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Kidz in the Hall: School Spirit

On Talib Kweli’s “Right About Now”, he chronicled the rise and subsequent fall of the largest independent Hip-Hop label of the late ‘90s: Rawkus Records. This label introduced the world to Mos Def, Company Flow, Kweli, and reintroduced Kool G Rap and Pharoahe Monch tragically faded in a flash of layoffs, mergers, and push-backs. But… Read more »



Black Ice: Raise Up

When you’re driving in a cold highway, you never see Black Ice coming. It can throw you from the road, and it can shake your consciousness just enough to provoke a reformation. Black Ice is a fitting title for Philadelphia poet and artist. For the last five years, he’s been shocking fans with blunt artistry… Read more »



Yung Joc, Jibbs On Board Scream 5 Tour

Rappers Yung Joc and Jibbs have joined the teen-oriented Scream Tour 5, a 17-date outing that kicks off Nov. 22 in Miami and winds down on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) in Washington, D.C.This year’s 5th Annual Scream Tour is billed as the “Ruff & Ready, Young & Sexy” tour and is headlined by Omarion… Read more »



Rhymefest Talks Hip-Hop with Tory Party Leader

Chicago lyricist Rhymefest found common ground Thursday (Oct. 19) while acting as a goodwill Hip-Hop ambassador during his overseas visit with Tory Party leader David Cameron.In addition to discussing Cameron’s concerns over violent rap lyrics, the London Metro Times reports that Rhymefest treated the British politician to a performance in his House of Commons office… Read more »



JoJo: Big Girl Things

In a world filled with musical divas, JoJo is anything but. The 15-year-old singer, who scored big with her platinum self-titled debut album, harbors a humble attitude to compliment her public image. While some may pigeonhole her as a TRL pop princess, JoJo possesses a love for all things music (she cites D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar… Read more »



Young Dro Plots First Major Tour

Atlanta rapper Young Dro will soon be shoulder-leaning around the country, as he plots his first major tour in support of his Atlantic Records debut Best Thang Smokin’. The colorful rapper is set to hit the road this fall for a major U.S. tour with labelmate T.I. The arena trek will kick off Oct. 27… Read more »



Former Employee Names R. Kelly in New Lawsuit

R&B crooner R. Kelly has found himself the target of a new lawsuit filed by a former employee. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Henry Love Vaughn is suing the singer for “breach of verbal contract,” alleging that Kelly reneged on a promise to pay for his collaboration in the creation of Kelly’s hit “Step in… Read more »



Kanye Signs With William Morris Agency, Launches West Brands LLC

Kanye West has been announced as the newest addition to the William Morris Agency, the firm that also represents Sean “Diddy Combs.” William Morris will oversee and negotiate all aspects of the Chicago rapper’s recordings, production, publishing, touring, and endorsements. “We’ve always believed that Kanye West is one of the most talented, driven, important artists… Read more »



Freddie Foxxx: Down With the King Part 2 To walk around New York City on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a bizarre feeling. In my head all day, I had “When the Angels Sing.” Three years after you wrote it, how do you approach that song? Freddie Foxxx: When I made “When the Angels Sing”, I was trying to paint a… Read more »