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The Underground Beat

“I’d like to request that new song by Webbie,” caller Shakira asked shyly. “This is what I do!” JKruz shouts out on the local KBFB 97.9 radio station. “Oak Cliff, stand up!”

Meet the Peeples

A packed theater watched an advanced screening of Tyler Perry’s new movie, Peeples, at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington on May 7. The movie is a comedy based on what happens when an everyday man crashes the Peeples’ annual ...

Can Blacks change the face of the music industry?

Members of the Black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry last week when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till ...

Protestors Cry Out: Date Rape

Rap lyrics of a well-known rapper are the center of a growing controversy. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. However, the concerns go beyond morality. According to protestors, the rapper is bragging about date rape.

Diddy tops Forbes richest in hip-hop list

(NNPA) Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, the magazine’s list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, ...

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