(Photos) Check Out Some Hip-Hop Legends Who NEVER Got A Grammy!

Don’t worry Kendrick, it’s not just you. After last night’s 56th Annual Grammy Awards, there was a lot of debates going on whether or not it was fair that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home 4 awards and Kendrick Lamar, who was nominated for 7, left empty handed. Hit up the gallery to peep some of the most legendary emcees in Hip-Hop history that never were able to win an award at the Grammy’s.

(Photos) Naughty By Nature, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane & More Perform At The First, Masters of Ceremony Concert

The Grammys wasn’t the only celebrated show this past weekend. While LA did have a smashing time with the Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar performance, the east coast got a chance to reminisce. New York City’s Radio City Music Hall hosted the first-ever Masters of Ceremony concert, featuring Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, DMX and more. The gallery shows it all.

Nas Talks About Hip Hop Fellowship & Why He’s Fighting For The Genre!

Back in July, we got word that Hip-Hop Archive and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University was honoring Nasir Jones, by building a fellowship in his name. The emcee gives us reason to why he’s down for the cause, one that he would not have been down for in his twenties. “In the beginning, I was a fighter. I’m always going to be a fighter, but I fight differently, for different reasons, today,” said Nas. “Hip Hop is important like computer science. The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what’s happening right underneath your nose,” he continued. Kurtis Blow, Rakim and many other legends’ words influenced his connection between hip-hop and education. He’s more for a fellowship such as this one nowadays due to these acts. This is what I like to see! You go Nas! Hit the jump for more.

(Video) DMX & Rakim Ft. Shontelle & Aleks D- “Don’t Call Me” [Behind The Scenes]

Hip-Hop legends DMX and Rakim linked up on their new track entitled “Don’t Call Me” featuring Shontelle and Aleks D. Check out the Behind The Scenes footage for the dope collab below.

(Audio) Juan Epstein Chats It Up With Derrick D-Dot Angelettie! [Podcast]

The 90s was blazing for this guy! Super producer, Derrick “D-Dot” Angelettie was a portion on the group, Two Kings In a Cipher and worked with Diddy, and other hot artists like Rakim, Faith Evens, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z and managed Mary J. Blige. Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg gets all the details on the latest episode of the Juan Epstein podcast. Hit the jump to see what else was/is going on.

(Video) Rakim’s Red Bull Music Academy Lecture

‘Hip hop’s golden age began in 1986, the day Rakim stepped to a microphone to record “Eric B Is President.” Only 18 years old (though he sounded considerably more worldly), Rakim (real name William Griffin) had a smooth, effortless flow that brought a cool melodicism and high intelligence to the MC game—he gave both fire and ice, set within the wiry frame of his serious features. Even those who didn’t get the Five Percenter reference wouldn’t have bridled at his nickname, God. His partnership with his DJ, Eric B, yielded four great albums and numerous classic singles before Rakim split for a solo career.’ Find out the rest below!

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