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Hip-Hop's Biggest Names Release Song After Ferguson: 'Don't Shoot'

Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names Release Song After Ferguson: ‘Don’t Shoot’

by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 1:36PM

It’s dedicated to Mike Brown.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

This Is What Happens When Your 'Punk-Funk Communist Revolution Band' Goes to Cleveland

This Is What Happens When Your ‘Punk-Funk Communist Revolution Band’ Goes to Cleveland

by Jamilah King on August 28 2014, 10:02AM

Boots Riley made a local FOX affiliate very angry.

Topics: Culture

Mystic's 13-Year Journey Toward 'Beautiful Resistance'

Mystic’s 13-Year Journey Toward ‘Beautiful Resistance’

by Jamilah King on August 18 2014, 11:00AM

The Oakland-based rapper explains what drove her away from the music industry, and what ultimately brought her back.

Topics: Culture

'Black America's CNN': 10 Rappers Who Are Tweeting About Ferguson

‘Black America’s CNN’: 10 Rappers Who Are Tweeting About Ferguson

by Jamilah King on August 14 2014, 10:45AM

No matter the message, thousands of fans are tuned in.

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Iggy Azalea's Theft of Southern Black Women's Culture

Iggy Azalea’s Theft of Southern Black Women’s Culture

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:42AM

Brittney Cooper writes at Salon that black women are being sidelined in hip-hop.

Topics: Culture

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation Play

Los Rakas Pays Tribute to Families Torn Apart by Deportation

by Jamilah King on July 15 2014, 10:27AM

The video is the second part of a cinematic series that focuses on the push-and-pull factors of immigration.

Topics: Culture

Ana Tijoux Talks Music and Motherhood

Ana Tijoux Talks Music and Motherhood

by Jamilah King on July 14 2014, 7:00AM

The Chilean hip-hop star just released her new album “Vengo.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

Azealia Banks Quotes 'The Color Purple' After Being Dropped From Label

Azealia Banks Quotes ‘The Color Purple’ After Being Dropped From Label

by Jamilah King on July 11 2014, 11:22AM

Let’s hope that she’ll finally be able to let her music do the talking.

Topics: Culture

Take a Trip Through Nigeria's Breakdancing Scene Play

Take a Trip Through Nigeria’s Breakdancing Scene

by Jamilah King on July 9 2014, 11:52AM

It’s long been said that hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and here’s more proof.

Topics: Culture

Angie Martinez on Leaving Hot 97: 'I'm Curious About What My Value is in the Market'

Angie Martinez on Leaving Hot 97: ‘I’m Curious About What My Value is in the Market’

by Jamilah King on June 30 2014, 2:30PM

The longtime radio personality opened up about her recent move.

Topics: Culture

Who's Got the Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop?

Who’s Got the Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop?

by Jamilah King on May 6 2014, 11:14AM

The answers might surprise you.

Topics: Culture

Questlove Calls Out Hip-Hop's Consumerism in New Essay

Questlove Calls Out Hip-Hop’s Consumerism in New Essay

by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 12:32PM

It’s the second part of his ongoing series of essays at New York Magazine.

Topics: Culture

Watch Chuck D Narrate This Film on Hip-Hop's Founding Fathers Play

Watch Chuck D Narrate This Film on Hip-Hop’s Founding Fathers

by Jamilah King on April 25 2014, 12:19PM

The film takes a look at all the pioneering DJ’s who inspired DK Kool Herc.

Topics: Culture

Questlove: 'Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music'

Questlove: ‘Hip-Hop Has Taken Over Black Music’

by Jamilah King on April 22 2014, 1:34PM

And that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Topics: Culture

Poet Saul Williams to Star in Broadway Musical Inspired by 2pac

Poet Saul Williams to Star in Broadway Musical Inspired by 2pac

by Jamilah King on April 7 2014, 5:01PM

“Holler If You Hear Me” opens this summer.

Topics: Culture

Captain Sikh America Responds to Joe Budden's 'Terrorist' Pic

Captain Sikh America Responds to Joe Budden’s ‘Terrorist’ Pic

by Jamilah King on March 31 2014, 1:42PM

The rapper has since apologized.

Topics: Culture

Le1f to Lord Jamar: 'I Know Oppressions You Will Never Understand'

Le1f to Lord Jamar: ‘I Know Oppressions You Will Never Understand’

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:36PM

Choose your battles wisely.

Topics: Culture

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop's First Lady: Shadia Mansour

Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:04PM

Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Gets a Shout Out on New Jay Z and Jay Electronica Song

Lupita Nyong’o Gets a Shout Out on New Jay Z and Jay Electronica Song

by Jamilah King on March 24 2014, 11:25AM

It’s a song that’s at once questioning and celebrating black success.

Topics: Culture

The U.S. and European Push for 'Moderate' Muslim Hip-Hop

The U.S. and European Push for ‘Moderate’ Muslim Hip-Hop

by Jamilah King on March 18 2014, 2:00PM

A new book looks at hip-hop’s hold on Muslims in cities around the world.

Topics: Culture

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