Commentary

The latest opinion pieces, op-eds, and news commentary, all opinions from the writers, and do not always reflect the views of Avenue 1, CHELCA, or its sponsors.

Bobby Shmurda's Arrest Should Be a Cautionary Tale, but It Won't Be

What in the world is going on with the Women in Hip Hop?

While BET strings us along on 106 & Park's farewell tour, be thankful for one thing; the opportunity to have basked in the importance that was urban music programs on TV.

After nine months of weekly articles from non-music media outlets hyping the rise of Iggy Azalea, the Australian starlet finally made her game-changing admission into what is usually "superstar status" - lawsuits from former...

A long, dramatic vent feels so good in the moment, but has one ever solved your problem? Why experts say these tirades are hurting you, and what to do instead. Ten bucks says you've had...

Everyone's always loved Lil Kim in Brooklyn NY, and I loved her more than just about anyone not named MC Lyte. I probably have one of the few pristine copies of the SOURCE magazine...

You’d think getting through 30 years of life without ever once questioning your manliness would be a positive thing. You have a penis. It works. Quite well actually, often on its own with very...

East Village Radio, the 11-year-old Internet radio station with a tiny storefront studio on First Avenue, is shutting down operations next week. "Every time we get a new listener, it costs us more money with...