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Kanye West Teams With Skrillex, Brandy Talks Kim Kardashian, Drake Beats Jay-Z & More

In a recent interview, dubstep king Skrillex revealed that he has co-produced the first song on Kanye West's new album. Weird.

Meanwhile, according to Brandy, her brother Ray J "opened the door" for West's current flame Kim Kardashian. Check

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Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ 25 Years Later: 10 Best Lyrics Off the Album

July 7, 1987. Eric B. and Rakim released what would eventually be one of hip-hop's most classic works to date. The duo's Paid in Full LP was a 10-track opus that defined the climate of hip-hop at the time.

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Prodigy Reveals His Top Five Favorite Black Artists for Black Music Month

Mobb Deep's Prodigy celebrates Black Music Month 365 days a year. The veteran rapper has roots deeply embedded in music, which go way beyond hip-hop -- from his grandmother's legendary dance academy to learning about new singers from his father when he was a kid. As a result, pursuing his craft as an entertainer himself wa

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Rakim Performs With Roots for ‘Paid in Full’ 25th Anniversary

When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki

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Tony Yayo Says 50 Cent Outrapped Rakim — Say What!

In a recent interview, G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo discussed the early days of the group's career, and how two of rap's greatest couldn't touch Fiddy. "Kanye West was in the studio, I remember that. He was trying to like sing in Sha Money 's ear.

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Eric B. & Rakim Joining Long Island’s Music Hall of Fame

Golden age rap group Eric B. & Rakim will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame next month, an honor which they will share with fellow inductees LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Steve Martin, Lou Reid, Barbra Streisand and man

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Jay Electronica Says LL Cool J Inspired Him to ‘Heal’

When Jay Electronica spit rhymes like "N---- I was homeless/ Fightin', shootin' dice, smokin weed on the corners/ Tryna find the meaning of life in a Corona" on the lauded track 'Exhibit C,' listeners felt the pain of his past ills. They quickly propelled the track to the Top 10 of the

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Top Ten Hip-Hop Soundtracks of the ’90s

In the '90s, every hip-hop-themed movie had its own original soundtrack. Classics like 'Colors,' 'Boyz N the Hood' and 'Menace II Society' came strapped with sound pieces that matched the tone of th

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Rock the Bells Recruits Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick and Rakim for Full Album Sets

As has been the tradition for the previous two years, Rock the Bells organizers Guerilla Union and this year's headliners gathered at Los Angeles' Key Club to unfurl plans for hip-hop's biggest festival

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Toure’s Top Five Emcees

Who's the best of the best? Over the past few months, Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' has given us his top five Southern MCs, West Coast MCs and female MCs. But this week he tosses aside gender, genre, region

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