Slick Rick

Slick Rick, an iconic emcee who established himself as one of the most acclaimed storytellers in the history of hip-hop, recently turned 50 years old.…

The stars were out Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood for Ebony’s Power 100 Gala. The annual list and event honor Black achievement in various categories, like…

Okay, so this might be one of the coolest ideas ever. Rappers always rep where they’re from, so why not put up street signs at…

David Carter was all about the badge. The 46-year-old Bronx, NY native came from a long line of law enforcement officers. His father was one…

The Ruler is back! Our dude, Slick Rick, shows these new age rappers how to make everyday mundane topics interesting on the song, “Need Some Bad.” Boasting production from the legendary DJ Premier, Slick Rick exercises his trademark narrative rhyme techniques throughout Premier’s updated drums lifted off “The Show.” The song turned up on Premier’s […]

If one more sing-song rapper makes one more song about being famous, I may have to cut my ears off. I expect rappers to boast about the luxuries that come with fame. But when an artist’s catalog contains multiple songs dedicated to explaining just how famous he or she is, and when mind-blowing beats are […]

While partying at Club Tempo, MC Slick Rick took a minute talk about who inspired him to become an MC in this installment of Way Black When. http://media.kyte.tv/js/kyte.jsKyte.Embed.path=”http://media.kyte.tv”;Kyte.Embed.altpath=”http://www.kyte.tv”;window.kyteplayer=new Kyte.Player(“”,{appKey:”default”,width:416,height:436,p:”s”,s:1121162,tbid:”7″});

Hip Hop has taken a bad rap. Mostly because the labels and the media choose to only promote the most negative music to make money. Still, Hip Hop has a long history of positive uplifting songs. Here’s my Top 9. 9. Ed O G And The Bulldogs Be A Father To Your Child. Dope ode […]

Ever since the release of “Monster” there’s been a lot of the chatter around the multiple personalities Nicki Minaj channeled during her verse. While we think the rookie did the damn thing talking to yourself on a track is nothing new in the rap game.  Here are five of our favorite examples of dissociative identity […]

From Nodfactor.com So I was at the listening for Raekwon’s mixtape Cocainism 2 with some of my brothers in arms, Chuck Creekmur (Allhiphop.com,) Mr. Mecca(The Source.com,) and Datwon Thomas (GlobalGrind.com). The mixtape is full of dope cuts, Rae even took the beat from the Wu-Tang Shoalin style video game and rhymed over it (“Just For […]

Yesterday’s rumor about Lauryn Hill headlining the 2010 Rock The Bells festival had the internets going nuts!

Nas puts a fresh spin on an old hip-hop classic for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions campaign.