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More Than Music: Diddy’s Revolt Summit Touches Down in Los Angeles

More Than Music: Diddy’s Revolt Summit Touches Down in Los Angeles

After conquering the Billboard charts with Bad Boy Entertainment, the beverage industry with Ciroc, fashion with Sean John, and both film and television with Revolt Films and Revolt TV, the man who
Not Your Father’s Masculinity

Not Your Father’s Masculinity

Meet the “new man”: whatever others say he is.
Killer Mike Still Believes Bernie Sanders Can Start a Revolution

Killer Mike Still Believes Bernie Sanders Can Start a Revolution

Charles Bethea reports from Bernie Sanders campaign events in Georgia and North Carolina and interviews the rapper Michael Render, who is better known as Killer Mike, about the senator’s candidacy for
First Trailer for ‘Rhythm + Flow’ Reveals Netflix’s New Musical Competition Series

First Trailer for ‘Rhythm + Flow’ Reveals Netflix’s New Musical Competition Series

Netflix is getting into the musical competition game with Rhythm + Flow, a (mostly) unscripted reality series hosted by Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris. The guest cast is insane, but

Killer Mike Says JAY-Z’s NFL Deal “Doesn’t Destroy What Kaepernick Knelt For”

This week, Killer Mike appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher to give his take on some of the most pressing socio-political issues right now. The Run the Jewels rapper and activist shared his take on
What the New Breed of Hip-Hop Artists Can Learn From Run the Jewels

What the New Breed of Hip-Hop Artists Can Learn From Run the Jewels

Ever since it blossomed into a cultural force, hip-hop has been cursed with wandering eyes and interchangeable affections. One minute you’re heralded as the next breakout star in the vein of Mims,
Trump's Still Big Mad That Fox News, His Personal YouTube Channel, Had a Bernie Sanders Town Hall

Trump's Still Big Mad That Fox News, His Personal YouTube Channel, Had a Bernie Sanders Town Hall

President Donald Trump doesn’t like that his favorite news drama network, Fox News, decided to have Killer Mike’s best friend, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), on for a televised town hall that included
Reefer and Records: Grass Is Greener Explores Marijuana's Relationship With Music in New Trailer

Reefer and Records: Grass Is Greener Explores Marijuana's Relationship With Music in New Trailer

It’s high time for yet another celebration of cannabis culture — that’s right, April 20 (or 4/20) is coming up once again. Read more...
Nipsey Hussle’s Community Legacy: 10 Hip-Hop Artists Continuing The Marathon

Nipsey Hussle’s Community Legacy: 10 Hip-Hop Artists Continuing The Marathon

The life of Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom was celebrated Thursday before a crowd of over 21,000 at the Staples Center after he was fatally shot in South Los Angeles on March 31. Read more...
Are rap lyrics about killing cops protected free speech? The Supreme Court will have to decide

Are rap lyrics about killing cops protected free speech? The Supreme Court will have to decide

In 2014, a Pittsburgh rapper was convicted of issuing terroristic threats and intimidating witnesses with violent rap lyrics that specifically targeted police officers who had arrested him in the
Rappers Are Defending Their Right to Anti-Cop Lyrics in the Supreme Court

Rappers Are Defending Their Right to Anti-Cop Lyrics in the Supreme Court

Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Killer Mike, and others filed a brief in support of rapper Mayhem Mal, breaking down the poetics of rap lyrics.
Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Chance the Rapper & More File Brief to Supreme Court

Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Chance the Rapper & More File Brief to Supreme Court

The New York Times reports that Meek Mill, Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage, and other famous rappers filed a brief in the Supreme Court on Wednesday to help overturn the conviction of Pittsburgh rapper
Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music

Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music

“Outlaw country music is given much more poetic license than gangster rap, and I listen to both,” Killer Mike said in an interview.
Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music

Hip-Hop Artists Give the Supreme Court a Primer on Rap Music

“Outlaw country music is given much more poetic license than gangster rap, and I listen to both,” Killer Mike said in an interview.
Apparently Killer Mike Really Does Have His Own Religion

Apparently Killer Mike Really Does Have His Own Religion

Involving a shrine in his house full of "women figures of divinity."
How ‘Trigger Warning with Killer Mike’ Is Breaking Stereotypes Through Playful Experimentation

How ‘Trigger Warning with Killer Mike’ Is Breaking Stereotypes Through Playful Experimentation

A rap performance in an assisted living facility, where your youngest audience member is 65 years old. A friendly competition between the Crips and the Bloods, two of Atlanta’s best-known gangs. The
Big Boi Unveils Two New Tracks Ahead of Super Bowl Appearance

Big Boi Unveils Two New Tracks Ahead of Super Bowl Appearance

Big Boi has returned with two new singles. “Doin’ It” features Sleepy Brown, while “Return of the Dope Boi” has Killer Mike and Backbone on guest duties. Take a listen to both below. Big Boi is set to
A 'Triggering' Conversation With Rapper Killer Mike

A 'Triggering' Conversation With Rapper Killer Mike

Rapper Killer Mike stopped by The Root to chat about his new Netflix series, Trigger Warning, and be warned, some of his viewpoints may trigger you. I know some of them triggered me. We sat down with

Watch the Trailer for New Netflix Show ‘Trigger Warning with Killer Mike’

Killer Mike now has his own Netflix show. Titled Trigger Warning With Killer Mike, the series will debut on January 18, and by the look of the trailer (watch above) it’s set to address a number of
Watch the First Trailer for Killer Mike's New Netflix Show 'Trigger Warning'

Watch the First Trailer for Killer Mike's New Netflix Show 'Trigger Warning'

The documentary series is about "embracing your freedom to challenge societal expectations."