ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

The Sound

Health and hip-hop are coming together to help educate inner city youth. Last night, Hip-Hop Public Health hosted their first “Health in Key Gala,” which used music as the message and popular artists as messengers to give economically disadvantaged elementary school-aged children the information and tools to improve health literacy and foster positive behaviors. The gala was hosted […]

Will Smith and Doug E. Fresh took party goers back to the old school as they rocked Gabrielle Union’s 40th birthday party in Miami on Saturday. Will spit a freestyle while Doug E. beat boxed. Then Will got the crowd even more hyped up when he performed “Summertime” and the theme song from “Fresh Prince […]

During the late 80s and early 90s, MC Hammer was one of hip-hop’s most polarizing figures. While some hated on him for the harem pants and the excessive dancing, pop radio ate it up. Despite complaints, Hammer was the first rapper to go diamond. (Ten million albums sold.) After suffering a huge fall from grace, […]

Happy Birthday to the World’s Greatest Entertainer Doug E. Fresh! The Harlem-born hip-hop legend celebrated in style yesterday during the 43rd Annual African-American Day Parade. Like on Facebook to stay updated with the latest entertainment news and original interviews! The man behind classics like “The Show” greeted a crowd in front of his restaurant, […]

Doug E. Fresh is known the world over for his innovations in hip-hop, particularly the Beatbox art form, but one thing he is just as passionate about is DJing. As the official ambassador for McDonald’s recent “Flavor Battle” DJ competition, the Harlem native and founder of the Get Fresh Crew got to evaluate some mix […]

Watch out Diggy Simmons. It seems that progeny of another hip-hop vet are ready to stake a claim in the music business.  Brothers Solomon “Trips” Davis, 20, and Dayquan “Slim” Davis, 22, are the off spring of Harlem, NY’s own Doug E. Fresh. Together they perform as the duo Square Off but are not trying […]

As a new group Cali Swag District has had an amazing year with their now platinum single “Teach Me How To Dougie.” The four-man group (C-Smoove, Yung, Jay Are and M-Bone) hail from Inglewood, California and were discovered by former Death Row artists Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The single “Teach Me How To Dougie” […]

Jill Scott‘s new album, The Light Of The Sun, features the beautiful singer collaborating with fellow Philadelphia hometown girl Eve on the lead single “Shame.”  Jill also worked with a pair of unlikely collaborators on the album – Doug E. Fresh and Paul Wall.

In 1946 Bobby Robinson opened his record store Bobby’s Happy House on 125th street in Harlem becoming the first black owned business on the famous Harlem street. The music business legend died yesterday at the age of 93. Five years after opening the shop he expanded into the music recording business working with hundreds of […]

Doug E Fresh is the latest entertainer to find themselves in the sights of the IRS.

The remix for Jazmine Sullivan’s new single “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)” dropped late last week and capitalized on it’s 90’s throwback sound by adding the inventor of this hip-hop soul s**t, Mary J Blige, to the track. In the video, which just hit today, Jazmine takes it back to the classic 1990 film, […]