some real wild stuff go down in the world of rap music. Whether it was
crime-by-fork, radio station gun battles or proclamations of the
president's alleged racism, the year will go down in history as one of
serious rap industry nuttiness. We've listed our picks of the Top 10
stories of the year just so you can see what we mean. Drumroll...
along with Houston compadres Mike Jones, Slim Thug and Z-Ro, have been
busy schooling the rest of the planet on what's been common knowledge
in their neck of the woods... that you don't need a record deal to
become a music superstar.
has gone through major changes since their classic late 90s Fantastic
Volume 1 was leaked to hordes of grateful fans such as ?uestlove who
dubbed them "the next level in soulful, vintage hip-hop."
NPR's David Greene recently spoke with producer-musician-Snapchatter DJ Khaled about his Jet Ski adventure, his love of pillows, and all the things "they" don't want you to know.(Image credit: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Yahoo)
What begins as a bedtime story becomes a tale of what's wrong with a culture of violence. Watch as slam poet and hip-hop artist Watsky tackles a powerful issue in "Stick To Your Guns."(Image credit: Carlos Lopez Estrada/Courtesy of the[…]
Killer Mike and El-P, who make up the rap duo, discuss facing a politically tense new year with a bold new album — and a keen memory of the nation's recent history.(Image credit: Todd Westphal/Courtesy of the artist)
The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.(Image credit: DeWayne J. Rogers/Courtesy of the artist)
Hannibal Buress is a stand-up comedian and actor loved for his brand of irreverent comedy and his gift for finding absurdity in the seemingly mundane. He's also a hip-hop head with eclectic tastes.(Image credit: Courtesy of Comedy Central)
The prolific rapper and mentor recorded a song the day he got out of federal prison this May — and he's put out 10 projects this year. His secret? "Don't never drop your head," he says.(Image credit: Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of[…]