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Nipsey Hussle’s last moments detailed as murder trial opens

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset...

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies of COVID-19 at age 55

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering hip-hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with top stars, has died of...

Snoop Dogg Buys Iconic Death Row Records Label

Snoop Dogg released his first album with Death Row Records in 1993. Less than 30 years later, he now owns the entire company. By Stacy...

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...

Gil Scott-Heron Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Prophetic Genius Inspired a Generation of Rappers and Musicians with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Trice Edney Newswire Legendary poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron...