Once we’re past our formative years, how often do we open coloring books? How often do we employ coloring books to de-stress, as they were intended to do? I’ll answer that for you, we don’t. However, there is one coloring book you should consider opening and understanding, and it was created by Chance the Rapper.
A solid congratulation is in order for rapper Wale.
On Tuesday, January 12, Wale became the first rapper to ever open a State of the Union address.
San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison.
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.
Parents of black students who once attended school in a Cincinnati, OH, suburb claim that their children were expelled for making rap videos off-campus. The parents of four black students who once attended Colerain High School have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their children. They want the expulsions on their children’s’ records expunged and are seeking punitive damages. The school claims that the students were disciplined for unspecified violations that were committed on campus.
A Brooklyn man says he had two choices when stopped by the NYPD: to rap for the police officers or to go to jail.
Quinshon Shingles rhymed about alcohol, b**ches and cannabis, and was warned that if his rap wasn’t “hot” enough, he would be arrested.
“I felt like they were humiliating me,” said Shingles, whose rap name is “Sauce Da Boss,” to The Post on Tuesday.
Nas made his first appearance at Harvard University on Thursday and the rapper wasn’t performing. He was on campus to give his blessing to a new fellowship named in his honor.
The Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship will be awarded to two scholars or artists annually. Recipients will be chosen by a Harvard faculty committee.
It is primarily a research fellowship, although Marcyliena Morgan, a professor of African and African American Studies and the founder and director of the Hip-Hop Archive and Research Institute, which will administer the fellowship, said on Friday that fellows could teach courses as well. The application process, she said, has just started.
Oscar winner, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia and Taylor Gang fame, announced via Twitter that he will give $50,000 in scholarship money to the best twerker:
In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues, including racial profiling and homophobia in Hip Hop.
One topic of conversation that is seldom discussed in Hip Hop is the issue of colorism.
Cole says his privilege as a lighter-skinned person has probably helped him to get where he is today.
Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace. Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 PM.
The HLN commentator will be connecting the dots of the murders as best as she knows and spectators are hoping that the former prosecutor will reveal evidence and make a case that will ultimately serve justice for the late greats.