In recent Hip-Hop related news, the rapper B.o.B has challenged the scientific idea that the Earth is round.
Big Bank Hank, one-third of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 58.
The Sugarhill Gang are known as the pioneers of rap.
Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown.
The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson.
Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring in Ferguson. He said the protestors are actually being peaceful.
Just to make it clear, I don’t care for the term female rap. Hip hop is hip hop. Good music is good music. However, FEMALE rap has taken an interesting turn and in some positive aspects it remains to dominate the mainstream charts and still maintain presence. The downside is that it’s pretty much done by one woman: Nicki Minaj.
After just six weeks on Broadway, Holler If Ya Hear Me will close.
The Tupac-inspired musical infused the late musician’s lyrics into an urban setting which took an in-depth look into the struggles of a neglected community.
The U.S. Soccer World Cup campaign has appointed rapper and activist Lupe Fiasco to the position of music director for the league.
The Grammy Award-winning recording artist will provide an injection of hip-hop beats and lyrical hype ahead of next month’s World Cup in Brazil.
DJ E-Z Rock, one half of the rap duo Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, whose song “It Takes Two” is a classic has passed away. He was 46.