Here’s something that will make you proud to drink those extra calories. Sprite has unveiled its inaugural “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection, which are cans featuring inspirational but…
Rakim joins the lists of rappers and singers who have paid homage to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela since his passing on December…
Words By Hafeez Raji Rarely do pioneers stay relevant some twenty-five years after coming on the scene to redefine a genre as one William Griffin, aka Rakim bka The R. Over two decades ago my only knowledge of hip hop–or better yet “rap”–revolved literally on my first vinyl album, a compilation of the Sugar Hill […]
At this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival poet, professor and co-founder of the Black Arts Movement Sonia Sanchez screened her documentary Shaking Loose Memories . The film is directed by Jamal Joseph and combines interviews with Sanchez and performances of her poems by Amiri Baraka, T.C Carson and others. TheUrbandaily was given a few minutes with […]
Rakim, who’s real name is William Michael Griffin, Jr. is known as one of hip hop’s most influential and skilled MCs of all time. Rakim has always been praised for his lyrical content and flow. At the age of 16, William Michael Griffin joined The Nation of Gods and Earths also known as the 5 Percent […]
The end of the year brings in a new decade, and some of the hottest hip-hop trends have emerged from this decade. Take a look at what some of the legends in the game say were some of the major hip-hop trends from this past decade.