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Common Opens Up About Role in ‘Hell on Wheels’ TV Series

November is looking to be a big month for Common. Aside from the release of his ninth studio album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer,' and a spot in the animated film 'Happy Feet 2,' the Chicago native will debut his latest acting role on the AMC series 'Hell on Wheels.'

Set in 1865, the Western-themed show features the rapper-turned-actor playing the role of an emancipated slave trying to gain acceptance in post-slavery America. "It'

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Nicki Minaj Reveals New Halloween Costume Idea

Nicki Minaj is widely known both for her countless rhyming personalities and her eclectic style of dress. Never one to follow anything other than the beat of her own drum, the rapper reveals that while everyone else will be dressing in costumes for Halloween, she'd rather go the opposite route. "I'm going to be an understated Nicki Minaj," the Qu

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West Coast’s Kid Frost Suffers Stroke, Leaves Hospital

Veteran West Coast rapper Kid Frost was released from a Southern California hospital Thursday night (Oct. 13), after suffering a mild stroke. While in the hospital, doctors ran several tests on the 47-year-old, including an ultrasound and a neuro-MRI scan.

Frost, born Arturo Molina Jr., tweeted a photo

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Harlem Rapper A$AP Rocky Signs Major Label Record Deal

After receiving a healthy amount of buzz, underground Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has inked a record deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The 23-year-old has gained popularity for his songs 'Purple Swag' and 'Peso,' both which have received a combined total of over 1 million views on YouTube.

"I haven't seen an unsigned artist with this muc

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Common Says Maya Angelou on New LP, ‘Blue Sky’ Is Relatable

Three years after the lukewarm success of his last album, 'Universal Mind Control,' rapper Common is ready to take his fans back to the basics. The Chicago MC, whose lyrical intrigue has long been based around his appreciation for spoken word poetry, chose to take listeners in a new, yet sonically familiar direction for his latest album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer.' Unlike his electro-inspired previous album, th

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