In this exclusive video premiere on TheUrbanDaily, Dan Charnas, author of the epic new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, bursts a few widely-held myths about hip-hop. Myth #1: Suge Knight sprung Tupac from jail Myth #2: The Source was the first hip-hop magazine Myth #3: Kool Herc “invented” hip-hop […]

Via: Allhiphop Rappers Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were winners in multiple categories during the BET Awards, which took place October 2nd at the Atlanta Civic Center, in Atlanta Georgia.

 Via: Allhiphop The Hip-Hop Caucus has announced the relaunch of their non-partisan Hip-Hop voter mobilization campaign, Respect My Vote!.

Open Letter to Hiphop America September 2010 Peace to all of you. I am writing this letter from Brooklyn, New York, where I am currently a Democratic candidate for Congress. For those who do not know, there are 435 United States Congresspersons in America, and 100 United States Senators, all based in Washington, D.C. when […]

Via: Allhiphop Forbes has dropped its annual list of the top money makers in Hip-Hop music and rap mogul Jay-Z has topped the list for a second straight year.

When 50 attacks, he goes out his way to annihilate his enemy. The thing is…Diddy is no easy feat, this beef seems to be going no where but it is funny! I am hip-hop! If there’s anyone that’s the personification of hip-hop, I’m probably the most hip-hop nigga out of all these hip-hop niggas. But hip-hop editorial and blogs and even some of the hip-hop fans don’t see it that way, which is cool. I’m going to win. I’m going to win and win bigger […]

Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo popped the big question to his long time girlfriend! The ring is gorgeous! It’s so great to see rappers settling down… Congratulations to Shawty Lo and his new fiance!

jam (origin unknown) – 1. to drive or wedge forcibly into a tight position. 2. to fill often to excess. 3. to make unintelligible by sending out interfering messages or signals. 4. to force one’s way into a restricted space. 5. to take part in a musical jam session.

The tracklist for Distant Relatives, the long-awaited collaboration album between Nas & Damian Marley, has leaked.