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‘Ye is on Your 2020 California Ballot as a Vice Presidential Candidate
October 15, 2020
When you get your California election ballot soon – that’s if you don’t have it already --expect to see Kanye West’s name on it.   The 43-year-old rapper and business mogul is on the California ballot as the candidate for vice president on the American Independent Party (AIP) ticket. The presidential candidate on the AIP ticket is San Diego-based Mexican American businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra.   ... read more »
Grammy-Winning Producer Hit-Boy Reflects on the Past Year, His Growth and His Vision for 2020 and Beyond
February 20, 2020
With his Grammy win and a new album, the world for Hit-Boy remains full of opportunity and advancement. ... read more »
XZIBIT Makes Directorial Debut in New Digital Music Series ‘Broken Ground’
February 21, 2019
The legendary rapper, television personality made his directorial debut at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival ... read more »
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Kool Moe Dee talks Ole School
December 7, 2017
You tell somebody now that James Brown was the Micheal Jackson of his time and they won’t believe you.” ... read more »
Rapper ordered to pay more than $1.1M to slain teen’s family
May 18, 2017
Rapper ordered to pay more than $1.1M to slain teen's family ... read more »
Behind the Music with Ms. Toi
May 3, 2017
Despite her ups and downs, she continues to flourish in her career. ... read more »
Soulja Boy Facing Felony Weapon Charges 
January 25, 2017
DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as rapper Soulja Boy, was recently charged with illegally possessing firearms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
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Rap pioneer Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45
March 24, 2016
Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. He was 45. Born Malik Isaac Taylor, he was known as the "Five Foot Assassin" because he was 5 feet 3 inches tall. ... read more »
Reward Offered in Case of Murdered Rapper
November 25, 2015
Authorities announced a $50,000 reward last week for information that helps solve the killing of a rapper known as ``Young B The Future,'' who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles. The crime occurred on Dec. 8, 2014, about 3:40 p.m. in the 300 block of East 118th Street. Brandon Fields, 26, was walking on the street near his home when he was shot. ... read more »
Rapper Claims ‘Post Traumatic Stress’ after Confrontation with The Game
July 29, 2015
A rapper who allegedly was threatened with a gun and beaten by The Game during a Hollywood Hills party in 2012 suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result, a psychologist testified this week. Luis Zapata told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera that although plaintiff Glocc 40 also is an actor, the singer's demeanor during therapy indicated he was being forthright. ... read more »
Wale “The Album About Nothing”
July 8, 2015
Grammy-nominated rapper Wale has no issue explaining how he has evolved as a musician. “Before I was just a dope rapper and now aware of how to compose music,” he said. ... read more »
Rich Homie Quan “Flex” Hits #1
July 8, 2015
Think It’s A Game Records’ Rich Homie Quan’s irresistible smash “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)” distributed by Empire Distribution, claims its independence in the number 1 slot over the July 4th holiday weekend as the most played song on urban radio. ... read more »
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