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Hip Hop golden age of female rap

We may be living in the golden age of the female Emcee

From Lizzo to Tierra Whack, women are bringing heat, but let's ignore all that and keep talking about stripper music. Jermaine Dupri said female rappers all rap about the same thing—stripping. He's…
Central Park Five

When They See Us…
Are We Really Shocked???

Last month Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us was released on Netflix. The shock, outrage, and disgust over the events depicted in the four-part docu-series is still palpable on social media. When…
The Vlad Effect

The Vlad effect

There’s something strange happening in the realm of Hip Hop documentation. From websites and Youtube channels to magazines and podcasts, there’s a long list of outlets documenting the music, it’s artists and…
Concert Season

12 concert events to checkout this Summer and Fall

Cardi B, Nas, A Boogie, and Snoop are hitting the road this summer. From Hip Hop to R&B, old school to new, catch your favorite artist playing at a venue near you.…
10 Ways to keep yourself occupied while unemployed

10 Ways to keep yourself occupied while unemployed

The economy is booming, but not everyone’s caught the gainful employment wave. If you’re stuck in a rut, don't be mad, here's a primer on what you can do while waiting for…
Happy Mother's Day

A PHRESH Ode to MOM

Thank you MOM           for showing us love           for teaching us love           for being our first love                     through the disappointments                     through the heart aches                    …

ChiRaq

Behind the lens: Directors telling stories in shades of black

Black film directors are probably the most underutilized and least recognized categories of people in Hollywood. Their unique perspective and ability to tell stories through film perhaps made greater by the fact…

Celebrating Nipsey Hussle

Imagine snagging a ticket to LA’s famous Staples Center for one of the most anticipated entertainment events of the year. Traffic is nauseating, security is tight, paparazzi and news media all around.…

Nipsey Hussle

The king of L.A. is young Nipsey

Los Angeles, fans, and fellow artists mourn the passing of rapper, entrepreneur, and community organizer Nipsey Hussle, shot six times outside his Marathon clothing store on March 31st. Nipsey, born Ermias Asghedom,…
Kanye: Big Baby Yeezus

What’s So Bad About Naming Your Album “Yeezus”?

It seems like the Illuminati and anything having to do with comparing yourself to God is pretty popular in Hip Hop right now. Whether you are down with the Illuminati and all…

Nas: The tone deaf emcee

The Tone Deaf Emcee

ast week we celebrated legendary Queens rapper Nas’ esteemed career by commemorating the 18th anniversary of his classic debut release ‘Illmatic’. Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums in Hip Hop…

The Break-up

The Break-up

Breaking-up is hard to do, but alleged break-ups are even worse. When Havoc of Mobb Deep went off the deep end calling out long time partner in rhyme Prodigy via Twitter it…

Dame Diddy or Dame Daddy

Dame Diddy, Dame Daddy or Dame Dummy

here was a time when the name Dame Dash rang bells in the music industry. Before the Roc split, before Dash got sued by his latest and now former artist Curren$y, Dame…

Mega Millions lotto tickets

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

Hey, didn’t win the record setting Mega Millions over half a billion dollar jackpot?? Me neither. Here are a few reasons why that might have been a good thing. Anyone who plays…

Motivation Kitten

Motivation

Internet motivation posters don’t provide much motivation, but they are good for a few laughs. Enjoy this random list.