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10 Best ‘Rap Posters’ Tumblr Illustrations

Most rap fans growing up love to hang posters of their favorite rappers on their bedroom walls. Well, one creative designer took it to the next level and is hanging posters up on the Internet.

Zaven Najjar is a 26-year-old illustrator-in-training who has come up with a fantastic Tumblr blog, which celebra

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Grammy Awards 2012: Diana Ross, Steve Jobs to be Honored

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Legendary singer Diana Ross, hip-hop forefather Gil Scott-Heron and Apple founder Steve Jobs will be among those honored at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.

Ross, who was a member of Motown group The Supremes until she went solo in the '70s, has re

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Kanye West Raps at Gil Scott-Heron Funeral

Kanye West paid his respects to the late Gil Scott-Heron yesterday (June 2.) The Louis Vuitton Don, sporting shades and a black suit, attended Heron's funeral at the Harlem Riverside Church and closed out the memorial service with a performance of 'Lost in the World,' a track off his latest album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.'

The coda was an apropos example of Heron's significance in hip-hop culture. West samples Heron's poem, '

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Lupe Fiasco Writes ‘Revolution’ Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Lupe Fiasco is a rapper of substance, which is why he would not let the passing of Gil Scott-Heron go by without paying tribute to the hip-hop pioneer. Inspired by Scott-Heron, who Lupe called a "guiding light of a human being," the Chicago MC expresse

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Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, renowned musician and hip-hop pioneer has died at age 62. 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' author passed away in New York from causes that are currently unknown.

The news of Heron's death came by way of Twitter, th

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Gil Scott-Heron Pairs Up With Jamie xx for Remix Album

At 61, Gil Scott-Heron continues his welcomed comeback to music by branching out with Jamie Smith of alt-electro act The xx. Smith, aka Jamie xx, has sonically revamped thirteen tracks from Scott-H

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Gil Scott-Heron Video Shown as Exhibit at MoMA

This past weekend, an "audiovisual remix" of legendary soul singer/poet Gil Scott-Heron's song, 'New York Is Killing Me,' was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The "visual remix" was created by acclaimed director Chr

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Gil Scott-Heron Returns With ‘I’m New Here’ After 15 Year Hiatus

Gil Scott-Heron is about as a big of a hip-hop forefather as it gets. His eclectic mixture of spoken word and soul crooning over tight funk, hard beats and melodic horns was most popular in the early 1970s when Scott-Heron released 'Pieces of a Man' and 'Winter in America.' Bearing tracks like the socially-conscious 'The Revo

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