If you can remove stereotypes and broad generalizations from the discussion, race becomes a topic many emcees are either ignorant of or just plain afraid to discuss.
The '95 Source Awards were an extremely crucial awards show when it came to the culture of hip-hop.
HipHopDX caught up with Young Buck and Tony Yayo where we discussed what kept the group close and the Police in Hip Hop.
With "March On Washington," Diamond District provide a concise, diverse package that showcases their skills while providing entertainment and social commentary.
The legendary Memphis duo are working on a new project while having an eye on the past as we discuss the 20th anniversary of "Outside Looking In" and their friendly rivalry with Dr. Dre.
With "Switched On," Madchild is playing to his strengths, but he shines best when he takes risks.
Exclusive: Madchild details balancing his desire to grow with fan demands on his "Switched On" EP and revisits his 2011 King Of The Dot battle with Dirtbag Dan.
Exclusive: Crooked I provides an update on Slaugherhouse's "Glass House" album, his C.O.B. Radio show and the lasting impact of his "Hip Hop Weekly" series.
While serviceable in spurts, Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D. II" provides 20 mostly vapid trap-related offerings with little entertainment value or introspection.
HipHopDX's News Editor Soren Baker moderated a Grammy Pro Session with mega-stars Common and No I.D. this past Monday. Here are six key takeaways from the gathering.
Exclusive: Alex da Kid reveals what he thinks attracted Eminem and Dr. Dre to his production, as well as creating a global "busker" band with Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors.
With a stable of his own hand-picked artists hitting the Murs 316 Stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, here's a few expectations based on Murs' track record as an ambassador of L.A. Hip Hop.
Exclusive: Remy Ma reveals how many songs she's recorded since her release and says she was eyeing an independent deal before her 2008 arrest.
Exclusive: DJ Burn One reflects on his work with Scotty and the Five Points Music Group collective's series of instrumental mixtapes.
Exclusive: As Snootie Wild's "Made" gains radio play, he tells fans to be on the look out for a remix with Lil Boosie on his upcoming "Go Mode" EP.
"Live Like You're Dead" is surprisingly experimental, with Has-Lo & Castle revisiting familiar territory only after freely kicking down underground Rap tropes.
Exclusive: Reporting live and direct from the "Word of Mouth Tour," Evidence, DJ Babu & Rakaa Iriscience reflect on producing each other and the evolution of turntabalism.
North Coast Music Festival continues its tradition of merging Hip Hop with other genres of music, as Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi join this year's bill.
"The Paisley Summer Tour" is set to bring Vince Staples, Audio Push & Skeme to Oakland's Grand Live, Phoenix's Monarch Theater and L.A.'s Troubadour.
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