Why A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Low End Theory’ Is Better Than ‘Midnight Marauders’
It's an argument that's been going on for decades—but 'Low End' is the best album Tribe ever produced.
What Ever Happened to Gloria Velez, One of Rap’s OG Video Vixens?
Gloria Velez was a fixture in rap videos in the late 90s and early aughts—but what has she been up to lately?
Remembering ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill': ‘It Was My Roadmap to Womanhood’
Using her life experiences and hard lessons learned, Lauryn was giving me the blueprint with her debut solo album.
Murder Was the Case: How Snoop Dogg Went From Accused Murderer to America’s Darling
Snoop Dogg went from being America's worst nightmare to one of its most cherished personalities.
From Handsewn Hats to Millions: The Rise and Fall of FUBU
The company burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1992, and paved the way for the urban clothing lines that would come after.
Dollars & Chains: Hip-Hop’s Long-Standing Relationship With Jewelry
By the late 90s and into the early 2000s, hip-hop artists were earning more money than ever before, and they showed it on their necks.
Chance Encounters: What If Ma$e Had Signed With So So Def Instead of Bad Boy Records?
What would've happened if Ma$e had signed with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def instead of Diddy?
What Ever Happened to Fonzworth Bentley, the World’s Most Famous Umbrella Holder?
What has Fonzworth Bentley been up to since ending his stint as Diddy's dapper assistant?
A Tribute to Combat Jack: This Is Why I Hate December
'Reggie granted us access to our own culture in a way that was unprecedented.'