Six music festivals to attend in Atlanta

    Photo:   June may be dedicated to Black Music Month, but your love for great tunes don’t have to stop there; music festivals will be taking place all through the summer and fall. Whether you’re a hip-hop, R&B, or pop lover; these are six music festivals that are a must to

Flashback Friday: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1983)

    Photo: Medium   Do you know when hip-hop was born? Do you know the "Holy Trinity" of hip-hop? No? It's all good, here's a quick lesson. Hip-hop was born August 11, 1973, at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Bronx.   A man named DJ Kool Herc hosted a back to school jam where he

My top 10 mood songs going into 2019

    Photo: WallPapers13   With three days left until the new year, I’ve been thinking about all that I want to accomplish this year. Some of my goals include taking writing classes, learning more about hip-hop, and much more. While writing down my goals for 2019, I was listening to Young Thug’s “Digits.”

The 61st GRAMMY Awards Nominations List

    Photo:   It's that time of the year again folks! The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will soon air on our television screens Feb. 10. CBS will broadcast the show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   First, shout out to Kendrick Lamar for racking up eight nominations in categories such as Record

‘Love & Hip Hop: Miami’ star Chinese Kitty talks new season

    Photo: Provided by Chinese Kitty   “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” Season 2 will premiere Wednesday, January 2 at 8 p.m. on VH1. The franchise has grown over the years across different cities including Atlanta, Hollywood, and New York City. According to TVSeriesFinale, “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” is VH1’s highest-rated reality

Stream City Girls “Girl Code” Album

    Photo: @CityGirls   The first time I heard of the City Girls was when they dropped their record "I'll Take Your Man." While the song maybe ratchet, I love it. The beat, the flow, the lyrics, and everything else is on point.     Even with group member JT serving two years in Miami’s Federal

Flashback Friday: Kid N Play Interview

    Photo:   Who doesn't love a house party? One of hip-hop's favorite duos, Kid N Play, put the party in-house party. The group dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s with their House Party film series. The film series helped skyrocket acting careers for celebrities like Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell.

Flashback Friday: Rappers Define Rap (1990)

    Photo: YouTube   What's the definition of rap?   I had a conversation with a film director while attending the Seed & Spark film workshop Saturday, Oct.20. Our topic of discussion, what is the definition of real rap? The director grew up on the sounds of LL Cool J, Slick Rick, KRS-One, and many

Recap: Ruff Endz Halloween Masquerade Performance

    Happy Halloween CeeSoDope readers!   While some of you plan to step out tonight in your most fly Halloween costume, I have a special Halloween surprise for you guys. R&B duo Ruff Endz is back on the music scene with their new album, Soul Brothers.   The R&B legends are best known for hits

Migos Sued By Rapper Over “Walk It, Talk It” Record

    Photo: DJBooth   The Migos continuously release hit after hit and their record "Walk, It, Talk, It" is no exception. However, Migos are being accused by Leander C. Pickett, also known as M.O.S. for stealing a song he made over a decade ago.   TMZ reports that Pickett is suing the trio and filed