The truth is KRS-One has always existed in extremes. The celebrated Bronx, N.Y., MC evolved from giving birth to the controversial rap genre known as gangsta rap to dropping a politically conscious classic. He was leader of the influential hip-hop group Boo
The Grammy Foundation honored the hip-hop genre with its special event Word Revolution: A Celebration of The Evolution of Hip-Hop in Los Angeles on Thursday (Feb. 10). The showcase, held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, included performances and appearances from past Grammy winners and hip-hop pioneers, and celebrated the year's Music Preservation project which explores hip-hop as an art form
If Nicki Minaj is the only female rapper on your radar, then Houston, we have a problem. Sure, the animated rhymer has saturated videos alongside Diddy, DJ Khaled and Trey Songz as of late, but a slew of femcees commanded th
Let's hear it for the ladies this week as Toure lists through his Top 5 female MCs of all time. Using flow, voice, lyrics and catalog as the determining factors, Fuse's resident hip-hop aficionado digs deep into the history of female rapping to bring you the five women he likes to listen to the most
One of the hottest tickets for hip-hop fans will take place in New York City this summer. Veteran rappers MC Lyte, Raekwon and Naughty by Nature, are just a few of the artists kicking off the second installment of the Hip-Hop Legends Concert on June
Hip-hop made room for a tribute to soul legend Isaac Hayes at last night at VH1's fifth annual 'Hip-Hop Honors' ceremony. Held at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, rappers including Chuck D, Scarface and Mos Def all saluted the music pioneer.
Jewelry has been a big part of hip-hop culture from the days of the gold dookie rope chain to bling, so when it came time to raise money for Russell Simmons' Rush Community Affairs, a coalition of the mogul's non-profit organizations, Simmons turned to Phillips de Pury and Company
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