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Suge Knight’s Offices Raided

A SWAT team raided the offices of Suge Knight’s Tha Row records, serving one of 17 warrants in two states, related to several homicides. Authorities confirmed that one person was arrested, but the identity of that person is not yet known. Los Angeles County sheriff deputies and the SWAT team surrounded Tha Row’s Wilshire Blvd. […]

Rap Pioneers In New Book

To support the release of the book “Yes Yes Y’all,” an exhibition featuring hip-hop pioneers will take place Sunday November 17th from 3-7 p.m. The book was put together by Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn, director of the Wild Style, and features over 300 pages of photos and flyers from the first decade of hip […]

Dame Dash ‘I Want Twista’

Although Twista is still signed to Atlantic Records, mogul Dame Dash is aggressively courting the Chi-town rapper in an attempt to sign him to Roc-A-Fella. “I’m trying to get Twista officially and unofficially – you can print that,” Dash said to AllHipHop.com. Twista appears on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 2 track “Poppin Tags,” with OutKast’s Big Boi […]

Kevin Powell Speaks Hip-Hop And Leadership

In front of an audience of students, parents and community members, hip-hop historian Kevin Powell delivered the keynote address at the Fourth Annual Youth and College Leadership Summit held in Baltimore, Maryland this past weekend. The speech titled “The Essence of Leadership” featured Powell, who chastised today’s black leaders and called Eminem the Benny Goodman […]

Rap Meets Boxing

In one corner: hip hop, the undisputed movement of youth in America. In the opposite corner: a special edition of Thunderbox, round-robin style, featuring a $100,000 grand prize for the boxer that emerges victoriously through three matches, which are each three rounds in length. Assembling under one roof, the two worlds will convene in an […]

‘A Call For Self-Destruction 2’

Daddy-O of Stetsasonic is leading a sequel to 1989’s Stop The Violence Movement, including “Self Destruction Part 2,” the monumental song that featured 80s icon Public Enemy, MC Lyte, Just Ice, Stetasonic, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions. Daddy-O’s call comes in the aftermath of the murder of JMJ, who was slain a week ago.. Hip-hop […]