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What Was Up With That Mess Called The Grammys?


The results from the 56th Annual Grammy Awards are in and rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made a statement on the whitening of urban/black music in America. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best rap album for th

Candace Parker Is Coming Back To The Crib To Play For Chicago Sky

For the first time since she starred for the Tennessee Volunteers ahead of a legendary 13-year WNBA career, the great Candace Parker will play...

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...

Chi-Town Legend, Common Turns 46 Today


One of the most influential and talented artists in hip-hop history, Common, turns 46 today.

Remembering Bob Marley On His 70th Birthday, From Punk Rock To “Exodus” 


Bob Marley is being remembered all over the world on what would have been his 70th birthday today (February 6). To celebrate the occasion, Red Bull Music Academy Radio hosted an interview with one of the most qualified people to disc

The Discussion of LeBron’s Mount Rushmore


LeBron James is catching a lot of wreck for leaving some exceptional names off his NBA version of Mt. Rushmore, placing Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson up there. Was he right? Why is this so much of a topic of discussi

All-Asteroid Team: The NBA Players Who Finished Last In All-Star Voting


On Thursday, the NBA announced the starting lineups for the upcoming All-Star Game in New Orleans. There remains a division over whether fan voting should decide who receives recognition for being one of the top-10 basketball players in the world a

The Attempt to Remember DJ Jam Master Jay


Being from Queens, growing up immersed in the infant stages of this explosive hip-hop culture, it was natural for me to write a piece celebrating the life of JMJ, the unlimited boundaries of his musical influence, and

A Dress Code At The Grammy Awards?


For reasons unbeknownst to most people, this year the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have decided

Hip-Hop Remembers Pimp C


Pimp C left a legion of fans, including Noreaga, Juicy J and Lil Wayne, stricken with grief when he passed on December 4th five years ago from an overdose of promethazine and codeine and a sleep apnea condition.  But no one mourns