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Will Jay Z lead artists into a powerful new digital era?

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor-

Jay Z rarely uses social media so when he used his Twitter account to communicate with his 3.1 million followers, people kind of knew something was brewing. It was seen... »

Rappers King Louie and Lil Herb: Don't be judgmental; there’s more to Chicago than crime and violence

by Ashahed M. Muhammad -Assistant Editor- | Jan 23, 2015 - 11:09:23 AM

Although Hip Hop is often criticized for its perceived glorification of sex, violence, guns and drugs, it is easy to forget that many of the most popular artists are fathers, brothers, husbands and many of them are young teenagers themselves in search of mentors and guidance. »

King Louie: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 11:52:11 AM

You will often hear it wildly publicized when rappers are doing wrong, but an effort should also be made to applaud them when they are doing something right. Rapper King Loui recently shared his perspective on life in the place dubbed “Chiraq” with The Final Call. »

Lil Herb: Voices From the Street

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 21, 2015 - 9:49:29 AM

Lil Herb is known for describing the gritty tales of what is happening in his city, in his neighborhood and on his block and recently made a song with Nicki Minaj titled “Chiraq.” He shared a bit on how he sees the world and life in Chicago with The Final Call’s Ashahed M. Muhammad. »

White cast of 'Exodus' reflects cinema tradition

by Sandy Cohen Associated Press | Dec 11, 2014 - 9:07:52 AM

LOS ANGELES - Put “ancient Egyptian people” into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” »

Cosby’s art paired with African art at Smithsonian

by AP | Nov 25, 2014 - 11:48:36 AM

WASHINGTON - Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is open to the public for the first time Nov. 9 at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by Black artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends. »

Chicago Hip Hop artist raises awareness of male Breast Cancer

by Toure Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | Nov 5, 2014 - 5:28:46 PM

CHICAGO—Antwone “Twon Gabz” Muhammad premiered Getting Through which is a powerful single from his musical documentary The Tumor detailing his personal struggle against breast cancer. The legendary Erick Sermon of EPMD fame joined more than 300 Hip Hop artists, media personalities and supporters who attended Mr. Muhammad’s “Different Shades of Pink” event held Oct. 26, at The Shrine. »

Hip Hop’s response to Ferguson

by FinalCall.com News | Sep 3, 2014 - 6:01:21 PM

The shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teen at the hands of a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., not only galvanized Black youth in America, but also those in the Hip Hop community. »

South Sudan’s Hip Hop artists call for, peace through farming

by Adam Bemma | Sep 3, 2014 - 9:42:16 AM

“What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig,” sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single “Stakal Shedit,” which means “Work Hard” in Arabic. »

Hip Hop continues to flex on #Ferguson as The Game teams with rap stars in call for justice

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 28, 2014 - 5:00:43 PM

As Hip Hop continues to raise its voice in the aftermath of the #Ferguson, MO. police shooting of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown, The Game teamed up with other rap starts to release the new track, "Don't Shoot" featuring Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Currensy, Problem, King Pharaoh & TGT. »

Rapper T.I. speaks on #Ferguson with "New National Anthem"

by FinalCall.com News | Aug 25, 2014 - 1:09:59 PM

In the aftermath of the #Ferguson, MO. police shooting of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown, rapper T.I. released the track, "New National Anthem" featuring Skylar Grey. »

The Gods of Hip-Hop ‘ROC’ Brooklyn

by FinalCall.com News | Jul 16, 2014 - 6:04:17 PM

Popular recording artist Jay Electronica hit the stage July 12 to perform at the 10th Anniversary of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in full Fruit of Islam (F.O.I.) uniform. He was flanked by members of the F.O.I. from Harlem’s Muhammad Mosque No. 7, members of the Allah Team and Lions Out The Cage. »

The Farrakhan of Rap? The Gods of Hip Hop, Reloaded

by Iman Muhammad Ali -Guest Columnist- | Apr 7, 2014 - 9:57:51 AM

In less than 24 hours Jay Electronica's declaration that he’s “The Farrakhan of Rap and I get it from The Wheel,” was the bomb dropped that has now erected a mountain a mile high that caused editorial heads at some of the biggest music news outlets to take to the Internet. »

The SD2014 Concert & Comedy Show

by Digital.FinalCall.com | Mar 21, 2014 - 9:18:45 AM

The Saviours' Day 2014 Concert and Comedy Show featured a host of talented artists headlined by the AKNU and Hip-Hop Duo AK47. It was a fun-filled memorable evening at Detroit's COBO Convention Center February 21, 2014. »

Raisin in the Sun back in Chicago!

by FinalCall.com News | Jan 6, 2014 - 3:25:42 PM

CHICAGO - Mahdi Theatre Company presents A Raisin in the Sun, a classic story written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Margaret Mahdi to be held at DuSable Museum of African American History. »

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