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#Rihanna30: Fans have made February 20 an unofficial holiday, celebrating Rihanna turning 30, and TIDAL has put together a #HBDRihanna playlist

By Alyssa Debonair Staff Writer During the summer of 2005, Rihanna, a then-unknown singer, who hailed from Barbados made a major splash. Releasing the up-tempo song, "Pon de Replay," she scored a strong hit. But, that span of time saw many female artists trying to take that lane. Rihanna immediately proved she

Trel Mack and Shawn Archer talk Philly culture, SKE, and more with ThisIs50’s DJ Thoro [VIDEO]

By Chox-Mak Staff Writer Nearly six years ago, Trel Mack focused in on establishing himself among the hottest rising rappers, in the game. His rise coincided with the city of Philadelphia being thrust back into hip hop's epicenter. Since then, several additional stars have emerged. Trel Mack gained interest from Atlantic Records

Bobby Sessions announces he’s signed record deal with Def Jam [PHOTO]

By Chox-Mak Staff Writer Texas remains one of the biggest hip hop breeding grounds. Not only is it the biggest state in America, it has a growing rap scene, matching the growing population. The city of Dallas has become a growing hotbed, with an increasing number of rappers hailing from the

#UnfriendlyReminderTour: Big Sean celebrates ten years, in the game, with the “Unfriendly Reminder” tour, with Playboi Carti, and reveals tour dates [PHOTO]

By Alyssa Debonair Staff Writer Having been around, since 2007, Big Sean wasn't signed until 2008, joining Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music. Back then, Big Sean was comparable to J. Cole and Jay Electronica. These were promising, new, rappers who couldn't get a release date for their debut album. However, the summer of