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A Conduit for Hip-Hop Culture and Music, Yo! MTV Raps Turns 30


On August 6th, 1988, one of the most important conduits of Hip-Hop culture that ever existed aired its first episode in the United States.  However, Ted Demme and Peter Doughtery actually first developed the show for MTV Europe the year before

Phife Dawg Is An Extension Of Dean Smith’s Effect On Hip-Hop Culture


In the wake of Smiths death, A Tribe Called Quest legend Phife Dawg shared his thoughts about the coaching icon with Da Gambler and TSL. He also explains why despite growing up in a city full of championship-caliber coache

The Grammys Will Never Fully Recognize Hip-Hop And Black Culture

Some artists yearn for it, while others say it doesn't move them at all, but the Grammys are the definitive trophy for mainstream musical...

Welcome To Atlanta: The Falcons, Hip-Hop And Culture


Down through the years, the mega metropolis of the South has been an eyewitness to major historical and cultural events. Among the highlights which expanded beyond the local limits: Union Gen. William Sherman setting the city on fire during his

TSL Comic Book Convo: Hip-Hop Illuminates Reveal a Symbiosis with Comic Book Culture Pt.1


To the surprise of many, the relationship between hip-hop culture and comic books has been a bastion for creativity ever since the boom and bap first emerged from the South Bronx back in 1973. Back in October, Al

Remembering Andre Harrell | He Masterminded The Elevation of Black Culture

If Black culture was a bus, then Andre Harrell was the driver through most of the 90s and 2000s. Remembering a legend one year after his death.

Hip-Hop Legend Earl “DMX” Simmons Has Passed At 50

The Hip-Hop world lost a cultural giant on Friday as Earl “DMX” Simmons passed away at the age of 50 following an overdose that...

Books 4 The Culture: “Permission to be Black: My Journey with Jay-Z and Jesus...

A.D. “Lumkile” Thomason’s new book, “Permission to be Black: My Journey with Jay-Z and Jesus” puts into perspective the power of identity, culture, and...

Happy Birthday In Hip-Hop Heaven To Prodigy Of Infamous Mobb Deep

Rapper Prodigy of the Infamous Mobb Deep died in Las Vegas on June 20, 2017. He would have turned 46 years old today had...