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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Biopic Gets Praise, Studio Stirs Controversy

By Nathan James In the two weeks since F. Gary Gray's biopic about the hip-hop quintet N.W.A.'s origins was released, the film has earned good...

Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine sued over Beats/Monster headphone partnership

  Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine are being sued by a former business partner who co-designed their Beats headphone range. Noel Lee, whose firm Monster helped...

Vietnam Uses Rap to Capture Young Audience

"Rappers Vo Viet Phuong, 25, and Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, record the latest edition of Rap News Plus at Vietnam News Agency's television studio...

Rapper Fly Young Red Close To Signing An Endorsement Deal With...

Openly gay rapper Fly Young Red appears to be venturing out beyond hip hop music.

Apple ‘in talks’ to buy Beats for $3.2bn

Technology giant Apple is in talks to buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics, according to various media reports. The reports claim Apple...

Rapper Andre Johnson Rushed To Cedars-Sinai After Cutting Off His Penis...

Rapper Andre Johnson, an affiliate to the Wu-Tang Clan, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after cutting off his penis and jumping off a second story balcony early Wednesday morning.

Rapper Bry’Nt Releases New Music Video “Explain”

While waiting for the release of his highly anticipated debut album, rapper “Bry’Nt” continues to excite fans by releasing a new music and videos.

Jamaican Reggae Singer Vybz Karel Sentenced To Life in Prison

Vybz Kartel, a popular dancehall artist in Jamaica, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for the murder of an associate, according to reports by the BBC. Palmer and three other men were sentenced after being convicted of the 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams in a dispute over missing firearms.

Frankie Beverly and Maze: Old school soul personified

Frankie Beverly and Maze: Old school soul personified Legendary vocalist still performing to sold out audiences from Minneapolis to Miami By D. Kevin McNeir There are some...

VH1 Will Air In-Depth Docu-Series About How Hip-Hop Became a Dominant...

The television network VH1 has teamed up with acclaimed filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman (“Cocaine Cowboys,” “Broke,” “The U”) and famed author, award-winning entrepreneur, advertising executive, and record executive Steve Stoute for a 4-part documentary series titled “VH1's The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hip.”