The Hip Hop Museum Announces Immersive Six-City Tour

The Hip Hop Museum—formerly known as the Universal Hip Hop Museum—is going on tour. According to an Instagram post from 3rd Bass MC Pete Nice, the run kicks off on October 14 in New York City and will continue through December. Sponsored by Cîroc and co-curated by Nice and Paradise Gray, the run is dubbed simply "The Hip Hop Museum Tour: A Journey Back to the Beginning 1973-1990."

Nice expounded in the caption, writing, "We're taking The Hip Hop Museum on the road. Join us on an immersive journey through the cities that have made Hip Hop what it is today. Back in the day we had the Sugar Hill Rappers Convention; Fresh Fest; Rap Attack; Raising Hell; Together Forever; NITRO; or Straight Outta Compton tours, this one will take you way back to those days.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ice Cube Announces First New Solo Album In Five Years

Ice Cube is a busy man—from his founding role in the BIG3 basketball league to filmmaking and rocking crowds across the globe, the N.W.A legend is prolific. But thankfully for his fans, Cube still makes time to get down in the studio. Five years after delivering Everythang's Corrupt, the Los Angeles-bred rapper is two weeks away from finishing his next project. 

Speaking to RAPstation, Cube confirmed, "I'm working on an album that hopefully I can finish in next couple of weeks and schedule to put it out and yeah, I'm digging what I'm doing. The name of the record is called Man Down and, you know, it's a pretty good record. It like it. It's dope." 

Ice Cube has released 10 studio albums over the course of his career—and that's just solo material

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Oakland-based MC Jahi, a longtime collaborator of Chuck D's, is celebrating a birthday today (September 19). The Cleveland native turns 52, an accomplishment in itself. His company, Microphone Mechanics, curates and collaborates with museums, galleries, organizations and companies to design incredible cultural experiences that bring people together.

In January, Jahi, Microphone Mechanics and The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO)  established the first Bay Area Hip Hop Archives at the AAMLO. he Bay Area Hip Hop Archives chronicles local artists, culture keepers, activists and educators who’ve made significant contributions Bay Area Hip-Hop. The collections will include previously unheard sound recordings, interviews, research notes, photographs and negativ

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Dante Ross Announces New Stimulated 2.0 Record Label

Longtime record executive and author of Son of the City, Dante Ross, is making moves. In a new Twitter post, the Los Angeles transplant is posted up outside of Roc Nation headquarters with the caption, "Now it's official Stimulated 2.0. Lets fing go." Ross is referring to his new label, Stimulated 2.0, which will be distributed through Roc Nation's distribution arm, EQ. 

Ross's history in the music business is well documented. At 22, he became an A&R rep at Tommy Boy. He’d go on to oversee the careers of De La Soul, Queen Latifah and Digital Underground. Later, after moving to Elektra Records, he signed Brand Nubian, Grand Puba, Del the Funky Homosapien, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, KMD (featuring the late MF DOOM), Leaders of the New School, Busta Rhymes and Ol' Dir

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Living Legends Set To Return With First New Album Since 2008's "The Gathering"

Living Legends—the West Coast Hip-Hop collective comprised of Luckyiam, Eligh, The Grouch, Bicasso, Aesop, Sunspot Jonz, Scarub and (once upon a time) MURS—will return with their first new music since 2008's The Gathering on Friday (September 8). Titled "Lettermen," the track serves as the single from the group's forthcoming (and aptly titled) album, The Return, and features a guest verse from Reverie. True to Legends form, the cut rattles with rumbling bass, with a snippet of LL COOL J's 1985 Radio single "Hard As Hell" tying it all together.

Speaking to AllHipHop.com, Luckyiam’s excitement was palpable. As he explains, “This summer we got a house in Coachella Valley, set up two studios for a week and went to work. Our fans deserve this and the world

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Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Partner With Atlanta Public Schools On New Student Center

Former Interscope Records president Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have partnered with Atlanta Public Schools on a new student center at Frederick Douglass High School. The Iovine and Young Center, unveiled on Tuesday (August 29), is designed to combine a "rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum" coupled with real-world opportunities.

“We believe we’re going to give these kids an advantage, a different type of education," Iovine said. "So, you all can sell these kids, go out there and say you want these kids. Because the modern job needs these kids. That’s why." 

Iovine said he and Dre were inspired by a grander mission: to change the way students see their futures. “Me and Dre think big,” he said. “We think everybody in the world’s going to learn like this, well,

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