We wrap up our series honoring the women of Hip-Hop with Missy Elliott, a woman who thrives in pushing the sonic and visual boundaries in the culture. The post Ladies Of Hip-Hop: Missy Elliott appeared first on Black America Web.

As we celebrate the women who helped shaped Hip-Hop, we cannot forget about the genre’s first female solo MC to go platinum…who also just so happens to be a member of the Radio One/Reach Media family! Hailing from the Windy City, Shawntae Harris-Dupart, better known as Da Brat, has blown the rap game away for over […] The post Ladies of Hip-Hop: Da Brat appeared first on Black America Web.

From the streets to global stages, the role of DJ remains a quintessential element to the genre of Hip-Hop. The post Pillars of Hip Hop: The DJ appeared first on Black America Web.

It goes without saying that New York is the mecca of Hip-Hop. From that “Back to School” party in the Bronx in 1973 to today, the genre is synonymous with the Empire State. When it comes to record labels dedicated to Hip-Hop, there are more than a few on the East Coast: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, […] The post Hip-Hop History Month: The House That Bad Boy Built appeared first on Black America Web.

In honor of Hip Hop History Month, we give a salute to Lil' Kim, one of the first femcees to mix fashion and sex appeal with brutal bars. The post Ladies Of Hip-Hop: Lil’ Kim appeared first on Black America Web.

A label known for its influence and infamy, Death Row Records continues to have a strong presence in the culture to this very day. The post Hip Hop History Month: The House That Death Row Built appeared first on Black America Web.

The film, (allegedly) intended as a vehicle to further propel the careers of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, went from an indie rap flick to cult classic. The post Hip Hop Goes 2 Hollywood: A Look Back At House Party appeared first on Black America Web.

In celebration of Hip-Hop History Month, we recognize Queen Latifah as one of the first female MCs to cross over into the mainstream. The post Ladies Of Hip-Hop: Queen Latifah appeared first on Black America Web.

New Orleans is known as one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States. From jazz and R&B to Dixieland and bounce, the music scene in the Big Easy is unmatched. Without a doubt, Cash Money Records is one of the city’s biggest success stories in the latter part of the 20th century, […] The post Hip Hop History Month: The House That Cash Money Built appeared first on Black America Web.

As Hip Hop celebrates turning 50 this year, it's only right we look back at some of the monumental albums that helped shape this incredible genre. The post Top 10 Hip Hop Albums Of The 2000s appeared first on Black America Web.