Hip-hop has never been about following rules. From the genre’s birth in the late ‘70s to today’s explosion of innovative pop-rap superstars, the music has always rewarded audacious creativity and outside-the-box thinking. While hip-hop has gone mainstream and become the world’s preeminent form of popular music, there are still artists working outside of industry boundaries
When he was in high school, PJ Sin Suela was known for dropping crazy hip-hop rhymes during lunchtime. He was a music junkie thanks to his mom, who played the guitar. Having all the qualities to be the next big music star, PJ opted to go to school to become a doctor instead. Now, as
Given all that has come in its wake, it is still hard to believe that Lauryn Hill released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill when she was 23 years old. True, Hill had lived plenty of lives by then, had tried on a variety of roles—straight-A student of Maplewood, New Jersey’s Columbia High School; founder of
The 2018 American Music Awards nominations are in! Drake and Cardi B lead all artists with eight total nods each. Drake will compete against Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift for the night’s top honors — artist of the year. Cardi B will face off with Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa and XXXTentacion for new
Wednesday is the lowest point of the week, the lull between the get up and go you manage to muster on Monday and the long, slow climb to the halcyon days of the weekend. And Wednesday afternoon is truly the lowest point of the lowest day. Luckily, Kelela has saved us by announcing a new
(CNN)Eminem has proven once again that he’s a hit maker. The rapper’s latest album, “Kamikaze,” is quickly rising to the top of the charts after its surprise release last week. The Detroit native is currently on track for his album to hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The feat would mark Eminem’s ninth No.
Aretha Franklin fans are saying their final goodbyes to the Queen of Soul.The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit is hosting two days of public open-casket visitations. Franklin died at age 76 of pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16. On Tuesday, the first of the two days, hundreds of people, some of whom spent the night on the sidewalk