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Queen & Slim: Melina Matsoukas On Curating The Perfect Soundtrack

“I really wanted to show the diversity of Black music.”

J’Nai Bridges, ‘The Beyoncé Of Opera,’ Makes Her Debut As Nefertiti

“I always like to say this career really chose me.”

Dave East: A Survivor’s Mentality

Dave discusses the makings of his debut album, Survival.

Cam’ron Says Dream Project On Big L Would Be ‘Bigger Than Paid In Full’

On Big L's imprint, Jay-Z's NFL deal, women in rap and more.

DJ Premier Talks New Gang Starr Album, Guru, Five Percenters And More

‘One of the Best Yet’ cements Guru in modern rap.

Rapper Casanova Names 5 Attributes That Make Him 'So Brooklyn'

We catch up with the Brooklyn rapper in the streets of ATL.

Trina Honored By Black Music Moguls During BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend

The baddest gets her flowers.

For Young Devyn, The Rap Game Is All Blessings – And She’s Got Next

For Young Devyn, the BET cypher was only the beginning.

Command Your Timeline With Instagram-Worthy Rap Lyrics By Beyoncé, Lizzo, Cardi B & More

Some HBIC social media captions for your time lines!

10 Songs That Prove Lil' Kim Was A Sex-Positive, Black Feminist MC Ahead Of Her Time

All hail the original Queen of Hip-Hop.

85 To Africa: Jidenna Calls On The Diaspora To “Go Back Home”

"You don't advance with Black excellence alone."