Hip-hop fans can always depend on artists from the Bay Area to contribute tracks with club appeal. F.L.Y. Street Gang is the latest trio from East Oakland, Calif., to provide that groove with their newest single, "Kn
Nicki Minaj has never had much of an issue sharing the spotlight, although she could steal it all on her own. For the re-release of her second LP, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up, Minaj called on Atlanta-based chanteuse Ciara to lace one of the newer tracks, "I'm Legit."
DJ Black Bill Gates was content with deciphering computer codes for Fortune 500 companies up until a few years ago. Before he began spinning records, the East Atlanta native was prepared to dedicate his life to the IT world after college.
"I came home and I worked for Coca-Cola, Norfolk Sou
Nicki Minaj accepted the opportunity to film a special E! reality project as a way for her fans to learn more about how she operates. Little did she know, while shooting the first of three episodes for "Nicki Minaj: My Truth," she would be learning a bit about herself.
"I curse a lot," Minaj tells The BoomBox after watc
Swizz Beatz has been all about capturing moments since his Ruff Ryder days. With the release of his newest single, "Everyday Birthday," the artist and producer hopes to continue that tradition with the help of Chris Brown and Ludacris.
After creating the beat, Swizz looked to the two esta
In the mid to late 1990s, rap was beginning to grow past what fans had always known it to be. The genre had been dominated by either the East or the West Coast for years but things had begun to shift toward the bottom of the map. Hi
In 1997, Bad Boy Records was experiencing a rebirth of sorts. In March of that year, the imprint had lost its anchor, The Notorious B.I.G. after the popular emcee was gunned down in Los Angeles. Diddy (or Puff Daddy, as he was then known) had momentarily
YouTube On Oct. 27, 1992, three young ladies from New York City made their R&B debut with the classic album, It's About Time, released under RCA. The girl group called themselves SWV, or Sisters With Voices, and they insta
Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-'90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as sol
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