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Dean Blunt: ‘Every Day Is A Lifetime’

Dean Blunt: ‘Every Day Is A Lifetime’

His songs make your brain briefly unbound and unwieldy. Same goes for this conversation…

OG Maco: ‘I Want To Give The World A Fighting Chance’

OG Maco: ‘I Want To Give The World A Fighting Chance’

“I don’t want anybody to do exactly what I’m doing,” says the Atlanta rapper. “I want people to look at why I’m doing what I’m doing…

Gizzle: ‘I Mean For It To Matter’

Gizzle: ‘I Mean For It To Matter’

She’s the one behind the curtain of the biggest and best-loved rap and R&B songs in recent memory…

Sophia Chang: ‘Don’t Ever Be Afraid Of Your Passion’

Sophia Chang: ‘Don’t Ever Be Afraid Of Your Passion’

“I’m a manager. I am in the service industry. The service industry. I’m Midas f****** Muffler…

Rap Dads, Daughters And Sons: The Father’s Day Episode

Rap Dads, Daughters And Sons: The Father’s Day Episode

Our producer, David Luke, father of David Luke III, put together this podcast, in which past guests like Danny Brown, Solange Knowles and T.I spoke about fatherhood and father…

YG: ‘I’m Stepping Into My Powers’

YG: ‘I’m Stepping Into My Powers’

The Compton rapper, who beat back the sophomore jinx with his new album Still Brazy, is questioning a world that barely ever makes sense…

Warren G: ‘It’s A Cold Game’

Warren G: ‘It’s A Cold Game’

The West Coast legend, one of the main instigators of G-funk, has seen the underside of the industry. It’s not pretty, but he stays smooth…

Doc McKinney: ‘There’s Enough Bad Music Out There’

Doc McKinney: ‘There’s Enough Bad Music Out There’

The producer and manager, who’s worked with The Weeknd, Drake, Young Buck, Esthero and thestand4rd, is fighting the good fight…

2016 Community Giving Project Kicks off with Jordan’s Treasures

2016 Community Giving Project Kicks off with Jordan’s Treasures

Hello everyone! Thank you for your interest in our 2016 Community Giving Campaign. This year we are again partnering with Jordan’s Treasures and along with some new awesome…

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA’s Underground Museum

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA’s Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died…

The Pain Of Police Killings Can Last Decades

The Pain Of Police Killings Can Last Decades

Cordero Ducksworth says he barely remembers his father, Roman, who died in 1962. And he didn’t learn the circumstances of his death for almost 30 years. Now, he’s…

Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves

Georgetown Will Offer An Edge In Admissions To Descendants Of Slaves

In 1838, 272 enslaved people were sold to fund the university. The school, grappling with that history, will give descendants of those slaves the same consideration as legacy students in…

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death

After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody…

Microphone Check: Mr. MFN eXquire With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

Microphone Check: Mr. MFN eXquire With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

Crown Heights came to North Hollywood so we could talk about crossed signals on the highways between artist and industry…

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

As kids grow older, they grow less likely to maintain or build relationships with friends of different races. A new study shows teachers can have a surprising effect on changing…

Join us at International Natural Hair Meetup Day in Atlanta

Join us at International Natural Hair Meetup Day in Atlanta

Please join Naptural Roots for International Natural Hair Meetup Day 2016 presented by ByMadeBeautiful on May 21, 2016. The Atlanta event, sponsored by Koils By Nature, is going to be…

Buy Your Royalty Box in support of Lupus Research!

Buy Your Royalty Box in support of Lupus Research!

The VIP experience at the 10th Anniversary Gala included the receipt of our new and exclusive Royalty Box!  We have goodies from great companies (new and established) that will make…

What Your Body is Telling You: signs and symptoms not to ignore

What Your Body is Telling You: signs and symptoms not to ignore

By Supreme Understanding and Scihonor Devotion (An Excerpt from The Hood Health Handbook, Volume One) “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too…

Welcome Dr. Kela Henry to the Naptural Roots Family!

Welcome Dr. Kela Henry to the Naptural Roots Family!

Naptural Roots Magazine would like to welcome Dr. Kela Henry to the family!  Dr. Henry will be a Health and Wellness Contributing Author and will also be presenting at the…

2016 Nappies Award Winners

2016 Nappies Award Winners

We want to say CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 1st Annual Nappies Awards!  The Nappies Awards is our completely fan based Awards to show love to the leaders in…

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