Japanese Hip-Hop Group BAD HOP Drop New EP, ‘Lift Off’: See Track List

Japanese Hip-Hop Group BAD HOP Drop New EP, 'Lift Off': See Track List 3

Japanese hip-hop group BAD HOP dropped a brand new six-track EP known as Lift Off on Friday (Nov. 15), and adopted up the subsequent day with the music video accompanying “Foreign,” the EP’s closing quantity.  The members of the rap group flew to Los Angeles to report Lift Off, inviting a few of the most […]

Spike Lee Takes on Romeo & Juliet Hip-Hop Adaptation Prince of Cats

Spike Lee Takes on Romeo & Juliet Hip-Hop Adaptation Prince of Cats 5

Academy Award successful director Spike Lee is ready to guide a brand new adaptation for Legendary Pictures. Based on a graphic novel by Ron Wimberly, Prince of Cats is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo & Juliet by way of the lens of a 1980s hip-hop world. Unlike the unique work, and the various […]

Spike Lee to Direct Hip-Hop Romeo & Juliet Film Prince of Cats

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Legendary has introduced that Spike Lee is about to direct the movie adaptation of Ron Wimberly’s graphic novel Prince of Cats, a hip-hop tackle Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Lee can be engaged on a rewrite of the script with Wimberly and the screenwriter Selwyn Seyfu Hinds (a former editor of seminal hip-hop journal The Source). […]

Future of Hip-Hop and R&B 2019 Billboard Live Summit

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Capitol Records senior vp world artistic Amber Grimes kicked her panel on the 2019 Billboard Live Summit with a easy assertion: “The future of hip-hop and R&B is female.” That assertion echoed resoundingly properly for the panel she was moderating, referred to as “The Future of Hip-Hop and R&B” on Wednesday (Nov. 6). On the […]

John Witherspoon Remembered by Hollywood & the Hip-Hop Community

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John Witherspoon handed away immediately yesterday at the age of 77. His dying has sparked an outpouring of tributes from Hollywood and the world of hip hop. Witherspoon is arguably greatest recognized for his function as Ice Cube’s grumpy father in the Friday comedy franchise, though he had executed much more than simply that function, […]

Lyndon ‘Sas’ Smith From Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges

Lyndon ‘Sas’ Smith From Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges 15

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a reoccurring visitor on Vh1’s Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta, tried to rent two teenage ladies for prostitution claimed the authorities yesterday, on the 17th of October. The 26-year-old actuality star, Lyndon “Sas” Smith, who has been on the present roughly twenty occasions, alongside together with his affiliate, […]

Offset Headlines Billboard’s NYC Installment of Hip-Hop Live Concert Series

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Offset headlined the third installment of the Billboard Hip-Hop Live live performance collection, which rumbled by way of NYC’s cavernous Sony Hall on a wet Wednesday night time (Oct. 16). A refreshed Set was able to get again to work following a soothing getaway with Cardi B and a few shut family members over the weekend […]

Hip-Hop In the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Who’s In, And What’s Its Future?

Hip-Hop In the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Who's In, And What's Its Future? 19

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fashioned in 1983, loads of trade gate-keepers insisted hip-hop was merely a flash-in-the-pan development. Even when the Hall started inducting rock n’ roll icons in 1986, rap was nonetheless seen as a curiosity – there was just one album, Run-D.M.C.’s Raising Hell, that had gone platinum. Fast […]

Jimmy Spicer, Hip-Hop Pioneer, Dead at 61

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Jimmy Spicer, the pioneering MC who launched influential early hip-hop songs within the late ’70s and early ’80s, has died, The New York Times reports. On the time of his loss of life, Spicer had been affected by mind and lung most cancers. His household had been crowdsourcing funds to pay for his remedy. He […]

Gunna Headlines Second Installment of Billboard Hip-Hop Live Concert Series

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Gunna returned residence on Thursday night time (Sept. 19) because the headliner to the second installment of the Billboard Hip-Hop Dwell live performance collection, powered by Mountain Dew. Previous to the Drip God taking the jampacked Buckhead Theatre stage, DJ Ohso and Jinx, who doubled as host for the night time, warmed up the group of almost 1,000 crazed […]

21 Under 21: The Songwriter-Producers Behind The Year’s Biggest Hip-Hop Hits

21 Under 21: The Songwriter-Producers Behind The Year's Biggest Hip-Hop Hits 24

These 5 hip-hop producers and songwriters have crafted among the style’s largest breakout hits this yr. YoungKioAge: 19Hometown: Purmerend, Netherlands Three years in the past, the producer born Kiowa Roukema began making beats utilizing digital audio software program FL Studio and promoting them on-line for $20. Now he has landed his largest hit but: Lil Nas X’s […]