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Rap and drill music is part of America's racial problem

Years ago, a rap music fan described me as a "hip hop scold of the highest order."

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Kanye West Blasted for 'Shameful' Feature of Antisemitic Rapper Jay Electronica on His New Album 'Donda'

Kanye West performing at South by Southwest on March 21, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Kanye West has …

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Dr. Dre says he's 'doing great' after being hospitalized in ICU for apparent brain aneurysm

The 55-year-old hip-hop mogul was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday, but issues optimistic statement amid emotional outpouring of support from friends and fans.

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The Best Hip-Hop Producer Alive, Every Year Since 1979 | Complex

Hip-hop has evolved each year since its birth, not only lyrically, but sonically. Here are the best hip-hop producers, from the genre's beginnings to today.

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Rapper leading movement understand mental health in the music community

There are plenty of rap songs about Promethazine, Percocet and Xanax — all prescription drugs with a high potential for addiction and abuse — but almost none about Zoloft, the pill commonly prescribed to treat depression. Last year, rapper Sirah relea

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Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2018... So Far - Hip Hop Golden Age

What’s happening folks! We are seven months into 2018, and BOY what a year it’s been thus far. It can be argued that this has been one of the strongest first-half years in… well… years. There have been very few missteps so far, and

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Jay-Z’s Dead-On Impressions Of Eminem And Snoop Dogg Perfectly Encapsulate Why They’re Good At Rapping

The Jay-Z episode of David Letterman’s ’My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ premieres on April 6.

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The notorious night Biggie was murdered in Los Angeles

Ordained with a flow as soulful to black, post-Reaganomics America as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet during the days of the civil rights movement, the street narrati…

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N.W.A. Will Not Perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | News | Pitchfork

Tomorrow, Kendrick Lamar will induct N.W.A. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will not, however, perform at the ceremony, Ice Cube has told The New York Times. He said, "Nah, we're not performing.

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The Enduring Charm of Phife Dawg, Hip-Hop’s Scrappiest Virtuoso | Vanity Fair

With the death of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, rap lost a distinctive voice from one of its most revered eras.

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Hip-hop's Future reflects the overstimulation of our time -- or he's just busy

“I know we on the 'Purple Reign' tour, but we gotta get into ‘Dirty Sprite 2,’” Future told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium not long into his sold-out show Friday night. Then, as though to justify reaching back

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Pop, rock, rap, whatever: who killed the music genre? | Music | The Guardian

Skrillex produces Bieber, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, and the genre-bending 1975 top the charts. The people making and consuming music are more stylistically promiscuous than ever. How did we get here?

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A Former LAPD Detective Thinks He Knows Who Killed Tupac | VICE | United States

With fewer and fewer parties interested in the case, one man believes he knows the truth about who killed Tupac.