Hip-hop royalty turned out to the Bronx, the home of hip-hop, last week to attend a ground-breaking ceremony that marked the official launch of building for the new Universal Hip Hop Museum.
The likes of LL Cool J, Nas, Lil Kim, Chuck D and Fat Joe were all in attendance, as well as a number of New York politicians, including mayor Bill De Blasio.
A new grime and hip-hop conference is set to take place in Glasgow this summer.
Set to launch in July, the inaugural edition of HANG — Scotland's first conference dedicated to grime and hip-hop — will take place at Glasgow venue SWG3, with an aim to "inspire and empower members of Scotland's hip hop and grime communities".
A forthcoming book will celebrate some of hip-hop's most influential producers.
RZA has announced a new album.
Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, who sold the rights to 50% of his songwriting and production credits in August, has announced that he will release a new album under his Bobby Digital moniker this year.
After a 13 year hiatus, the new album — titled ‘Bobby Digital: Digital Potions’ — will see the rapper revisiting the alias first revealed in his solo work in the '90s, and has been announced alongside new single 'Pugilism'.
You can now watch Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon’s VERZUZ battle online.
In February, following a performance from D'Angelo, VERZUZ hosts Swizz Beatz and Timbaland announced that the next rap battle would be between two of Wu-Tang Clan's original members: Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.
Cypress Hill have released a new single, ‘Champion Sound’.
It marks the legendary West Coast hip-hop group’s first new music since their 2018 album, ‘Elephants On Acid’. The track is produced by Detroit’s Black Milk. Check it out below.
Death Row Records will reissue classic albums from the likes of 2Pac and Snoop Dogg on cassette this year.
LA-based label Death Row Records, founded by Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, The D.O.C. and the late Dick Griffey, catapulted West Coast hip-hop in the spotlight throughout the early '90s, releasing some of the most iconic rap albums of all time.