Wu-Tang Clan to Headline at 2018 Soundset Festival
Feb28

Wu-Tang Clan to Headline at 2018 Soundset Festival

Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate the 25th anniversary their classic album, Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) in part by headlining at the 2018 Soundset Festival. The hip-hop classic, released in November 1993, set a new tempo in hip-hop, giving birth to one the most celebrated groups all time, across genre. The album went on to sell 2 million copies in the U.S.  and be dubbed one the best hip-hop albums ever. At the end last year, the group...

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10 East Coast Rappers Who Embraced Southern Rap Early
Feb28

10 East Coast Rappers Who Embraced Southern Rap Early

A lot has changed since Outkast member and Atlanta native Andre 3000 famously proclaimed that "the south has something to say," at the 1995 Source Awards. Recipients the award for Best New Artist, Andre's words were in response to the underwhelming reception from the crowd New Yorkers, but proved to be the calm before the storm that would be southern rap's arrival on the main stage. Prior to Outkast, the south had...

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SZA Reflects on Grammy Snub: 'I'm Mad as Hell' But 'Feel Blessed'
Feb28

SZA Reflects on Grammy Snub: 'I'm Mad as Hell' But 'Feel Blessed'

SZA was completely shut out at the 2018 Grammy Awards despite her five nominations. Many fans thought she was a shoo-in to win the Best New Artist award at the very least, but alas, that went to pop singer Alessia Cara. Nearly a month after the Grammy snub, SZA is mostly reflective about coming home empty-handed. In an interview with GQ, the TDE artist says that she's not going to let the loss affect her creative process moving...

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Big Boi Says His Role on BET's 'The Quad' Is 'Art Imitating Life'
Feb28

Big Boi Says His Role on BET's 'The Quad' Is 'Art Imitating Life'

Outside the rap game, Big Boi has been exploring his creativity with acting. The Atlanta rhymer currently guest stars on BET’s drama The Quad. On the show, Boi plays an obnoxious father a high school football player. For the 43-year-old rapper, the role hits close to home. "It's a real instance art imitating life," Boi tells CNN. "My son on the show is a star football player, which in real life my son is a star...

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Akon Ordered to Pay $165,000 in Back Rent
Feb28

Akon Ordered to Pay $165,000 in Back Rent

Akon has been ordered to pay $165,000 in back rent, according to TMZ. The order comes after a company that leased him space for his Aliaune Milano fashion line on the 66th floor the Empire State Building sued the singer for stopping payment back in January 2016, leaving seven months worth rent to be paid. Akon never responded to the suit, so a judge issued a default judgment. Akon doesn't seem to be too worried about that money...

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