MC Eiht has announced a special 30th anniversary celebration of the film, Menace II Society. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (June 28), the Compton's Most Wanted rapper shared a flyer for the event with the caption, "GEAH." According to the flyer, the soirée takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5 with special performances by MC Eiht and Spice 1. Tyrin Turner—who played "Caine" in the film—will serve as host.
Directed by The Hughes Brothers and released in 1993, Menace II Society starred Turner, Jada Pinkett and Larenz Tate. The plot revolves Turner and his attempts to escape the gang lifestyle of Los Angeles. The movie came with a Hip Hop-heavy soundtrack, which included MC Eiht's "Streiht Up Menace." The song poignantly summed up Eiht's experiences grRead more
Edward Crowe is covered in tattoos. Sometimes he’s rocking sunglasses and other times, a bandana. Maybe, just maybe, he’s rocking both. At first glance, his somewhat hardened exterior would be enough to persuade someone to dodge him in a dark alley, but Crowe couldn’t be more congenial if he tried. As Yelawolf’s longtime friend and manager, the Tennessee native had every opportunity to turn into a pompous music exec, but he stayed true to who he is—a tenacious, hard-working creative clearly intent on being a good person. Interestingly enough, Crowe almost didn’t survive to see his dreams realized.
As a teen, Crowe was diagnosed with Gillian Barre Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord thatRead more
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will be in Cleveland on Friday (August 11), where the intersection of E. 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue will be renamed to “Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Way." Organized by the Spread the Love Foundation, Cleveland City Councilman Anthony Hairston and Ward 10, the street-naming ceremony takes place from noon to 2 p.m. local time.
Following the street-naming ceremony, Bone Thugs is expected to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later that evening. On Saturday (August 12), the group will hit the stage during the Glenville Festival at Sam Miller Park before joining LL COOL J’s The F.O.R.C.E. Tour at the Rocket Mortgage Field House.Read more
dead prez hasn't released an album since 2012's Information Age, but that's about to change. On Wednesday (June 21), dead prez MC stic announced their upcoming project comes with a collaboration with The Roots' Black Thought.
He made the reveal via Instagram, writing, "Ya heard? Spread the word! New @deadprez x @blackthought on the way! #albummode #deadprez." He included a photo of himself, fellow dead prez member M-1 and Black Thought who appear to be posted up at a studio.
Black Thought is decades into his career but seems more prolific than ever. In addition to his regular gig with The Roots in the house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he's been pumping out albums like a machine. In 2022, he released the gorgeously layered Cheat CodesRead more
Bay Area Hip Hop Archives Announce Boots Riley, RBL Posse + Digital Underground Among 2023 Inductees
The Bay Area Archives has announced its second class of inductees for 2023. The induction ceremony takes place on August 11—Hip Hop's official birthday—at The Oakland Museum of California. According to a press release, a giant roster of influential Bay Area figures are to be inducted, including Digital Underground, RBL Posse, The Coup's Boots Riley and Conscious Daughters. Additional inductees are: dance originators Medea Sikas, 2Pac's longtime friend Ray Luv, Hip Hop photojournalist Keba Konte, writer Adisa Banjoko, DJ CJ Flash, DJ True Justice, DJ Shortkut and many more.
"We are uniting the Bay Area Hip Hop community. From those who are known and iconic as well as artists, activists, educators and culture keepers who have been unseen and undervalued, our unity of purposeRead more
Juneteenth celebrations were rampant in the United States on Monday (June 19). At Leimert Park in Los Angeles, R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan was expected to headline an annual Juneteenth music festival, but she canceled at the last minute. According to Fox 3 Now, rumors of shots fired started making the rounds right before her set. Out of fear for her safety, Sullivan pulled the plug.
But Living Legends MC Luckyiam is setting the record straight. Shortly after the rumors made the rounds, he took to Twitter to say, "THERE WAS NO SHOOTING IN LEIMERT PARK JUNETEENTH. A VENDOR TENT FELL AND EVERYONE STARTED RUNNING. (Please Stop spreading false narratives)."
A woman posted a video under his post claiming otherwise, but Lucky replied, "Cap."