Cold Crush Brother Presents Rare Hip-Hop Artifact Exhibit

Easy A.D., legendary Cold Crush Brothers will present the Historic Hip-Hop Culture Exhibit at the Schomburg Library in New York. Taking place from November 18 through December 31, the exhibition will feature rare Hip-Hop artifacts that record classic images of the four elements of Hip-Hop culture: DJing, emceeing, breaking and graffiti. Before vibrant music videos… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Canibus, Stimuli, Vi, Joe Budden

In an interview with radio personality, Angie Martinez, Wyclef recently announced that he and former protégée Canibus had mended their past beef. He told Martinez, “I reached out to him. There was some unfinished business in the street. The good thing about it is all beef is squashed between Clef and Canibus. Me and Canibus… Read more »



Outkast First Group To Receive Multi-Platinum Certification For Downloads

Outkast has become the group to be certified platinum for digital downloads by the Recording Industry Association of America. The group’s smash single “Hey Ya!” tallied over 400,000 downloads, double the amount needed to be certified platinum by the RIAA. Six other songs – three more from Outkast – qualified for platinum by reaching 200,000… Read more »



Guerilla Black Responds To Unauthorized Big Cizzle CD

Guerilla Black has been either praised or vilified for his similarities to the late Biggie Smalls, but after a several-years old album was resurrected from his past, many further questioned the Compton rapper’s authenticity. Under the name Big Cizzle, Black’s Ya Neva Seen It Com’n offers a very different sound reminiscent of Mystikal or DMX…. Read more »



Kanye, Common, Musiq Unite To Fight Homelessness

The New Life Project Inaugural Concert, featuring Kanye West, Common, Musiq and The X-ecutioners, is scheduled to kick off on November 5th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The concert, sponsored by AOL and Hot 97, will celebrate the launch of The New Life Project, an organization whose goal is to end homelessness in… Read more »



Hip-Hop Journalists Host Round Table Panel Discussion

A host of Hip-Hop’s top music journalists gathered Tuesday (October 26th) at New York University for a roundtable discussion focusing on the role and impact of Hip-Hop journalism on the culture. When Hip-Hop journalism planted its seeds in the early 90s, many of the panelists said it was difficult to distinguish Hip-Hop writing from other… Read more »



Awards Show Honors Philly Hip-Hop Legends

The 5th Annual Philadelphia Urban Legend Awards will take place Friday, November 5th at the Wiliarie’s Cultural & Performing Arts Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s awards gala is hosted by Philly radio legend Lady B., who hosted an influential Hip-Hop radio show “Street Beat,” that provided the backdrop for many lovers of the genre… Read more »



KRS Responds To Media Accusations

Veteran rapper KRS-One has issued another statement to address the backlash concerning his comments regarding the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States. Despite a widely read rebuttal to his comments he made during a panel on politics for the New Yorker magazine, outlets nationwide have re-published portions of the rapper’s comments, labeling him “pro-Al… Read more »



Jill Scott Talks Hip-Hop, Influences

Neo-soul singer Jill Scott, recognized for her upbeat songs, recently expressed her frustration with certain hip-hop artists, for relying too heavily on boastful, materialistic lyrics. Instead, Scott said rappers should expand the subject matter of their songs to include everyday issues. “It just frustrates me [because] not everybody can afford a diamond bracelet or a… Read more »



Various Groups Work Towards Getting The Hip-Hop Vote To The Polls

With the presidential elections looming, various Hip-Hop related activist groups are hoping to get youth to the polls to vote, by using various artists’ celebrity muscle and grassroots marketing tactics. The Violator All Star DJ’s have teamed with Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and will produce a mixtape that will be given out until election day…. Read more »



3rd Annual H2O Film Festival Kicks Off In NYC Next Week

The 3rd Annual H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival begins November 1-7th at the Bronx Museum of Arts. Over 100 Hip-Hop films, documentaries, narratives, PSA’s and shorts will be showcased, while 29 new Hip-Hop themed films will make their debut at the festival. Hip-Hop artists such as Kool Herc, Masta Ace, Kurtis Blow, Brand Nubian,… Read more »