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J. Cole Says Nas Approves of ‘Let Nas Down’

J. Cole's Born Sinner features some very personal moments for the North Carolina emcee. One of those moments is the song called "Let Nas Down," where Cole talks about how Nas was disappointed with "Work O

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Hip-Hop and Valentine’s Day: Why Rap Makes it Hard to Fall in Love

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This is a guest post by Jozen Cummings (@jozenc), relationship/dating columnist at the New York Post and creator of the popular blog Until I Get Married.

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Magic Johnson, Homophobia in Hip-Hop: Partners With Rappers

Magic Johnson is addressing an issue that tends to get thrown to the wayside when it comes to hip-hop: homophobia. The NBA superstar, who's been living with HIV since 1991, recently spoke with The Huffington Post

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Canadian Hip-Hop Promoter Murdered, Lit on Fire

Police in Montreal, Canada are searching for suspects in the brutal murders of two victims -- two men were reportedly doused with a flammable liquid and then lit on fire Friday night (Nov. 11) inside an apartment building in St

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Ice-T to Narrate VH1′s History of Crack Cocaine & Hip-Hop

VH1 will be exploring the interrelationship between rap music and crack cocaine in a new documentary, scheduled to air in September.

'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation' is the latest installment of VH1's Emmy-winning Rock Doc series, and will feature interviews with notable weed enthusiasts Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill, OG coke r

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Ace Hood Says Hip-Hop Has Taught Him to Save

With his third album, 'Blood Sweat & Tears,' officially on shelves today (August 9), Ace Hood not only chose the title, he lived it. Spending up to 12 hours at a time in the studio making magic, the Florida native has put his all into the reflective work, which is an ode to his struggle, fallen homies and hustler mentality.

Over the years, Hood, born Antoine McColister, has

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New Orleans Hip-Hop Pioneer Tim Smooth Dead at 39

New Orleans based rapper Tim Smooth passed away Tuesday, July 26 after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 39 years old.

Smooth, whose real name is Timothy Smoot, first established himself as a teen MC in Louisiana's burgeoning '90s hip-hop scene. The MC was a member of Rap-A-Lot Records early on in his care

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Chris Brown Attacks FOX News, Haters on ‘Real Hip-Hop #4′

Following his controversial appearance on the 'Today' show, Friday (July 15), Chris Brown is back with a fourth installment of his 'Real Hip-Hop S---' series, showcasing his rhyming abilities over anot

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‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton to Pursue Rap Career

'Harry Potter's Tom Felton -- aka school bully-turned-full-fledged-villain Draco Malfoy -- is set to make a career change and try his hand at the hip-hop game now that the fantastical film franchise is finally a wrap.

"I was thinking of doing some N-Dubz-style stuff," Felton told UK's the Sun. "I am loo

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Hip-hop DJ Big Mike Arrested for Music Piracy

A Danbury, Conn. hip-hop DJ and his half-brother were arrested for music piracy last Wednesday (June 8), following a two-year investigation pinpointing them for selling illegal music over the 'Net

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