Femi Kuti is a world-music master, a deep political thinker, and a true Nigerian patriot.
Just like his famous late father, Fela, the fearsome legend who pioneered an entirely fresh fusion of complex African rhythms and electrified Western sounds, invented the term Afrobeat, embodied Black Power, d ... More >>
And the nominees are ... Kanye West, a handful of other MCs, and seven websites.
During 106 and Park last night, actor-comedian Mike Epps announced that he'd be reprising his role as host of BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards, airing October 9, and revealed some of this year's nominees.
Yeezy was nomin ... More >>
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Even if Mitt Romney may have Nicki Minaj's endorsement, the Republican Party's presidential candidate can't count on her vote. She's not registered.
As noted by Hip Hop Wired, the alleged Young Money Mit ... More >>
Back in the day (circa 1998), an underground rap slab hit the streets and it was called Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.
The duo behind this record -- Black Star, consisting obviously enough of Brooklyn MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli -- took its core concepts (and its name) from Marcus Ga ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli.Yeah, we livin' in the era of ringtone rap.
But a few days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that the Rock the Bells Festival Series will be bringing Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Mobb Deep to Miami Beach. So we started getting all nostalgic about that "Go ... More >>
FacebookRicardo PradelMeet Ricardo Pradel, American dreamer. Co-founder of Dade Fire Entertainment and the unfortunately-named Hiroshima Entertainment, 31-year-old Pradel is an aspiring rap mogul. For three years up until April 2010, the Miami resident was also an admissions counselor at the Amer ... More >>
VV Brown doesn't take anything lying down. The alternative pop songstress started her career in the music business when she was 18, but abruptly quit when she realized she wasn't getting things done her way. Cue two years later, and she's singing about heartbreaks and bad breakups with the same g ... More >>