REVIEW: Keyshia Cole Hits 'Reset' With Her New Album

Sometimes we all need to just go back to the drawing board and regroup. Better yet, "reset." That is exactly what 36-year-old R&B singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole did in order to bring forth her latest album, 11:11 Reset. After years of being the subject of inglorious memes and degrading tweets about selling fish plates after award shows, Keyshia Cole is back to flex her vibrant vocal range and flaunt her new glow.

8 Hip-Hop Songs That Sample Music from Teena Marie

Busting on the scene in the late 70’s with a record deal from Motown, the late Teena Marie was one of the original divas of rhythm and blues. With white skin, but a voice as soulful as a singer with the richest melanin, Teena Marie was referred to as the ‘Ivory Queen Of Soul.’ Her noteworthy career and superlative vocals influenced hit-makers such as Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, and Faith Evans. Teena Marie may have been a r&b veteran, but her influence ran deep in the hip-hop community. Long before she signed a record deal with Birdman’s Cash Money Records label, Marie’s music was sampled in hip-hop tracks that came from some of the game’s biggest emcees, and it still is today.

Rich Homie Quan: 'Back To The Basics' Listening Event and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The historic Peters Street in Atlanta, Georgia is like a home away from home for many creatives. Those creatives include some of your favorite Hip-Hop artists. Last night (07/10/17), Escobar Restaurant & Tapas located on the infamous street hosted Rich Homie Quan‘s listening session for his latest project, Back To The Basics. The event, presented by marketing maven, Nick Love and BPE Records,  brought out many bloggers, DJs, and fans of Rich Homie Quan.

T.I.'s Hustle Gang Tour Has It's Grand Finale in Atlanta [Concert Review]

Fresh from his Canadian tour to support his politically-charged album, Us Or Else, T.I.  jumped straight to his Hustle Gang Tour as he traveled to several states with his colleagues. About a month ago, fans were excited to learn that the Atlanta rapper added additional dates to his Hustle Gang Tour. With the new dates, there was an Atlanta stop added as the final stop.  The Hustle Gang tour kicked off April 26th in Mobile, Alabama and was intentionally suppose to wrap up on  June 11th in Jackson

I Miss Ja Rule's Hip-Hop Love Songs

I remember falling in love with hip-hop in the third grade. Ja Rule was my first favorite rapper. At the time I may have been too young to be thinking about a girlfriend, but I knew that Ja Rule's music made me want to have one. Now that I'm a mature 25, I look back and realize that the former Def Jam recording artist music gave connotation to the term "ride-or-die." Before we accepted accepted Drake in hip-hop as a soft-hearted thug singing on tracks, we accepted Ja Rule. Before the words love and hip-hop were joined together for the title of a VH1 reality tv show, Ja Rule combined them to bring us timeless music that doesn't get the recognition that it deserves.

Dr. Dre and 2 Chainz Reportedly Working on Eminem’s New Album

Eminem since he released “Dr. Dre‘s documentary, The Defiant Ones, gave a new Eminem album even more anticipation. We have not heard a solo track from thesince he released “ Campaign Speech ” in October of 2016. The politically-charged track gave hope for a new album. It has been four years now since the Detroit emcee released his last album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In a recent interview with Uproxx, Allan Hughes, the director of Jimmy Iovine and‘s documentary, The Defiant Ones, gave ..

Celebrating DJ Khaled's Flourishing Career and 10 Years of His "We The Best" Album

DJ Khaled has become one of the biggest names in the music industry. His larger-than-life persona and ability to arrange hit records are forces to be reckoned with. From mispronouncing words during a number of interviews to dropping the keys to success via Snapchat, we all have watched him grow his empire and witness his come-up. Monday (Jun 12), marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of DJ Khaled’s sophomore album, We The Best. The album was released Terror Squad Entertainment and distri

See What Hip-Hop Stars Are Nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards

It’s that time of year again. The 2017 Emmy Award nominations have officially been announced. An Emmy Award recognizes excellence in the television industry. Some of our favorite Hip-Hop stars, who are usually nominated for Grammys for their musical talents, have been getting the recognition they deserve for their television contributions as well. This year, Chance The Rapper, Common, LL Cool J, and Snoop Dogg have all been nominated Emmy Awards.

Interview: Stefon4u – From Disney Channel Star to Puffy in Tupac Biopic

You don’t find many former Disney Channel stars acting in hip-hop biopics. Let alone a biopic about the legendary Tupac. Stefon Washington got his start in the industry as a singer and actor on the hit show Disney Channel Rocks. He eventually landed the role of Bad Boy Records founder, Puff Daddy. That is quite the transition. I got to chat with Stefon Washinton, who now goes by Stefon4u to discuss him landing the role in the upcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me.

8 Hip-Hop Music Videos That Put Us In The Mood For Warm Weather

There are certain hip-hop music videos that we watch that will make us want to have a backyard bbq, ride around town with our windows down, or even pack up and head to the beach. A spring or summer themed music video always compliment a nice record to the best of it’s ability. Get your swimwear, lemonade, and sunglasses ready and watch videos from Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and more. Checkout Kontrol’s “Top 8 Hip-Hop Videos That Put Us In The Mood For Warm Weather.”

Remembering Left Eye's Hottest Collaborations, 15 Years After Her Death

Fifteen years ago today (April 25), hip-hop lost one of it’s greatest female emcees. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the multi-platinum group TLC died in a tragic car accident while visiting Roma, Honduras. While being in the music industry for over a decade at the time of her death, the charismatic lyricist left many verses behind that serve as evidence that she was one of the greatest. Not only did Left Eye shine bright with the mic by being the hip-hop force of TLC, but she often collaborated with m

10 of the Best Songs From Queen Latifah

Dana Elaine Owens, known to many of us fans as Queen Latifah, is one of the best female emcees to ever touch the mic. Way before the hit television sitcoms, Hollywood films, talk shows, and modeling, the Queen spit cold and empowering rhymes. During the late 80’s and early 90’s there were not many females in hip-hop. Queen Latifah used this rarity and her platform to the best of her ability. Just when hip-hop was drifting into a route of gangsta music and sexism, Latifah brought us feminism at t

Noisey Documents The Bay Area With E-40 [WATCH]

When we think of the Bay Area, we often think about low riders, nice views, hyphy music, and a number of other things. Right now the area is witnessing a rise and a downfall at the same time. Noisey has documented the rising hip-hop scene and extremely high volume of police brutality happening in the Bay Area of California. The documentary all came together with the help of G-Eazy, E-40, and residents of the Bay Area and it’s local artists.
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