Hip Hop Is the Top Genre of 2023 Despite a slow start to 2023, hip-hop ended the year on a high note and was crowned the top music genre in 2023. According to numbers from Chart Data, “R&B/Hip Hop was the #1 genre in the U.S. with 277.27 million album equivalents sold.” Sales of hip-hop […]

Artists have a diamond-certified record when they sell at least 10 million units. As XXL states, it is “one of the highest accomplishments in the music industry and is a true indicator of being a superstar.”  In hip-hop, only a few artists have gotten diamond-certified songs. That includes 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, Drake, Tupac, Ludacris, […]

This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, and a celebration show is set to take place on September 15th in Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by Mariah Carey and Maxwell. Performers set to hit the stage include Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J. Blige, EPMD, Tyrese, and Sean Paul. Presale tickets are available now […]

The biggest Hip-Hop earners for 2021 are Jay-Z, Diddy, & Kanye West. You probably kinda knew that already though. Shawn Carter leads the rap pack with a career-best total of $470 million. Last year, hip-hop’s first billionaire sold the majority of TIDAL to Square, Inc. for $302 million, while LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton acquired half of his luxury champagne […]

Eve opens up about how she feels about the current state of Hip-Hop. via: Rap-Up “There’s a lot of clones,” she told Trevor Noah. “I feel like back in the day, uniqueness was celebrated and I think now there’s a lot of the sameness and that to me… It makes it boring a lot of the […]

NBC’s Bay Area affiliate has a documentary coming this month all about the local hip-hop scene. Culture of Hip-Hop is a one-hour documentary that will include interviews with Bay Area OGs like Too Short and E-40. The special will also feature the next generation artists they’ve inspired, like G-Eazy, Saweetie, Kamaiyah and Nef the Pharaoh. DJs Big Von and Chuy Gomez, and hip-hop historian Davey D pop up as well. Culture […]

The nominations are in. Here’s who has a chance at Grammy gold in the hip-hop and R&B specific categories. Best R&B Performance “Long As I Live” by Toni Braxton “Summer” by The Carters “Y O Y” by Lalah Hathaway “Best Part” by H.E.R. f/ Daniel Caesar “First Began” by PJ Morton Best Traditional R&B Performance “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” by Leon Bridges […]

Q-Tip just landed a new job — and it’s not making music. The A Tribe Called Quest frontman has been has been named Artistic Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Hip-Hop Culture Council. The council is just one part of a new initiative to “help the Kennedy Center create new pathways and deepen public knowledge of […]

Eve has seen lots of success in her career as a hip hop star but now, she’s taking on a new role as permanent co-host on “The Talk” which airs on CBS.  Eve will join Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood on the daily CBS talk show. ” Honestly, I am the […]

B.I.G. things are coming to TBS. The network announced on Thursday that it will be developing a scripted comedy inspired by Brooklyn-rapper Notorious B.I.G., entitled Think B.I.G.. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the series will chronicle the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant […]