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Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez & Lil’ Yachty Crowned Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Princes

Vandal Arts March 1, 2017 0

Bryson Tiller, Tory Lanez and Lil’ Yachty lead Forbes’ 2017 Hip-Hop Cash Princes list. After the likes of Fetty Wap, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$ $ and Metro Boomin made last year’s list, the latest edition

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Alex Trebek Raps Hip-Hop Lyrics For The Culture On ‘Jeopardy’

Alex Trebek Raps Hip-Hop Lyrics For The Culture On ‘Jeopardy’

Vandal Arts February 22, 2017 0

Jeoproday’s Alex Trebek is the latest TV personality “invited to the cookout,” after a noteworthy rap display on the staple game show yesterday. Flexing his emcee muscles, Trebek flawlessly recited the lyrics to Drake’s

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VH1 Planning a TV Movie Based On Dan Charnas’ “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop”

VH1 Planning a TV Movie Based On Dan Charnas’ “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop”

Vandal Arts January 7, 2015 0

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop is an absolute must-read for any hip-hop head. From the late ’60s right through until the late ’00s, author Dan Charnas offers a comprehensive

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The Combat Jack Show: Jessica Rosenblum — A Pioneer of Hip-Hop Clubs in NYC

The Combat Jack Show: Jessica Rosenblum — A Pioneer of Hip-Hop Clubs in NYC

Vandal Arts March 18, 2014 0

There are tons of unsung heroes in the New York City rap scene. From the early days when it was still park jams and hood parties, rap has come a long way in Big

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Watch Combat Jack’s Insightful TED Talk on the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Watch Combat Jack’s Insightful TED Talk on the Evolution of Hip-Hop

Vandal Arts February 6, 2014 0

Organizations giving the right people the platform to represent this culture we call hip-hop is underrated (shots fired). Attorney-turned-editor-turned-podcast host/online personality Reggie Ossé, aka Combat Jack, is one of the most knowledgable and respected

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Nas: Hip-Hop at Harvard (Video)

Nas: Hip-Hop at Harvard (Video)

Vandal Arts January 15, 2014 0

Last July, Harvard established the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, a program in honor of the Queensbridge MC that aims to fund students involved in hip-hop-related projects. If that sounds a bit vague (the official

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Al Lindstrom’s 2013 Hip-Hop Awards: Rookie of the Year (Video)

Al Lindstrom’s 2013 Hip-Hop Awards: Rookie of the Year (Video)

Vandal Arts December 10, 2013 0

Al Lindstrom’s hip-hop awards season is back, ladies and gentlemen. For another year running, the panel of journalists, radio hosts and industry vets alike including Joe La Puma, Brian “B.Dot” Miller, Combat Jack, Jayson

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Hot 97′s Ebro Discusses State of Radio & New York Hip-Hop on ‘The Combat Jack Show’

Hot 97′s Ebro Discusses State of Radio & New York Hip-Hop on ‘The Combat Jack Show’

Vandal Arts November 27, 2013 0

There’s never a boring moment when Ebro and Combat Jack engage in a little dialogue. Following their legendary “Major League versus Minor League” conversation last year, the Hot 97 bossman returned to The Combat

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Marc Ecko Discusses His Career in Fashion, Hip-Hop and Complex with The Combat Jack Show

Marc Ecko Discusses His Career in Fashion, Hip-Hop and Complex with The Combat Jack Show

Vandal Arts October 29, 2013 0

I dare you to say that you didn’t rock Ecko back in the day. As one of my favorite brands in the 8th grade, I remember scouring racks at TJ Maxx for the something

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2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performances: Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juvenile, TDE, Future, Meek Mill & More

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performances: Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juvenile, TDE, Future, Meek Mill & More

Vandal Arts October 16, 2013 0

The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards are underway tonight. Some of rap’s biggest stars descended upon Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center for some hot performances, and to claim some big awards. Hosted by Snoop

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2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: TDE, A$AP Mob, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: TDE, A$AP Mob, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More

Vandal Arts October 16, 2013 0

(Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz & Jon Connor) The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards have arrived. Every year the undisputed highlight as the cyphers, featuring legendary veterans and new stars, this year’s display of lyrical

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2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers (Full Lineup)

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers (Full Lineup)

Vandal Arts September 29, 2013 0

The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta yesterday, and we’ve already got the first cypher (starring Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem and Astro) as well as the rest of the lineup. TDE

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Video: Meek Mill’s “Hip-Hop Nation Freestyle”

Video: Meek Mill’s “Hip-Hop Nation Freestyle”

