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Hip-Hop Reacts to George Steinbrenner’s Death

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away this morning following a severe heart attack at the age of 80. The memorable businessman -- known for always getting a deal done, his unwavering patriotism and lofty demands of winning a World Series every year -- has long been an inspiration to hip-hop fans

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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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Toure’s Top Five West Coast Emcees

From California to ... well, mostly just California ... the West Coast has given birth to some of hip-hop's most vital scenes and important voices. Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' takes a trip this week to the land of gin and juice in search of the very best of the West. Here are his picks for the top five West Coast MCs.

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Toure’s Top Five Southern MCs

From Atlanta to New Orleans to Houston, the Dirty South is home to some of the most fertile scenes in hip-hop. Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' scoured through them all to come up with this eclectic list of the top five southern MCs.


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Toure’s Top Five Trios

In some scenes, three's a crowd, but in hip-hop it can be a magic number, as De La Soul pointed out. Having previously tackled the topic of hip-hop's top twosomes, Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' now turns his attention to trios. What th

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Kanye Recruits Q-Tip, RZA; Returns to ‘Real Hip-Hop’ on New Album

For the most part, Kanye West has stayed underground since his snafu with Taylor Swift last year, yet we've been hearing whispers about a new record pretty consistently during the last six months. Finally, some solid details are starting to take shape. Ye has been recording most of the album in Hawaii -- t

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Toure’s Top Five Duos

Whether it's two MCs mixing it up or an MC and a DJ working in perfect harmony, the duo is a time-honored tradition in hip-hop. The best duos have an elusive chemistry that produces a sum greater than its parts

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Toure’s Top Five Biggie Songs

March 9th was the thirteenth anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G's death, and hip-hop fans around the world reflected on the music of one of the greatest MCs who ever lived. Even though his career was tragically cut short, Biggie

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Questlove Debates ‘Beyonce Is the New Michael Jackson’

Roots drummer and music director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson has set the Internet ablaze-again-with a recent Twitlonger essay on why, to him, Beyonce is the new Michael Jackson. The topic originated in the wake of Jackson's June 2009 death when Quest, hip-hop journa

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Toure’s Top Five Songs by Guru

Legendary Gang Starr MC Guru has been in the hearts and prayers of the hip-hop community since suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma in February. His producer, Solar, says Guru is on the road to recovery. Hip-hop fans, meanwhile, are taking

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