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JAY-Z Pens New York Times Op-Ed About Meek Mill and the Criminal Justice System
Jay writes that 'We could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly.'
Jennifer Hudson Splits From Fiance David Otunga; Receives Protective Order
The couple is calling it quits after almost 10 years.
Beyoncé, Donald Glover Among the Cast of ‘The Lion King’ Remake
If you weren't looking forward to the new 'Lion King,' you should be now.
‘The Velvet Rope’ at 20: How Janet Freed Herself By Getting Bound
On her last masterpiece of the 1990s, Janet crafted an intense exploration of pleasure and pain.
Beyonce Drops Remix to J Balvin’s ‘Mi Gente’ to Benefit to Hurricane Maria Relief [LISTEN]
Beyonce dropped a remix to help with Hurricane Maria relief.
50 Cent Clowns Diddy’s XXL Cover: ‘This N—- a Fruit Biscuit’
50 Cent had jokes for Diddy's cover look.
Suge Knight Replaces His Attorney in Ongoing Death Threats Case
As defense against charges he threatened F. Gary Gray, the Death Row Records mogul had to change counsel.
30 Years Later: Remembering the Loss of Scott La Rock
On August 27, 1987, hip-hop experienced its first major tragedy. It wouldn't be the last.
Alleged R. Kelly Victim Speaks Out: ‘Nobody Thinks About the Damage He’s Done…’
'His music overshadows everything when it comes to his wrongdoings.'
‘All Eyez On Me’ Squanders the Opportunity To Examine 2Pac’s Relationships With Women
The biopic doesn't seem to care much about the reality of the women in Pac's life.
A Breakdown of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain: Deluxe Expanded Edition’
We're focusing on the eleven previously-unreleased tracks on the new 'Purple Rain.'
Stuck Off the Realness: Prodigy’s Dark Poetry Defined the Grimy Soul of 90s New York Rap
The famed Mobb Deep rapper carved his own space in hardcore hip-hop.
Gucci Mane Overcame His Demons to Become Rap’s Greatest Redemption Story
Guwop was able to pull off the hardest trick in rap: a 2nd act
Jay Z’s TIDAL Loses Third CEO In Two Years as Jeff Toig Steps Down
Jay Z’s Tidal is looking for a new CEO...again.
Prince Gave Himself to His Art and Gave Us a Musical Standard
I’ve never imagined that Prince wouldn’t be here.
Deconstructing Prince, Part 1: His Musical Influences
Prince's sound was born of a myriad of styles; and here are some acts who formed his foundation.
Notorious B.I.G. Remembered: the Rap Icon’s Legacy Is About More Than a Rivalry
The Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy isn't just rap beef and tragedy.
Nicki Minaj, Remy Ma and the Misguided Critique of Women Beefing
Remy vs Nicki sparked a lot of online debate.
I’ve Always Hated the Damn Grammys—and You Should, Too
The Grammys suck and there's a long list of reasons why.
Q-Tip Talks Phife Dawg, The Jungle Bros and Dilla on Pandora’s ‘Questlove Supreme’
Q-Tip sat down with Questlove and Phonte.
At the End of the Obama Era, We Prepare to Resist the Dark Dawn of The Donald
As Obama exits, we face a hard reality--even if it's not exactly a new one.
Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali: A Shining Example of Deliberate Black Pride
Today (Jan. 17) is the birthday of Muhammad Ali; a man who remains one of the most revered figures in American culture.
10 Hip-Hop Acts Ready for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Here are ten artists we think are due to bum rush the Rock Hall.
DMC on Pete Rock, Larry Smith and Emotional Wellness in Hip-Hop [VIDEO]
The veteran hip-hop star opens up about rappers' struggles with emotional wellness.
From ‘Can I Kick It?’ to ‘Award Tour:’ A Tribe Called Quest’s Greatest Videos [WATCH]
Here's a look at the classic videos that defined A Tribe Called Quest.
25 Years Later, Ice Cube’s ‘Death Certificate’ Is Still Powerful–and Problematic
On his sophomore album, Ice Cube became hip-hop's most polarizing political voice.
The Game Says He’s Torn in Feud With Meek Mill: ‘I Find It Difficult to Be Beefing’ [VIDEO]
Game admitted that he feels conflicted about his own behavior.
Colin Kaepernick, Performance Patriotism and the Great American Lie
Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is angering Americans--which is why it needed to happen.
Aaliyah’s Impact on Contemporary Popular Music
Aaliyah's impact on a generation of R&B singers is undeniable.
Michelle Williams and Horace Grant Tell Draymond Green How to ‘Stand Out’ as a Third Wheel [VIDEO]
Draymond Green is getting advice from two almost legends.