Universal Hip Hop Museum under construction in Bronx, New York

The Bronx, New York is the birthplace of hip hop. Now, a new museum is under construction to permanently honor the music genre’s roots. This week the city of New York and L&M Development Partners closed on a $350 million grant and will begin construction on Bronx Point, a mixed-use development coming to the Harlem […]

Kurtis Blow leaves hospital after successful transplant (video)

Hip-hop pioneer Kurtis Blow has been released from the hospital after undergoing a successful heart transplant in December. “Yes I have received a healthy heart – my donor was 34 – and God is still in the miracle business- thank you everyone for your prayers,” Blow announced on Twitter this week. The heart transplant organization, […]

GoFundMe account established to pay for Whodini member Ecstasy’s funeral

We sadly reported the passing of hip-hop veteran Ecstasy from the pioneering group Whodini last week and now his family has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money to pay for his funeral expenses. The family is requesting $20,000 to give the veteran MC a proper send-off. As previously reported, John “Ecstasy” […]

Rap legend Kurtis Blow suffering from dangerous heart condition

One of our hip hop forefathers is hospitalized and prepared to undergo major surgery at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kurtis Blow, 59, who was born Kurtis Walker in New York, before going on to become the first rapper to sign with a major label in the 1980s, shared with his 85K Instagram […]

Rap legend Kurtis Blow stars in ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’

A modern twist on the classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet tale, The Nutcracker, is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Nov. 28. The Hip Hop Nutcracker incorporates music from the timeless Christmas story and adds street dancing and classic hip-hop, even featuring music from legendary rapper Kurtis Blow. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, […]

Happy birthday Doug E. Fresh; his throwback photos

Happy 48th birthday Doug E. Fresh! Born Douglas E. Davis in the Barbados but was raised in Harlem, New York. He is a famous rapper, producer and the Human Beat Box who gained fame for his unique rapping abilities and his ability to imitate drum machines. He released his first album, Oh, My God in 1986 and […]

Male celebrities who could pass for twins

Apparently, celebrities who look alike are all around us. We have found even more celebrities who look so much alike some could even pass for twins. See which male celebrities look so much alike its scary.

Russell Simmons: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

Russell Simmons is incontrovertibly one of the most important figures in the history of hip-hop. His impact on urban and popular culture is incalculable. The country, and the world, are still feeling the residual impact of the multifaceted empire that he built 30 years ago in New York. Moreover, a legion of rappers owe their […]

King Holiday Song by Legends in Hip Hop

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that song also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

How hip-hop celebrated MLK holiday

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and that song  also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew.  Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

Salt–N-Pepa, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow and Doug E. Fresh Rock the ATL

Last night, the Atlanta Civic Center played host to the final performance of the Legends of Hip Hop tour, featuring the queens of rap and hip-hop legends Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandy “Pepa” Denton. The energy inside the venue was absolutely incredible and was pure excitement as concertgoers came in wearing their door-knocker earrings, Adidas […]