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Nas, Common Explain the Songwriting Process at BMI Event

Nas and Common gave fans first person insight on how they wrote some of their biggest hits at BMI's 'How I Wrote That Song' panel at the House of Blues in Los Angeles Saturday (Jan. 30). The MCs sat alongside famed producer and collaborator Salaam Remi, singers Colbie Cailla

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Keri Hilson Wants to See Kanye and Taylor Duet at Grammys

Keri Hilson might be nominated for the Grammy Awards' Best New Artist, but she has taken a long road as both an artist and behind the scenes force to be a "new" star. "People would not imagine, they think I just came

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Understanding Hip-Hop’s Beef With the Grammys

"You think I give a damn about a Grammy?" Eminem spitefully rapped on 2000's 'The Real Slim Shady,' a surprisingly ironic quip from a rapper who's won (and accepted) nine Grammy Awards throughout his career. Such is the contradiction that underscores the uneasy relationship between hip-hop culture and the Grammys.

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Common Taps Kanye West, No I.D. for ‘The Believer’

Conscious rapper Common is walking on familiar territory while creating his ninth opus, 'The Believer.' The Chicago native has tapped longtime friends and colleagues No I.D. and Kanye West to craft a bevy of tracks for his upcoming release,

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Best Albums of the 2000s

As we prepare to say goodbye to the 2000s, we couldn't help but celebrate the albums that made an impact this decade. No time capsule would be complete without Nas' indubitable comeback record 'Stillmatic,' Common's celebrated first commercial hit and Kanye's outstanding debut that

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Best Songs of the 2000′s

Some critics choose to complain about the current state of hip-hop. As this decade comes to an end, we decided to take a different route and celebrate the best songs that have kept the genre alive. Ou

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Photo of the Week

Who: Ashanti, Common and Eve
What: Common is joined by Ashanti and Eve as he walks the Hennessy Artistry series red carpet in New York.
Where: New York, NY
When: Oct. 7, 2009
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Common’s Cousin Ajile Turner Dies in Motorcycle Crash

According to the NY Daily News, Ajile Turner, former manager of beatboxer Rahzel and DJ JS-1, died in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn this past Friday night. Turner, who was also Chicago rapper Common's cousin and close friend, accidentally collided with a bicycle rid

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Common, Questlove Talk Hennessy Artistry Series

Cognac kings Hennessy are embracing the hip hip community with an upcoming four-city series of musical performances curated by Common and Philadelphia hometown heroes, the Roots. Fans in attendance of any of the Hennessy Artistry Series shows can

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Common Movie Shoot Halted Due to Gun Violence

Filming on rapper Common's latest movie, 'Just Wright,' may be halted due to a shooting that occurred near the New York City film set on Sunday. The shooting is not believed to be connected to the film, but may be delayed as a precaution.

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