Flashback Friday: Classic Fugees Interview (1996)

    Photo: Billboard   The Fugees (coining their name from the term refugee) are undoubtedly one of the most significant hip-hop groups ever to form. The group combining their sound of soul and reggae released their first project Blunted On Reality in 1994 that failed to take off as the group hoped.   However, on

Rapper T.I. launches new investment syndicate Tech Cypha

    Photo: Provided by Ciara Suesberry   Rapper T.I. is no stranger to the hip-hop game, launching his rap career in 1999. However, the Atlanta native is expanding his profession beyond the rap scene by pushing toward the technology industry. T.I., born Clifford Harris announced his new investment Tech Cypha on Jan. 18 at Beta Works

Recap Friday: Chad Johnson’s Celebrity Super Slam brings out Atlanta’s biggest stars

    What's up CeeSoDope readers? I have another exciting recap for ya'll. During Super Bowl weekend, Chad Johnson, former NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals, hosted his Celebrity Super Slam on Friday, Feb. 1, in Atlanta.   Held at Morehouse College Gymnasium, Johnson brought out some of Atlanta’s finest for his Celebrity Super Slam to kick

21 Savage’s possible deportation sparks support and a deactivated Twitter account from Demi Lovato

    Photo: E! Online   The Super Bowl game seemed to bore the masses on social media, but breaking news about rapper 21 Savage being detained by ICE did not. The “A Lot” rapper was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta Sunday, Feb. 3. It’s been reported that he is

Recap Friday: Brian Hamilton Foundation helps returning citizens start their own business

    Brian Hamilton Foundation is a beacon of hope for returning members of society. Hamilton and Reverend Robert J. Harris started working at prisons to teach inmates how to become entrepreneurs. Twenty-six years later, an act of service is now a national non-profit.   On Saturday, January 26, Inmates to Entrepreneurs held a

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