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Hip-hop and education are two things that rarely go hand-in-hand. A large part of that is because the majority of rappers never went to college. The other reason is that hip-hop is still not fully accepted in the mainstream and is still some distance away from getting there. However, there is hope, courtesy of hip-hop [...]
Rockie Fresh had a pretty incredible 2012. He released a brand new mixtape, “Driving 88,” which continued to build his hype. He also signed a deal with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, had a music video premiere on BET’s “106 & Park” and went on his first headlining national tour. To kick off 2013, Rockie [...]
The DAC Pack, Drexel’s official student section, announced Oct. 9 that Dev will headline at this year’s Midnight Madness. The event, which is the official kickoff to the basketball season, will be held Nov. 3 in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Dev officially agreed to perform at Midnight Madness Oct. 5, and the DAC Pack made [...]
As an up-and-coming rapper, imagine this nine-month stretch: Release a highly regarded mixtape; get signed to Rick Ross’ label, Maybach Music Group; perform in front of 42,000 people at the first annual Made in America festival; have a music video from your mixtape premiered on “106 & Park”; and go on your first nationwide tour. [...]
Six years ago, Lupe Fiasco flew onto the scene with his debut album, “Food & Liquor,” which provided a much-needed new voice in hip-hop at that time. He founded himself on educating and inspiring with his music through incredible wordplay. Lupe released the sequel to that album Sept. 25 with “Food & Liquor II: The [...]
Rapper 2 Chainz exploded onto the scene when he released his first solo project, “T.R.U. REALigon” last November. The rapper formerly named Tity Boi underwent a name change in 2011 to make himself more radio and family friendly. The change has resurrected the career of the man who represented half of Playaz Circle, famous for [...]
After a very successful debut with “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” B.o.B is back with his sophomore effort, “Strange Clouds,” which was released May 1 on Atlantic Records. With this album, the artist also known as Bobby Ray has no chart-topping singles, as opposed to his three hits the first time around en route to [...]
After Nicki Minaj’s debut album, “Pink Friday,” went double platinum in December, expectations for her sophomore album have gone through the roof. After releasing a few singles that disappointed on the charts, Minaj pushed the release date back from February to April. Minaj released “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” April 3, which features an equal number [...]
A$AP Rocky is a name that may already be very familiar to some but soon will be known by all. He comes straight out of Harlem, N.Y. with his A$AP Crew, and together they are helping to bring back the sound of gritty New York hip-hop that in recent years has been overshadowed by hip-hop [...]
Six years ago the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest and most talented producers music has ever seen. James “J Dilla” Yancey passed away Feb. 10, 2006, from a blood disease called TTP. J Dilla was a hip-hop producer from Detroit who worked with the likes of Common, A Tribe Called Quest, De La [...]
For many of you, when you hear the name Asher Roth, your instant connection is to his hit 2009 single, “I Love College.” While that song was a huge part of his success, it’s just a tiny piece of the puzzle that makes up one of the most impressive young MCs in hip-hop today. Roth’s [...]
Rick Ross will be releasing his fifth studio album “God Forgives, I Don’t” in the spring 2012. After an amazing year of music, it’s finally time to move on and take a look at what’s next in the world of hip-hop. Hopefully 2012 will bring us as many hits, exciting collaborations and breakthrough albums as [...]
The announcement that Beyonce and husband Jay-Z were expecting their first child stole the show at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28, 2011 in Los Angeles. To say Jay-Z has been the most successful rapper of our generation would be a huge understatement. After releasing his debut album “Reasonable Doubt” 16 years [...]
On Nov. 2, Jay-Z and Kanye West performed in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center during their “Watch The Throne” tour. The two stars performed hit songs all night long. It’s around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 2, and the lights in the Wells Fargo Center go out unexpectedly. The sold-out crowd begins to scream as [...]
In the words of Diggy Simmons: “I came to rock, I came to roll, I came to win, you lose control, then everybody in the place goes real wild, they like my style.” That was exactly what the young rapper did when he took the stage – rocked it! Diggy Simmons performed at The [...]
On Sept. 13, TiRon and Ayomari released their first collaborative album, “A Sucker For Pumps.” Standout songs include “Thing Go Right,” “All My Love” and “The Neighbors.” The two united for one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011. TiRon and Ayomari aren’t your typical rappers. Instead of pushing content every few months, they sit [...]
The Niceguys, from left to right: Yves, Free, Christolph and DJ Candlestick, are working on releasing their second album, “James Kelley” this fall. Their debut album “The Show” is on iTunes now. “The only thing promised on this tilted axis is victory for my Niceguys, death and taxes,” boasts the hard-hitting track “Die Later” by [...]
On the last Thursday of every month, The Rotunda ‑ a part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Facilities and Real Estate Services ‑ marks a time for true hip-hop enthusiasts to bring their best b-boy/b-girl, pop-locking, emcee, DJing and graffiti writing skills to one room. This event is known as The Gathering. The main room [...]
“I love hip hop, but with the way it’s going right now, I could do without it,” Phife Dawg boldly claims in the rapumentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest,” and after watching the film, it’s easy to see his point. Even more than 20 years after its creation, “A [...]
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