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Rappler's latest stories on hip hop


Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Advancing to the semifinals on NBC's World of Dance, UPeepz coaches Chips Beltran and Phim Villanueva tell us what it takes to impress J. Lo on the big stage

Lofi hip hop radio anime girl resumes studies after erroneous YouTube takedown

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Anime girl continues her relentless pursuit of scholarly excellence

Screenshot from YouTube/ChilledCow

Holy rap! 'Funky' Japan monk gets grannies in a spin

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Akinobu Tatsumi Tatsumi isn't your typical Buddhist monk. He has long hair, tied in a ponytail, and fancies himself as a human beatbox – a genre also steeped in hip hop culture.

DOUBLE LIFE. Akinobu Tatsumi leads a double life -- as a Buddhist monk who preaches about DJing. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Jay-Z leads Grammy nods as hip-hop dominates

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The Recording Academy, which consists of more than 13,000 music professionals, will vote to decide the winners who will be unveiled at the annual Grammys gala on January 28

TOP RAPPER. This file photo taken on September 15, 2017 shows Jay-Z performing during Day 1 of The Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field in New York. Angela Weiss/AFP

WATCH: Eminem sears 'racist' Trump at BET hip-hop award show

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The rapper hits at the US president, calling him incompetent and prejudiced

Gameplan: Award-winning dance crew brings international hip hop competition to PH

Oct 03, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Multi awarded A Team Philippines brings together Filipino dancers from all over the country to share their passion for street dance on the Vibe PH stage

DENGAR: Kolaborasi Drake dengan Beyonce di lagu ‘Can I’

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Drake berduet dengan Beyonce dalam lagu baru berjudul Can I

Kolaborasi Beyonce dan Drake dalam lagu 'Mine'. Screen shot dari YouTube

Philippine teams place at World Hip Hop Championship 2015

Aug 10, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Legit Status Romancon and A Team win awards at the international dance competition in California

MEGACREW. Defending champions A Team win 3rd place in the MegaCrew division of the World Hip Hop Championship Finals 2015. The photo above is from a previous performance. Screengrab from YouTube/HHI Philippines

'Rap-orters': telling the news in Uganda hip-hop style

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:09 PM

They used to say [news is] boring but when they see NewzBeat they re like what s the time?

CREATIVE MIND. A picture taken on April 17, 2015 shows Newzbeat's writer and producer Daniel Kisekka aka 'Survivor' working on his laptop at the company's office in Kampala. Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Rapper Vanilla Ice charged in US burglary

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Vanilla Ice tells reporters he is innocent of wrongdoing

Chris Brown pleads guilty to hitting a fan

Sep 02, 2014 - 11:56 PM

The misdemeanor assault charge carries a maximum 180 days in jail but as part of a plea deal with the US Attorney s Office a judge in District of Columbia Superior Court sentenced Brown to time served

OUT OF JAIL. Rapper Chris Brown thanked fans for their support after he left jail after serving time for a parole violation of his domestic violence case. AFP File Photo

PH dance group A-Team wins 2014 World Hip Hop Dance Competition

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:56 PM

The group won in the Mega Crew division of the competition

Fête de la Musique: Subcultures as diverse as music

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Fête de la Musique not only brings different genres to the various concert stages it also brings together the diverse subcultures associated with the music

Q-York: From New York to Manila

Oct 30, 2013 - 2:40 PM

Fil Am rap duo Q York stops by the rap studio to talk hip hop culture and more Have questions?

Filipinos take center stage at World Hip Hop Championships

Aug 18, 2013 - 4:27 PM

World Hip Hop is unlike any other dance event It is like being yourself in a crowd full of strangers who smile at you and applaud your talent

UP Street Dance Club wins bronze at World Hip Hop

Aug 12, 2013 - 4:24 PM

The UP Street Dance Club brings Pinoy Pride to the hip hop scene

HIP HOP NATIONS. And flags waved with pride. Photo from the Hip Hop International Facebook page

Pinoy teams top World Hip-Hop prelims

Aug 08, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Pinoy teams ready to conquer World Hip Hop Dance Competition in Las Vegas

DANCE TO THE HIP-TOP. The UP Street Dance Club. Photo from their Facebook page

Hip hop for a cause

Aug 07, 2013 - 10:32 PM

A group of Filipino Hip Hop and RnB artists performs to raise money for kids with biliary atresia

Music video vs Chinese 'aggression'

Jul 31, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Change the World hypes up protest against Chinese action in West Philippine Sea

FILIPINO SOUND. Abby Asistio takes part in video. Screengrab from YouTube (FILIPINOSUNITENOW)

IN PHOTOS: PH breakdancing breakthrough

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Filipino break dancer is champion in the regional finals of the R16 Korea World B boy Masters Championship

ReQuest dance crew grooves in PH

Mar 30, 2013 - 9:36 AM

The multi awarded all girl dance crew ReQuest performed in Manila and Cebu

ROYAL PURPLE. Members of ReQuest and other dancers from Royal Family perform for Filipino fans. All photos courtesy of Ayala Malls

Forbes: P Diddy richest man in hip hop

Mar 28, 2013 - 8:10 PM

P Diddy tops the Forbes Five of 2013 Know the 4 other wealthiest hip hop artists

BRINGING HOME THE BLING. P Diddy tops the Forbes Five as the richest hip hop artist. Photo from the 'Diddy' Facebook page

Elektro Kif: Not your usual hip-hop beats

Jun 21, 2012 - 11:59 AM

Music and dance lovers are in for a techno treat with a twist

HIP-HOP, WHOLE NEW LIGHT. Elektro Kif is a performance that tells a story through dance. Photo from www.blancali.com