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Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur

Hip-hop enthusiasts are celebrating the lyrics and life of Tupac Shakur today (June 16), as the talented West Coast rhymer would have turned 40 years old.

Pac, who was taken too soon on Sept. 13, 1996, after

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Kanye West Raps at Gil Scott-Heron Funeral

Kanye West paid his respects to the late Gil Scott-Heron yesterday (June 2.) The Louis Vuitton Don, sporting shades and a black suit, attended Heron's funeral at the Harlem Riverside Church and closed out the memorial service with a performance of 'Lost in the World,' a track off his latest album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.'

The coda was an apropos example of Heron's significance in hip-hop culture. West samples Heron's poem, '

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Michael Jackson Tops Dance Chart Two Years After Death

As time approaches the two year anniversary of Michael Jackson's untimely death, the iconic pop star remains at the top of the charts.

'Hollywood Tonight,' a song off the first posthumous Jackson album 'Michael,' released in December, tops the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart this week. This is the first time Jackson's name has been atop the dance chart

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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive, According to Hackers

A false report stating that rapper Tupac Shakur is alive and living out of the country, sent the Internet into a fury over the weekend, crashing the website from which the story originated.

The story, originally posted on PBS's NewsHour blog, was

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Cali Swag District’s M-Bone Remembered, Funeral Today

Family, friends and fans will say their final goodbyes to Cali Swag District member Montae "M-Bone" Talbert, who will be laid to rest later today (May 27). The slain rapper's funeral will be held in Talbert's home town of Inglewood, Calif. and will be open to

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Cali Swag District Release Tribute Song for M-Bone

The remaining three members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Cali Swag District are putting the loss of member M-Bone (pictured far left) into song. The group -- now consisting of JayAre, Smoove

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Slain Cali Swag District Member M-Bone’s Funeral Open to Fans

As the search for Cali Swag District member M-Bone's killer continues, the family of the fallen dougie dance creator has announced that they will make his funeral open to the public, due to the overwhelming support from fans.

"There has been a tremendous outreach of concern and the family would like to have the funeral open to

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Happy Birthday Notorious B.I.G.

Today (May 21) marks the birth of one of hip-hop's most gifted MCs: the Notorious B.I.G. The Brooklyn native, had it not been for his tragic death on March 9, 1997, at the age of 24, would have been celebrating his 39th birthday most likely alongside his mother, Voletta Wallace and his two children, T'yanna and CJ.

While his passing was untimely, the mark he made in rap

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Reward Offered to Find Shooter in M-Bone’s Death

The Inglewood City Council has offered a "substantial" reward for information leading to the arrest of the unknown man who gunned down Cali Swag District member M-Bone on Sunday (May 15) in California.

According to ABC Los Angeles, the City Council are encouraging Inglewood reside

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Cali Swag District Deny M-Bone’s Gang Affiliation

The grieving members of Cali Swag District addressed the murder of their 22-year-old group mate Monte "M-Bone" Talbert" in a live stream on TMZ yesterday (May 17), taking pains to dispel the rumors that the 'Dougie' dance originator's shooting was gang-related.

"I wanna clear up: It had nothing to do with

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