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XXL has released its “20 Greatest Female Rappers of All Time’ list, and it doesn’t appear that the most popular publication in hip-hop takes its subject all that seriously. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a greatest female rappers list isn’t afforded the same attention to detail that other hip-hop lists seem to receive; but fans would probably at least hope that a publication with as lofty a reputation as XXL takes the time to put real effort and thought into compiling a showcase for all of the dope female emcees that have shaped the genre.

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Black Girls Rock and Bondvision Media rocked Washington, D.C., on April 5 with their presentation of ROCK! Like A Girl. Held at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the show featured nationally and internationally renowned performing artists and emcees, including Jean Grae, Ana Tijoux, Rapsody, Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and DJ Beverly…

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Hip-hop artist, actor and philanthropist Lonnie Rashid Lynn — Common— held his fourth annual gala and fundraiser on Saturday, March 29th at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel. The sold out signature event celebrated service, community and recognize continued leaders that uphold individuality, creative evolution and inspires youth to become their own masterpiece. The evening was filled…

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While the tension between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has built a great deal of buzz around the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards, a few other artists also came out as big winners. The ASAP Mob walked away with a few awards, Bone Thugs N Harmony hit the stage and the ladies represented in the cyphers…

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The BET Hip Hop Awards did not facilitate your ordinary red carpet. First of all, this one was green. Secondly, there were some chic outfits and a few scintillating gowns. But it was also where “ratchetedness” ruled, replete with homemade dresses and pieces of fabric that performed the role of pasties. Take a look at…

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