Ta-Nehisi Coates Schools White Student On Why She Shouldn’t Rap The N-Word

Ta-Nehisi Coates has emerged as a notable intellectual our times by way his biting critique race in America his books and writing within The Atlantic. While at a tour stop for his latest book, We Were Eight Years In Power, Coates was approached by a white student in the crowd about using the n-word and got a proper schooling on […]

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Migos Drop New Track “Motorsport” With Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

Back in the summer, Migos said they would be released their next full-length project, Culture 2, this month. With just days, that may or may not come true but the Atlanta trio did tease a new record, “Motorsport,” in New York Thursday (Oct. 26) night that features Cardi B and Nicki Minaj as well Migos were part Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert […]

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Macklemore Mentored a Young Seattle Rapper and Debuted Him on 'Fallon': Watch

It’s been a compelling career journey for Macklemore, who in the space five years has gone from the “Thrift Shop” to the summit the Billboard Hot 100 and performing to almost 80,000 rugby fans Down Under.  But there’s more to the tale than bright lights, brisk sales and the big stage. There’s a feel-good story which got its full debut […]

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Eric Bellinger & Wale Praise Their Women in 'G.O.A.T 2.0.': Premiere

For the 2016 politically-themed EP Eric B For President: Term 1, Eric Bellinger dropped f the sensual “G.O.A.T,” which found him singing the praises his woman. Today (Nov. 16) Eric B connects with his longtime friend Wale for “G.O.A.T 2.0,” as they continue to celebrate their significant other for being the greatest all time.  Over the st, lullaby-like beat, Wale begins […]

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Macklemore Protege Travis Thompson on 'Tonight Show' Performance: 'I Had Hella Fun'

Thompson came up through Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Seattle-based music mentorship program The Residency. Imagine making your network TV debut on The Tonight Show. Now imagine doing it alongside multi-platinum hip-hop star Macklemore, who took a chance on you when you were just a cocky teen from the small Seattle suburb White Center. That's basically Travis Thompson's origin story, except […]

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Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all! Gucci Mane Extends Atlantic Records Deal for $10 Million

In September, Gucci had big dreams. After he delayed the release his highly-anticipated album Mr. Davis, he hopped on Twitter, writing, “2018 I’m going 100 percent independent and dropping a mixtape every other day #MrDavisTheAlbum.” Fans took his vow to be an independent artist seriously, showering him with lots love and support. With artists like Chance The Rapper finding success […]

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Pegboard Nerds, Krewella Shine Like Stars on 'Another Round': Exclusive

A night spent under neon lights in the big city ten leads to blurry memories, but as long as you're with good friends, those snippets are mostly warm and fun. Our youth should be punctuated with shimmering moments spent with loved ones, and that's the general vibe Pegboard Nerds' “Another Round,” a collaboration with Krewella years in the making that celebrates […]

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Soul Sisters Podcast: Lights Talks Representation for Young Women, Says, 'If You See It You Can Be It'

Canadian artist Lights joined Soul Sisters to tell us how she pushed herself to learn comic book writing so she could create a visual accompaniment to her new album, Skin & Earth, and how, in her illustrated alter ego, “It took this fictional character for me to be authentic.” Speaking women finding their authentic selves, we also dig into the challenges raising […]

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Deion – Hold On (Prod. by Floyd the Locsmif)

Deion’s voice radiates like a warm hug, full range and skillful layering. And it’s for those reasons that he had cemented his place in Hip-Hop and R&B through collaborations with Hi-Tek and Talib Kweli, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, The Game, Masta Ace and others. But with “Hold On,” Deion is stepping out on his own with a melodic and addictive lead […]

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