The DJ Khaled-hosted award show featured sets by Gucci Mane, who performed his Mike WiLL Made-It produced single "First Day Out Da Feds."

The Life

Chris Brown came into the game as a young kid fresh out of high school and in two short years, he became one of the biggest stars in the world.

The Sound

In an era where social media and other forms of connectivity reveal a new edge to the fan-celebrity dynamic, a musician’s relationship to their fans has become more important than ever. Hip-hop in particular has a sense of community outreach encoded into its very DNA, and J. Cole has taken it to the next level over […]

Speaking objectively, Empire is the kind of hit that FOX  hasn’t seen in quite a while. Ratings are climbing every single week as the story of a hip-hop dynasty unfolds before our eyes. Some reports say it may even end its first season run as the most watched drama on television. Beyond the general setting, hip-hop focus, […]

In the latest edition of CRAVE, we’re taking a look at one of the hottest lines in duffle bags and backpacks. The Herschel Supply brand combines function and fashion, seamlessly. First up, we have the Jasper Woodland Camo/Navy/Red Backpack and Novel Duffle bags. The backpack is available online for $49.99 and features the signature coated […]


  With Bobby Shmurda still serving time while he awaits trial, the Brooklyn MC phone into Hot 97 to speak with Ebro in the Morning. The “Hot N***a” spoke about his removal from general population and into protective custody, as well as a confrontation he and Rowdy Rebel had with other prisoners within Manhattan Detention […]

  B.B. Kings played host to the kickoff of Dipset‘s ‘Pledge of Allegiance‘ tour. The uptown crew kicked their new records “Have My Money” and “Do Something“, while running through a ton of classics. The Diplomats will be moving down the turnpike for a date on February 27 in Jersey. Check the group’s first live […]


  As we’ve all learned over time, Marshawn Lynch is a man of very few words. When asked about his awkward silence and treatment of the media, Beastmode told the NFL Network‘s Deion Sanders, “I’m just bout dat action, boss!” Welp, it’s looking like the future hall of famer is now about a different type […]

One of the funniest memes to hit the internet in a long time has been the #ThugLife videos. The online phenomena spawned from the Thug Life hashtag that began on Twitter, which then made its way onto Instagram. It’s now morphed into a hilarious collection of tough-talking-foul-mouthed short clips that will surely bring tears of […]

Can you imagine your favorite song coming on at an event and the artist whom it belongs to happens to be partying right along with you, but goes completely unnoticed to all of the people in attendance? Welp, that’s exactly the type of thing that happens to Kid Ink fairly often. Typically you’d think this […]

  Kid Ink is ‘Full Speed‘ ahead with his new album, and we’ve got some intel on how some of the project’s collaborations came about. The Cali MC worked with a wide range of artists on his new Lp, with Usher, R. Kelly, Migos, Tinashe, and of course, Chris Brown, all making contributions. Take a […]

The multi-talented Tiara Thomas is the true definition of being in the right place, after meeting Wale at a party a few years ago. While these sort of interactions happen all the time, it’s rare that anything ever manifests. Luckily, Thomas’ dedication to her YouTube page helped bridge the gap, as Folarin took a liking […]