2012 BET Hip Hop Awards: 6 Favorite Female Rappers

The BET Hip Hop Awards took over Atlanta this past weekend, and though there were plenty of our favorite hip-hop men walking the red carpet, a few women stood out during the actual show.  Aside from Trina’s hosting gig and the iconic Missy Elliot performing alongside the Violator family during Chris Lighty’s tribute, we got […]

A3C Hip-Hop Festival and the 5 Artists Destined for Rap Stardom

The A3C Hip-Hop Festival serves as a sacred ground for new artists, DJs and producers to network and build a buzz. Since  beginning in 2005, artists such as J. Cole, Wale and Yelawolf performed at the festival before experiencing stardom on major record labels. Held at the Masquerade in Atlanta, this year’s event featured notable acts such as Big […]

Raphael Saadiq and Talib Kweli Perform at SXSW

Raphael Saadiq played at Stubbs in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2011 on Wednesday, March 16. Later the same evening, Talib Kweli played before a standing room only crowd at Elmos Main Room. Jean Grae made a surprise appearance. –lauren mccadney