brooklyn, ny – Brooklyn MC Skyzoo is preparing to drop his long-awaited collaborative LP with Pete Rock on Friday (September 20). Drenched in the lyrical complexity he’s known for delivering, Retropolitan explores themes of identity and gentrification as it applies to his hometown of New York City. In part two of his conversation with RealStreetRadio, […]

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New York, NY – Rich Forever Music’s first female artist Airi is a YouTube star turned signed music artist. The self-proclaimed “mocha princess,” quickly gained traction through her hilarious pranks, reaction videos, and singing vlogs, which ultimately caught Rich The Kid‘s attention, earning her a spot on the label. The Houston native’s musical buzz came […]

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North Bergen, NJ – Queen Latifah doesn’t think Nicki Minaj’s rap retirement is set in stone. The veteran MC-turned-actress shared her thoughts on Nicki’s surprising announcement while making her way to the reception hall for Treach and Cicely Evans’ wedding on Sunday (September 8). “She must be in love and happy,” she told TMZ. “Let […]

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RealStreetRadio – This week in Hip Hop, Nicki Minaj unexpectedly announced her rap retirement. Also, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s old manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Lastly, Jeezy explained the origins of how his ad-libs wound up on Kanye West’s 2007 hit record “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” Nicki Minaj Shockingly Announces Retirement […]

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Rihanna is reportedly closing out 2019 with a new album. According to multiple French reporters covering Universal Music France’s Open Session event, Universal revealed the multi-platinum singer’s ninth studio LP will be released in December. Last year, RiRi told a fan the album would drop in 2019 when asked about its release date Instagram. Le […]

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New York, NY – A New York Federal judge has ruled The Notorious B.I.G. — and subsequently Rita Ora — were within their legal rights to use the phrase “party and bullshit” in their music. According to Billboard, Judge Robert Katzmann handed down the ruling on Wednesday (September 4) and determined using the words didn’t constitute […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Kevin Hart is reportedly out of surgery following a serious car accident on Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles early Sunday morning (September 1). TMZ reports the comedic actor was the passenger in a vintage Plymouth Barracuda — which belongs to Hart — when the accident occurred. Jared Black, who was behind […]

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Ahead of his forthcoming album, Joell Ortiz drops off a gritty black-and-white visual for his Hesami-produced single, “Before Hip Hop.” Inspired by Craig Mack’s classic “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” music video, the Devon Johnson-directed clip finds Ortiz looking straight into the camera while he spits candid bars. “The ‘Before Hip Hop’ video is black and […]

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Ice-T notoriously gives credit to Schoolly D for masterminding gangsta rap anytime he’s asked about his introduction to the culture. The Body Count frontman’s 1987 classic “6 In The Morning” was directly inspired by Schoolly D’s “P.S.K.” track, which he’d released two years prior. During a recent interview with the Murder Master Music Show, Schoolly […]

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Detroit, MI – Jobina “JB” Brown, the manager and aunt of Tee Grizzley, was shot and killed in Detroit on Tuesday night (August 20). Comments about her death began surfacing Wednesday (August 21) on social media before her passing was confirmed by TMZ. According to law enforcement sources, a shooter opened fire on Grizzley’s Cadillac […]

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In honor of the craze surrounding the war between who has the better chicken sandwich: Popeyes or Chick-fil-A, we implore you to let us know which rap song has the best lines about the famed chicken establishments. From Migos‘ “Stir Fry” to A Tribe Called Quest‘s “Kids…,” who do you think has the best raps […]

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50 Cent is a busy man — Power and his various business endeavors appear to take up the majority of his time. On Wednesday (August 14), however, the Hip Hop heavyweight found the calendar space to hop on Instagram to weigh in on the Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross drama that popped off earlier this week. Fiddy […]

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Los Angeles, ca – Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson is incredibly gifted in many aspects. However, properly ranking music artists isn’t one of them. A blessed birthday indeed with the greatest birthday present in the world, my family.❤️ Thank you again to the amazing Aquila crew! pic.twitter.com/hIaXs9CJQS — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August […]

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Los Angeles, CA – Although A$AP Rocky’s legal troubles in Sweden are behind him, Wednesday’s (August 14) guilty verdict still isn’t sitting right with him. Shortly after a Swedish judge handed down the conviction, Rocky headed to Instagram to purge his thoughts. Needless to say, he isn’t happy with the final outcome. “I AM OF […]

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