Holiday, Music

Holidays On Demand: 7 awesome playlists to please everyone (even your hipster friends)

Whether you’re a fan of reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, classic rock or singer-songwriters, we have the perfect playlist to soundtrack the season.

Holiday, Music

Holidays On Demand: 7 awesome playlists to please everyone (even your hipster friends)

Whether you’re a fan of reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, classic rock or singer-songwriters, we have the perfect playlist to soundtrack the season.

Classic Hip Hop, Current Hip Hop, Current R&B, Music

Celebrate Black Music Month with SiriusXM

The best from Backspin, The Heat and more music channels.

Classic Hip Hop, Current Hip Hop, Current R&B, Music

Celebrate Black Music Month with SiriusXM

The best from Backspin, The Heat and more music channels.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

SiriusXM hip-hop channels honor The Notorious B.I.G. on 20th anniversary of his death

SiriusXM will honor the hip-hop icon across its hip-hop channels throughout the day on March 9 – the 20th anniversary of his tragic death. Tune in to Backspin, Shade 45, and SiriusXM FLY for special programming.

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SiriusXM hip-hop channels honor The Notorious B.I.G. on 20th anniversary of his death

SiriusXM will honor the hip-hop icon across its hip-hop channels throughout the day on March 9 – the 20th anniversary of his tragic death. Tune in to Backspin, Shade 45, and SiriusXM FLY for special programming.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Shade 45 host Sway remembers Tupac Shakur 20 years after his death

Shade 45 host Sway Calloway remembers the last interview he did with his friend Tupac Shakur a few months before his death. To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his death, SiriusXM’s hip-hop channels will be airing special programming.

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Shade 45 host Sway remembers Tupac Shakur 20 years after his death

Shade 45 host Sway Calloway remembers the last interview he did with his friend Tupac Shakur a few months before his death. To commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his death, SiriusXM’s hip-hop channels will be airing special programming.

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Happy birthday, Beyoncé! 10 reasons we love Queen Bey

Let’s “Bey” honest, Yoncé is perhaps the most beloved person on planet Earth and rightly twirls on any haters. If we’re being real, that 2014 Saturday Night Live sketch about The Beygency, a nebulous organization that eliminates those that “say the unsayable”– … Continued

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Happy birthday, Beyoncé! 10 reasons we love Queen Bey

Let’s “Bey” honest, Yoncé is perhaps the most beloved person on planet Earth and rightly twirls on any haters. If we’re being real, that 2014 Saturday Night Live sketch about The Beygency, a nebulous organization that eliminates those that “say the unsayable”– … Continued

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D.M.C. talks depression, therapy and healing in Facebook Live chat

Darryl McDaniels, better known as D.M.C from the pioneering hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., has opened up about his severe battle with depression in his new book, Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide. Following the murder of Jam Master Jay and the breakup of … Continued

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D.M.C. talks depression, therapy and healing in Facebook Live chat

Darryl McDaniels, better known as D.M.C from the pioneering hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., has opened up about his severe battle with depression in his new book, Ten Ways Not To Commit Suicide. Following the murder of Jam Master Jay and the breakup of … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

The Back in the Day Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop?

Mid-’90s hip-hop was off the chain!

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The Back in the Day Quiz: How well do you know ’90s hip-hop?

Mid-’90s hip-hop was off the chain!

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Happy Birthday, Ice Cube! Relive our favorite moments with him at the SiriusXM studios!

O’Shea Jackson, better known as rapper and actor Ice Cube, turns 47 today (6/15). One of the best lyricists of all time known for his aggressive and brutally honest style of rapping, Ice Cube rose to fame as a member … Continued

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Happy Birthday, Ice Cube! Relive our favorite moments with him at the SiriusXM studios!

O’Shea Jackson, better known as rapper and actor Ice Cube, turns 47 today (6/15). One of the best lyricists of all time known for his aggressive and brutally honest style of rapping, Ice Cube rose to fame as a member … Continued

Music

Celebrate Black Music Month with SiriusXM!

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with special programming showcasing Classic Soul, Motown, today’s Hip-Hop, and everything in between! See what we have in store all month long:   Backspin (Ch. 43) STEPHEN HILL SPEAKS…ON HIP-HOP AND R&B OF … Continued

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Celebrate Black Music Month with SiriusXM!

