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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…
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…
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…
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.

Best Rappers Alive

Best Rappers Alive

h1{display:none;}.meta-author{margin-bottom:0px;} The Record: Eminem 4 — The Slim Shady LP (1999) 9 — The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 8 — The Eminem Show (2002) 4 — Encore (2004) 2 — Curtain Call:…
Oldtimers

Oldtimers

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, Right? …At least according to Chi Ali, but he’s doing 25 to life for murder so his judgment can’t exactly be trusted. Rap has always been…

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

The end of the world as we know is one of Hollywood’s favorite plot lines. From space invaders to zombies to war hungry humans movie producers have been cranking out scenarios on…

Headgames

Head Games

Everybody got his or her start somewhere. Check out these 10 celebrities and what they had to do to earn a buck before Hollywood came knocking. He pulled in $80,000 per episode…

Wackest Rappers, Vanilla Ice

Top Ten Wackest Rap Personas

We here at Alumnah know that the only thing that Hip Hop loves more than Rap Beef and Mixtape Exclusives are Top Ten Lists. This list is about the Top Ten Wackest…

The Notorious B.I.G.

N-O..T-O..R-I.. Ohh?

So it’s been 11 years since the passing of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Biggie or depending on where you stand… The GOAT. To honor this icon of both…

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14 not so typical love songs..

So V-Day is finally upon us… To some the most dreaded holiday of the year.. to others the most joyous.. Imma let you know I don’t care either way. To some it’s…