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We Can Thank T.I for Saving the Biggie Mural in Brooklyn

Once news broke of the larger-than-life Notorious B.I.G. mural removal last week, topics concerning Brooklyn’s gentrification in the historic neighborhood of Bed-Stuy also surfaced among the locals. Just as we predicted, the attempt to remove the 2015 painting wouldn’t prove successful without pushback from native residents, Biggie fans and anyone else aware of the significance … Continue reading We Can Thank T.I for Saving the Biggie Mural in Brooklyn

Dumbfoundead Drops “Foreigner” EP

Dumbfoundead drops his Foreigner EP featuring the Dok2, Simon Dominic, and Tiger JK assisted lead single “Hyung.” The EP will be one of three projects set to be released on his own independent BORN CTZN outlet. Alongside the features on “Hyung,” the EP also features guest appearances from other South Korean artists including singer G.Soul, K-pop standard Jessi and rap … Continue reading Dumbfoundead Drops “Foreigner” EP

Diddy presents ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story’ Trailer

Apple Music announced a documentary about Bad Boy Records, the hip-hop record label founded by Sean Combs — aka Puff Daddy, aka P. Diddy, aka Diddy — earlier this year. Now, the streaming service released the first trailer. “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story” follows Diddy’s career, the rise of his music label … Continue reading Diddy presents ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story’ Trailer

Drake Sweeps Past Adele’s Record With 13 Billboard Music Award Wins

Canadian rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album, among others. The Toronto MC was nominated for an astounding 21 Billboard Music Awards, and before the show even started he had accumulated 10 victories: Top Billboard 200 Artist; Top Hot 100 Artist; … Continue reading Drake Sweeps Past Adele’s Record With 13 Billboard Music Award Wins

Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

Rap fans should expect the name Basquiat to be mentioned in even more songs in the future now that he holds the sales record for American artists. Basquiat’s 1982 piece “Untitled” sold for $110.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Thursday. The painting was bought by Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa. “I am happy to announce that I just … Continue reading Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

Painting Of Kendrick Lamar Will Hang In U.S. Capitol

A Colorado high school student’s painting of Kendrick Lamar (titled “Utmost Appreciation”) was one of the works chosen by the Congressional Art Competition panel. Every congressman is allowed to choose a submission from their own district to display on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Republican Scott Tipton, 3rd District of Colorado congressman, congratulated the student on … Continue reading Painting Of Kendrick Lamar Will Hang In U.S. Capitol