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with special programming showcasing Classic Soul, Motown, today’s Hip-Hop, and everything in between! See what we have in store all month long:   Backspin (Ch. 43) STEPHEN HILL SPEAKS…ON HIP-HOP AND R&B OF … Continued

Music

Summer Out Loud: West Coast Cookout Playlist

California dreamin’? We totally understand. Put the top down and get ready to ride out to some old-school West Coast G-Funk. We’ve got the classic hits that defined West Coast Hip Hop in our West Coast Cookout playlist. Stream the playlist … Continued

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Summer Out Loud: West Coast Cookout Playlist

California dreamin’? We totally understand. Put the top down and get ready to ride out to some old-school West Coast G-Funk. We’ve got the classic hits that defined West Coast Hip Hop in our West Coast Cookout playlist. Stream the playlist … Continued

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Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

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Music-versary: Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP on May 23, 2000

Release date: May 23, 2000 Backstory: Shocking, harrowing, offensive, complex, emotional, captivating.  Those are just a few words to describe The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s third studio album released in the spring of 2000 and titled after his birth name. … Continued

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Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

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Music-versary: Notorious B.I.G. was born on May 21, 1972

Ask anyone to name the five greatest rappers of all time and the Notorious B.I.G. is always near the top of the list. That’s because he was larger that life, not only in stature and name, but also in overall … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap: Legendary rappers + hip-hop artists to embark on nationwide tour

Last year, hip-hop veteran Ice-T put together the inaugural Art of Rap Festival — billed as “the post prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” — to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Taking its name from … Continued

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SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap: Legendary rappers + hip-hop artists to embark on nationwide tour

Last year, hip-hop veteran Ice-T put together the inaugural Art of Rap Festival — billed as “the post prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” — to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Taking its name from … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Backspin honors Phife Dawg with tribute specials all weekend

Following A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Phife Dawg’s passing earlier this week, we’ve been walking down memory lane with old audio from our archives. Over the years, Phife Dawg has come through our studios to talk about his music, life and … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

RIP Phife Dawg: Remembering the co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest co-founder and a founding father of hip-hop, Phife Dawg, died last night at the age of 45, leaving fans of hip-hop’s golden age with a heavy heart. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop

Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music, Pop

Black History Month: Woke lyrics by black artists

Black History Month is about celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing the central role black people and black culture has played in the history of the United States. It is also a time for reflection and enlightenment, no matter your … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: 2Pac released All Eyez on Me on February 13, 1996

Release date: February 13, 1996 Credits: Suge Knight (executive producer), DJ Quick, Johnny J, Dat Nigga Daz, DeVante, DJ Pooh, Dr. Dre, Lawlay, Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin, Dave Aron, Johnny J, Mike Mosley, Doug Rasheed, Rick Rock, QD3, 2Pac Backstory: Immediately … Continued

Music

The Sounds of Love: Valentine’s Day Radio, a SILK-y take over, 1st Wave, Hip-Hop and more

Love is like a glove … or a dove … or a, oh hell, we should just let the pros do this for us. ‘Cause we love to love you baby, we just don’t know how to express it as … Continued

Music

The Sounds of Love: Valentine’s Day Radio, a SILK-y take over, 1st Wave, Hip-Hop and more

Love is like a glove … or a dove … or a, oh hell, we should just let the pros do this for us. ‘Cause we love to love you baby, we just don’t know how to express it as … Continued

Music

Breakup Playlist: Songs to mend your broken heart this February 14

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time for the blissfully in love. But for those who have to spend 24 hours reflecting on love lost, Feb. 14 can be pretty crappy. Instead of hating the holiday, our heartbroken friends, use it as … Continued

Music

Breakup Playlist: Songs to mend your broken heart this February 14

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time for the blissfully in love. But for those who have to spend 24 hours reflecting on love lost, Feb. 14 can be pretty crappy. Instead of hating the holiday, our heartbroken friends, use it as … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Standards, Music

6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

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6 essential music icons to celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, so while just the tip of the iceberg, we asked some or our programmers to name just one of the most influential black musicians on their channels. Here’s what they picked. Backspin (Ch. 43) : Grandmaster … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Redman ‘Rocks Da Spot’ on Backspin with the soundtrack to his life

