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Jay-Z & Beyonce Named Pop’s First Billionaire Couple, Afrika Bambaataa Denies Stabbing & More

According to the International Business Times, Jay-Z and Beyonce are "pop music's first billionaire couple." A significant achievement, for sure. For the rest of us, Jiggaman said it best.

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Celebrity Photo Makeunders, Jay-Z Drops Lawsuit, Lupe Fiasco Angry Over Bad Review & More

Check out photos of what these celebrities might look like without makeup wizardry, stylists or bottomless bank accounts. From a fat Kanye West to an '80s-inspired Jay-Z and Beyonce, these entertainers look less than stellar.

After attemptin

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Mixtape Timeline: Five Years After DJ Drama’s Arrest

Mixtapes are as important to hip-hop culture now as they were at the start of the genre. From back in the day, when live parties were recorded in the Bronx, to today's landscape of artist-driven digital projects, one element has remained constant: tapes build careers. Th

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Aria Publishes 16lbs. and $300 Worth of Hip-Hop Knowledge

In the last year, hip-hop book publishing has seen its greatest period to date with the release of Jay-Z's 'Decoded,' the controversial 'Anthology of Rap' and Dan Charnas' truly excellent 'The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.' Next up on the hip-hop booklist is the most l

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Afrika Bambaataa Says Meaning of Hip-Hop Is Lost

Legendary hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa thinks that hip-hop has been "hijacked" by Satanists. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the Zulu Nation founder explained that the culture that h

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KRS-One Leads Boycott Against National Hip-Hop Museum

Always one to battle, KRS-One took to the podium at an April 8 launch event for the National Museum of Hip-Hop in the Bronx and shocked audiences with a message to boycott the museum because it did not pay proper respect to hip-hop's forefathers.

"The reason that it's not going to happen is

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DJ Premier Drops Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix

The death of famed punk entrepreneur, producer, promoter and band manager Malcolm McLaren sent waves through the music world last week. As the bizarre inventor of the Sex Pistols, McLaren knew how t

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Afrika Bambaataa Inspired by Funk and Vibrations

Instrumental in the creation of hip-hop, Afrika Bambaataa is spending these days working on a new album and creating music for EA Sports video games: FIFA Streets 3, Fight Night and NBA Live Sports.

"I really don't play too much video games, but I like

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