As the French presidential campaign was underway, rapper Kery James, a Guadeloupe-born resident of France, released a music video titled “Letter to the Republic” (“Lettre à la République “). Kery described the republic’s political class as, “Pillagers of wealth, murderers of Africans, torturers of Algerians / The colonial past is yours, you chose to link … Continue reading Government Debate Over Islam and Hip Hop in France
will.i.am co-founded Beats Electronics and says he consulted on “navigation & integration to further the product’s cultural adaptation.” Beats Electronic sold to Apple for 3 billion. will.i.am’s share will benefit his i.am.angel Foundation, which works with underprivileged high school students. “I used to have 60 kids,” he says. “Now I have 300 kids and there’s … Continue reading will.i.am Share of Beats Electronics Sale Goes To Charity
Chuck D has been blasting Hot 97 regarding this year’s Summer Jam since last week. “It’s just a sloppy presentation of the art form, the worst presentation known to man,” D explained. “It’s negligent. There needs to be a greater representation of the culture and the community on that radio station.” “My goal by year’s … Continue reading Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam as Hip Hop’s Worst Concert
The series, showcases “femcees” Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya as they attempt to make their mark on a music genre traditionally dominated by men and are discovered and mentored by hip hop artists. Oxygen will air a preview special on July 22 to introduce the five women before the Aug. 12 series … Continue reading T.I. Executive Produces New Oxygen Series “Sisterhood Of Hip Hop”
Derek Fisher hired as New York Knicks head coach, Fisher will receive a five-year deal for $25 million.
KNICKS NEW COACH .. DEREK FISHER Derek Fisher will accept the New York Knicks’ head coaching job, A press conference could be held as soon as Tuesday. The 18-year pro will go straight from the court to the top spot on Phil Jackson’s bench. Fisher will receive a five-year deal for $25 million, That’s the same … Continue reading Derek Fisher hired as New York Knicks head coach, Fisher will receive a five-year deal for $25 million.
South Korean rapper Psy, who set off a global sensation with “Gangnam Style,” released a wild new hip-hop single co-starring Snoop Dogg. The wild video for “Hangover” features the two rappers taking it out on the town, with Psy showing Snoop his home turf for a night of outrageous drinking. Psy would be hard pressed … Continue reading Psy goes from ‘Gangnam Style’ to Snoop Dogg style
Music Bank, a popular Korean music festival, hosted a special World Cup episode that featured some K-Pop stars performing their hit singles at the HSBC Arena in Rio. The World Cup Music Bank special will serve as extra motivation for the South Korean national men’s soccer team. The organizers and stars want to support, cheer, … Continue reading Music Bank in Brazil features Korean Hip-Hop group M.I.B
The Broadway musical, starring Saul Williams and directed by Kenny Leon, is inspired by Tupac’s lyrics but isn’t biographical of the late rapper. Instead, it’s set in a Midwestern industrial city during present day and tells the story of two childhood friends who struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with … Continue reading Tupac Inspires Broadway Play “Holla If You Hear Me”
A devoted Philanthropist, DMC of RunDMC aka Darryl Mcdaniels partners with MSG Entertainment, presents the Garden of Dreams Talent Show.On Tuesday, June 17 at Radio City Music Hall, more than 100 children from the Foundation’s partner organizations will have the opportunity to put their troubles aside and showcase their talents on the Great Stage at … Continue reading DMC’s Misson to Give Back With “Garden Of Dreams Talent Show”
viva Puerto Rico libre!’ Commemorating the 1950 Jayuya Uprising ‘Que viva Puerto Rico libre!’On Oct. 30, 1950, the Puerto Rican independence cry of “Que viva Puerto Rico libre” resounded for the whole island to hear.On that day, Puerto Rican nationalists staged daring armed actions throughout the country in an attempt to break free … Continue reading Que viva Puerto Rico libre!’ Commemorating the 1950 Jayuya Uprising