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Watch ‘The Field,’ WorldStarHipHop’s Documentary About Violence and Hip-Hop in Chicago

The city of Chicago is a war zone. In 2013, Chicago police recorded 412 homicides in the city. While the murder rate was down somewhat from 2012 (497 murders were tabulated), it’s still too high. The issue of youth violence against the backdrop of Chicago's conversely vibrant hip-hop scene is explored in a new documentary executive produced by WorldStarHipHop.

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Yasiin Bey, Kanye West: Mos Def Premieres Unreleased Collaboration

Yasiin Bey -- otherwise known to the world as Mos Def -- decided that a recent show at The Shrine in Chicago was the opportune time to debut some unreleased work he'd done with Kanye West.

Well okay then sir!

"The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark" was originally

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Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z: ‘Legends of Summer’ Tour Dates Announced

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will be bringing their live shows to a stadium near you very soon.

The "Suit & Tie" collaborators have announced a string of tour stops for what is being billed as the "Legends of Summer" tour.

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Chief Keef, Jail: Rapper Will Be Baptized Upon Release

Freedom won't be the only thing Chief Keef experiences when he's released from jail on March 14. The embattled MC will also experience God.

Chicago Pastor Reverend Corey Brooks reportedly visited the 17-yea

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Chief Keef’s Stepbrother Ulysses ‘Chris’ Gissendanner III Shot Dead

Rising rapper Chief Keef's stepbrother was shot dead last Wednesday (Jan 2.) when visiting his uncle in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood, DNAinfo reports. Ulysses 'Chris' Gissendanner III was shot in the back

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Jill Johnson, JPI
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Snoop Dogg Starts Youth Football League in Chicago

"I want to give them something to fight for," Snoop Dogg told a crowd of young football players and cheering fans over the weekend at the Chicago Indoor Sports Facility, the AP reports.

The rapper has just opened a brand new sports league that

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R. Kelly Owes $837,000 in Delinquent Federal Taxes

Several weeks after news broke that he was facing a possible home foreclosure in Chicago comes reports that R&B crooner R. Kelly owes an exorbitant amount of money to the government.

The Detroit News reports that the 'Love Letter' creator owes $837,000 in

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Rhymefest Will Face Off for Chicago Alderman in Runoff

Rhymefest, born Che Smith, received 20 percent of the vote yesterday in his run for alderman of Chicago's 20th Ward, giving him enough leverage to face off with incumbent Ald. Willie Cochran in an April runoff.

Each candidat

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Cornel West, Rhymefest to Lead Education Forum in Chicago

Since Kanye West-associated rapper Rhymefest announced intent to run for a Chicago alderman position, he has been a steady presence at political and community events to help gauge what the people in his community really think and need. His next appearance will be with the esteemed Dr. Cornel West at the Chicago Urban Education Forum.

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Dipset to Join Lil Wayne in Chicago on New Year’s Eve

Jim Jones stayed home with his family for Christmas, but the Harlem rapper will celebrate New Year's Eve in the Midwest. The 'Pop Champagne' creator and his Dipset team will ring in 2011 with Lil Wayne in Chicago.

"New Year's Eve, w

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