Black + Iconic: Jay-Z

Jackson State University senior D’Mia reflects on the hip-hop icon's journey from MC to music executive to rubbing shoulders with the politically powerful.

Ice Cube Denies Taking Part In 'Secret Meeting' That Changed Hip Hop

The rap icon took to social media to set the record straight about allegations that he was involved in a gathering that sought to indoctrinate Black youth.

Top 100 Music Videos That Helped Shape 50 Years of Hip Hop

20 videos that highlight the most iconic artist-director collaborations and some of the most streamed and celebrated visuals in the game.

If Homophobia is Ingrained in Hip-Hop’s History, How Can Hip-Hop Evolve?

BET’s essay series, Uncomfortable Conversations, dives into the ongoing, difficult topics that have dominated and plagued hip-hop for decades. In this week’s essay, we tackle the longstanding issue of homophobia within the culture.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Chronicling 50 Years Of Hip-Hop Through The Archives of Ice T and Afrika Islam

Award-winning photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn curated the exhibit.

How Can Hip-Hop Hold Record Labels More Accountable?


Art of the Come Up With Hit Boy

Art of the Come Up with rising star Hit Boy
Coco Jones

Art of the Come Up With Coco Jones

Art of the Come Up with rising star Coco Jones

Iconic Hip-Hop and R&B Collaborations that Shaped the Music Industry

Join us on a nostalgic journey through iconic tracks that shaped music history as we explore the fusion of hip-hop and R&B in 10 unforgettable collaborations.

Mega Ran Is Playing The Rap Game Just Like Video Games

The nerdcore emcee has featured his music in several dozen video games and is ready to release his first children’s album.

Chris Crack: Chicago's Free Associative Hip-Hop Outsider With a Fanbase He Says Rivals the Barbs

The rapper talks about releasing the “Battery Operated Simps” album and upcoming releases slated for this year.