Category Archives : Celeb hip-hop news

A Tribe Called Quest Reveals Lou Reed Received All The Royalties For “Can I Kick It?”

  ARiiE:Twitter | Instagram “I don’t think they cleared the sample, and instead of Lou Reed saying, ‘You can’t use it,’ he said, ‘Y’all can use it, but I get all the money from that…to this day, we haven’t seen a dime from that song.” Lou Reed, of the rock band The Velvet Underground has […]

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is Now The Highest Grossed Movie By A Black Director

  It looks like the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has been breaking all types of records since it hit the theaters over the summer! The movie based on the legendary rap group from South Central, L.A. has now become the highest grossed movie by an African-American director in FILM HISTORY. The movie recently surpassed […]

Fetty Wap Was An Answer During Last Night’s ‘Jeopardy’

  It almost seems as if Fetty Wap’s success happened overnight. The Patterson native was able to dominate the rap game this year, dropping a bunch of chart topping singles, doing crazy numbers with his debut album, and most recently becoming one of the few rappers to ever make it to Jeopardy. Monday night, “Who […]

GZA’s “Liquid Swords” Goes Platinum After 20 Years.

  It may have taken nearly twenty years, but a heralded hip-hop classic has finally caught up saleswise to its platinum reputation. Yesterday, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Liquid Swords, the sophomore album from the New York City rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, had officially crossed the threshold of one […]

Freeway Diagnosed With Kidney Failure, Undergoing Emergency Dialysis

Philly rapper Freeway currently undergoing treatment for kidney failure. Freeway has been diagnosed with kidney failure and is currently undergoing dialysis treatment, according to a Revolt TV report. Perhaps best known for the top-notch 2002 song “What We Do” feat. Jay Z and Beanie Sigel, Freeway is known for his tenacious delivery and for repping […]