Legendary rapper/DJ/producer/actor Redman recently took over Backspin (Ch. 43) to share the classic tracks that soundtracked his life — from David Bowie to Wu-Tang Clan. Ahead of each song, he gave commentary about how it related to his life. Hear … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Jay Z released ‘The Black Album’ on Nov. 14, 2003

Release date: November 14, 2003 Credits: Jay Z; various producers Backstory: Jay Z wanted to go out in style. Coming up in Brooklyn, he’d been the best to take on the drug-dealer-turned-rap mogul since NWA’s Easy E. But he’d put … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Jay Z released ‘The Black Album’ on Nov. 14, 2003

Release date: November 14, 2003 Credits: Jay Z; various producers Backstory: Jay Z wanted to go out in style. Coming up in Brooklyn, he’d been the best to take on the drug-dealer-turned-rap mogul since NWA’s Easy E. But he’d put … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

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Music-versary: Beastie Boys released their debut album, ‘Licensed to Ill,’ on Nov. 15, 1986

Twenty-nine years ago, on November 15, 1986, Def Jam/Columbia Records released the Beastie Boys’ first album, Licensed to Ill. It would soon become the first rap album to top the Billboard charts, staying at No. 1 for five weeks. If … Continued

Music

Marathon playlist: Songs to keep you pumped all the way to the finish line

Marathon season is upon us, and we have you covered with a playlist of songs that will keep you going, specially chosen by our SiriusXM channels. So come on! Lace up your running shoes, plug in your headphones, press play … Continued

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Marathon playlist: Songs to keep you pumped all the way to the finish line

Marathon season is upon us, and we have you covered with a playlist of songs that will keep you going, specially chosen by our SiriusXM channels. So come on! Lace up your running shoes, plug in your headphones, press play … Continued

Music

Marathon cool down playlist: Songs to chill out to after a hard run

Marathon season is upon us, and we’re here to meet you at the finish line with a playlist that’ll cool you down. So walk off those miles, breathe in, breathe out, stretch, then pat yourself on the back because you … Continued

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Marathon cool down playlist: Songs to chill out to after a hard run

Marathon season is upon us, and we’re here to meet you at the finish line with a playlist that’ll cool you down. So walk off those miles, breathe in, breathe out, stretch, then pat yourself on the back because you … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Doug E. Fresh tells Ed Lover how he feels about Macklemore’s ‘Downtown’

Legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh recently stopped by Backspin (Ch. 43) for an interview with Ed Lover. During their conversation, Lover asked what he thought about Macklemore – who often comes under criticism for cultural appropriation — including hip-hop veterans … Continued

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Doug E. Fresh tells Ed Lover how he feels about Macklemore’s ‘Downtown’

Legendary rapper Doug E. Fresh recently stopped by Backspin (Ch. 43) for an interview with Ed Lover. During their conversation, Lover asked what he thought about Macklemore – who often comes under criticism for cultural appropriation — including hip-hop veterans … Continued

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Relive the days of beepers, AIM, MySpace & more in these songs with dated lyrics

Although themes of love, loss, and living are timeless, no one parties like it’s 1999 anymore, and you’re more likely to put your song in a TouchTunes queue than you are to put a dime in the jukebox, baby. You … Continued

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, Pop, Rock

Relive the days of beepers, AIM, MySpace & more in these songs with dated lyrics

Although themes of love, loss, and living are timeless, no one parties like it’s 1999 anymore, and you’re more likely to put your song in a TouchTunes queue than you are to put a dime in the jukebox, baby. You … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Poll: Who deserves the next hip-hop biopic? Ed Lover says Bad Boy Records

On the tails of Straight Outta Compton‘s success, Backspin‘s Ed Lover discussed which artist or group should be explored in the next biopic after N.W.A. In his opinion, it should be Bad Boy Records. “The Bad Boy story is so ill … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Poll: Who deserves the next hip-hop biopic? Ed Lover says Bad Boy Records

On the tails of Straight Outta Compton‘s success, Backspin‘s Ed Lover discussed which artist or group should be explored in the next biopic after N.W.A. In his opinion, it should be Bad Boy Records. “The Bad Boy story is so ill … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Straight Outta Compton: Five tracks to take you to Hub City

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton comes out on Friday and to celebrate, we’re listening to some great Compton anthems. From N.W.A to Kendrick Lamar, here are five tracks from Compton artists that’ll transport you to Hub City. Don’t forget to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Straight Outta Compton: Five tracks to take you to Hub City

