hip-hop

Remember Chinese-American Rapper MC Jin? He's Back (Sorta)

"He's trying to move past the mistakes of 'Learn Chinese.'"

Azealia Banks Better Never Come For Erykah Badu's Queendom Again

Yet another example of her keeping it all the way one hunnid.

Fox's 'Empire', a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Kendrick Lamar

It's already been one helluva week for the rapper. And it's only Wednesday.

Azealia Banks Tries, and Fails, to Defend Her Use of a Gay Slur

So over it.

2Pac Had Plans to Collaborate With Outkast, E-40 Before His Death

Unfinished business

Black Viewers Pushing 'Empire' to Historic Highs

It's had four consecutive weeks of growing viewership.

J. Cole Turns Childhood Home into Free Housing for Single Moms

The rapper wants the magic to continue at 2014 Forest Hills Drive.

2Pac Exhibit to Open at Grammy Museum Next Month

The exhibit opens February 2.

Lupe Fiasco Leaves Twitter After Fans Object to 'F*ck Martin Luther King' Lyric

He's done dealing with the public.

Lupe Fiasco Dedicates New Song to Mothers in the 'Hood

His fifth album, "Tetsuo & Youth," hits stores on January 20.

Watch J. Cole Perform 'Be Free' on Letterman

Watch his moving live performance.

Watch Kendrick Lamar's Personal Ode to Compton

Here's his story, courtesy of Reebok.

J. Cole, Azealia Banks Call Out White Appropriation of Black Music

"Black culture is cool, but black issues sure aren't, huh?"

Big K.R.I.T.'s 'Cadillactica' is Rightfully the No.1 Hip-Hop Album in America

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.

Watch Jay Smooth's Hip-Hop History Lesson for Activists

Instead of indicting younger activists, we should inspire them, he says.

Ferguson's Tef Poe Drops a Powerful 'War Cry' [AUDIO]

In a NSFW new song, the St. Louis native blasts Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Rapper Bambu Tackles Minimum Wage on New Album 'Party Worker'

It's the latest from his new LP "Party Worker."

J-Live Drops Song Against Police Brutality Called 'I Am a Man'

It's from the Brooklyn M.C.'s new album "Around the Sun."

Lupe Fiasco Releases New Track 'Haile Selassie' Feat. Nikki Jean

He's gearing up for a new mixtape.

Smart People Listen to Radiohead, Dumb People Listen to Beyoncé, Says Racist Study

Virgil Griffith, please stop.