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Emily Tan is a freelance writer and photographer based in Jersey City, N.J. She been covering all things women, pop culture, music and tech since 2008. Emily has been published in the Seattle Times, AOL Music, Lemondop, CMJ, Spinner, PopEater. Currently, Emily contributes to a various places in the U.S. and U.K. including The Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Village Voice, Diffuser.fm and TheBoombox.com. contributes to various sites and publications in the U.S. and U.K. including TheBoomBox.com, Diffuser.fm, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Village Voice. Emily is usually on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, at a gig, or cycling around the city.
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Vic Mensa Bashes President Obama’s Problem-Solving Skills, Talks ‘Traffic’ Album [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Chicago rapper Vic Mensa calls out President Obama for his reaction to the chaos in Ferguson, Mo., among other things. Find out why the 21-year-old MC is frustrated with his problem-solving skills while in office.

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Migos’ Offset Flies Off Stage to Punch Fan at Massachusetts Show [VIDEO]

Rap shows can get crazy. Remember Action Bronson body slamming a fan in May? The latest in rap-related chaos comes from Migos during a concert in Springfield, Mass. Things got out of hand when member Offset flew into the crowd and started throwing punches.

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Vic Mensa and Trey Songz Close Out Vitaminwater & The Fader’s #uncapped Series in New York

To close out the finale show of the #uncapped series, vitaminwater and the Fader brought together the best of both worlds by featuring performances from new talent Vic Mensa and seasoned singer Trey Songz inside New York City's Gotham Hall Wednesday night (Oct. 15).

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Pharrell, Afrika Bambaataa & Questlove Speak on History of 808 Machines in New Documentary [VIDEO]

Ever wonder where some of your favorite hip-hop beats come from? Well, Pharrell, Questlove and Afrika Bambaataa, among others, are at the center of a new film titled '808,' which explores how the drum and bass machine helped music (especially hip-hop) evolve.

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Bobby Shmurda, Yung Joc & More Reveal Who They’re Waking Up to After the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards [VIDEO]

Since partying can continue after the clubs and into the bedroom following the BET Hip Hop Awards, XXL's Torae took to the green carpet before the show began to ask some hip-hop favorites who they thought they'd be waking up next to after the big awards night.

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