After 'Ye and Jay got ranked, Dr. Dre, Queen Latifah and Black Thought get looks, but Nasty Nas holds the throne. Which verse?
Mr. West checks in with a verse that might surprise you, or reconsider the merits of the L.V. Don.
This Justo Mixtape Award-winner from New York also runs one of the leading mixtape distribution houses, get the scoop.
Hip Hop scholar Brian Sims breaks down the brilliance of Jay-Z's "Get By remix" verse in the wake of Soulja Boy v. Ice-T.
The man who brought Keyshia Cole and Hell Date to TV is working with Diddy and founding a new powerhouse label.
What are studies telling us about where Hip Hop is really headed? And where will YOU be in all of it?
The woman who signed The Roots, Common and Mos Def to Geffen explains two decades of experience and skills vs. sales.
The first African American independent filmmaker, Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, Glass Shield) breaks down Hollywood, burning or not.
With a new book out, Michael Eric Dyson's perspectives on Hip Hop's evolution sprinkled some wisdom on Brian Sims, PhD.
A look at what Soundscan doesn't want you to know, advertising and the things that make talented emcees superstars.
Jive Records' VP of A&R "MeMpHiTz" learned young, but he learned fast. Read about Pimp C giving game and Huey and T-Pain.
A look at race vs. racial identity, and a specific look at the difference between Beyonce and a strong black woman.
T-Pain's manager began as a Def Jam go-fer. Read how one goes to New York with 300 dollars and comes out a mogul-to-be.
The Los Angeles Clippers' 6'7" point guard talks about crosstown rivalries, charity, and going from high school to pro.
How is it that in real life gangs are ugly, but on MTV they are glorious? What does Blood and Crip really stand for? Gotta read this!
The Senior A&R at Bad Boy explains his day-to-day, addresses critics, and tells you why he's checking your Myspace, maybe.
Can one be corporate and thug at the same time? It
Wanna get a job at MTV but don't know how? Neither does Buttahman, who is one of the minds behind MTV Jams. Get schooled younguns...
Is being fat all that? Is Monique's celebration of fat girls something to be proud of or something much more deadly? R.I.P. Big Pun...
The Greatest Producer You Never Heard Of schools you on the biz, airs out a certain producer and speaks on suckas who aren't really writing.
All that intellect, er, intelligence seems a bit wasted. For one, the lyrics are way tighter than the delivery. It's like eating a gourmet meal that's gotten cold. For two, he's pretty serious. I guess there's lots to think about.