Mobb Deep's Prodigy celebrates Black Music Month 365 days a year. The veteran rapper has roots deeply embedded in music, which go way beyond hip-hop -- from his grandmother's legendary dance academy to learning about new singers from his father when he was a kid. As a result, pursuing his craft as an entertainer himself wa
When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki
In a recent interview, G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo discussed the early days of the group's career, and how two of rap's greatest couldn't touch Fiddy. "Kanye West was in the studio, I remember that. He was trying to like sing in Sha Money 's ear.
Golden age rap group Eric B. & Rakim will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame next month, an honor which they will share with fellow inductees LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Steve Martin, Lou Reid, Barbra Streisand and man
When Jay Electronica spit rhymes like "N---- I was homeless/ Fightin', shootin' dice, smokin weed on the corners/ Tryna find the meaning of life in a Corona" on the lauded track 'Exhibit C,' listeners felt the pain of his past ills. They quickly propelled the track to the Top 10 of the
As has been the tradition for the previous two years, Rock the Bells organizers Guerilla Union and this year's headliners gathered at Los Angeles' Key Club to unfurl plans for hip-hop's biggest festival
Who's the best of the best? Over the past few months, Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' has given us his top five Southern MCs, West Coast MCs and female MCs. But this week he tosses aside gender, genre, region
Legendary emcee Rakim is speaking out on Nas track 'Unauthorized Biography of Rakim,' which is a tale of his life story. The verdict? Rakim is on the fence, but leaning toward the side of not feeling the song. Although the t
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