Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Over the weekend, the REVOLT Music Conference went down in Miami featuring panels and performances from the biggest names in hip-hop, culminating Saturday night with a gala where Puff Daddy helped honor Nas with the Jimmy Iovine Icon Award. Puffy made...

Los Angeles was the molten-hot core of hip-hip in the early ’90s, and no year was more heated than 1993. The feud between Dr. Dre and Eazy-E had bubbled over, leading to the eye-for-an-eye...

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was released 18 years ago today and went on to sell more than 8 million copies, win five Grammys and earn a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Mary J. Blige hailed...

“Shawn Carter is nice, but Sean Price is the best.”   Sean Price—one half of seminal hip-hop group Heltah Skeltah and one of hip-hop’s most respected lyricists—unexpectedly passed away early this morning at his family’s apartment...
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This is a cool interview with two Brooklyn vets! Kane gives some real cool info on the music biz.

1996   2Pac releases his fourth album, "All Eyez On Me," hip-hop's first double-disc of all-original material and his first album for Death Row Records. It becomes a hit and raises the rap star's profile...

It’s not just the lyrics Phife wrote, it's his delivery—the way he glides over every confession, but pauses at every name; the way his brashness contrasted Q-Tip’s learned swag. Back in ’89 he simply slid...

Born March 2, 1962, in, Bronx, New York City, New York, Sterling was raised by his mother, Carolyn Morant, a career municipal employee. (His parents split when he was four-years-old.) As a youngster, he moved from Queens to...

Big Pun was a Latino hip-hop artist whose album Capital Punishment went to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-hop charts. Christopher Rios -- aka "Big Punisher" -- was born on November 10, 1971, in Bronx, New...

James DeWitt Yancey “came across like an angel on earth,” singer and songwriter Steve “Spacek” White told Fader magazine in 2006. Most people tend to speak of him this way. His contributions to music...

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