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Black Viewers Pushing 'Empire' to Historic Highs

Black Viewers Pushing ‘Empire’ to Historic Highs

by Jamilah King on January 29 2015, 4:17PM

It’s had four consecutive weeks of growing viewership.

Topics: Culture

J. Cole Turns Childhood Home into Free Housing for Single Moms

J. Cole Turns Childhood Home into Free Housing for Single Moms

by Jamilah King on January 28 2015, 3:51PM

The rapper wants the magic to continue at 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

Topics: Culture

2Pac Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum Next Month

2Pac Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum Next Month

by Jamilah King on January 16 2015, 1:30PM

The exhibit opens February 2.

Topics: Culture

Lupe Fiasco Leaves Twitter After Fans Object to 'F*ck Martin Luther King' Lyric

Lupe Fiasco Leaves Twitter After Fans Object to ‘F*ck Martin Luther King’ Lyric

by Jamilah King on January 15 2015, 12:03PM

He’s done dealing with the public.

Topics: Culture

Lupe Fiasco Dedicates New Song to Mothers in the 'Hood Play

Lupe Fiasco Dedicates New Song to Mothers in the ‘Hood

by Jamilah King on December 16 2014, 10:51AM

His fifth album, “Tetsuo & Youth,” hits stores on January 20.

Topics: Culture

Watch J. Cole Perform 'Be Free' on Letterman

Watch J. Cole Perform ‘Be Free’ on Letterman

by Jamilah King on December 11 2014, 11:46AM

Watch his moving live performance.

Topics: Culture

Watch Kendrick Lamar's Personal Ode to Compton Play

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Personal Ode to Compton

by Jamilah King on December 10 2014, 11:00AM

Here’s his story, courtesy of Reebok.

Topics: Culture

J. Cole, Azealia Banks Call Out White Appropriation of Black Music

J. Cole, Azealia Banks Call Out White Appropriation of Black Music

by Jamilah King on December 4 2014, 11:39AM

“Black culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t, huh?”

Topics: Culture

Big K.R.I.T.'s 'Cadillactica' is Rightfully the No.1 Hip-Hop Album in America

Big K.R.I.T.’s ‘Cadillactica’ is Rightfully the No.1 Hip-Hop Album in America

by Jamilah King on November 21 2014, 10:46AM

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.

Topics: Culture

Watch Jay Smooth's Hip-Hop History Lesson for Activists Play

Watch Jay Smooth’s Hip-Hop History Lesson for Activists

by Jamilah King on November 18 2014, 11:51AM

Instead of indicting younger activists, we should inspire them, he says.

Topics: Culture

Ferguson's Tef Poe Drops a Powerful 'War Cry' [AUDIO]

Ferguson’s Tef Poe Drops a Powerful ‘War Cry’ [AUDIO]

by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 1:33PM

In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Azealia Banks is Fed Up With Mainstream Music, Especially Those 'Corny' White Girls

Azealia Banks is Fed Up With Mainstream Music, Especially Those ‘Corny’ White Girls

by Jamilah King on November 10 2014, 2:03PM

Will she ever sign a major deal again? Not a chance.

Topics: Culture

Rapper Bambu Tackles Minimum Wage on New Album 'Party Worker' Play

Rapper Bambu Tackles Minimum Wage on New Album ‘Party Worker’

by Jamilah King on October 29 2014, 10:30AM

It’s the latest from his new LP “Party Worker.”

Topics: Culture

J-Live Drops Song Against Police Brutality Called 'I Am a Man'

J-Live Drops Song Against Police Brutality Called ‘I Am a Man’

by Jamilah King on October 29 2014, 10:17AM

It’s from the Brooklyn M.C.’s new album “Around the Sun.”

Topics: Culture

Lupe Fiasco Releases New Track 'Haile Selassie' Feat. Nikki Jean

Lupe Fiasco Releases New Track ‘Haile Selassie’ Feat. Nikki Jean

by Jamilah King on October 24 2014, 12:02PM

He’s gearing up for a new mixtape.

Topics: Culture

Smart People Listen to Radiohead, Dumb People Listen to Beyoncé, Says Racist Study

Smart People Listen to Radiohead, Dumb People Listen to Beyoncé, Says Racist Study

by Jamilah King on October 23 2014, 11:27AM

Virgil Griffith, please stop.

Topics: Culture

The NBA's Official Anthem This Season is by Kendrick Lamar

The NBA’s Official Anthem This Season is by Kendrick Lamar

by Jamilah King on October 22 2014, 11:58AM

The Compton rapper scored a huge endorsement.

Topics: Culture

Here is the Okinawan Rapper Who Was Inspired by 2pac Play

Here is the Okinawan Rapper Who Was Inspired by 2pac

by Jamilah King on October 1 2014, 12:16PM

Awich is a 27-year-old rapper with a story to tell.

Topics: Culture

Talib Kweli: Lauryn Hill Doesn't Owe Us Anything

Talib Kweli: Lauryn Hill Doesn’t Owe Us Anything

by Jamilah King on September 29 2014, 10:32AM

The rapper responds to criticism of her on Medium.

Topics: Culture

Listen: Kendrick Lamar Raps About Self Love in New Song

Listen: Kendrick Lamar Raps About Self Love in New Song

by Jamilah King on September 23 2014, 11:15AM

His second album is due out later this fall.

Topics: Culture

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