Grammy-nominated producer Kevin “Khao” Cates talks “Bad Brains” hip-hop album

    In hip-hop, producers have become just as famous as the rappers. Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated super producer Kevin "Khao" Cates is one of the producers who is making his way from behind the scenes to the limelight.   After years of producing for heavy-hitters in the game such as T.I., Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Busta

Daughter of late rapper Camoflauge uses hip-hop to advocate for social issues

    Photo: Billboard   In hip-hop, sometimes it’s the youth that uses their talent to bring awareness to social issues. MC Flau’Jae is using her passion for hip-hop to speak out against gun violence. The 15-year-old made her debut on the hit television series “The Rap Game” Season 3, executive produced by Jermaine

Recap Friday: Annual march keeps MLK’s dream alive

    (Photo: Citizens march along historic Auburn Street in downtown Atlanta)   The annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally celebrated the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader on Monday, January 21. Several organizations such as the National Pan-Hellenic Council or D9, Teens Against Justice and more joined thousands

Former Police Officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced for the shooting of Laquan McDonald

    Photo: BBC   Former police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted on charges of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery last October for the shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014. He initially faced charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, and official misconduct.   Now, Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and

Update: Alleged shooter of Jazmine Barnes denies involvement

    Photo: Insider   An attorney for Larry D. Woodruffe, one of the two men charged with capital murder in the Dec. 30 shooting in Houston that killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes denies Woodruffe's involvement.   According to KRPC of Houston, Woodruffe told police he was not involved in the killing of Barnes and the only thing connecting

Future talks ‘Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD’ project with Genius

    Photo: Pitchfork.com   Future is one of the most talked about MC’s today whether it involves his music or personal drama with ex-fiancee R&B singer, Ciara. The Atlanta rapper recently called out her husband NFL player Russell Wilson for “not being a man" in their relationship.   Despite his comment putting a sour taste

Soulja Boy’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ interview sparks discussion about his influence in music

    Photo: The Source   Soulja Boy is sure keeping his name in the media and not for his music, but his entertaining appearances with media outlets. After his recent interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Wednesday, January 16 with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, Soulja Boy sent Twitter into

Founders of the Rap Plug app talk entrepreneurship and technology

    Photo: Lighthouse Entertainment LLC   Rap Plug is an online platform that provides networking and resources to the members of the hip-hop community. With over 11,000 downloads and 200 users daily, the app consists of artists, labels, producers, entrepreneurs, and more.   Founded by Rico Morton, Branden Criss, and Craig King, the businessmen wanted