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Loading the player… Global Citizen Fest 2023 propped up hip-hop prominently on Saturday. Co-headliner Ms. Lauryn Hill brought out her Fugees bandmates while multiple generations of MCs joined DJ D-Nice before the audience. A day and night full of non-stop rain and wind didn’t keep thousands of attendees away from Central Park in New York […]

Loading the player… Democratic Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York discussed his plans to prevent prosecutors from having free reign to use rap lyrics in the courtroom to criminalize rappers during the Congressional Black Caucus 52nd Annual Legislative Conference.  On Friday, Bowman held a conversation with music executive Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, Kevin Liles, chief executive […]

Loading the player… Goapele has returned with new music. The acclaimed singer released the video for her latest single, “Purple,” on Friday, starring actor Omari Hardwick. “Purple” is a hazy, mysterious visual featuring Goapele in numerous stunning outfits. Goapele says she wanted the video to represent a multi-sensory stimulation. “I’m someone with synesthesia, like where […]

Loading the player… Hip-hop chart-toppers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion may have more music on the horizon. Shortly after releasing their latest collaborative single, “Bongos,” Megan teased a possible joint EP and subsequent tour in the near future, the three-time Grammy Award winner revealing that a collaborative project may already be in the works. She mentioned […]

Loading the player… Erykah Badu and Herbie Hancock will headline the second annual LA3C music and food festival, slated for several venues in downtown Los Angeles from Nov. 10-12, it was announced Tuesday. According to Billboard, Badu will perform at the Orpheum Theatre, while Hancock will play the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. Badu’s headlining […]

Loading the player… Doja Cat has come under fire over another new song. Her Filipino fans are taking her to task over her latest single, “Balut,” the name of a Filipino street dish. The Grammy Award winner released “Balut” on Sept. 15 and took to her Instagram Stories to explain where she got the title from, according […]

Loading the player… HOUSTON (AP) — Rap superstar Travis Scott was questioned for several hours on Monday in a civil deposition he gave in connection with hundreds of lawsuits that were filed against him and others over the deaths and injuries at the 2021 Astroworld festival. Scott was questioned in Houston during a deposition that […]

Loading the player… Halle Berry is calling Drake out. The Academy Award winner took to Instagram with complaints after the rapper used a photo of the actress as single art for his latest song with SZA, “Slime You Out.” Halle Berry attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California. (Photo […]

Loading the player… NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine and also was a co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has been removed from the hall’s board of directors after making comments that were seen as disparaging toward Black and female musicians. “Jann Wenner has been removed from the Board of Directors […]

Lauryn Hill performs onstage during the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn in 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio. On Aug. 25, 1998, Lauryn Hill, the lyricist, […]


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