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ISIS strikes Brussels leaving Europe on edge. Obama in Cuba. Trump-Cruz heats up. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
From “Straight Outta Compton” to rap right now, we’ll look at the evolving politics of hip hop.
TV’s “Dallas” for the hip-hop age. We’ll look at “Empire,” and the FOX take on a hip-hop dynasty.
Earl Sweatshirt and other rappers aren't afraid to be a little insecure or self-questioning.
Charmingly Ghetto's new hip-hop album, "On the Meaning of Progress," features sharp writing over jazzy, soulful sample-based beats.
As one of the founders of gansta rap, Ice Cube is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.
"It brings edge to the Beatles with the Beastie Boys, and maybe makes the Beastie Boys a little more emotional or poignant," says dj BC (also known as Bob Cronin)...
"I think PVRPLE came about from the national interest level going up in this style of music," says Jeremy Karelis, who helps organize the monthly Southern hip-hop party at Good...
At first glance, it doesn't seem a likely recipe for success but don't say that to Rench, the musical brains behind the Brooklyn-based project Gangstagrass.
"If you don't like my records I really don't care. ... I just loved the title and can't imagine naming the album anything else now,” rapper Effect says of his...
Videos of the fourth-grader dancing suggestively in nightclubs with grown women, rapping about drugs, and glorifying materialism drew international outrage.
The first track on Boston emcee Dutch ReBelle’s most recent EP, “Married to the Music,” is everything that hip-hop is not: quiet, spare, and intimate.
Gangstagrass performs at All Asia and on Radio Boston.
The Blue Scholars are at the Paradise Sunday night.
Hip-hop legend and Wu Tang Clan founder The RZA on life lessons and the “Tao of Wu.”
We talk with the director of “Notorious” about the life and death of rapper Biggie Smalls — and the state of hip hop.
Hip hop stars and star makers: P. Diddy, Cassie, Tommy Mottola, and Ryan Leslie talk about the run for the pop culture crown.