The N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton comes out on Friday and to celebrate, we’re listening to some great Compton anthems. From N.W.A to Kendrick Lamar, here are five tracks from Compton artists that’ll transport you to Hub City. Don’t forget to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Straight Outta Compton Special: Ed Lover talks to the film’s director, actors and N.W.A member Ice Cube

Straight Outta Compton — the biopic about Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella of the iconic West Coast rap group N.W.A. — is due out in theaters this Friday. Backspin‘s Ed Lover invited the film’s director … Continued

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Straight Outta Compton Special: Ed Lover talks to the film’s director, actors and N.W.A member Ice Cube

Straight Outta Compton — the biopic about Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella of the iconic West Coast rap group N.W.A. — is due out in theaters this Friday. Backspin‘s Ed Lover invited the film’s director … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, News and Issues, Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio listens to Backspin, loves old school West Coast rap

When Sen. Marco Rubio first announced his candidacy for president, he revealed that he was a fan of SiriusXM’s Backspin channel, which plays old school rap from the ‘80s and ‘90s. In an interview this week on Fox News’ Outnumbered, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, News and Issues, Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio listens to Backspin, loves old school West Coast rap

When Sen. Marco Rubio first announced his candidacy for president, he revealed that he was a fan of SiriusXM’s Backspin channel, which plays old school rap from the ‘80s and ‘90s. In an interview this week on Fox News’ Outnumbered, … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

African American Music Appreciation Month: Snoop Dogg, Rico Love, Ciara, Geto Boys and more

WEEK 3 (JUNE 15-21)   Tuesday, June 16: SNOOP DOGG TOWN HALL replay at 11 pm ET (The Heat) Friday, June 19: TALKING SOUL w/ VALERIE SIMPSON at 12 pm ET (Soul Town) Friday, June 19 at 5 pm ET through Sun Jun 21 at … Continued

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African American Music Appreciation Month: Snoop Dogg, Rico Love, Ciara, Geto Boys and more

WEEK 3 (JUNE 15-21)   Tuesday, June 16: SNOOP DOGG TOWN HALL replay at 11 pm ET (The Heat) Friday, June 19: TALKING SOUL w/ VALERIE SIMPSON at 12 pm ET (Soul Town) Friday, June 19 at 5 pm ET through Sun Jun 21 at … Continued

Music

May 18-24: Hip-Hop Appreciation Week on Backspin!

Backspin (Ch. 46) is celebrating Hip-Hop Appreciation Week May 18-24 and we’ve got everything hip-hop fans could dream of, including exclusive KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane concerts recorded live in DC, and interviews with some of classic hip-hop’s biggest icons on … Continued

Music

May 18-24: Hip-Hop Appreciation Week on Backspin!

Backspin (Ch. 46) is celebrating Hip-Hop Appreciation Week May 18-24 and we’ve got everything hip-hop fans could dream of, including exclusive KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane concerts recorded live in DC, and interviews with some of classic hip-hop’s biggest icons on … Continued

Music

Happy 4/20! Here are our top songs for your … wait… what were we talking about?

The origins of the term “420” are a little fuzzy, but the important thing to (try to) remember is that every April 20 we can all celebrate that what’s from the earth is of the greatest worth. And there’s no … Continued

Music

Happy 4/20! Here are our top songs for your … wait… what were we talking about?

The origins of the term “420” are a little fuzzy, but the important thing to (try to) remember is that every April 20 we can all celebrate that what’s from the earth is of the greatest worth. And there’s no … Continued

Lifestyle, Music

Happy Valentines Day: Singled Out … Again, Love Games & Tunes

As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, SiriusXM plans to set the mood right for its listeners in the form of pain, passion and pleasure playlists, chats with romance experts, and Singled Out … Again with Jenny McCarthy. Have a look at the … Continued

Lifestyle, Music

Happy Valentines Day: Singled Out … Again, Love Games & Tunes

As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, SiriusXM plans to set the mood right for its listeners in the form of pain, passion and pleasure playlists, chats with romance experts, and Singled Out … Again with Jenny McCarthy. Have a look at the … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Backspin’s top 12 songs for a night of love and lust

Rap stems from poetry, and like poets rappers also take on the subject of love from time to time. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, Backspin has picked 12 old school rap songs that capture the infatuation and vulnerability that goes along … Continued

