Hip-hop star Busta Rhymes left Interscope earlier this year and has now joined Universal Mototown. His upcoming album, previously called "Blessed" is now titled "B.O.M.B." standing for "Back On My Bulls**t”. Busta Rhymes latest single titled, “Arab Money” has caused a stir with the public as it has been heavily criticised, believing that the song borderlines racism.
British citizens were shocked and disgusted to find out recently that Lloyds TSB, one of the major banks our tax payers money recently rescued, are cancelling their account with Interpal. Interpal is the major charity providing support and empathy for those suffering unfairly in Palestine.
Leading youth work charity UK Youth conducted an online survey, of 588 young people on their views of young people in the media, through its young people led arm UK Youth Voice (UKYV). The survey found that young people clearly have to take the lead in changing their image in the media, but the media also has a responsibility to reflect what young people are doing.
Read more: Survey Results - Young People In The Media
If you are one of the few people who have not heard of artist Banksy, you are quite special, and more likely than not, either a) dead b) in a coma, or c) unable to read the newspapers - where Banksy generally has some column or other writing about him most days.
Read more: Banksy Opens Pet Shop In New York's West Village
With roots in East London, Black Britanyaa’s Segge Dan and Daddy Ash are the voice of second and third generation immigrants, who blend a myriad of identities in Old Blighty: British, Black British and their parents’ heritage. Hence the spelling of Brit an Yaa (Yaa being an African name for a woman). They thrive on doing things differently and call their brand of Hip Hop: ‘music for true connoisseurs’.
Read more: Black Britanyaa - Biography
The Soul:ID story begins in Africa (Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda to be exact) where three-quarters of the band originate. Their journeys brought them together in Brussels, Belgium where after years of working as studio musicians and backing vocalists, they decided it was their time to step into the spotlight. The result of their combined talent is the album 'Sex Love & Philosophy', first released in USA (on respected label ABB) and Japan.
Supreme Management and Guerilla Nation announce the October 30th release of A-Alikes documentary film "The Ballot or the Bullet" directed by Paul Biedrzycki. The documentary follows the NY rap group A-Alikes over the course of the three months leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election.
Read more: The A-Alikes Address Change With The Ballot Or The Bullet
Tizzle and Streetz are setting the stage for their debut release a 4 song EP What U On which is part of the urban takeover. This Chicago / Gary Indiana duo are on a journey to make you dance while keeping the streets talking about the newest lyrical explosion.
Read more: Tizzle and Streetz Chicago Video Shoot
For many when you mention the name G Dep many things come up, some good some bad. For the past six years G Dep also known as the Deputy has been battling his demons, however through it all he has not stopped doing what made him famous in the first place. That is spit lyrics that made him a hot commodity to one of the biggest labels and executives in the game.
Dubspot is New York City's first DJ, VJ and electronic music production school. Located in the meatpacking district, one of NYC's most vibrant neighbourhoods, Dubspot is more than just a school. It is a community of musicians and visual artists, world renowned DJs, audio technology professionals, industry veteran producers, and enthusiasts of all genres who all have one thing in common: their love for music.
On Saturday, August 16th at 1600 Avenue Inc., a 501C3 organization, and its flagship program Hip Hop Leaders (HHL) brought at-risk youth, the community, political figures, and an impressive number of celebrities, musicians, actors, and other influencers together in the name of unity, education, and a safer future for the youth.
John "Illa J" Yancey, younger brother of late great genius producer James Yancey (aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla), is currently completing his debut album for Delicious Vinyl. With the multi-talented Illa J rhyming and singing over a treasure trove of previously untouched Jay Dee gems, the project represents both a full-circle collaboration and a whole new beginning in the story of the musically exceptional Yancey brothers.
As one of the most well known Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, outside of the nine original members, 12 O'Clock has already made a mark for himself in the rap world. Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, 12 O'Clock was surrounded by the hip-hop culture from an early age. Then at the age of eight, he was forced to grow up fast as he suffered the loss of his mother.