DJ Mike Swift, formerly Mr. Smith, began in 1996 as an on-air radio personality and picked up turntablism one year later when he purchased a set of Technic 1200's from the world famous DJ Nabs. That b... Read More
While shooting the 13th season of The Apprentice, Donald Trump repeatedly used a racial slur to refer to rapper and contestant Lil Jon-even after several producers urged him to stop, three staffers on the show told The Daily Beast.
Some of the music industry's biggest movers and shakers were in Miami this past weekend for the REVOLT Music Conference and were present at the annual gala dinner to see Nas become this year's recipient of the Jimmy Iovine Icon Award.
Tupac Shakur's vault of expression continues to fetch major money. A handwritten letter that he addressed to Black youth while serving time behind bars in 1995 has hit the auction block again.
While the well of new Tupac music has seemed to run dry 20 years after his death, memorabilia and other items continue to circulate. The latest being a handwritten letter that was penned by Shakur while he was serving time at Clinton Correctional Facility for sexual assault.
Afrika Bambaataa has been dogged recently by allegations that he sexually abused several boys while organizing the Universal Zulu Nation in the Bronx. With several men coming forward, a new piece from Vice's Thump examines whether or not Zulu Nation members had knowledge of Bambaataa's allegedly foul acts.