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25 Best ’80s Songs

From Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best '80 Songs.

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Rappers and Gun Violence: Exploring Hip-Hop’s Love of Firearms

Gangsta rap and gun violence have a complicated relationship of causality, and all too often the symbiotic connection between the two gets mistaken for parasitism by parties who see the music imposing a criminal mindset on impressionable youth

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Ice Cube ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Film: Rapper Explains His Role in New Project

On Thursday (June 28), Ice Cube and DJ Drama touched down in Atlanta to continue their search for Coors Light's Coldest MC. Before the competition kicked off at Reign nightclub, Cube spoke to The BoomBox about the role h

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Dr. Dre Honored With ASCAP Founders Award

Dr. Dre is going to have to make a bit more room in his trophy case. The N.W.A. founder is set to receive the ASCAP Founders Award on June 25th during the organization's invite-only 23rd annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, where he will be honored with the award whose previous recipients include Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Ashford & Simpson and more.

The accolade, which is given songwriters and co

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Ice Cube: From Music to Movies

Call him one of the godfathers of rap, but Cali's own Ice Cube is arguably the king of rappers with successful acting and production gigs on the side. While it's easy to bestow LL Cool J or Ice-T with the thespian crown, O'Shea Jackson has not only con

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Ice Cube Debuts ‘Straight Outta L.A.’ at Tribeca Film Fest

Ice Cube was just in New York City at the Tribeca Film Festival, but that doesn't mean he wasn't representing his native Los Angeles. The superstar rapper/actor/director and producer was on hand to premiere a documentary called 'Straight Outta L.A.,' a new edition of ESPN Films' '30 for 30' se

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Ice Cube Denies Dr. Dre Diss in ‘Drink the Kool-Aid’

Ice Cube has generated a lot of controversy as he pieces together his new record 'I Am the West,' particularly on a track called 'Drink the Kool-Aid' where he airs out a lot of his music industry hatreds. Yet one big relationship on the mend is between

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Black Music Milestones

Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here are our top 20 b

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Ice Cube to Produce Raiders Documentary for ESPN

Rapper/actor Ice Cube is producing a documentary based on the Raiders' years in Los Angeles for ESPN, according to reports. The rapper recently appeared at a practice for the football team, in Alameda, Calif., where Raiders CEO Amy Trask said he was "working on a few projects with

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N.W.A. ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Biopic in the Works

It looks like the success of 'Notorious' has prompted Hollywood to green light more rap-related titles, finally. Entertainment Weekly reports that New Line Cinema is currently developing "an urban drama" about legendary gangsta rap

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