BET’s essay series, Uncomfortable Conversations, dives into the ongoing, difficult topics that have dominated and plagued hip-hop for decades. Here, we tackle stereotypes around ageism as we advance the culture.
In an interview with BET.com, the music mogul explains the source of his philosophy and why it took him 13 years to drop his latest project, “The Love Album: Off the Grid.”
The Atlanta rapper took his fans on a spiritual journey on his album “Michael” and crafted his summer tour like a revival at a Southern church.
‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Turns 25: How a Classic Debut Galvanized a Generation of Black Women and Changed Hip-Hop
Whether it’s the duality of singing and rapping or the seamless combination of womanhood and spirituality, Ms. Hill’s classic debut continues to offer a blueprint for the next generation.
Toosii Opens Up About the Fight for His Hit ‘Favorite Song’ to Be Released, Bowling With Young Thug and More
Slow and steady wins the race for Toosii, who's having the biggest moment of his career so far.
More than any particular sound, lyrical style or historical movement, the true calling card of Detroit hip-hop just might be its underdog spirit.
“Coming up, you feel like you’re a product of your environment,” Styles P said after bagging up supplements for a customer. “But when you hit a certain level, you know you’re a product for your environment. There’s a big difference.
Believe it or not, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t all that long ago. It’s been less than three years since the country went on lockdown, leaving U.S. residents stuck at home in quarantine as they worried about when they’d ever be able to safely walk outside. A lack of live concerts was one of many worries that were impacting the real world.
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Black Thought and Leon Michels were locked inside too — but they began to tap into their artistry to...
De La Soul, a luminary rap group, reigns supreme as an unparalleled inspiration to The Roots, Common, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Kanye West, and other daring artists who broke the mold in a genre that had room for evolving. However, their unparalleled legacy faced a perilous threat due to a maelstrom of rapidly-evolving technology and music industry bureaucracy - until this week.
Swizz Beatz on Being Back in His Music Bag With the New ‘Godfather of Harlem’ Season, The Grammys’ Hip-Hop Celebration & The Future of ‘Verzuz’
In a conversation with Billboard, Swizz shared how he dives into the mind of Bumpy Johnson for 'Godfather of Harlem,' why how hip-hop needs to advocate for itself with the Grammys, and the status of Verzuz.