19 hrs ago
Throwback Thursday: The Notorious B.I.G. "One More Chance" Remix
Throw it back! Now there were quite a few good house party videos in the '90s but this has to be one of the best! "One More Chance" was written and recorded by rapper The Notorious B.I.G ., featuring additional vocals sung by Faith Evans , and an uncredited Mary J. Blige .
Country rapper Big Smo follows his own poetic path
When it comes to rap music there is a definite type of style -- an edgy vibe, gold chains and a baseball cap with a flat bill cocked jauntily to the side.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Journal and Courier
Review: Grande's - My Everything' is everythingReview: Grande's - My...
Review: Grande's 'My Everything' is everything This is how you follow up an impressive debut: Be amazing yet again.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The First Post
LA and Iraq united by gangsta craving for honour and respect
The shooting in a West Hollywood night club of Marion 'Suge' Knight, the real-life gangster and godfather of 'gangsta rap', comes as an interesting pointer to the roots of the 'Jihadi Johns' of Britain fomenting horror and disgust in the Middle East turmoil.
Bad Boy Records Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration With Major Reissues
The iconic Bad Boy Records is commemorating its twentieth anniversary with a yearlong celebration and announced today a series of digital reissues, highlighted by newly digitally remastered editions of two legendary hip hop classics: The Notorious B.I.G.'s "LIFE AFTER DEATH" and Puff Daddy & The Family's "NO WAY OUT" both of which were remastered ... (more)
The Hollywood Gossip
Notorious B.I.G. Lawyer: LAPD is Behind Chris Brown, Suge Knight Murder Attempt
An attorney is actually alleging that the L.A. Police Department is responsible for the shooting that broke out at Chris Brown's pre-VMAs party Sunday morning.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Ariana Grande's 'My Everything' is everything
This is how you follow up an impressive debut: simply step into the recording booth, and be amazing yet again.
This Week In Billboard Chart History: In 1976, The Bee Gees...
This week in 38 years ago, the trio led the first Dance Club Songs chart. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Katy Perry, the Notorious B.I.G. and Debbie Gibson The appeal of the King of Pop knows no boundaries: Alien Ant Farm 's amped-up cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" began a four-week rule over Alternative Songs.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Washington Post
Trillectro festival proves it can keep up with the big boys
For six hours every autumn, the hip-hop cosmos temporarily spins around the emerald quadrangle of Howard University during the annual Yardfest homecoming concert, a rap saturnalia that's been immortalized in a Notorious B.I.G. lyric.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ludacris Q&A: His Next Album, Mourning Paul Walker & Vin Diesel's Rap Skills
This weekend in Los Angeles, rapper Chris " Ludacris " Bridges will be given BMI's President's Award , a honor for songwriting and impact on pop culture that has previously gone to Adam Levine and Taylor Swift .
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. Impacted The VMAs In Ways You May Not Realize
We've seen some amazing hip-hop moments at the VMAs through the years. Still, when we think back on VMA history, we can't help but think about what could've been if Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. had lived to realize their full potential.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
WTF Happened To These Extinct VMA Categories?
The MTV Video Music Awards have been around 30 years and counting, and the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards air on Sunday, August 24. Naturally, music changes over time , which means the awards change, too.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
5 & Done: Veto Vangundy
The Chicago Hip Hop Renaissance is in full effect. Artists from across the city are making waves beyond Cook County.
My Gay Banjo Releases 'Country Boys In The City' Music Video
My Gay Banjo, the queer country duo we raved about earlier this year, are back with a new video for their infectious single "Country Boys In The City."
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Nas: When 2Pac and Biggie Died, I Thought It Was The End Of Rap
Hip Hop legend Nas did a sit down interview with Zane Lowe for the "Relentless Ultra presents Soundchain" series.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Murda Mook Names His Top 5 Emcees DOA & Battle Rap Mt. Rushmore
Murda Mook is one of the leading figures in battle rap today, so the Harlem native's view on Hip Hop culture as a whole is point of interest.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw to release compilation album
BBC Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw has announced details of a compilation album entitled 'The Nixtape', which is due for release on September 22. The album will feature a curated selection of dance tracks, inspired by Grimshaw's regular radio segment of the same name where listeners call in to suggest songs for a mixtape.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
4 things to do this weekend
To be honest, TimeOut was caught out by the quickfire success of these Hamilton-bred Kiwi rockers.
Nas thought Notorious B.I.G and 2 Pac's deaths would spark the end of rap
NAS was concerned for the fate of rap music following the tragic deaths of Notorious B.I.G and 2 Pac who were both shot by rival gang members in the 90s.