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The daughter of rap icon Eric B. from the group Eric B. & Rakim has succumbed to devastating injuries she sustained during a car crash outside of New York. According to The Real Sister2Sister’s Instagram page, Eric B. confirmed that Erica Barrier, 28, died after suffering multiple body, spine and head injuries on I-91 in…

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Real hip-hop lives. Hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C., EPMD and Rakim moved the crowd at Detroit’s Chene Park this past weekend. Presented by Fort Knox Entertainment, the show was jam-packed with a sold-out crowd. “I wanted to throw the most epic concert, party, reunion, celebration, or whatever someone chooses to call it this year, and stamp FKE as the new…

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What do you get when you blend Common’s conscious sound, with George Clinton’s funk, and hip-hop god Rakim performing to a live band? You get Durham’s ultra-slick Art of Cool Festival (AOC), a medley of dope music acts ranging from hip-hop and funk to neo-soul, jazz and R&B. A mainstay of Durham’s rich music culture, AOC…

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Beleaguered rapper DMX was arrested over the weekend just moments before hitting the stage at a scheduled concert appearance. The 44-year-old rapper was nabbed for failing to pay over $400,000 in child support just prior to his performance at the Masters of Ceremony show at New York City’s Radio Music Hall on Friday evening. After…

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