Talib Kweli at Omaha’s Waiting Room

Today, Talib Kweli is one of the greatest rappers alive and just last night he performed to a sold out crowd at The Waiting Room in Omaha, Nebraska.  His opening acts included Hasan Salaam, Niko IS, and a great performance by Immortal Technique.  The highlight of the show was clearly the Brooklyn-based rapper though, and he …

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Orishas – Cuban All-Stars, Hip-Hop Cubano

There is a Cuban group from Havana called Las Orishas.  They have been together since the late 1990’s, when they first formed on the urban streets playing percussion, rapping, and dancing.  It has been a long road to fame for the group, but they are now back in Cuba likely working on another album.  They have …

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Nas Researches His Ancestry

<iframe width=”512″ height=”376″ src=”http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365350879″ frameborder=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” seamless></iframe> In an episode on PBS of “Finding Your Roots” Nas had a conversation with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr to take a look at his ancestral history. In the video Nas sees photos of his family and their slave owner, Benjamin Franklin Little, who purchased his great great great grandmother, …

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Common – Nobody’s Smiling

Another old school rapper turned actor Common, just dropped a new album called Nobody’s Smiling. He is back in his hometown of Chicago today as well to promote the album and sign copies. This album is a a throwback to his roots on the south side there, but it also focuses on what is important …

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Dee-1 – Shut Up and Grind

There is a new rapper that may be hitting the pop charts soon.  His name is Dee-1 (@dee1music) and he hails from New Orleans, Louisiana.  Clearly, this southern artist has been lyrically inclined since childhood, and while he wears the hair and dreads that resemble Busta Rhymes, his verbal flow is slower, like that of Jay-Z. …

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Colt Ford – Thanks for Listening Hits #1 on Billboard

There is a genre of hip-hop called “country rap” and it’s been around for a long time. In the late 1990’s, Kid Rock fit into this label very well, as did his co-rapper and little person who has since passed away, Joe C. There is an artist who has climbed to the top of the …

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Dilated Peoples – Good As Gone (Official Video)

More great songs, another album, and video have been dropped by Dilated Peoples, nowadays with Rhymesayers Entertainment… the record label that is taking over the hip-hop world.  Back in the day, Dilated Peoples was not even signed to RSE, and in 2001 they dropped the acclaimed album Expansion Team.  The song “Worst Comes to Worst” from that …

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