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Valentine’s Day Playlist: Backspin’s top 12 songs for a night of love and lust

Rap stems from poetry, and like poets rappers also take on the subject of love from time to time. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, Backspin has picked 12 old school rap songs that capture the infatuation and vulnerability that goes along … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

‘Speak the truth and people lose they mind’: Watch the Straight Outta Compton movie trailer (EXPLICIT)

With fans chanting “f*** the police” while Eazy-E stands on the stage, mic cocked and at the ready, the Straight Outta Compton movie trailer feels uncomfortably relevant, even though it depicts the rise of iconic west coast rappers N.W.A in … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

‘Speak the truth and people lose they mind’: Watch the Straight Outta Compton movie trailer (EXPLICIT)

With fans chanting “f*** the police” while Eazy-E stands on the stage, mic cocked and at the ready, the Straight Outta Compton movie trailer feels uncomfortably relevant, even though it depicts the rise of iconic west coast rappers N.W.A in … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Oh hey there, Slim Shady!

The Real Slim Shady recently stopped by Backspin to give a shout out to host Ed Lover (aka Ed Lover’s Tuesday night totally trumped yours). Don’t feel too jealous though. Eminem’s label Shady Records turns 15 this year, and the rap … Continued

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Oh hey there, Slim Shady!

The Real Slim Shady recently stopped by Backspin to give a shout out to host Ed Lover (aka Ed Lover’s Tuesday night totally trumped yours). Don’t feel too jealous though. Eminem’s label Shady Records turns 15 this year, and the rap … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Celebrate Black Music Month on The Heat, Heart & Soul, Soul Town, SiriusXM Fly + more

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with tons of programming featuring the best in hip-hop, soul, gospel, classic hip-hop, r&b, funk, reggae, and more. See what’s in store below! Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Off the Record: A … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Celebrate Black Music Month on The Heat, Heart & Soul, Soul Town, SiriusXM Fly + more

SiriusXM celebrates Black Music Month all through June with tons of programming featuring the best in hip-hop, soul, gospel, classic hip-hop, r&b, funk, reggae, and more. See what’s in store below! Heart & Soul, Ch. 48 Off the Record: A … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday with Backspin

Biggie’s Born Day Celebration airs all day Wednesday 5/21 on Backspin, Ch. 46 As part of Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, SiriusXM’s own classic hip-hop channel, Backspin, will observe The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday all day (Wednesday 5/21) in a segment called Biggie’s Born … Continued

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Celebrate The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday with Backspin

Biggie’s Born Day Celebration airs all day Wednesday 5/21 on Backspin, Ch. 46 As part of Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, SiriusXM’s own classic hip-hop channel, Backspin, will observe The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday all day (Wednesday 5/21) in a segment called Biggie’s Born … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

2 major reasons why hip-hop is important, according to KRS-One

In honor of Hip-Hop Appreciation Month, KRS-One (formerly of Boogie Down Productions) is here to school us on why hip-hop is important. I mean, we’re sure you never doubted hip-hop’s importance and/or place in music history, but it really helps to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

2 major reasons why hip-hop is important, according to KRS-One

In honor of Hip-Hop Appreciation Month, KRS-One (formerly of Boogie Down Productions) is here to school us on why hip-hop is important. I mean, we’re sure you never doubted hip-hop’s importance and/or place in music history, but it really helps to … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip-Hop 101: KRS-One names 3 essential albums for the hip-hop newbie in your life

Let’s say you had a friend who’d literally never listened to hip-hop. Sure, that’s basically impossible, but say they existed. Maybe they’ve been living on Mars for their entire lives. What would you instruct them to listen to first? Backspin‘s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Hip-Hop 101: KRS-One names 3 essential albums for the hip-hop newbie in your life

Let’s say you had a friend who’d literally never listened to hip-hop. Sure, that’s basically impossible, but say they existed. Maybe they’ve been living on Mars for their entire lives. What would you instruct them to listen to first? Backspin‘s … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Get the Backspin back story on classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep

Airing Tuesday 4/1 at 6 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Thursday 4/3 at 8 pm ET, Saturday 4/5 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 4/6 at 1 pm ET Classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep have been performing together … Continued

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Get the Backspin back story on classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep

Airing Tuesday 4/1 at 6 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Thursday 4/3 at 8 pm ET, Saturday 4/5 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 4/6 at 1 pm ET Classic hip-hop duo Mobb Deep have been performing together … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Classic Hip-Hop collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony take over Backspin on Tuesday, Feb. 18

