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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...
Grammy Nominations 2012: Grandmaster Flash Felt ‘Cool’
Hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash has done a lot over the course of his 20-year career, however performing during the 2012 Grammy nominations concert Wednesday night (Nov. 30) is high on his list of greatest moments.
Flash, who appeared alongside LL Cool J, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Melle Mel and Scorpio t…
Grandmaster Flash Offers Reward for Stolen Laptop
Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash is the latest entertainer to have one of his most prized possessions taken from him. The DJ announced that his laptop, a record spinner's pride and joy, was taken from him late Friday night (Feb. 25) after a show at New York City's famed 40/40 club...
Grammy Museum Opens First Hip-Hop Exhibit
The Los Angeles Grammy Museum has announced that it will be debuting it's first hip-hop exhibit next week, to coincide with the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
The interactive exhibit, titled "Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey," will open on Saturday, Feb...
Enjoy Records Founder Bobby Robinson Dies at 93
Bobby Robinson, a boutique label entrepreneur, record store owner, hip-hop pioneer and legitimate Harlem legend, has passed away at the age of 93. He had been ill for several years but lived a long, fruitful life that will clearly be remembered fondly by those who were graced by his presence through…
‘Genius of Love’ Celebrates 30 Years as a Hip-Hop Staple
Tom Tom Club's 'Genius of Love,' one of the most sampled tracks in hip-hop history, is turning 30-years-old. In celebration, the group will perform the song on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Jan. 11. Beloved for its bouncy bassline, squelched-out funk synths and airy female vocals from group memb…
Chuck D, KRS-One to Host Museum of Hip-Hop Party
New York City's National Museum of Hip-Hop has announced the launch of its annual Hall of Hip-Hop Awards. The museum, which was founded in 2005 and is located in lower Manhattan, plans to celebrate hip-hop's greats, two of whom -- Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and KRS-One -- will be hostin…
LL Cool J Denied Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honor
LL Cool J has a number of accolades to brag about, but unfortunately he won't be able to add the Rock Roll Hall of fame to the list just yet. The self-proclaimed 'G.O.A.T' (Greatest of All Time) failed to make the cut this time around and although he meets the criteria to be an honore…
Eminem, Jay-Z Team Up for ‘DJ Hero: Renegade Edition’
For hip-hop heads who have managed to escape the influence of the addictive, rock-based world of Guitar Hero, things will take a turn for the dark side, when Activision launches its' newest platform, 'DJ Hero,' this fall. In addition to the already anticipated all-star lineup of artists, which inclu…

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