About Us

Yo! Raps is an award-winning global urban online magazine launched in 2006 and has quickly emerged as one of the premier urban music websites on the web. Our primary purpose is to provide information about Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B and Soul combined with multiple daily updates to the young urban demographic at its website. Get your daily dose of music!

Yo! Raps is an award-winning global urban online magazine launched in 2006 and has quickly emerged as one of the premier urban music websites on the web.

Our primary purpose is to provide information about Hip-Hop, Rap, and R&B combined with multiple daily updates to the young urban demographic at its website. The user and mobile-friendly website favoured by rappers, labels and fans keeps its visitors fully immersed and informed of any and every current event in the urban culture. With just one click, visitors are afforded the many treasures YoRaps.com has to offer, ranging from latest news, exclusive interviews, new music, fresh videos and more!

Yo! Raps has working relationships with many offline print magazines, newspapers, television and radio outlets and has become a key strategic partner of record labels, press agents, and artist managers in the promotion of urban music.

Get your daily dose of urban music!

Genres

HipHop/Rap 100%
R&B 85%
Soul 55%
Pop 50%

Awards

Yo! Raps has been awarded with prestigious music awards and countless nominations since its launch due to its dedicated, motivated, and professional work in presenting the urban culture to a worldwide audience.

Best Online Magazine

Underground Music Awards
2008

Best Online Magazine

Underground Music Awards
2009

Best Online Magazine

Southern Entertainment Awards
2009

Best Online Magazine

Underground Music Awards
2011

Testimonials

5/5
"Yo! Raps is one of my go to sites when I'm looking to get familiar with new artists and happenings in Hip-Hop."
Clinton Sparks
Get Familiar Records, TV/Radio Personality and Celebrity DJ
5/5
"Yo! Raps has been a great portal for discovering new music and new talent on the Internet. Over the years, Yo! Raps has always kept fresh Hip-Hop in the forefront and always showed major support to Def Jam and our artist roster."
Jycorri "Spitty" Robinson
Island Def Jam Music Group, Director Digital Marketing
5/5
"Yo! Raps always holds us down! Through the years they have been there for all of our artists and helped them gain exposure around the world. Yo! Raps brings the streets to the web. They helped make us the leading independent label in Hip-Hop today."
David Bosch
E1 Music/KOCH Records, Media Relations Manager
5/5
"Yo! Raps is the foremost leader in Hip-Hop news online. If your seeking the latest in Hip-Hop news visit www.yoraps.com. Furthermore their unravelling support for our Sony Music/Columbia roster is immeasurable."
Michael Navarra
Sony Music/Columbia Records, Media Relations Manager
5/5
"Yo! Raps is a great online magazine that offers a variety of different types of features. Yo! Raps always shows major support for our Asylum/Warner Bros. roster and their professionalism and work ethic is outstanding! Yo! Raps is one of the leading online publications!"
Aura Harewood
Asylum/Warner Bros. Records, Online Marketing Manager
5/5
"Our partnership with Yo! Raps is a given as it represents our culture, it contributes to the promotion of Slip-N-Slide and all of our online efforts, globally!"
Ted Lucas
Slip-N-Slide Records, CEO/President
5/5
"It has been a delight and pleasure working with Yo! Raps. Over the last few years, G-Unit Records has experienced nothing but professionalism on their end. We look forward to continuing to work with Yo! Raps and wish them much more success!"
Angel J. Martinez
G-Unit Records, Marketing Manager
5/5
"Yo! Raps is one of my favorite sites to work with. They know Hip-Hop, they always deliver top quality content, and their advertising packages can’t be beat!"
Kimberly Trick
The Orchard, Manager of Interactive Marketing
5/5
"Yo! Raps is the best online magazine in the game! No one keeps it realer than Yo! Raps. They simply offer the best content and they are always showing support!"
Prince Kennedy
Maybach Music Group (MMG), Marketing Manager
5/5
"Yo! Raps is the website with all the hottest Hip-Hop news first. I keep it locked to Yo! Raps and so should you!"
DJ Scream
Hoodrich Ent., Celebrity DJ/Producer
5/5
"Yo! Raps has been very instrumental in the growth in exposure of the Southern Entertainment Awards. They are very professional and always seek to exceed the expectations of their customers and business associates."
Janiro Hawkins II
Southern Entertainment Awards (SEA), CEO/President
5/5
"Yo! Raps delivers lasting impressions and seamless promotional exposure. The magazine is very informative with well written articles and exclusive material. It's easy to see why they won the UMA award for 'Best Website' two years in a row."
Jesse Atkinson
Underground Music Awards (UMA), CEO/President