Reignman Crowned Champion Of MTV/Def Jam MC Battle

Winning rapper receives Def Jam recording contract, $25,000 in cash.

Talib Kweli Goes It Alone With Album Showcase

Black Star's other half debuts solo material and busts out old hits.

Kurtis Blow Gives Hip-Hop History Lesson In 'Echo Park'

Rap musical opens at New York's Apollo Theater.

Slum Village Bring 'Female-Friendly Hardcore'

Midwestern trio get help from Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Kurupt.

Common Founds Charity To Help Kids

The Chicago rapper pledges to help underprivileged children in his hometown.

Wyclef Jean Follow-Up Due Independence Day

The rapper/guitarist will release his ska, pop and country-infused hip-hop follow-up in July.