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Mixtape Timeline: Five Years After DJ Drama’s Arrest

Mixtapes are as important to hip-hop culture now as they were at the start of the genre. From back in the day, when live parties were recorded in the Bronx, to today's landscape of artist-driven digital projects, one element has remained constant: tapes build careers. Th

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Grammy Nominations 2012: Grandmaster Flash Felt ‘Cool’

Hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash has done a lot over the course of his 20-year career, however performing during the 2012 Grammy nominations concert Wednesday night (Nov. 30) is high on his list of greatest moments.

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LL Cool J to Get ‘The Message’ on Grammy Nomination Special

There's nothing like a song about poverty, prostitution, drugs, murder and overriding hopelessness to kick off the lead-up to "music's biggest night."

On Wednesday's (Nov. 30) hour-long 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live,' set to air on CBS, LL Cool J, Common, Lupe Fiasco and Ric

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Grandmaster Flash Offers Reward for Stolen Laptop

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash is the latest entertainer to have one of his most prized possessions taken from him. The DJ announced that his laptop, a record spinner's pride and joy, was taken from him late Friday night (Feb. 25) after a show at New York City's famed 40/40 club.

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Grammy Museum Opens First Hip-Hop Exhibit

The Los Angeles Grammy Museum has announced that it will be debuting it's first hip-hop exhibit next week, to coincide with the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The interactive exhibit, titled "Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey," will open on Saturday, Feb. 5, and wil

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Enjoy Records Founder Bobby Robinson Dies at 93

Bobby Robinson, a boutique label entrepreneur, record store owner, hip-hop pioneer and legitimate Harlem legend, has passed away at the age of 93. He had been ill for several years but lived a long, fruitful life that will clearly be remembered fondly by those who were graced by his presence throughout the decades

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‘Genius of Love’ Celebrates 30 Years as a Hip-Hop Staple

Tom Tom Club's 'Genius of Love,' one of the most sampled tracks in hip-hop history, is turning 30-years-old. In celebration, the group will perform the song on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Jan. 11. Beloved for its bouncy bassline, squelched-out fu

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Chuck D, KRS-One to Host Museum of Hip-Hop Party

New York City's National Museum of Hip-Hop has announced the launch of its annual Hall of Hip-Hop Awards. The museum, which was founded in 2005 and is located in lower Manhattan, plans to celebrate hip-hop's greats, two of whom -- Public Enemy frontman Chuck D

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LL Cool J Denied Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor

LL Cool J has a number of accolades to brag about, but unfortunately he won't be able to add the Rock Roll Hall of fame to the list just yet. The self-proclaimed 'G.O.A.T' (Greatest of All Time) failed to make the cut this time around a

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Eminem, Jay-Z Team Up for ‘DJ Hero: Renegade Edition’

For hip-hop heads who have managed to escape the influence of the addictive, rock-based world of Guitar Hero, things will take a turn for the dark side, when Activision launches its' newest platform, 'DJ Hero,' this fall. In additio

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