Archive for the ‘News’ Category

R.I.P. Phife Dawg (1970 – 2016)

Hip Hop lost one it’s legends in the game Phife Dawg, of A Tribe Called Quest fame. He had been battling Diabetes, and complications from a kidney transplant in 2008. He went on to become a diabetes advocate, and even shared his story in the 2012 documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life. Born Malik Taylor, he […]

[Video] Vice News – Noisey: Bompton

VICE News recently started doing a new series titled “Noisey: Bompton“, along with a new tv network VICELAND on March 1st. Bompton will focus on the Hub City, spotlighting its culture, musical influence and more. The first episode centers around Kendrick Lamar’s growing up, friends, family, and more. There are 4 parts to the episode […]

[Video] Mac Miller – Weekend (Ft. Miguel)

Mac Miller drops the visuals to his FRESH track featuring Miguel, “Weekend”. It’s off his latest project GO:OD AM out now. Get More: Mac Miller, Weekend feat. Miguel, Music, More Music Videos Posted by Marcus_206

Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree (Full Speech)

Kanye West received his honorary doctorate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Congratulations Dr. West.

Kendrick Lamar Receives ‘Generational Icon’ Award From California State Senate

On Monday, Kendrick was awarded the 35th Senate District’s “Generational Icon” Award by the California State Senate during an official ceremony.It was presented to him by State Senator and fellow Compton native Isadore Hall III who praised K.Dot for his efforts including “personally donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to support sports programs, after school […]

Hip-Hop Could See Renewed Interest Should Casinos Succeed in Japan

When Hiroshi Fujiwara and Toshio Nakanashi exported hip-hop to Japan in the 1980s, they found themselves in a rather unique position of creating what would be known as Japanese hip-hop, or J-hip-hop. Building on the foundations already established by breakdancing and soul dancing, which emerged in the country in the 1970s, J-hip-hop continued to grow […]

Diddy & Cassie ‘3 AM’ Cologne Ad Too Racey For Macy’s

Wale Marches With Students to Promote Positivity

Wale traveled a few miles up I-95 to speak with students at Fredrick Douglas High School on police brutality and helping the community.

Spike Lee To Shoot A Movie In Chicago Called ‘Chiraq’

Spike Lee plans to shoot his next feature film in Chicago, appropriately titled “Chiraq” which has become the city’s new nickname due to huge increase in gun violence in the inner city.The Tribune independently confirmed details of the Wrap’s report. “The city has been busy juggling a number of TV shows, but 2014 was a […]

Apple to Donate $40 Million to HBCUs to Enhance Diversity in Computer Science

Apple Inc will donate more than $40 million to historically black colleges to spur diversity in computer science and engineering leadership. Fortune Magazine reports that the gift will be given to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, in benefit to 47 public HBCUs. The funds will be used to grant scholarships to students majoring in computer […]