Hip-Hop

Watch MC Lyte Explain Why Fetty Wap is the Most Feminist Rapper In the Game

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Friday, the White House Council on Women and Girls hosted an all-day summit to examine ways to improve the lives of women and girls of color. Prior to the event, the Obama Administration announced $118 million in assistance from public and private groups to improve the lives of women...

Iggy Azalea Says She Doesn’t Get ‘Enough’ Respect From the Hip-Hop Community

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Iggy, Iggy, Iggy. Once again the Australian rapper with the blaccent is complaining about how the hip-hop community doesn’t embrace her with open arms. In a recent radio interview, Azalea said that people know she’s good, but they just don’t want to admit it. “They...

8 Reasons Why Hip-Hop / R&B Is Dead

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The phrase “Hip-Hop is dead” often elicits strong emotion: people either vehemently agree or disagree with the opinion. As a child of the 90’s, for a long time I refused to accept the reality that the music I grew up listening to and loving could...

When White Boys Rap: Daniel Radcliffe Performs on The Tonight Show

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Last night, my friend was watching The Tonight Show while he and I chatted on the phone. All of a sudden he got a little excited because Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame was rapping some hip-hop alphabet song. “Ohhh gosh. This will be on...

Forbes Proves It Should Never Write About Hip-Hop After Declaring Iggy Azalea ‘Runs’ Rap

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I have a confession to make. I’ve never heard an Iggy Azalea song, and I don’t plan to*. Not just because she’s the latest White girl du jour the media is trying its hardest to make happen, but because I’ve pretty much deserted mainstream rap...

Open Thread: Should Hip-Hop Be Allowed In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

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In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were the first hip-hop artists to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but one “rockstar” doesn’t think hip-hop has a place in the organization. In a recent interview with  Radio.com, Gene Simmons, singer...