Hip-Hop

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Celebrate Hip-Hop's 44th Birthday With Google's DJ Simulation Doodle

Forty-four years have passed since DJ Kool Herc first looped instrumental breaks for an enthusastic crowd of Black and Latinx Bronx residents. Google celebrates the creation of hip-hop with a Doodle that lets you mix your own breaks on virtual turntables.

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Netflix Heralds Return of 'The Get Down' With 'Behind the Music'-Inspired Promo

New episodes of the musical series about hip-hop’s birth in the South Bronx debut on the streaming service on April 7.

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Stream Series Premiere of Hip-Hop Period Drama 'The Breaks' for Free

The new series takes inspiration from Dan Charnas’ book, “The Big Payback,” and focuses on three friends navigating the early ’90s hip-hop business.

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WATCH: Serena Williams and Common Discuss Racism and Loving Their Blackness

The tennis great and MC dive deep for nearly an hour in ESPN’s “The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena With Common.”

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LISTEN: The Black Opera's 'Black Frankenstein' is Scary on Halloween—and Every Day

“Black Frankenstein of horror, like Black man with all-White jurors. They tried to take my power, instead they made a monster.”

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Native Tongue Posse Members Relive Their Influential Peak in Upcoming Documentary

Director Omar Akil is running a Kickstarter campaign to complete his star-studded documentary about the iconic hip-hop collective.

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Meet Swet Shop Boys, the Desi Hip-Hop Group Powering Through Racial Profiling

Made up of former-Das Racist member Himanshu “Heems” Suri, actor/rapper Riz “Riz MC” Ahmed and producer Tom “Redinho” Calvert, the Swet Shop Boys explore the everyday struggles of South Asian and other Brown people moving through a world full of racial profiling and dangerous stereotypes. 

READ: Afrika Bambaataa's Accusers Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults and Cover-up

VICE’s new music issue features in-depth accounts from three of the men who accused the hip-hop pioneer of sexual assault. 

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How 'Fresh Off The Boat' Executive Producer Melvin Mar Helped Change Hollywood Behind the Scenes

The third season of the family comedy premiered this week. Here, Melvin Mar talks about making history with the first Asian-American show in 20 years and the long game he played to get it on the small screen. 

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Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Aims to Depict 'How It Feels To Be Black'

The multihyphenate’s surrealist FX show premieres on September 6.

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The Bronx Burns in New Trailer for 'The Get Down'

Baz Luhrmann’s musical series on hip-hop’s birth will debut on August 12.

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Relive the Hits From the Badass Women Featured at This Year's 'Hip Hop Honors'

VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens” featured performances from Queen Latifah, Lil Kim and Eve.

'Breaking' Presents: Xenia Rubinos, a Powerhose Singer/Songwriter Unafraid to Learn Out Loud

On her funky second album, “Black Terry Cat,” the genre-bender explores identity, police violence and the hidden labor of Latino/a restaurant workers.

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Check Out The Surreal New Promo for Donald Glover's 'Atlanta'

“I just wanted to make ‘Twin Peaks’ with rappers,” Glover said of his upcoming FX show.

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Rap Research Lab Launches New Website to Visualize, Research Hip-Hop's Lyrical Data

Actual Fact uses the Rap Research Lab’s “Hiphop Word Count” database to encourage scholarship and research on hip-hop data and society.

Questlove Offers 40 Reasons Why Prince Helped Pioneer Hip-Hop

What’s your favorite reason? 

'Hamilton' Earns Record-Breaking 16 Tony Nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical received nominations in every major category. 

ICYMI: De La Soul Dropped a Surprise EP

The “For Your Pain & Suffering” EP is a preview of the group’s full-length album, “And The Anonymous Nobody,” which will drop in late August. 

READ: Yaba Blay on Lil' Kim, Racism and Self Love

The author of “(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race” writes about why it hurts to see Lil’ Kim’s “lighter, Whiter” skin and why it is a living, breathing indictment of racism.

N.W.A.'s MC Ren to Gene Simmons: 'Hip-Hop Is Here Forever. Get Used To It.'

Kendrick Lamar introduced the seminal hip-hop group at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday.