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Ice-T to Narrate VH1′s History of Crack Cocaine & Hip-Hop

VH1 will be exploring the interrelationship between rap music and crack cocaine in a new documentary, scheduled to air in September.

'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation' is the latest installment of VH1's Emmy-winning Rock Doc series, and will feature interviews with notable weed enthusiasts Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill, OG coke r

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WalMart Under Fire for Promoting Gangsta Rap During Black History Month

WalMart has come under attack for its inclusion of hip-hop-related films in promotional displays celebrating February's Black History Month.

The retail giant chose to feature DVD titles like Ice Cube's 'The Player's Club' and 'Tu

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1520 Sedgwick Ave. Honored by NYC Art Society as Hip-Hop Birthplace

Legendary hip-hop landmark 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, N.Y. has been honored by the city's Municipal Art Society and non-profit organization City Lore for its cultural contribution to New York City. T

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Lupe Fiasco Says Hip Hop Partially to Blame for Derrion Albert’s Murder

Lupe Fiasco is the latest member of the hip-hop community to weigh in on the murder of Derrion Albert, a Chicago teen who was beaten to death by gang members.

Discussing the situation with Chicago radio stat

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Beanie Sigel to Sign With G-Unit, Calls Jay-Z ‘a Crumb’

Last week Beanie Sigel unleashed the Jay-Z diss track 'Average Cat,' which hit home hard enough to illicit a response from the Brooklyn rapper. Sigel's recent mission to salt old Roc-A-Fella wounds didn't stop there. Sigel has become

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Is UK Hip-Hop Club Crack Down Discrimination?

Police in the United Kingdom are cracking down on hip-hop and some are crying foul.

According to reports, close to 300 London clubs and venues are being forced to fill out surveys on the style of music they promote. Officially

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9th Wonder Responds to Gladys Knight: ‘You Must Learn’

North Carolina producer and NAACP representative, 9th Wonder, took it upon himself to respond to disparaging comments made by legendary soul singer Gladys Knight recently.

"It definitely has not elevated us as African-Americans, because we show disrespect f

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Kool Herc Not the Father of Hip-Hop?

For decades, hip-hop historians have claimed that rap music was born in the Bronx and fathered by Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, but a new documentary draws the Bronx story into question.

In 'Founding Fathers,' filmmakers Ronald Lawrenc

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Anita Baker, Snoop Dogg to Collaborate on New Album

Revered R&B singer Anita Baker is releasing an album with some surprising guest artists next year, according to reports.

The record will feature a combination of live performances and new music Baker wrote for other singers, as well as collaborations with contemporary artists, including the unlikely pairing of eight-time Grammy winner Baker and rapper Snoop Dogg.

The Ohio-born soul singer was quick to explain that, although she's working with rappers and m

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