Tag Archives: hip-hop renamed

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International and African Hip-Hop Connects Globally

The global fusion of American hip-hop, African Afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms

This is not the first time a global Hip Hop artist has collaborated with a…

By Claudine Moore

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Nicki Minaj Advice to Women: ‘Don’t Ever Be Ashamed to Ask for The Top Dollar’

From day one, Minaj knew she would be the boss in her career

Nicki Minaj talks to Time about the importance of women being unapologetic about demanding more…

By Courtney Connley

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National Poetry Month: 5 Young Black Wordsmiths Who ‘Rock the Mic’

The roots of hip-hop are still alive and these word slingers are ruling the day

It’s the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month

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[WATCH] Kennedy Center Names Q-Tip First Artistic Director of Hip-hop Culture

Founding member of A Tribe Called Quest named artistic director of hip-hop culture at the Kennedy Center

Q-tip, a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest named Artistic Director of Hip Hop…

By Kandia Johnson

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Dr. Dre, recording artist and entrepreneur

Black History Month: Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop Artist and Entrepreneur

29 days of modern black history makers

Andre Young, aka Dr. Dre—the critically acclaimed producer, rapper, founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment,…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop Artist

29 days of modern black history makers

Kendrick Lamar made history in 2015 as the hip-hop recording artist to receive the most…

By Safon Floyd

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Adrian Grant and Patrice Drew, founders of SENNA

Young Disruptors Launch SENNA: A Multiplatform Series For Hip-Hop and Urban Culture

Founders of SENNA talk changing the way viewers consume and share content

It’s no secret that hip-hop culture is making waves across industries. Several major brands, such…

By Kandia Johnson

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Kanye West’s New ‘Yeezy Boost 350’ Sneaker Sells Out Immediately

On Dec. 26, the official Adidas Twitter account tweeted: "#YEEZYBOOST 350 is now sold out online in the U.S."

On Saturday, Dec. 26, Kanye West’s new sneaker line, Yeezy Boost 350 launched worldwide and…

By Cristie Leondis

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: N.W.A. and Chicago Among Inductees

Subjects of "Straight Outta Compton" finally land honor after five considerations

More than 800 members of the Hall’s voting committee, which includes artists, historians, and music…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Has Hip-Hop Saved Alexander Hamilton’s Face Time On the $10 Bill?

Treasury delays decision to change face on the $10 bill

“All I knew about him was what you learn in the history classes; that he…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Akon Named ‘Tech Human Agent of Change’ by WIRED and Nokia

Rapper and songwriter Akon makes list of global tech influencers

Rapper and Songwriter Akon has been named a Tech Human Agent of Change by WIRED…

By Kandia Johnson

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Young-Guru

[TechConneXt Summit] Young Guru Speaks of Tech as a Disruptive and Creative Force

Touts the need for training, reading, and exposure

Young Guru, recently recognized in the Wall Street Journal as “the most famous and successful…

By Robin White Goode

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Wiz Khalifa, Pete Rock, Jungle Brothers, Karen Civil and More, Join 5-Day Hip-Hop Festival

The country's largest hip-hop festival and conference is happening in Atlanta, October 7-11

Watch a conversation with Dame Dash and Marc Lamont Hill, then later that day see…

By Kandia Johnson

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Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award

The hip-hop mogul will be honored at this year's MTV VMA's

This year at the MTV VMA’s, hip-hop superstar and entrepreneur Kanye West is set to…

By Cristie Leondis

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Golf & Tennis Challenge: Fit to Dance

Groove your way into the body you desire with fitness dance classes

Golf & Tennis Challenge goers may dance their way to health and fitness.

By Safon Floyd

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[RECAP] FLOTUS and Rapper Wale: Advice for College Students

Michelle Obama told students "Education should be cool again"

As part of FLOTUS 2015 Reach Higher Initiative, students joined Rapper Wale and TV Personality…

By Kandia Johnson

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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The Good Life Summer Guide to NYC RnB and Hip Hop Concerts

The hottest concerts to add to your calendar in June

If you’re looking for a reason to take a short trip to New York or…

By Kandia Johnson

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Researchers Working to Create Rapping Computer

The DeepBeats algorithm rhymes lyrics from the 'dopest' rappers into semi-coherent verses

Rappers already have to compete with each other in their neighborhoods and globally, but they…

By Joel Lyons

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Jay-Z Set to Relaunch Tidal, a New Music Service

New releases include songs by Madonna, Kanye West and Daft Punk

Jay Z is set to relaunch his new music service ‘Tidal’ today.

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