TIME TO OCCUPY HIP-HOP!?!
Election Day 2008 was the night the course of American politics changed, as people withstood long lines, the weather, and continued rumors about voting etiquette and policies, to vote the first African-American into office—President Barack Obama. And in 2000, there was a ton of controversy over the lawfulness of the election – and especially the… Read more »
BREAST CANCER WON’T DEFEAT US! READ WHY HERE!
Pardon me, but what is this “Occupy Wall Street” stuff all about? Downtrodden people have been showing up every day in mass numbers for a month now, shouting up towards the windows of Fortune 500 skyscrapers, getting arrested in mass numbers, and blocking up traffic. Argh. That traffic part sucks since I venture into Manhattan… Read more »
Sylvia Robinson, Hip-Hop and Disrespect!!
“WE AIN’T MAD AT ‘CHA” – ALLHIPHOP SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT!
Why Are We Still Marching?
STEVE JOBS’ LEGACY LIVES ON AT ALLHIPHOP
This has been a great year for AllHipHop, the site and the brand. We’ve been to the White House numerous times. We’ve done some work in needy communities like Newark, NJ, Wilmington, DE, and Baltimore, MD. We’ve had several editorial highs, like revealing the alleged assailant of the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur. The site… Read more »
I’m thinking back to a conversation I had with an old friend at an event late last week. “Bey’s pregnant,” he whispered. I replied, “I knew it,” recalling a recent picture I had seen of her performing in a shiny, red, typical Beyonce get-up. Her face was fat, her tatas were bigger, and the… Read more »
“We do big things.”President Barack Obama Hip-Hop music and culture was born out of the most destitute of conditions in the South Bronx of the 1970’s. It was a time that most of us cannot imagine, and that area resembled a bomb-stricken war zone. But it is out of that condition that Hip-Hop was born,… Read more »
[Note: Chuck D wrote this essay as a letter to Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur (AllHipHop.com) and Davey D (DaveyD.com). With permission, the message by the Public Enemy leader, has been edited slightly into a scathing editorial about the media, Hip-Hop and the how the culture has been pimped by a mere few.] Chuck D: I really… Read more »
So I suppose the indignant spirit of Sean Hannity lived on as Tucker Carlson filled in for his absence on Fox News. Either that, or that bowtie has finally cut off too much oxygen circulating in his head. In what could be interpreted as an attempt to aim a thinly veiled insult at President Obama… Read more »
YES! It is that time once again, where I illseed offer up my person of the year. By this time, you have already read the headline and know that that person is none other than Nicki Minaj! (CHEERS!) Yes, Nick Minaj. Ms. Minaj joins the ranks of Rick Ross, MC Hammer, Will… Read more »
Dear Fans, I am overwhelmed with the love and support I have been getting from family, friends and fans. I simply over worked myself. As I chase down success I have to take care of myself better while I am chasing my dream. I’m getting rest now and going to work towards having a better… Read more »
Historically, beef and battling in as Hip-Hop as good ol fashioned apple pie is to America. But, will that continue as a new decade begins in 2011? Salt-N-Pepa did it. KRS-One did it. Roxanne Shante did it. 50 Cent did it. They all came up through the ranks of Hip-Hop, getting their true opportunity through… Read more »
So, Jay-Z and his Roc Nation appear to be very resolute in assembling artist that will include all sorts of musical flavors. There’s J. Cole, Electronica, Willow Smith, Sean Garrett and others like Rihanna that have their careers managed by the company. But, there is one veteran group that turned down the opportunity of a… Read more »
For years I have thought, argued and even worried, over the critical issue of preserving Hip-Hops political essence and evolving its international geopolitical influence. I have been excited by the energy of the youth which the culture and art form captures and always seems to represent, only to be disappointed by how that force … Read more »
I guess Im back on my very literal grind this ax that I sharpen and swing from time to time against the malignant growths on Hip Hop. My goal in writing these entries over the past six years has been to fight fire with fire. To creatively use the same art of expression within Hip… Read more »
Listening to the new T.I. album made my heart heavy. The album has some of the best introspective songs and personally moving music I have heard in years but at the same time is a mess in terms of scattered subject matter and song placement (which I think is a symbol of the lack of… Read more »
The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.President Obama is angry, and rightfully so. He’s endured two years of meticulous Republican opposition to virtually every measure put forth, even when he — dare I say — compromised. Setting aside campaign promises of a public healthcare option and a… Read more »
The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees. Twitter was all abuzz among industry professionals yesterday about Soulja Boys new album The Deandre Way selling a little over 13,000 units in its first week of sales. The only twitter page that was silent was that of @SouljaBoyTellem. After a… Read more »
I dont call em verses, theyre similar to poems Similar to scriptures, similar to pictures You can stick to rap -what were doings much bigger. – Joe Budden, Come Along Over the past few weeks Ive spent quite a bit of time with the fourth quarter releases. With the death of the Mom and Pop… Read more »
(Editor’s note: Below is T.I.’s raw, unedited letter to his fans.) So here it is…NO MERCY, the most honest and intimate installment of my life story as promised. Hope y’all enjoy it and it lives up to the very high standards I’ve set for myself or anyone who’s to be considered one of the best…. Read more »
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday something very disturbing took place Homeland Security along with ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) , the Department of Justice and the National Intellectual Property Rights Co-ordinating Center seized over 80 websites including popular Hip Hop websites RapGodfathers.com, dajaz1.com, Onsmash.com. These Hip Hop sites were accused of copyright violations, which is crazy,… Read more »
Since HIV is hitting the African American community the hardest it should mean a lot.While HIV is not something that just affects African American, and Hip Hop is not something just black people enjoy or support, we can’t ignore the facts.Just like Hip Hop runs through the blood of our inner cities, so does HIV.Like… Read more »
For the past several years, Hip-Hop artists across the country have held events that encouraged safe sex and the importance of continuously being tested for HIV/AIDS. Artists like Plies, Twista, Yung Problemz, Yung L.A., Keith Murray, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Bun B., Gorilla Zoe, Common and countless others have campaigned in the Hip-Hop community to help… Read more »
Many people annually get as stuffed as their turkeys in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a quintessentially American holiday, so much so that it is not just a holiday, but really is (as the etymology implies) one of our Holy Days, almost universally celebrated by Americans. In its sacredness, families get together to… Read more »
The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees. With each day the drama around TSA body scans takes on new twists and turns. Earlier this week I penned an article pointing out the hypocrisy displayed by many who are seemingly up in arms about their junk being touched… Read more »
Kanye West went in watch this and comment. Anybody can get it. Even Taylor Swift. Here is the partial rant. And now we are mere surfaces of the energy they are projecting on us. Everybody needs a villain, dont we? We need to blame someone at all times. For me to be considered a racist for… Read more »