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Trailblazers in film, media and activism were celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the ImageNation Revolution Awards in New York. Held at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, the sold-out event was hosted by 103.9 FM personality Terry Bello and featured a night of award presenting, music, and film. Singer Jeremy James opened the ceremony with a…

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The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival was swarming with the hottest entertainers in the industry from Sept. 23-27. The event, presented by BET and founding sponsor HBO, featured over 80 independent documentaries, narratives, and shorts that were all shown at the AMC Empire 25 theater in NYC. Some of the most riveting films of the…

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Though not as heralded as hip-hop’s other elements of emceeing, dj’ing and graffiti, breakdancing has managed to craft a unique sub-culture of its own around the world. Popular energy drink Red Bull is lending a hand to provide the art-form another platform to showcase some of the culture’s most elite breakers when it hosts its…

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Iggy Azalea’s 2014 run aside, Nicki Minaj has been the undisputed Queen of Rap since her 2010 debut album, Pink Friday. But who is the King? Minaj’s answer may surprise you. In a recent interview with Capital FM, the “Truffle Butter” rapper was asked her opinion on Kanye West admitting that she had the best…

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Charlamagne isn’t taking Kanye’s words lying down! As you know last week during a stop for his Yeezus tour, Kanye went on a rant about radio hosts and name checked Sway Calloway and Charlamagne. Well Charlamagne isn’t having it. The MTV2 host responded to Yeezy’s verbal attack on his popular radio show, The Breakfast Club, saying…

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Kanye West went off on another tangent this week. The mercurial hip-hop star has become notorious for his outbursts during performances, and at the most recent stop on his Yeezus Tour, West unleashed yet another rant–this time, he aimed his wrath at two popular urban radio personalities. While performing at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, Kanye criticized Shade 45s Sway Calloway and “The Breakfast Club” star Charlemagne Tha God.

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Sway Calloway got the surprise of his career last month when his hip-hop pal, Kanye West, exploded on him on on-air during what was to be a peaceful interview about West’s experience of racism in the fashion industry. In the wake of the incident, fans quickly responded with a slew of hilarious memes, hashtags and…

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Kanye West’s “Sway In The Morning” interview  During Tuesday’s edition of Sway Calloway’s “Sway In The Morning” satellite radio show, Kanye West went on an epic rant against the host. After Sway suggested that Kanye leave large corporations and start his own fashion line, the rapper exploded. “You ain’t got the answers man! You ain’t…

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Kanye West’s rants have been the talk of the town all week as he’s screamed and yelled at famous TV and radio host Sway Calloway. Kanye claimed that his fiancée, Kim Kardashian, is the most beautiful woman in the world and gave a thought-provoking interview about systematic racism, capitalism and classism across the globe with…

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Few topics have been more arresting or more in need of attention than the skyrocketing murder rates, especially among the youth, in Chicago’s inner-city streets. And, with nearly 500 deaths having already happened in the city, and that number still growing at an alarming rate,  many are questioning what the powers that be will do…

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Lupe Fiasco has been on a roll since he made his debut in 2006, with his landmark album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. And though Lupe himself has weathered a tough childhood in the streets of Chicago’s west side, as well as the trappings of the industry, and come out in a better place, the…

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Last month, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame announced that he would soon be hanging up his mic and extinguishing the flame on his rap career. And although many are still unconvinced of Flame’s early departure from the rap game, the rapper recently spoke about his retirement, explaining that he may just stick around, just not…

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Music mogul Damon Dash is in serious debt with the IRS, owing them nearly $3 million in back taxes, according to reports. In a recent interview on the Shade 45 radio show “Sway In The Morning,” Dash spoke candidly about his massive debt, according to MTV News. “I owe way more than $2 million in…

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Throughout his career, rapper The Game has fearlessly taken shots at a slew of emcees, including his former G-Unit boss 50 Cent. In his most recent diss, “Uncle Otis,” Game even takes aim at rap icon Jay-Z. And while the West Coast emcee coolly says that his diss towards Hov shouldn’t be taken personally, he explains…

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Lil Wayne is undoubtedly at the top of his game and at the top of the pack in music’s current hierarchy of stars. And while the Young Money emcee is reaching levels of success that most artists can only dream of, he’s now opening up about the loneliness he feels at the top and why,…

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