Vandal Arts September 11, 2013 0

While the MMG crew continues their quick New York radio run for Self Made 3, Meek Mill was put to the test on HipHopNation to kick a freestyle live on the air. Not too

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Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & J. Cole Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & J. Cole Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Vandal Arts August 23, 2013 0

He shook up the rap industry with his “King of New York” claim on “Control,” but Kendrick Lamar reigns top spot for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. After performing at last year’s awards, the

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ASAP Mob Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, State of NY Hip-Hop & Freestyles on ‘The Funk Flex Show’

ASAP Mob Talks Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse, State of NY Hip-Hop & Freestyles on ‘The Funk Flex Show’

Vandal Arts August 20, 2013 0

A$ AP Ferg’s Trap Lord debut album is officially in-stores and online today. Ferg and the A$ AP Mob celebrated the release by taking over the Hot 97 airwaves on Monday night, catching up

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Jay Z Talks ‘Watch the Throne 2,’ Current State of Hip-Hop, Biggie’s Legacy, Nas Collaboration & More

Jay Z Talks ‘Watch the Throne 2,’ Current State of Hip-Hop, Biggie’s Legacy, Nas Collaboration & More

Vandal Arts August 2, 2013 0

Jay Z’s rare press run continues. While shooting the “Holy Grail” video in L.A. this morning, Hov called into Big Boy’s Neighborhood to talk about the current state of hip-hop, Watch the Throne 2,

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Live Stream: BK Hip-Hop Festival Feat. Pusha T, EPMD, Redman, DJ Enuff, and Dizzy Wright

Live Stream: BK Hip-Hop Festival Feat. Pusha T, EPMD, Redman, DJ Enuff, and Dizzy Wright

Vandal Arts July 13, 2013 0

It’s a big day for hip-hop in New York City. The annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is going down this afternoon under the BK bridge. This year Pusha T, Redman, EPMD, Dizzy Wright and DJ

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.@Macklemore Discusses Homophobia and Race in Hip-Hop on @Hot97 (Video)

.@Macklemore Discusses Homophobia and Race in Hip-Hop on @Hot97 (Video)

Vandal Arts July 11, 2013 0

(“Jay-Z. NYC. I’m done.” via Instagram) On the same day this his “Same Love” single reached platinum status, Macklemore (sans Ryan Lewis) sat down for an in-depth conversation with Hot97′s Peter Rosenberg yesterday. The

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Nardwuar vs. Fabolous: Meeting Kool G Rap, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Legends & More

Nardwuar vs. Fabolous: Meeting Kool G Rap, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Legends & More

Vandal Arts July 9, 2013 0

Fabolous experienced his first interview interrogation with Nardwuar during a stop in Vancouver, British Columbia. Loso’s conversation with the cooky Canadian was hardly one to remember, but he did speak about meeting Kool G

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A-Trak on Rap’s Current Love Affair with Drugs: “Hip-hop Has Entered Its Psychedelic Age”

A-Trak on Rap’s Current Love Affair with Drugs: “Hip-hop Has Entered Its Psychedelic Age”

Vandal Arts May 20, 2013 0

As a large amount of “popular” rap music in 2013 continues to champion the use of hard drugs (MDMA, Prescription Pills, Cocaine, etc), it’s hard to say where we’ll end up. Sure, a lot

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T.I., Boston Marathon Tragedy: Rapper Says There’s No Connection Between Him & Hip-Hop Site That Bombing Suspect Reportedly Visited

T.I., Boston Marathon Tragedy: Rapper Says There’s No Connection Between Him & Hip-Hop Site That Bombing Suspect Reportedly Visited

Vandal Arts April 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, What’s Beef? Ethan Miller, Getty Images As more details emerge about the two suspects who reportedly bombed the Boston Marathon on April 15 — including that one of them,

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Hip-Hop Exes Meet on TV: Bow Wow Interviews Ciara and Ashanti Interviews Nelly

Hip-Hop Exes Meet on TV: Bow Wow Interviews Ciara and Ashanti Interviews Nelly

Vandal Arts April 24, 2013 0

A lot of us probably cringe at the thought of even seeing an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, but for celebs, dating in the industry means you will you that old flame sooner or later. In

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Watch: Raekwon “Hip-Hop: Yesterday, Today, Forever” (Video)

Watch: Raekwon “Hip-Hop: Yesterday, Today, Forever” (Video)

Vandal Arts April 19, 2013 0

The Chef recently touched down in Chicago for a show at the famed venue, The Shrine. After his set, The Camovement courted Raekwon for a backstage interview. They beautifully captured Shallah performing C.R.E.A.M. and

