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ONE MusicFest Ticket Giveaway: Win by Tweeting Artist’s Lyrics

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Atlanta's ONE MusicFest promises to be a final farewell to summer not to be missed and The BoomBox is offering five lucky winners the chance to score a pair of tickets to the event

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Fountain of Youth Faces: 20 Rappers and Singers With Adolescent Looks

No one would have guessed Nas would steal the summer, but the veteran rapper has it "on smash," as he recently released his 10th studio album, Life Is Good, last month. On the effort, he unveils his personal stories

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MC Lyte, Essence Music Festival 2012: Rapper Talks Hip Hop Sisters, Says Kanye West ‘Lost His Filter’

MC Lyte keeps adding to her legacy beyond rap music, but everything she has a hand in incorporates the hip-hop culture as a whole.

On Saturday afternoon (July 7), the rap pioneer performed at the Essence Music Festival's block party in New Orleans' Champions Square. Just after her set, she spoke about her nonprofit organiza

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Essence Black Women in Music 2012: Kelly Rowland Honored, Eve Joins

Kelly Rowland attended the 3rd annual Essence Black Women in Music event, presented by the Lincoln MKX Crossover, Wednesday night (Feb. 8) in Hollywood and was honored for her achievements in the music industry alongside record label veteran Sylvia Rhone.

Dressed in a flowing orange gown, th

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KRS-One: Connie Chung’s Harsh Words, LL Cool J’s Disobedience & Retirement

The truth is KRS-One has always existed in extremes. The celebrated Bronx, N.Y., MC evolved from giving birth to the controversial rap genre known as gangsta rap to dropping a politically conscious classic. He was leader of the influential hip-hop group Boo

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MC Lyte Weighs In on Lil’ Kim, Nicki Minaj Beef

As the beef between Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj rages on, hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte is weighing in on the situation.

Lyte, who is known as one of first female rappers to put female emcee's on the map, se

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MC Lyte Celebrates ‘Word Revolution’ With Grammy Foundation

The Grammy Foundation honored the hip-hop genre with its special event Word Revolution: A Celebration of The Evolution of Hip-Hop in Los Angeles on Thursday (Feb. 10). The showcase, held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, included performances and appearances from past Grammy winners and hip-hop pioneers, and celebrated the year's Music Preservation project which explores hip-hop as an art form

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Ladies First: 10 Old-School Videos Feat. Female Rappers

If Nicki Minaj is the only female rapper on your radar, then Houston, we have a problem. Sure, the animated rhymer has saturated videos alongside Diddy, DJ Khaled and Trey Songz as of late, but a slew of femcees commanded the spotlight in clips way before she donned an orange wig

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Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling

Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample is used to create something new

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Toure’s Top Five Female MCs

Let's hear it for the ladies this week as Toure lists through his Top 5 female MCs of all time. Using flow, voice, lyrics and catalog as the determining factors, Fuse's resident hip-hop aficionado digs deep into the history of female rapping to bring you the five women he likes to listen to the most

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