Lauryn Hill Performs Tribute to Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah was honored at Diddy‘s Revolt Music Conference this weekend in Miami. SZA and Daniel Caesar helped pay tribute to Latifah for all that she’s done in hip-hop and in entertainment overall. But the night’s most memorable moment came when Latifah got a salute from a fellow legend and New Jersey native. Lauryn Hill took… Read More »

PARTYNEXTDOOR Arrested for Drug Possession Near the Canadian Border

WIVB PARTYNEXTDOOR was arrested for allegedly transporting drugs across the Canadian-American border to New York on Thursday (Oct. 5), according to According to their report, New York State Troops in Niagara County stopped PND’s tour bus for a secondary inspection at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge into Canada as it was about to enter the United… Read More »

PARTYNEXTDOOR Addresses Drug Possession Arrest

After reportedly being arrested for drug possession, PARTYNEXTDOOR has addressed the incident Instagram post–but he didn’t fer much in the way clarity. It was reported yesterday (Oct. 6) that the Canadian star was busted near the border for drugs. But he’s now back on the road. In a since-deleted Instagram post, PARTYNEXTDOOR posted: “The only… Read More »

Happy Birthday, Teddy Riley!

Anna Webber, Getty s It takes a genius to invent a new genre music. After honing his skills as a young church musician, Teddy Riley ended up creating a go-to sound that flooded the dancefloors around the world. The architect New Jack Swing turns 50 years old today (Oct. 8). The talented musician rose out… Read More »

Rapsody Delivers Phenomenal Bars in BET Hip Hop ‘Cypher’ Performance [VIDEO]

The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards was held in Miami over the weekend and one the most talked about moments at the ceremony was “The Cypher” segments. One the cypher sessions featured three formidable female MCs — Rapsody, Leikeli47, Tokyo Jetz and Kash Doll. Arguably, Rapsody had the standout lyrical performance in the cypher. Reminiscent Kendrick… Read More »

Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Migos Among Stars Featured on 20th Anniversary Special Edition Covers

XXL XXL is celebrating 20 years delivering in-depth coverage hip-hop music and culture. The No. 1 hip-hop news source debuted in the ultra-jiggy era 1997 and has seen the rap game go through 20 years twists and turns. XXL is commemorating the milestone with 20 special edition covers featuring luminaries like Diddy, Gucci Mane, Nicki… Read More »

Azealia Banks Ends Feud With Nicki Minaj: ‘I Will Never Say Any Catty Things About You Ever Again’ [PHOTO]

After battling with Cardi B on social media, Azealia Banks decided to mend her long-standing feud with Nicki Minaj. On Thursday (Sept. 28), the Harlem rapper extended an olive branch to the Queen Barbz Instagram. “Hey, I’m not sure if you will se this but I want to apologize for whatever catty shit I’ve said… Read More »