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21 hrs ago | Billboard

Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills

This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris " Ludacris " Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award , a honor for songwriting and impact on pop culture that has previously gone to Adam Levine and Taylor Swift .


Related Topix: Fast & Furious, Dance, Ludacris, Rap, Black Entertainment, Paul Walker, Celebrities, Vin Diesel

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. Impacted The VMAs In Ways You May Not Realize

We've seen some amazing hip-hop moments at the VMAs through the years. Still, when we think back on VMA history, we can't help but think about what could've been if Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. had lived to realize their full potential.


Related Topix: Rap, Tupac, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

Wed Aug 20, 2014


WTF Happened To These Extinct VMA Categories?

The MTV Video Music Awards have been around 30 years and counting, and the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards air on Sunday, August 24. Naturally, music changes over time , which means the awards change, too.


Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Bun B, Slim Thug, Rap, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Black Entertainment, Will Smith, Hip-Hop

Tue Aug 19, 2014


5 & Done: Veto Vangundy

The Chicago Hip Hop Renaissance is in full effect. Artists from across the city are making waves beyond Cook County.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Rap, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, 2pac, Tupac Shakur


My Gay Banjo Releases 'Country Boys In The City' Music Video

My Gay Banjo, the queer country duo we raved about earlier this year, are back with a new video for their infectious single "Country Boys In The City."


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, David Bowie, Rap, Transgender

Mon Aug 18, 2014


[News] Nas Details How Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. Deaths Impacted Him, Jay Z Beef Importance

Nas: "When those [Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.] passed away, I thought it was the end of Rap."


Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, Tupac Shakur


Nas: When 2Pac and Biggie Died, I Thought It Was The End Of Rap

Hip Hop legend Nas did a sit down interview with Zane Lowe for the "Relentless Ultra presents Soundchain" series.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas, Tupac Shakur, 2pac

Sat Aug 16, 2014


EXCLUSIVE: Murda Mook Names His Top 5 Emcees DOA & Battle Rap Mt. Rushmore

Murda Mook is one of the leading figures in battle rap today, so the Harlem native's view on Hip Hop culture as a whole is point of interest.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Eminem

Fri Aug 15, 2014


BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw to release compilation album

BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw has announced details of a compilation album entitled 'The Nixtape', which is due for release on September 22. The album will feature a curated selection of dance tracks, inspired by Grimshaw's regular radio segment of the same name where listeners call in to suggest songs for a mixtape.


Related Topix: Rap

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

4 things to do this weekend

To be honest, TimeOut was caught out by the quickfire success of these Hamilton-bred Kiwi rockers.


Related Topix: Rap, Hip-Hop, The Beastie Boys


Nas thought Notorious B.I.G and 2 Pac's deaths would spark the end of rap

NAS was concerned for the fate of rap music following the tragic deaths of Notorious B.I.G and 2 Pac who were both shot by rival gang members in the 90s.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas, 2 Pac, Jay-Z, Celebrities

Tue Aug 12, 2014


50 Cent's Music May Help You Get A Job?

Before heading out to an important job interview, listening to 50 Cent's "In Da Club" could give people a competitive advantage over other applicants: you'll get confidence.


Related Topix: 50 Cent, Rap, Black Entertainment

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Hollywood Gossip

Diddy Posts Notorious B.I.G. Photo, Clutches Beeper, Wins #TBT

Diddy, in honor of Throwback Thursday a.k.a. #TBT, posted a classic photograph of himself with his late friend and rap legend, the Notorious B.I.G. Diddy, then Puffy Daddy, holds his quintessential '90s pager in his hands as he dons an all-white outfit and a sparkling chain.


Related Topix: Rap, Violent Crime

Fri Aug 08, 2014


A playlist to celebrate National Dollar Day

Money may be the root of all evil, but it's also been the root of some really great songs.


Related Topix: Rap, Pop/Rock, Dire Straits, Lana Del Rey, Entertainment

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Stromae on Five Formidable Albums

Rwandan-Belgian musician Stromae's latest album "Racine CarrA©e" has taken Europe by storm.


Related Topix: Jacques Brel, Pop/Rock, The Best of, Chanson, Rap, Advertising

Slam X Hype

#ThrowbackThursday: Yo MTV Raps

Back when you were younger you parents probably told you bedtime tales of dinosaurs, cavemen and the time when MTV used to play videos.


Related Topix: Wu-Tang, Music!, Black Entertainment, Method Man, Hip-Hop, Rap


Listen to 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' Before a Job Interview, Says New Study

Do you have a big job interview or an important interview coming up? A new study suggests that listening to music with heavy bass sections like 50 Cent's "In Da Club" will subconsciously make you feel much more confident than bass-lacking music would.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, 50 Cent, Rap, Pop/Rock, Baha Men

The Star Online

The '90s: Soundtrack to a decade

In the 1990s, only one girl group mattered: The Spice Girls. Debut single Wannabe an anthem celebrating female friendship was a global hit, hitting No.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Spice Girls, Nirvana, Grunge, Oasis, Rap

Wed Aug 06, 2014


14 Rap Lyrics That Should've Been Fact-Checked First

There's nothing like a great rap lyric. For true hip-hop fans hearing our favorite MCs connect complex thoughts over unforgettable beats is one of life's greatest joys, but that doesn't mean that the rhymes always make sense.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Kanye West, Country

Mon Aug 04, 2014


[News] Migos Member Quavo Says Biting In Rap Wouldn't Be Tolerated If Tupac & Biggie Were Alive

During an interview with radio personality Jenny Boom Boom , Atlanta-based rap group Migos gave their thoughts on the late Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.


Related Topix: Tupac, Rap, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur