Q-Tip chats with BBC about new music, forthcoming TV series and 25th anniversary edition of the Low End Theory.
LIKWUiD Stylez (née Faybeo’n Mickens) is a Southern Belle, the remix. She rhymes with a ferocity comparable to a boxer’s hands, has the musical ear of a skilled composer and an unapologetically unique sense of style from her signature Afro to the fresh kicks on her feet. The Columbia, South Carolina-raised lyricist, who currently resides […]
I caught up with Kerry Coddett, a finalist in recent “Saturday Night Live” auditions, and her sister Krystal, to chat about their own brand of comedy, “The Codett Project.”
Missy Elliott seems hopeful that women will snatch the mic and one day get back on top in mainstream hip-hop.
When Mike Scala was growing up in Queens, New York, he was surrounded by hip-hop. The Rosedale native would listen to progressive artists like Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch and more during his dollar van rides to high school in the 90s. Eventually, Scala starting penning his own rhymes and got so skilled as an emcee […]
Andrea Lewis is a talented singer/songwriter/actress (but not necessarily in that order) out of Toronto who is definitely on the rise. You may have seen her on Degrassi: The Next Generation (yes, with Drake) but she has also appeared in Down in the Delta, The Natalie Cole Story and more. These days, Andrea has been […]
If the name Vikter Duplaix doesnâ€™t ring a bell, youâ€™ve probably still heard his music. The DJ, singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist and has worked with Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Faith Evans, Teddy Pendergrass and more. The Philadelphia native also found time to release his own albums. His third studio LP, Love Machine […]
This is the last installment of my chat with Jessica Estevez of iHeartDilla.com. Here we talk about so-called tastemakers taking payola to promote artists, women in hip-hop and how Jessica got into J Dilla. Make sure you check her out at www.BlackWeblogAwards.com and vote for her for “Best Music Blog.” Tomorrow is the last day […]
Admittedly, I’ve never been a Trina fan. I was always indifferent because I just never clicked with her music enough (with the exception of a song or two). However, she has been the most consistent femcee with a major deal in the last decade as far as putting out consecutive music. I’ve discovered throughout my […]
The million dollar question seems to be where are the women in hip-hop, but they’re hiding in plain site. Get to know Bless Roxwell, an MC and entrepreneur, and Cynical Smith a filmmaker, Duck Down affiliate and an entrepreneur. These women created their own lanes when the typical paths wouldn’t open. They talk about why […]