Nas is Teaching the “Art of Storytelling” in His MasterClass
The legendary rapper Nas, is sharing his lyrical gifts with the world by teaching a Hip Hop storytelling course in partnership with MasterClass.
Rapper Common Opens Recording Studio in Prison for Inmates
On Oct. 5, CBS Chicago reported that Common opened a fully functional recording studio inside Stateville Correctional Center in Cresthill, Illinois.
Kanye West Finally Receives his 1st Diamond Certification
On Oct. 6, Def Jam announced that Kanye West's hit-single “Stronger” has been certified diamond by the RIAA after surpassing 10 million sales in the U.S.
Biggie & Lil Wayne Immortalized as Special Edition Funko Figures
Dubbed “Funko Gold,” the Washington-based company has unveiled three new models of The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Wayne and Ice Cube.
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg & Kendrick Lamar Set to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg have been booked to perform at the show in February 2022, representing Hip Hop and R&B.
Music Sampling Platform “Tracklib” Raises $12.2M, Led by Sony
Tracklib, a platform providing music producers with pre-cleared original music for sampling, has secured $12.2 million in investment.
Drake Continues Historic Billboard Run by Holding 9 of Top10 Spots
The record-breaking numbers for Certified Lover Boy are in. Drake is the first artist to ever hold nine spots on the Hot 100’s Top 10 simultaneously.
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Old Brooklyn Apartment is Now Up for Sale
The Notorious B.I.G.’s former residence is on the market. According to The New York Post, the old Brooklyn apartment is up for sale for $1.7 million.
Jay-Z + Beyoncé Announce $2M Scholarship Fund for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
JAY-Z and Beyoncé have set up a new multi-million dollar scholarship aimed at helping young Black students pursue their artistic and creative ambitions.
Lil Baby Teams with FootLocker for Bike Giveaway & Basketball Court Renovation in Atlanta
Lil Baby joined forces with Foot Locker to renovate an Atlanta basketball court and gave away hundreds of bikes to kids before they head back to school.
Master P Helping New Orleans with His Water Co. in Wake of Hurricane Ida
Master P is providing aid to his hometown of New Orleans after it was hit by Hurricane Ida, the second most intense hurricane in Louisiana history.
Nas Becomes the New Co-Owner of Escobar Cigars
Nas is announced as the new co-owner of the aptly-titled Escobar Cigars after investing in the company. He’ll be advising on marketing.