Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Shawty Lo (March 22, 1976 September 21, 2016)

On this day, Sept. 21, in hip-hop history… Rick Diamond, Getty s 2016: Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo suffered an untimely death on Sept. 21, 2016 when he was involved in a fatal car crash. Today marks the one-year anniversary this… Continue Reading

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Missy Elliott Performs ‘She’s a Bitch’ at 2017 VH1 ‘Hip Hop Honors’

Maury Phillips, Getty s Missy Elliott may have been celebrated at VH1’s 2016 Hip Hop Honors, but there’s never—ever—a bad time for the hip-hop legend to take the stage. And so, the ever-innovative Missy Misdemeanor opened the 2017 Hip Hop… Continue Reading

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Jay-Z, Run The Jewels and More Kill It With Memorable Sets at 2017 Meadows Music and Arts Festival

Nicholas Hunt, Getty s For the past week or so, New York City has been blessed with festival-appropriate weather, rather unlikely as we’ve reached the middle September. So though many complained about the sun striking down on them in the… Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Celebrates His Daughter’s Second Birthday With a Dance

Frazer Harrison, Getty s Chance The Rapper’s daughter celebrated her second birthday yesterday (Sept. 16), and from the looks things, it was lit. Chano posted footage the B-Day shindig on Instagram. In one video, the Chicago rapper busts some choreographed… Continue Reading

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Cardi B, Lil Kim and More Attend Rihanna’s 2017 Diamond Ball

Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty s (3) Rihanna brought her 3rd annual Diamond Ball to New York City this year, and hip-hop’s favorite rappers came out to show their support for the fancy, charitable affair. The event, which is hosted by the… Continue Reading

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Nas Cozied Up With Nicki Minaj During 44th Birthday Celebration

New York, NY – As Nas celebrated his 44th birthday on Wednesday (September 13), the legendary Queensbridge MC was spotted with Nicki Minaj by his side as guests sang along to Stevie Wonder’s version “Happy Birthday.” Footage obtained by The Shade Room… Continue Reading

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DJ Paul KOM’s ‘Underground, Vol. 17 – For Da Summa’ Album Stream

Scale-A-Ton / ONErpm DJ Paul KOM is best known for his work as a member  the iconic Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, alongside Juicy J, Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black and the late Lord Infamous and Koopsta Knicca. Now, Paul is on… Continue Reading

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Funk Flex Calls DJ Clue "A Wack DJ" — And Gets A Response

New York City – Veteran New York City DJ’s Funkmaster Flex and DJ Clue have never appeared to be chummy over the years competition through their respective platforms, Hot 97 and Power 105.1. In a recent interview with ThisIs50, Flex decided… Continue Reading

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Funk Flex Calls DJ Clue "A Wack DJ" — And Gets A Response

New York City – Veteran New York City DJ’s Funkmaster Flex and DJ Clue have never appeared to be chummy over the years competition through their respective platforms, Hot 97 and Power 105.1. In a recent interview with ThisIs50, Flex decided… Continue Reading

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Swizz Beatz Laughs Off $16M Luxury Car Lawsuit

Producer Swizz Beatz is reportedly headed to court, but the 38-year-old Bronx native doesn’t seem too worried about it. On Friday (September 8), the beatsmith was reportedly struck with a $16.15 million lawsuit after allegedly reselling or fraudulently using luxury cars, including… Continue Reading

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