Hip Hop Around the Globe

Hip Hop Around the Globe

More than three decades later after its inception, hip hop continues to be one of the most groundbreaking genres in music. As part of our month-long celebration of hip hop’s 47th anniversary, NMAAM spoke to several artists from around the globe who pay tribute to the...
The Evolution of Regional Hip Hop

The Evolution of Regional Hip Hop

Evolution is the gradual development of something. Hip hop as a musical art form and a cultural phenomenon is something special, and its simple yet complex regional metamorphosis is a remarkable example of change. Let’s begin with its legendary New York origins. Bronx...
My Music Matters Artist Chat with Bren Joy

My Music Matters Artist Chat with Bren Joy

NMAAM was thrilled to welcome singer, songwriter, and Nashville native Bren Joy to our My Music Matters Artist Chat. Bren is an accomplished music creator and recording artist whose 2019 EP, ‘Twenties,’ has garnered nearly 6 million streams on Spotify....
First Ladies: Hip Hop’s Early Women Pioneers

First Ladies: Hip Hop’s Early Women Pioneers

There was a time when hip hop music had no presence on Top 40 radio. Today, that’s hard to imagine with rappers Drake, Cardi B and numerous others in steady rotation. Their songs reach millions of listeners through the airwaves, helping them retain and establish fans...
An Interview with June James

An Interview with June James

NMAAM is excited to announce our partnership with the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and Rap Plug Live for an exclusive interview with GRAMMY-nominated producer June James. Celebrate hip hop’s 47th anniversary with us and tune in today at 10AM...