Hip-hop fans rejoice: Eric B. & Rakim have announced that they are reuniting. Over the past week, the duo has been tweeting from their shared account that they are back together. https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/788922068452663296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789236057187291136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789237049312161792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789636287946891264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789636946234454017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789823564421615620?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw It’s been a long time coming. The two broke up in 1993 following the release of 1992’s Don’t Sweat the Technique. The […]

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https://instagram.com/p/3Iazv3s2dR/?taken-by=sprite Here’s something that will make you proud to drink those extra calories. Sprite has unveiled its inaugural “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection, which are cans featuring inspirational but noteworthy verses from some of hip-hop’s most revered acts. This collection features an eclectic mix: Drake (“Know Yourself,” “0 to 100”), The Notorious B.I.G. (“One More Chance,” probably “Juicy”), Nas (“If I Ruled the World,” […]

From October 3rd-5th, Harlem will be the site for a monumental weekend. The God & Hip Hop Weekend, a series of events culminating in the NOGE 50th Year Benefit Concert at the World Famous Apollo Theater, is gearing up in NYC.  The Builder’s Build Group (BBG) created this event because its founders believe hip hop […]

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Okay to put it simply….if you claim to be of the Hip Hop culture and community but don’t get goosebumps from watching this video…then you might as well be stuck under a palm tree because your Hip Hop soul is suffering from SHADE! AFH posted an amazing new video of Rakim speaking his truth and […]

Rakim joins the lists of rappers and singers who have paid homage to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela since his passing on December 5th. While R. Kelly paid tribute in song, The Game had ‘Madiba’ tattooed on his body. However, The God MC took the more traditional route like rapper Jasiri X, recording […]


  Hip Hop Saves Lives Presents, “Let’s Take It Higher,” a Benefit Concert in Honor of Haiti, with Special Guest Appearance by Honoree, DJ Kool Herc ———- Hosted by Cassie Freeman of VH1’s “Single Ladies” with Special Guest Performance by “The X Factor” Sensation, ASTRO Kid Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL) is a non-profit organization […]

As President Obama explained to The Atlantic, Kanye West may be a “jackass,” but he’s certainly talented. Now in a separate Atlantic article is a glowing review of the Chicago emcee by legendary rapper Rakim. During a chat about the evolution of rap and his own pioneering career, Rakim said that the industry could benefit […]

Words By Hafeez Raji Rarely do pioneers stay relevant some twenty-five  years after coming on the scene to redefine a genre as one William Griffin, aka Rakim bka The R. Over two decades ago my only knowledge of hip hop–or better yet “rap”–revolved literally on my first vinyl album, a compilation of the Sugar Hill […]

It was just announced that Eric B. and Rakim have been nominated for the first time to enter The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Looks like Eric B.’s daughter Starr Barrier has another announcement to make. She says her father is a deadbeat dad. Starr says her dad Eric B. owes over […]

At this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival poet, professor and co-founder of the Black Arts Movement Sonia Sanchez screened her documentary Shaking Loose Memories . The film is directed by Jamal Joseph and combines interviews with Sanchez and performances of her poems by Amiri Baraka, T.C Carson and others. TheUrbandaily was given a few minutes with […]

Rakim, who’s real name is William Michael Griffin, Jr. is known as one of hip hop’s most influential and skilled MCs of all time. Rakim has always been praised for his lyrical content and flow. At the age of 16, William Michael Griffin joined The Nation of Gods and Earths also known as the 5 Percent […]

Yesterday’s rumor about Lauryn Hill headlining the 2010 Rock The Bells festival had the internets going nuts!