Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Collection Of Hip-Hop Pioneer ‘Fab 5 Freddy’

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has acquired the full archive of hip-hop pioneer and pop culture icon, Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kelis Reveals Nas Physically Abused Her

TV One reports that in a rare interview, Kelis opens up about her life with rapper Nas, their ongoing custody battle (they share a son, eight-year-old Knight) and why she wants everyone to move on from their relationship (they married, according to the singer in 2002 before the public knew about it in 2005 and divorced in 2010). Continue Reading →

It’s A Harlem World With The Beloved Dave East And Vado On “Da Hated” (Video)

It wasn’t too long ago Vado seemed like he was next in line to carry Harlem World into the next era of Hip-Hop music but a las it seems like that responsibility has fallen into the laps of A$AP Mob and of course Nas’ protégé, Dave East. Continue Reading →

Brand New GOOD Music Signee Sheck Wes Dropped His Wrestling-Inspired Single ‘Do That’

UPROXX reports that Harlem rapper Sheck Wes was just signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Records last month, and he’s hitting the ground running with his latest single “Do That.”
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Nas Pays Tribute To Black Music In Special Google Arts & Culture Video

To celebrate Black History Month, Harlem fave, hip-hop legend, producer and entrepreneur Nas pays homage to a long tradition of Black musicians and storytellers who continue to empower us today in this compelling open letter and video HERE. Continue Reading →

Uptown Flavor All Over Miranda, Nas, Dave East And Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wrote My Way Out’ Video

Rolling Stones reports that Lin-Manuel Miranda teams with New York rappers Nas and Dave East and singer Aloe Blacc for the new video “Wrote My Way Out,” the January offering from the Hamilton star’s “Hamildrops” series. Continue Reading →