The epic beef between rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake has once again demonstrated the linguistic acrobatics of rap culture.

A Polish TV talent show faces backlash after singer Kuba Szmajkowski impersonated Kendrick Lamar in full blackface, sported fake cornrows, and rapped the N-word. He won, too.

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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent were featured in the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. Here are five takeaways from the show.

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Hip-hop executive Anthony Tiffith, CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, will cover one month’s rent for over 300 senior citizens living in Los Angeles-based public housing developments.


Kendrick Lamar recently stopped a show because one of his white fans recited his own lyrics on stage, unfiltered.

The rapper made history and people are hating.

Trump reportedly pressured Jeff Sessions into avoiding recusing himself from the Russia election meddling investigation, raising questions about obstructing justice.


Kendrick Lamar reminisced about his tough childhood, working with Beyonce and more in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

Kendrick Lamar dropped his highly anticipated album Damn on Friday and the Internet just can’t stop talking about it. The rapper’s fourth project touches on everything from Donald Trump to FOX News. Check out some of the best tweets about the K. Dot’s hot new album.

The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades –– “urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.

Chance The Rapper was the real MVP of the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday.


As the time has come again for us to honor those whose work in the fields of television, music, literature, film and social justice shone so brightly via the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards, we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude for those who made a tough year so much easier to survive.