Hip Hop heavy hitters shine at 'Hot for the Holidays'

Hot 97 Hot for the Holiday brings top hip hop acts to Newark.

Rapper 2 Chainz pays disabled veteran's rent for a year

One disabled veteran has a famous rapper to thank for making her holiday season much easier.

Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy nominations

Taylor Swift left anything but a "Blank Space" in the nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards, receiving nods in the Big Three categories -- album, record and song of the year -- though hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar outdid her for ...

Tolliver at Sistas’, Chuchito Bonafide, Roy Ayers burns

Charles Tolliver, the trumpeter, composer and arranger who is constantly expanding his terrain of the jazz genre, will appear for one night only at Brooklyn’s Sistas’ Place (456 Nostrand Ave.) Dec. 5.

Soul Understated continues Gin Fizz residency December 4

Soul Understated continues to give its fans fierce soul stylings with a monthly residency every first Friday at Gin Fizz Harlem.

Erykah Badu released phone-themed mixtape for Thanksgiving

Neo-soul musician Erykah Badu is gearing up to release a new mixtape, “But U Caint Use My Phone.”

Prince plans to embark on solo piano tour

Legendary music artist Prince is apparently trying new things in the midst of his 30-plus year career. He will reportedly embark on a 16-date European tour, titled “Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone.”

Tichina Arnold, live at Minton’s Thanksgiving weekend

Tichina Arnold is set to perform at Minton's

Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff to tour in 2016

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, the recipients of the very first Grammy for Best Rap Performance, are reuniting for an extensive tour almost two decades later.

Inmates record music video in jail

The policy is written on signs in front of the jail that are plain as day: No cell phones are allowed, not even for the guards themselves.

Flying Lotus premieres new music project

The young African-American producer, radio personality and DJr Flying Lotus (whose great aunt is the transcendent jazz composer Alice Coltrane) has released new music in collaboration with ex-Digable Planets rapper, now Shabazz Palaces lyricist Ishmael Butler and the enigmatic bass ...

Erykah Badu to host Soul Train Awards

It has been announced that the iconic neo-soul musician and former Soulquarian Erykah Badu will host the Soul Train Awards 2015.

Stevie Wonder: Sixty-five and still amazing

Last week, Stevie Wonder stood on the stage of the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and said that he asked his staff whether they thought people would show up for his second concert in Newark, since he’d already performed an ...

McDonald's launches of 2015 Flavor Battle Competition in search of best DJ

McDonald's is hooking up with leaders in hip-hop culture to announce the launch of its 2015 Flavor Battle competition.

BET Hip Hop Awards: Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean grab top honors

Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean were big winners at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired Tuesday night.