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Hip-Hop on CNN: Larry King Talks to 50 Cent and Young Guru’s ‘Soundwaves’ Interview

Hip-Hop on CNN: Larry King Talks to 50 Cent and Young Guru’s ‘Soundwaves’ Interview

Vandal Arts April 17, 2013 0

It’s always great to see CNN show love to hip-hop artists. I love it. This week, we got see the legendary Larry King interview 50 Cent on his show. The two had a great

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Boston Marathon Bombing — Hip-Hop Reacts

Boston Marathon Bombing — Hip-Hop Reacts

Vandal Arts April 15, 2013 0

Getty Images A pair of explosions occurred earlier today at the end of the Boston Marathon. While the total number of people injured and/or killed by the blasts isn’t clear yet, there’s been an

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Snoop Dogg Thinks Gay People Will Always Struggle in Hip-Hop

Snoop Dogg Thinks Gay People Will Always Struggle in Hip-Hop

Vandal Arts April 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mark Davis, Getty Images Despite the growing popularity of gay and transgendered rappers — not to mention Frank Ocean’s bisexuality being accepted by the hip-hop largess — Snoop Dogg

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How Has Hip-Hop Fashion Changed Over the Last 20 Years?

How Has Hip-Hop Fashion Changed Over the Last 20 Years?

Vandal Arts April 2, 2013 0

Hip-hop fashion is constantly changing. There’s been eras of flash, super thugged out apparel, and of course today’s skate and streetwear influence has brought out some interesting trends over the past five years. Our

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Nostalgic Hip-Hop Mixes: DJ Finesse’s ‘B.I.G. Over Premier’ and Nas & Funky DL’s ‘Jazzmatic’

Nostalgic Hip-Hop Mixes: DJ Finesse’s ‘B.I.G. Over Premier’ and Nas & Funky DL’s ‘Jazzmatic’

Vandal Arts March 29, 2013 0

Biggie over DJ Premier production was always a devastating combo (need a refresher? Revisit “Unbelievable,” “Kick In The Door” or “Rap Phenomenon.”) So in the same month that we commemorated his passing, DJ Finesse

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A$AP Rocky Addresses Hip-Hop Homophobia, Baby Supports Lil Wayne With Trukfit Face Tattoo & More

A$AP Rocky Addresses Hip-Hop Homophobia, Baby Supports Lil Wayne With Trukfit Face Tattoo & More

Vandal Arts March 26, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, R&B News Theo Wargo, Getty Images A$ AP Rocky recently discussed “the gay thing” in hip-hop. “It makes me upset that this topic even matters when it comes to

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Nardwuar vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: “Thrift Shop,” Underground Hip-Hop and More

Nardwuar vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: “Thrift Shop,” Underground Hip-Hop and More

Vandal Arts March 20, 2013 0

After crashing Trinidad James’ interview yesterday, the Billboard-topping duo known as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis got their own chat with The Human Serviette himself, Nardwuar. The pair spoke on the time Macklemore threw Dick’s

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LL Cool J, Eddie Van Halen: Hip-Hop and Rock Legend Collaborate

LL Cool J, Eddie Van Halen: Hip-Hop and Rock Legend Collaborate

Vandal Arts March 18, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Twitter LL Cool J has snagged yet another legendary guest for his upcoming LP Authentic — Eddie Van Halen. A photo of LL and the famed guitarist was posted

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SXSW 2013, Hip-Hop: 25 Indie Rap Shows to You Don’t Want to Miss

SXSW 2013, Hip-Hop: 25 Indie Rap Shows to You Don’t Want to Miss

Vandal Arts March 11, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News SXSW If you ever wanted to overdose on Hip Hop, SXSW 2013 is surely the place to do it. While over 100,000 people travel to Austin, TX every year

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Kendrick Lamar on ‘Hottest MC’s List’: “It’s Very Important for Hip-Hop”

Kendrick Lamar on ‘Hottest MC’s List’: “It’s Very Important for Hip-Hop”

Vandal Arts March 7, 2013 0

This week we’ve heard reactions from Kanye West and A$ AP Rocky on their placements on MTV’s “Hottest MC’s in the Game” list. Most avid rap fans feel the battle is between Kendrick Lamar

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Hip-Hop V-Day: Nicki Minaj’s Cheeks, Rap’s Fav. Love Song, Sensitive Thugs Playlist

Hip-Hop V-Day: Nicki Minaj’s Cheeks, Rap’s Fav. Love Song, Sensitive Thugs Playlist

