Johnson C. Smith University introduces a new course that explores the history of Black women dating back to the 19th century. The new hip-hop course being offered has gained national attention, JCSU announced. It was inspired by Grammy-nominated rapper and North Carolina’s very own Rapsody, and her 2019 critically acclaimed album, “Eve. This Hip-Hop Feminist […]

Today’s is Hip Hop’s 47th birthday!  However, this day could not be possible without DJ Kool Herc, a.k.a Clive Campbell, a jamaican DJ who put us all onto hip hop music at a “Back To School Jam” on August 11, 1973 at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in New York!  So, when did you fall in love […]

LL Cool J is launching his own classic hip-hop station, titled Rock The Bells Radio, on SiriusXM. The legendary rapper announced the exciting development on Wednesday, March 28. “If you wanna be a fly on the wall in the world of classic Hip Hop, SiriusXM’s ‘Rock the Bells Radio’ is for you,” Cool J said during […]

The Most Beautifullest thing In The World Rapper and legend Keith Murray stops by the Radio One Charlotte Social Studios. Our Production Director Jerome Ford and Online Editor J.Belle got to dive in what type of women he likes and what was the inspiration behind the biggest hit of his career. RELATED: Method Man, Redman & […]

LL Cool J is not quite done perfecting his craft and chasing his dreams.

“We hope to tell an amazing story of a culture that came into being in the South Bronx, a part of the US that people had pretty much given up on, and which came to dominate the popular imagination for decades after” For some, what is the Smithsonian? The Smithsonian is a group of museums […]

  Illinois math teacher, Cassie Crim, is now a viral sensation after using her rapping skills to help her students learn math. Crim’s tactic to motivating her kids is remixing popular rap songs and rewording them to fit all things algebra and geometry.  She told ABC News, “I really just try to connect what I […]

He wore a hoody that said "I need A. Baker," and she got the message.

Thirty years after making himself rap’s sex symbol and the killing the Hip Hop game with hits like, “I’m Bad”, “Jinglin'” and “I Need Love,” LL Cool J will be the first Hip Hop artist to receive Kennedy Center Honors in its 40 year history. The rapper turned actor joins a prestigious 2017 class that […]

Forbes has released its “Top 10 List Of The Most Wealthiest Artists Of 2017!”  Well, we’ve condensed the list to the top 5 and they are listed below and the amount of money that heave made! #1  P. Diddy is “King of the Throne” making $820 million. #2  Jay-Z upped his game,but fell a few […]


Drummer Clyde Stubblefield passed away this weekend in Madison, Wisc., but his indelible mark on music lives on in one of the most sampled drum breaks ever. As a member of the Godfather of Soul James Brown’s band, Stubblefield’s performance on the “Funky Drummer” track has been used as a backdrop for hip-hop and dance […]