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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 …
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 and everything else and simply asks, who are the five best…
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 W…
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 ...
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. Toure, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' gives us his top five pairings…
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 left us with countless classics to remember him by...
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 journalist Dream Hampton and Fu…
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 the chance to revisit and rediscover this hip-ho…

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