Dance, Emcee, Media, News, Video

BET Awards 2016 Nominations ft. ImmaBeast

The nominations are in! Drake leads the list of entertainers with an impressive nine nominations including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Interview, Lifestyle, Media, Streetwear, Video

HLZBLZ Founder Talks Brand History In “Self-Starters” Video Series

It’s not only a women’s streetwear brand. To me it’s lifestyle. HBIC Lanie Alabanza-Barcena is featured in the latest episode from NBC’s “Self-Starters” web series. The Hellz Bellz founder recalls her upbringing and early influences as she starts the in-depth interview. Working as a designer for early streetwear brands Triple 5 Soul and Rocawear Juniors […]

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Emcee, Issues, Lifestyle

Let’s Talk About the “F” Word

Over the past few years, hip-hop has taken a significant turn with its representation of women. As more female artists rise from the glass ceilings and willingly become symbols of female empowerment and whether or not they voluntarily admit to feminism, we are seeing a shift in music and a breakthrough in hip-hop culture where progressive […]

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Emcee, Video

Peep This: Hip-Hop History Orchestrated By Poland’s JIMEK

Just like any youthful endeavor, when hip-hop was first gaining its bearings in the 1970s and 1980s, higher authorities questioned its staying power. Fast-forward a couple decades and the mere idea is laughable. Expanding beyond its music into a culture, hip-hop has transcended into every bit of our everyday lives both within and outside of […]

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Lifestyle, Media

Word on the Street: 6/8/15

Kanye West celebrated his 38th birthday with a private basketball game inside the Staples Center. Celebrity friends included Tyga, Pusha T, Justin Bieber, Russell Westbrook, 2 Chainz and A-Trak. Get more #WOTS after the jump!

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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Emcee

2013’s Best: Nova’s Top Albums

I’m really sorry that I’ve neglected you this year, hip-hop.  New waves of UK dance pop, PBR’n’B, and the budding chill-trap movement have distracted me from my deep roots with you.  Songs by French Montana and 2 Chainz were shrug-while-fist-twisting worthy when I was at the club, but it made me cringe when I realized […]

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