Airing Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET, Thursday 2/20 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 2/22 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 2/23 at 8 pm ET Classic ’90s hip-hop … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Classic Hip-Hop collective Bone Thugs-N-Harmony take over Backspin on Tuesday, Feb. 18

Airing Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET on Backspin, Ch. 46 Replaying Tuesday 2/18 at 2 pm ET, Thursday 2/20 at 9 pm ET, Saturday 2/22 at 4 pm ET, and Sunday 2/23 at 8 pm ET Classic ’90s hip-hop … Continued

Country, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, NFL, Rock, Sports

What’s On: CHVRCHES private performance for SiriusXM listeners

Recap Monday night football with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller then get your daily metal fix with Jack Osbourne, who takes over dad’s channel, Ozzy’s Boneyard. If that’s not your speed, hang in there to hear CHVRCHES’ private performance at … Continued

Country, Entertainment, Hip-Hop/R&B, Music, NFL, Rock, Sports

What’s On: CHVRCHES private performance for SiriusXM listeners

Recap Monday night football with Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller then get your daily metal fix with Jack Osbourne, who takes over dad’s channel, Ozzy’s Boneyard. If that’s not your speed, hang in there to hear CHVRCHES’ private performance at … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Bun B: “You need that high skill level to stay in the game.”

How does the hip-hop music scene nowadays compare to back in the day? According to Bun B, quite a lot has changed over time. The legendary member of UGK recently stopped by The Ed Lover Show on Backspin to discuss … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Bun B: “You need that high skill level to stay in the game.”

How does the hip-hop music scene nowadays compare to back in the day? According to Bun B, quite a lot has changed over time. The legendary member of UGK recently stopped by The Ed Lover Show on Backspin to discuss … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on SiriusXM Backspin

The legendary Bone Thugs‐n‐Harmony stopped by the SiriusXM studio for an exclusive Q&A and performance with Backspin host, Ed Lover and an audience of super-fans. The group performed some of their hits including 1st of Tha Month and Grammy-award winning Crossroads. … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on SiriusXM Backspin

The legendary Bone Thugs‐n‐Harmony stopped by the SiriusXM studio for an exclusive Q&A and performance with Backspin host, Ed Lover and an audience of super-fans. The group performed some of their hits including 1st of Tha Month and Grammy-award winning Crossroads. … Continued

Entertainment, Music

Celebs & SiriusXM hosts share their zombie apocalypse survival plan

Walking Dead, World War Z, 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead, Shawn of the Dead… the list goes on and on of Zombie Apocalypse movies that leave us all pondering one very important question: How will I survive … Continued

Entertainment, Music

Celebs & SiriusXM hosts share their zombie apocalypse survival plan

Walking Dead, World War Z, 28 Days Later, Night of the Living Dead, Shawn of the Dead… the list goes on and on of Zombie Apocalypse movies that leave us all pondering one very important question: How will I survive … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

RZA Remembers Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his 45th Born Day

Airing Friday 11/15 from 5 – 9 pm ET.  The Ed Lover Show celebrates the life, legacy and born day of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on what would have been his 45th birthday! Backspin will highlight his classic solo tracks, Wu-Tang joints … Continued

Hip-Hop/R&B, Music

RZA Remembers Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his 45th Born Day

Airing Friday 11/15 from 5 – 9 pm ET.  The Ed Lover Show celebrates the life, legacy and born day of Ol’ Dirty Bastard on what would have been his 45th birthday! Backspin will highlight his classic solo tracks, Wu-Tang joints … Continued

Entertainment, Music

What’s On: CeeLo Green, the Americana Awards, Hispanic Heritage Month and more!

Today’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll… with a healthy dose of Hip Hop and Spanish rock in there for good measure. The Ed Lover Show with CeeLo Green Wednesday 5:30 pm ET on Backspin (rebroadcasts Fri. … Continued

Entertainment, Music

What’s On: CeeLo Green, the Americana Awards, Hispanic Heritage Month and more!

Today’s a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll… with a healthy dose of Hip Hop and Spanish rock in there for good measure. The Ed Lover Show with CeeLo Green Wednesday 5:30 pm ET on Backspin (rebroadcasts Fri. … Continued

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