The hip-hop community is reeling after Los Angeles-based rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside of his Los Angeles clothing store on Sunday afternoon (March 31).
Although he was rushed to a local hospital, he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived. According to CNN, a high-ranking law enforcement official with the LAPD confirmed the news.
Two other men were injured during the shooting but are listed in stable condition. The suspect reportedly fled on foot.
Nipsey's Facebook page says he was "a devout member of the Rolling Sixty Crips," a national street gang founded in L.A. around the mid-1970s. Many people are speculating his gang life finally caught up with him.
Last month, Nipsey's debut studio album, Victory Lap, was nominated forRead more
Pete Rock has announced the release date for the Return Of The SP1200 instrumentals album. On Wednesday (March 20), Rock hit Instagram and revealed the release date for the project is April 12.
In the caption, the seasoned beatsmith shouted out The Beat Junkies' J. Rocc who provides scratches on the upcoming project.
"Im super excited about this project cuz its old beats that still sound heavy," he wrote. "Jamie Staub did such a wonderful job mixing, Jrocc my other soul brotha from anotha motha and sanford green former marvel artist of black panther & Luke Cage! Wanted that “spiderverse” feel 4/12."
Rock is also working with DJ Premier on two new De La Soul albums, including a follow-up to 2016's And The Anonymous Nobody and another installment in theRead more
Big Boi is hitting the road with Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, Sleepy Brown and K.P. The Great as part of The Dungeon Family Reunion Tour. The Outkast luminary announced the short run last month.
The tour kicks off on April 14 at the House Of Blues in Chicago and wraps up on April 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.
In January, Daddy Fat Sax acquired Rico Wade's home, which once housed The Dungeon Studio. OutKast, Goodie Mob and several other artists recorded some of their earliest music in the Wade family basement throughout the 90s.
Although André 3000 won't be included on the bill, CeeLo Green will be on deck with his fellow Goodie Mob members.Read more
Rhymesayers MC Sa-Roc, dead prez, J. Period and Maimouna Youssef have united for the new single, "Soldiers." The song serves as the inaugural single from J. Period’s The RISE UP Project.
Executive produced by J, Young Guru, DJ Khalil and DJ Jazzy Jeff, the compilation features a diverse selection of actors, activists and musicians, including Black Thought, Posdnuos, Pharoahe Monch, Jesse Williams, Aloe Blacc, Andra Day, Joss Stone and Rhymefest.
The RISE UP Project is expected to arrive on March 15.
J. Period recently recruited dead prez and Mumu Fresh for a performance of his "Hip Hop" remix at The Kennedy Center.
Check it out below.Read more
De La Soul is working on a follow-up to 2016's And The Anonymous Nobody as well as a third installment of the Art Official Intelligence series.
Prolific producer Pete Rock spilled the beans on Twitter earlier this week. "DE LA SOUL PRODUCED BY PETE ROCK & DJ PREMIER COMING IN 2019!! Stay tuned baby," he wrote.
According to HipHopDX, Maseo confirmed the two projects were indeed on the way.
And The Anonymous Nobody was nominated in the Best Rap Album category at the 2017 Grammy Awards. It featured guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon, TalkiRead more
Although Childish Gambino — aka Donald Glover — was noticeably absent from the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10), his presence was felt in a massive away.
Not only did his politically daring visual for "This Is America" win in the Best Music Video category, it also earned the gilded trophy for Song of The Year, a first for any rapper.
It also marked only the ninth time in Grammy history the coveted honor had been given to a black songwriter out of the 61 times it's been handed out over the years.
The track beat out “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai, “God’s Plan” by Drake, “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile, “The Middle” by Zedd & Grey featuring MRead more