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Chatting with Vagabond Maurice: Hip hop artist Special

Hip hop artist Vagabond Maurice chatted with Digital Journal about his new music, inspirations and he offered advice for young and aspiring hip hop artists.

Souleye talks 'Wildman' album, Alanis Morissette, future plans Special

Hip hop artist Souleye chatted with Digital Journal about his latest studio album "Wildman," as well as his future plans, and wife, Alanis Morissette.

Review: Steven Malcolm powerful on 'The Second City (Part 1)' EP Special

Hip hop artist Steven Malcolm released his powerful new EP "The Second City (Part 1)" on Warner Bros. Christian label, Word Entertainment.

Epiphany Mattel talks new hip hop single '#FixYoFace' Special

Hip hop artist Epiphany Mattel chatted with Digital Journal about her hot new club single "#FixYoFace." She also discussed how technology has molded the hip hop and club scene.

Chatting with Masta Maudz: Long Island hip hop artist and rapper Special

Long Island hip hop artist Masta Maudz chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming musical projects, which include music videos and a full-length LP.

Netflix's most expensive original show ever cost $120 million

Netflix's hip-hop musical show, "The Get Down," is its most expensive TV series ever.With "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann acting as showrunner, "The Get Down" cost $120 million to produce, according to Variety.

'Straight Outta Compton' plays well to all demographics

UPDATE: With the actual figures coming in Monday (Aug. 17) for the box office, it looks like "Straight Outta Compton" made $60.2 million.

Review: Stereo MCs Collected

The popular English pop/dance/acid jazz/hip hop outfit, best known for their '90s hit "Connected," have released a comprehensive new retrospective. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Interview with Mau Power Special

The Indigenous Australian, a rising star in the world of hip hop, released a new album earlier this year (in July) and a brilliant new single earlier this month. Digital Journal was on hand to find out more.

Review: The Five & the Prophecy of Prana Special

London - Set in modern Tokyo, "The Five and the Prophecy of Prana" is an extraordinary festival of dance, drama, manga art and cutting hip-hop. The show has been playing at The Barbican in London.

Hip-hop etymology: Mapping the largest vocabularies of rappers

New York - An NYC-based designer and coder formulated a list of 85 rappers to study the extent of each rapper's vocabulary through their lyrics. His findings were released in an online interactive mapping format.

Emcee WeeD—Hip Hop not just about money making or shooting people Special

Glasgow - In connection to his video, ‘We Are Not A United Kingdom’, Danny Quinn, known as Scottish Hip Hop artist and emcee, Wee D, talks about Hip Hop, his reasons for using and defending this musical genre and the benefits of Hip Hop for young people.

Review: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip-Hop

With a sometimes misguided rap as music for the youth, the hip hop industry and interest in creating hip hop beats has proven the musical genre's staying power with hopes of breaking this stereotype and bringing hip hop lovers of all ages together.

Video: Brit Smith,, Betty White get Provocative (hiDhi)

You might not think of 91-year-old Betty White in terms of being provocative, but in this entertaining music video she can definitely prove you wrong, as she bops along with Brit Smith (also featuring

Video: Big guy gets caught twerking by his wife (updated)

When you happen to be quite a big guy and decide to get into a bit of twerking while listening to hip hop music, you really should make sure no one can catch you by surprise. Well, this guy should have anyway.

The Scoreboard: Jay-Z ranks his own albums from best to worst

New York - As part of his 44th birthday celebration Wednesday (December 4) Jay-Z has ranked all his twelve albums from best to worst.

Playboy's article on The D.O.C wins National Journalism Award

An article about West Coast rap legend The D.O.C has won the National Journalism Award for Best Personality Profile in 2013.

Irv Gotti relaunches Murder Inc. Records under new company

Rapper Irv Gotti has announced he will be relaunching Murder Inc Records under Visionary, a new entertainment company he plans to start.

Video: Woman describes knife attack by Golden Dawn supporters

A young Greek woman describes a knife attack in the street on the day after anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas, was murdered by Golden Dawn supporters. Her crime was wearing an anti-fascist T-shirt.

Interview with Detroit rapper Adubb Da Gawd Special

Detroit - It's been a huge year for Detroit rapper Adubb Da Gawd. He's opened for many of today's most popular hip-hop artists. Adubb's star is definitely rising, but that should be no surprise from a guy who has been listening to rap since he was 4-years-old.

Op-Ed: Has hip-hop music gone 'gay'?

This is not one of those stories you couldn't make up, it's two of them. One pundit has recently suggested the Ku Klux Klan has taken over rap music. Others have pointed to a disturbing new lyrical trend.

Brooklyn rapper GLIFFICS raising money for Egyptian relief

Brooklyn - In light of the tumultuous situation in Egypt, Brooklyn-based rapper GLIFFICS is planning to help people in need. "I, as an Egyptian, have decided to do whatever I can to help from the U.S.," GLIFFICS said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.

Hip-hop for the survival of the language

A hip-hop band from a remote Norway region is trying to save their ancestral culture by spitting rhymes in Sami, a language spoken by less than 20,000 people.

Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcases dance students Special

Cranford - Coming off a successful spring recital, the Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcased the work of its student dancers in a free event held at Lincoln Avenue Elementary.

Interview: Daniel Kelly talks about his hip-hop career Special

New York - On March 2, 2013, hip hop recording artist Daniel Kelly (better known by his stage name Deph Naught) spoke to Digital Journal at a press event that was held in New York City’s Gramercy Theatre.

Grammy nominations spread the love

Nashville - Having a televised concert to help announce award nominations is not a bad idea and that trend has continued this year for the Grammy Awards. The live show just wrapped up in Nashville.

Op-Ed: Indie music artist finds her audience one fan at a time Special

Brooklyn - You would think that these days, technology would make it easy for everyone with talent to be a star. With a video recorder at your fingertips, you can create a variety of film shorts and upload them to your favorite Internet sites in the blink of an eye.

An interview with local hip-hop artist Xavier Marquis Special

Minneapolis - Xavier Marquis, a Minnesota native, is a rising musician who always brings differentiating elements. Since the age of 9, music has left an indelible footprint on his life. The music that he creates combines creativity and a passion for innovation.

Lil Wayne will be booze-free in South Africa

Grammy Award winning rapper Lil Wayne will tour South Africa in December. He is on three years probation and abstaining from alcohol is part of the probation. Also he is not to associate with people involved in drugs or criminal activity.

Seniors get their groove back with hip hop

Jackson - Who says life stops after 50? These seniors are dancing their way to good health with a customized version of hip hop movement.
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