Wiki names his top rappers right now

Wiki joins us on the BV podcast to talk about his two new albums, early influences, underrated New York rap records, top current rappers, and more.

Mary J Blige, Wu-Tang Clan, Diddy, more played "Hip Hop Forever" @ Madison Square Garden (pics, video)

Curated by Funk Flex, “Hip Hop Forever” also featured EPMD and Sean Paul, plus appearances from The Lox, Maxwell, Fabolous, and more

LL Cool J cancels & postpones shows, added to Rock The Bells 2023

”Production has to be right, you know what I’m saying,” LL Cool J said of the cancelled and postponed dates on his The F.O.R.C.E. Live tour, which were scheduled to begin earlier this month.

Rock the Bells 2023 lineup (Queen Latifah, Ludacris, De La Soul, Method Man, more)

The 2023 lineup also features Redman, Swizz Beatz with special guests, Salt-n-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Slick Rick, and more.

LL Cool J headlining & curating tour with The Roots, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Big Boi, Jadakiss & more

In the spirit of the Grammys’ 50th anniversary of hip hop performance, the shows will feature a rotating cast of multi-generational rappers…

Newport Jazz Fest 2023 lineup: Joe Russo, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Herbie Hancock, more

Newport Jazz Festival happens August 4-6, and also playing are Jon Batiste, Diana Krall, DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), Christian McBride, Arooj Aftab/Vijay Iyer/Shahzad Ismaily, and more.

Governors Ball co-founders discuss their favorite memories from every year of the festival

As Governors Ball looks towards 2023 in a new location, Flushing Meadows Park, Founders Entertainment co-founders Jordan Wolowitz and Tom Russell took us back through their favorite memories from each year…

Watch Eminem thank EVERYBODY at his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction

“I know this induction is supposed to be me talking about myself and shit man, but fuck that. I would not be here without them“ – Eminem after thanking dozens and dozens in his Rock Hall speech

Hurricane G, NYC rapper and Hit Squad member, has died

Hurricane G, who was the first female member of EPMD’s Hit Squad, had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Busta Rhymes & guests brought NY rap classics on tour (pics, videos)

The tour’s LA show included special guests Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Jadakiss, and Redman, and then wrapped up with an additional San Diego show, which we’ve got pictures of in this post…

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