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Two Streets In NYC Have Been Renamed In Honor Of Hip Hop
Bill de Blasio is holding it down for hip hop! The New York City Mayor signed a bill into action today that renames 42 streets and places throughout the city. Two of those renamed streets pay tribute to pioneering moments and people in hip hop.
Hip Hop Has Won 1.2% Of Major Grammy Awards Since 1989
On paper, Kendrick Lamar had a successful Grammys last night -- he shut down the house with one of the best televised music performances ever, and took home five awards to boot.
Hip Hop Has The Highest Vocabulary Of Any Genre, Study Says
Hip hop reigns supreme yet again. According to a study conducted by Musixmatch, hip hop has the highest vocabulary out of the eight most popular genres of music -- the others being folk, rock, heavy metal, country, indie rock, pop and electronic.
Netflix Readies '70s Hip-Hop Drama "The Get Down" For 2016
Netflix continues to change the way we consume TV, from first simply offering a method to stream both TV shows and movies online, to later getting into producing original TV series themselves.
Always Strive And Prosper: A$AP Yams' Quotes To Live By
On Sunday January 18, 2015, the hip-hop community lost yet another young genius. Steven Rodriguez, better known as A$AP Yams, died suddenly at the age of 26.
Iggy Azalea Calls Out Ebro For "Sparked A Change" Meme
Hip-hop was once again up in arms thanks to an Iggy Azalea quote this past week. During an interview with GQ, Iggy Azalea was so bold as to say she "sparked a change and inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop." Hmm...
VH1 Plans To Turn Dan Charnas' "The Big Payback" Into A Movie
Dan Charnas wrote a veritable hip-hop encyclopedia with his book "The Big Payback: the History of the Business of Hip-Hop." Although it reads more like a novel, it is encyclopedic in the way that Charnas includes information on just about every aspect of the
Jay Z Argues Hip Hop's Positive Impact On Race Relations For Oprah's "Master Class"
Whether you acknowledge it or not, Jay Z has made a point of addressing race issues in his music, with his more recent work looking at black affluence, and the problems that persist through wealth and class.
When Rappers Attack: 10 Rapper/Fan Altercations
For as long as hip hop has been a part of popular culture, it has been one of the more interactive genres in music. But while most MCs like to make the crowd a part of the show, fans sometimes go to far in trying to get close to their favorite artist.