Vandal Arts February 15, 2013 0

As the work/school/college day winds down in NYC for most, the Missinfo.TV did some blog searching to see how hip-hop was celebrating cupid’s favorite day of the year. While no surprise rap couples got

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Hip-Hop and Valentine’s Day: Why Rap Makes it Hard to Fall in Love

Hip-Hop and Valentine’s Day: Why Rap Makes it Hard to Fall in Love

Vandal Arts February 14, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Essays Youtube This is a guest post by Jozen Cummings (@jozenc), relationship/dating columnist at the New York Post and creator of the popular blog Until I Get Married. It’s 1993, and

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Harlem Shake: 5 More Hip-Hop Dances That Need to be Revived

Harlem Shake: 5 More Hip-Hop Dances That Need to be Revived

Vandal Arts February 13, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Videos Youtube Have you heard about the Harlem Shake? If you’ve been on the internet at all over the past 72 hours, surely you have. Heck, you may

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Hip-Hop and R&B, Grammys 2013: Genres Make Presence Felt

Hip-Hop and R&B, Grammys 2013: Genres Make Presence Felt

Vandal Arts February 11, 2013 0

Hip-hop and R&B had strong showings at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Drake’s LP Take Care took home the award for Best Rap Album while Jay-Z and Kanye West won two awards– Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance — for “Ni**as In Paris.” The pair

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Top 20 Hip-Hop Songs, Albums and Artists You Wouldn’t Believe Were Nominated for Grammys

Top 20 Hip-Hop Songs, Albums and Artists You Wouldn’t Believe Were Nominated for Grammys

Vandal Arts February 8, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Grammy Awards Ke.Mazur, WireImage Which came first, the Grammys not caring about rap or rap not caring about the Grammys? There’s a case to be made for both answers, but everyone

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Nas, Grammy Awards 2013: Rapper Tells Dave Grohl Hip-Hop Should Get More Love

Nas, Grammy Awards 2013: Rapper Tells Dave Grohl Hip-Hop Should Get More Love

Vandal Arts February 7, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Mike Coppola, Getty Images Nas thinks the Grammy Awards could show more love to hip-hop. “It’s cool,” he told Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl during an episode of Chelsea

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Rap at the Grammy Awards: 10 Hip-Hop Grammys Gone Wrong

Rap at the Grammy Awards: 10 Hip-Hop Grammys Gone Wrong

Vandal Arts February 5, 2013 0

Miranda Shen, Archive Photos Every year we watch the Grammys Awards and root for our favorite artists to win. And even though there are a fair share of Grammys handed out to acts who

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Fabolous Speaks on ‘Loso’s Way 2′ Features, the ‘Ratchet Era’ and State of NY Hip-Hop

Fabolous Speaks on ‘Loso’s Way 2′ Features, the ‘Ratchet Era’ and State of NY Hip-Hop

Vandal Arts January 30, 2013 0

(Photo Credit: Allen Onyia/UpscaleHype) With his “Ready” collaboration co-starring Chris Brown out, Fabolous’ focus is on completing his Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power album. His sixth solo album, and first since 2009’s Loso’s

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Groups Who Should Never Come Back

Top 10 Hip-Hop Groups Who Should Never Come Back

Vandal Arts January 22, 2013 0

Paul Natkin, WireImage Bad news rap fans. You’re not getting an Outkast reunion any time soon. Kriss Kross, however, is getting back together. We know, we know, just what you were asking for, right?

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2 Chainz, John Legend, Mc Lyte and More Honored at 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball (Photos)

2 Chainz, John Legend, Mc Lyte and More Honored at 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball (Photos)

Vandal Arts January 21, 2013 0

Last night, hip-hop also represented in D.C. for President Obama’s inaugural weekend. Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Ball honored a number of artists for their efforts in giving back to the community and other career achievements.

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Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose: Hip-Hop Couple Still Not Married

Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose: Hip-Hop Couple Still Not Married

Vandal Arts January 18, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop News Getty Images Folks looking to pop the champagne and celebrate Wiz Khalifa’s marriage to Amber Rose are going to have to put their cups away. At least for the time

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Foals Lead Singer Yannis Philippakis Thinks David Guetta Is Ruining Hip-Hop

Foals Lead Singer Yannis Philippakis Thinks David Guetta Is Ruining Hip-Hop

Vandal Arts January 16, 2013 0

Filed under: Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News Getty Images Another outcry against the death of hip-hop has been issued. This time not by a well-respected MC, but by a member of an indie rock band. And

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