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 […]

Big Boi travels from ‘Boomiverse’ to ATL to grace ONE Musicfest

Big Boi hit the stage wearing his signature General Patton military jacket, aviator sunglasses, a dookie rope gold chain and a baseball cap. The veteran wordsmith took no time getting into the mix. He immediately ripped through the song catalogue from his group Outkast, including “Rosa Parks” and “So Fresh, So Clean,” among others, before launching […]

Bun B is back rattling trunks with ‘Return of the Trill’

Port Arthur, Texas, OG Bun B, is back after a five-year hiatus with his new album Return of the Trill. Bun B’s last album Trill OG: The Epilogue was released in 2013. The musical career of most rap artists does not exceed a three-year period and, in fact, most peak at year five. So to step […]

Jadakiss breaks down the craft of rap lyricism at Art Basel

For Jadakiss, his love for music came when he was introduced to it by family members. “[I fell in love with rap] by hearing the music they were playing as I was growing up,” Jadakiss said. “They introduced me to hip-hop. My early influences range from The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., [and] The Sugar Hill Gang. When it came to R&B, it was The Whispers and Luther Vandross. My mom was playing that music at the crib.”

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, to perform at Metro Chicago May 1st

A hip-hop laureate and one of the most conscious emcees and rappers of the culture will be performing at The Metro in Chicago on May, 1st 2015. Over the past 15 years, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, has represented a consistent voice of positivity and activism within the culture of hip-hop. His first […]

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