Nas To Host 1st Annual “Live At The BBQ” Concert Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Black Thought & More

 For many Hip Hop followers, Nas first became an emcee to watch thanks to his verse on Main Source’s “Live At The Barbeque” in 1991. Twenty-five years, later the rap icon is borrowing the song’s title for a new SummerStage concert in New York City. Nas’ Mass Appeal is partnering with WeWork to …

Chance The Rapper: “‘College Dropout’ Was My First Real Experience with Hip-Hop” – DJBooth Article

[DJBooth’s new app, The PLUG, delivers our best writing (like this article) straight to your phone every day. It’s amazing, it’s free, and you need it in your life. Get it now!] In a recent interview with the Chicago Defender, Chance the Rapper reflected on how he has become one of …

Power of Influence: Hip-Hop’s Rocky Relationship with Brands and Product – DJBooth Article

[DJBooth’s new app, The PLUG, delivers our best writing (like this article) straight to your phone every day. It’s amazing, it’s free, and you need it in your life. Get it now!] Throughout the hallways in high school you would hear the ringtones of popular rappers, but it was the popular …

Charlamagne: Jay Z Is The One Mogul Who Seems Like He Hasn’t Sold His Soul (VIDEO/POLL)

Hip Hop has given numerous individuals the opportunity to reach multi-millionaire status. Rappers, producers, and executives from the culture used their success in the music industry as a gateway to becoming prosperous entrepreneurs. Just like in the rap game, there is a level of competition when it comes to business. The annual Forbes list …

Charts Don't Lie: June 29

While Drake’s VIEWS remains unmoved from the #1 spot (sorry YG), there were still a few switch-ups this week with hip hop albums on the Billboard 200. YG made his debut with Still Brazy at #6, a precocious new LP from the California gangster rapper. Fellow Cali native and mainstay, The Game, debuted at #25 with his soundtrack …