Video After The Jump (Reuters) Dallas police were in a standoff with a suspect on Friday after snipers killed five officers and wounded six, one of the worst mass police shootings in recent U.S. history, during protests against the killing of two black men by police this week. Police had taken three people into custody … Continue reading Snipers Kill 5 Dallas Police Officers, Wound 6 During Black Lives Matter Protest (Video)
Drake doesn’t speak publicly about many social issues, but he felt compelled Wednesday, July 6, to respond to the shooting death of 37-year old Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officer. The “One Dance” hit maker penned an open letter and posted it on his Instagram page. I am grateful to be able to … Continue reading Drake Writes Open Letter About The Shooting Death Of Alton Sterling By Baton Rouge Police. Says He's "Disheartened, Emotional And Truly Scared"
ScHoolboy Q reveals that he “almost quit” rap. During an interview on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, TDE wordsmith ScHoolboy Q revealed that he was once on the verge of chucking the deuces to his music career. In regards to almost quitting, Q says it was a matter of putting his family before his … Continue reading ScHoolboy Q "Almost Quit" Rap Following "Oxymoron" Release
Image via Instagram Many artists in the hip-hop community have used their reach to address the tragic killing of Alton Sterling by police officers in Baton Rouge, LA. Rappers like Kanye West, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and T.I. have shared video and thoughts on the matter, and countless others have joined the conversation. Drake’s social media platforms … Continue reading Drake Shares Open Letter in Response to the Killing of Alton Sterling
The Hip Hop community had much to say regarding the viral video of 37-year-old Alton Sterling being shot to death by Baton Rouge Police including Chuck D and The Game. Normally silent during socially controversial moments, Drake posted on Instagram today (July 6) to give his thoughts on the tragedy. “I am grateful to be able … Continue reading Drake Says Alton Sterling Shooting Left Him "Truly Scared"; Kanye West Shares The Video
Image via Twitter Nothing lasts forever. Early this morning, Big K.R.I.T. tweeted that he had parted ways with Def Jam after a six-year history with the record label. Sha Money XL, the former VP of A&R at the house Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin built, signed the Mississippi recording artist in 2010 after hearing his classic mixtape Krit Wuz Here. He left … Continue reading Big K.R.I.T. Announces Departure From Def Jam
New York City, NY – The Alton Sterling police shooting in Lousiana has left the Hip Hop community in a state of shock and frustration is starting to seep through with each passing conversation. Yesterday in Baton Rouge, the 37-year-old father of three was videotaped being shot to death by police officers as they had … Continue reading Peter Rosenberg Spazzes On Cop Over Alton Sterling
Image via Pitchfork This morning, Toro y Moi announced two August releases that fans can look forward to: a concert album, Live from Trona, and an accompanying film directed by Harry Israelson, who helmed Chaz’s 2015 music video for “Lilly.” The tracklist (see below), which doubles as the setlist for the visual component, largely consists … Continue reading Toro y Moi Prepping Release of Live Album and Concert Film Set in Mojave Desert