(NNPA)—The rags to riches stories that have defined the Hip Hop movement as a viable path to the American Dream may be the All-American distraction. Early Hip Hop artists experienced true bliss when their hard work and efforts paid off financially. Great artists with great lyrics were able to break through and perform on the world stage. From the gritty streets of New York they were around doing what they loved—and getting paid for it.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins (YourBlackWorld.com)–The rapper Lil Wayne, the man who probably disappoints me more than any hip-hop artist on the planet, took the…
2 CHAINZ by Dion Rabioun (RTNS)–Watching my Twitter timeline Sunday night as the BET Awards drew to a close, the anticipation was building for…
In this June 10, 2012 photo, rapper Mac Miller performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) by Chris TalbottAP Music Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Mac Miller had a quick decision to make when Kanye West jumped the street date for his new album: Move his “Watching Movies with the Sound Off” to a different week or stand firm in the face of “Yeezus.”
BIG DADDY KANE Young cats with a new sound and style is how Big Daddy Kane describes his new group, Las Supper.
by Breeanna Hare(CNN) — Will Smith has been making more movies than music for a while now, but that doesn’t mean he’s done laying tracks.
Ithaca, NY (BlackNews.com) — Pioneering African American Rap Artist MC Sha-Rock has been appointed as National Advisor for the Cornell University Hip Hop Library.