MVP of the MPC,” AraabMuzik has become one of the industry’s most noteworthy producers on the heels of his distinct approach to drum programming and sampling. With a track record that includes productions for superstars ranging from Busta Rhymes to Cam’ron to Azealia Banks, the man born Abraham Orellana has been able to parlay his unique sound into a stellar career