Category: Hip Hop Culture | Hip Hop Arts and Lifestyle

Baltimore Police Officer Records Himself Planting Evidence

The Baltimore Police Department is now under fire after footage of an officer planting evidence has surfaced. It was on Wednesday [July 19] that the city’s local Fox 45 ran an exclusive that featured footage of the police officer hiding drugs in a crime scene, failing to realize that his body cam was recording. In…



Brooklyn Playground Renamed After the Notorious B.I.G.

Among the slew of tributes that pepper the borough of Brooklyn in honor of the late Notorious B .I.G., a city councilman has now announced plans to rename a playground after the rapper in his native Bedford-Stuyvesant. Councilman Robert Cornegy has announced his plans to cut the ribbon at what is now the Crispus Attucks Playground…



Everything You Need To Know About O.J. Simpson’s Nevada Parole Hearing Tomorrow

There’s a huge good chance that former NFL great O.J. Simpson will be a free man by the end of 2017. Simpson was convicted in October 2008 on 12 counts that included conspiracy, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, assault and coercion, all with a deadly weapon for his role in a October 2007 robbery attempt in a…



Beyonce’s Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds NY Looks Nothing Like Her

Last week Madame Tussauds New York announced that they will have a Beyonce wax figure through September. It’s not until yesterday [July 18th] that fans on the Internet took a glimpse of the figure, and they were pissed. @Beyonce is back and "Running the " here in @nycwax! Be sure to come by and see…



Hip-Hop is Most Popular Genre For First Time in History

For the first time in U.S. History, Hip-Hop is now the most popular genre in music, surpassing the previous title-holder of Rock & Roll. According to Nielsen Music’s mid-year report, which classifies Hip-Hop and R&B within the same category, both genres currently compose 25.1 percent of all music consumed in the United States. While the…



You Have To Hear Sisqo’s 2017 Thong Song Remake

‘Tis the season for throwbacks and reboots. We’ve witnessed a few music reboots like DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Why not bring it back some more with a 2017 version of the “Thong Song”. When asked why he unearthed the iconic 1990 hit with a 2017 twist to it, Sisqo told…



Take A Listen to This Previously Unreleased Fugees Track

Saturday night Funkmaster Flex had what he called an exclusive in the form of a new Fugees track. Sure enough, he dropped off the cut on his Hot 97 set later on in the evening. But, it turns out the track was actually an old song that was brewing in the rap group’s archives for…



Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, and More Earn Emmy Nods

Thursday morning [July 13], the Emmy Awards Show announced this year’s nominations as the season gets underway. The usual suspects made their way onto the nomination block in the forms of Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis, as Donald Glover also secured a nomination for his Atlanta series. Ross’s Black-ish is in the running for…



Heroin And Cocaine Possession No Longer A Felony Under Oregon Bill

Possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine will no longer be punishable by a jail term in Oregon. Under a new bill treatment will be prioritized with the offence reduced from a felony to a misdemeanour. House Bill 2355 passed last week meaning felony charges will no longer be associated with the possession…



Founding Member of 2 Live Crew Fresh Kid Ice Dead At 53

It’s with great sadness to announce rapper Fresh Kid Ice, co-founder of 2 Live Crew, has passed Thursday [July 13]. Fresh Kid, formally known as Christopher Wong Won, suffered from an unknown medical illness. He was pronounced dead at 7:50 a.m. in a Miami hospital. Fresh Kid and Uncle Luke founded the controversial rap group and…