Courtney Smith examines the resurgence of gangsta rap and its subtle differences and striking similarities to its hey day in the 90s. Has the climate of South Central LA changed in the last 20 years, and discovers the music reflects an unfortunately stagnant environment of violence and gang activity.
It’s been more than a year since Kendrick Lamar released his album, ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d City,’ but he’s finally working on some new tracks. One of which he’s previewing in a new Beats by Dre commercial.
Aside from fame, what does every hip-hop artist want? Money — and the musicians on Forbes’ list of hip-hop’s highest-earners have plenty of it.
His first album since 2009’s ‘Recovery’ and his tenth studio album will be out November 5.
In this week’s REWIND, Kanye West‘s forthcoming album Yeezus opens a new chapter and verse; Holograms of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy E set for Rock The Bells; and Dr. Dre’s Detox dreams return. Kanye […]
In rap’s cash race, as chronicled by Forbes, Diddy reigns supreme. At least according to “Forbes Five,” the magazine’s list of hip-hop’s wealthiest rappers. But, as usual, the competition is intense and the dollars continue […]
“From the time I was a little kid I always dreamed about performing on the GRAMMYs,” Skylar Grey told Radio.com. Her dream finally came true in 2011 when she took the stage alongside Eminem and Dr. […]
Diddy, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent aren’t the only artists who have a reason to envy Dr. Dre’s sound. Every musician bowed down to the headphone giant this year in terms of earning power.
The buzz-heavy Compton, California MC, who is the latest protégé of legendary producer Dr. Dre, is set for a huge first week debut as his album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” is on pace to ring up some impressive figures.
Fans of 50 Cent will have to play the waiting game for his long-in-the-making album “Street King Immortal.”