Roxanne Shanté & Rah Digga Confirmed For ‘Origin Stories’ On March 29th

On Wednesday, March 29th, Lyricist Lounge will present Origin Stories, an intimate conversation and archival footage screening, at Fotografiska – 281 Park Avenue South (at 22nd Street) – in New York City.

The live conversation will be hosted by both co-founders Anthony Marshall and Danny Castro, who will engage the panelists, as well as special guest performers Roxanne Shanté, Rah Digga, and ShaaBiggaa & Hiii Siddity of Girll Codee.

Nobigdyl Drops Visuals For “President” (@nobigdyl)

After releasing the single President at the beginning of the month, Christian rapper Nobigdyl is now sharing the official video. The visuals were uploaded to his YouTube channel earlier today (March 16th).

If you have not yet seen the clip, click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.

Rhyme Fest Lineup Includes Dead Prez, Dilated People & Others

For lovers of authentic, underground hip-hop, the ultimate event is Rhyme Fest. This festival is all about highlighting real rap lyricists like Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief, The Pharcyde, Dead Prez, Blu & Exile, Immortal Technique and many more.

The show is set for Saturday, April 15th at the Adelanto Stadium – 12000 Stadium Way – in Adelanto, California, starting at 12noon. Additional information and link to tickets are available on the event’s website.

Usher, J. Cole, Drake & Burna Boy Named Headliners For Dreamville Fest 2023 (@Dreamvillefest)

The dates, location and lineup are set for the 2023 staging of J. Cole‘s Dreamville Festival. It will be held at the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.

The two-day event will see a wide range of performers from various genres. On Saturday they will feature Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, Earthgang, Jessie Reyez, Key Glock, SiR, Lute, Omen and Marqus Clae; with Usher as the headlining act.

While on day two, J.Cole and Drake – the headliners – will be supported by Summer Walker, J.I.D, Glorilla, BAS, Waka Flocka Flame, Mario, Ayra Starr, Baby Tate, Cozz, Jordan Ward and Reuben Vincent.

Additionally, African star Burna Boy is the festival’s special guest artist. He will perform on Sunday. Get additional information here.

Watch Nas’ New Video For “30”

Nas has just shared the official video for 30, track number five on his King’s Disease III album. If you have not seen it as yet, click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.

Dres, CL Smooth & Special ED Tapped For The National Hip-Hop Museum’s Grand Opening & Induction Ceremony

Approximately one week from today, hip-hop lovers across the U.S. will gather at The National Hip-Hop Shop – 1919 18th Street North West – in Washington, DC, for the Grand Opening & Induction Ceremony. The exact date is Saturday, March 11th from 4 to 11pm.

Tickets for the event, which are available via eventbrite, are going fast, as Dres (from Black Sheep), CL Smooth and Special Ed are all honorees. Several other hip-hop legends will be in attendance.

Bryann Trejo’s Story (@Kingdomuzic)

Bryann Trejo is the founder and president of Kingdom Muzic, one of the most authentic Christian hip-hop labels in the U.S. In addition to his role as chairperson, he is also an active MC (rapper) and pastor who is literally changing lives with both his music and ministry.

Born on July 4th, 1980, in Corpus Cristi, Texas, Bryann Trejo was one of 2 identical twin babies. He spent most of his teenage years in juvenile detention centers for armed robbery and trafficking in narcotics. By his early twenties he was constantly in and out of lock-up, and at the age of 23 he was facing thirty years in prison for two attempted murders. By the grace of God the charges were reduced to aggravated assault, and Bryann pleaded down to seven years, and ended up serving only four before getting out on probation.

Shortly after leaving prison, Bryann joined his twin brother in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Alas, in May, 2013, his brother was shot and killed in a retaliation shooting stemming from the murder of a juvenile one week earlier (something Bryann‘s brother had nothing to do with). At the time he could have exacted revenge on his brother’s killer, but he chose to love and forgive instead. That’s now his sermon.