Kendrick Lamar headlines hip hop heavy Coachella music festival

Kendrick Lamar is the latest hip hop artist to get top billing at the world renowned Coachella Music Festival.

The Grammy Award winning rapper will take over Coachella's main stage on the third and sixth days of the annual music festival, January 16th and the 23rd. Radiohead and Beyonce are the show's other headlining musicians.

The prestigious headlining spot is the most recent accomplishment for the Compton rapper, who has quickly emerged as one of the premiere socially conscious voices in hip hop right now. Last year, Lamar took home five Grammy awards and his compilation album, Untitled Unmastered, was released to near unanimous critical acclaim and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. Lamar is also preparing to launch a sneake

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Future and Rick Ross drop visuals for "That's A Check"

Future recently declared that 2017 was going to be this year, and he's making good on those promises -- yesterday the Atlanta rapper released a brand new song, "Buy Love," and today he's teamed up with Rick Ross to deliver a video for their latest collaboration, "That's A Check."

Watch the video for "That's A Check" here.

The video, which features Future and Ross partying in a mansion, was directed by Eif Rivera, who has previously helmed videos for Kanye West, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, and Wyclef.

Yesterday Future released "Buy Love," alongside an accompanying vi

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Jidenna's “Long Live The Chief” Dons New Rhythm Scholar Remix

Ain't a better way to kick off new year jams than with a brand new remix says Rhythm Scholar who just dropped his take on Jidenna's hit single “Long Live The Chief”.

While his debut album of the same name is scheduled for its much-awaited release on January 17, the suit and tie emcee allowed early access with a memorable performance of said single on the popular Marvel-inspired Netflix show, Luke Cage, which staged Jidenna himself in the fictitious Harlem's Paradise.

With merely two weeks before the album finally launches, “Long Live The Chief” undertakes a classy Rhythm Scholar remix treatment (both in clean and explicit versions), fusing in samples from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Rare Earth, Qu

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Birthday Greetings to Grandmaster Flash

This day in hip-hop celebrates the birth of phenomenal recording artist, legendary DJ, and overall regarded among hip-hop's earliest icons, none other than Grandmaster Flash.

Born Joseph Saddler, the younger Flash grew up in The Bronx, developing a certain fascination towards music from his father whilst also involving in electronics from his mother. “My father was a very heavy record collector,” he mentions in an interview, “I used to open his closets and just watch all the records he had. I used to get into trouble for touching his records, but I'd go right back and bother them.”

Ever the avid learner, Flash took to the styles and techniques of earlier icons, such as Pete Jones, Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Flowers, studying them until

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Spotlight Artist: Jermaine Dupri

There are legends and then there is Jermaine Dupri, the multi-talented entrepreneur, rapper, producer, and songwriter whose epic career spans all the way from the golden age of hip hop to modern day.


Dupri was introduced to the keyboard and drums as a child, and before he was eighteen, he had already performed on stage as a dancer with icons such as Diana Ross, Run DMC, and Grandmaster Flash. He was already an established record producer by the ripe old age of twenty three, with multiple platinum albums to his credit. In 1993, Dupri founded So So Def Recordings, one of southern hip hop's biggest labels. He's worked with a who's-who of the biggest recording artists of the last thirty years, including Kriss Kross, Bow Wow, TLC, Destiny's Child, U

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Happy birthday to Mr Lif

Today is the thirty-ninth birthday of one of hip hop's premiere socially conscious rappers, Jeffrey Haynes, better known as Mr. Lif.

Lif got his start in the late 90's, when his socially conscious, politically active lyrics helped him stand out against the vapid and shallow music that commercial hip hop was churning out. He was soon signed to Definitive Jux, the label started by El-P of Run the Jewels fame, whom Lif teamed up with to deliver some of his most critically acclaimed releases.

In 2005, Lif joined forces with Boston rapper Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One to form the group The Perceptionists. The band's first album, 2005's Black Dialogue, received universal acclaim from critics, who lauded the album as one of the best releases of the year."O

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