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Who Flipped It Better? Compton’s Most Wanted vs. Greyson and Jasun

'Who Flipped It Better?' is our new weekly column where we'll take one song and choose two rap records that sampled it. We'll break each one down and decide which song flipped the sample better. Loop diggers, crate lovers and hip-hop heads alike, rejoice.

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Jill Scott Joins Cast of James Brown Biopic

R&B singer Jill Scott has signed on to star in the James Brown biopic titled 'Get On Up.' Filmmaker Tate Taylor, who helmed 'The Help,' is directing the movie, which is being produced by Imagine Entertainment honchos Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins.

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Chris Brown Posts New Song, Diddy, Rick Ross Try to Sign Trinidad James & More

Following his Twitter meltdown, Chris Brown released a new song on his blog, "W.T.F.I.M.L. (Where the Fuck is My Lighter)," and then deleted it. Oh well.

Trinidad James has been killing it with "

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Game Talks Benefits of Being Bipolar, James Brown’s Suit Up for Auction & More

While some people steer clear of others labeled as bipolar, rapper Game is talking about the benefits of being tagged as such. Is he crazy?

You can look "Super Bad" just like James Brown once did in his prime -- if you have some cold, hard cash. A suit worn b

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James Brown’s Daughter Venisha Brown Arrested for Stealing SUV, Assaulting Boss

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Biopics We Wish Would Happen & Stars We’d Want to Star in Them

With Fantasia gearing up to play gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and casting soon to begin on a Tupac Shakur biopic, the BoomBox got to thinking about other iconic musicians whose lives deserve the big-screen treatment. What follows is a list of 10

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Officials Say James Brown’s Body Is Not Missing

Last week a woman claiming to be legendary soul singer James Brown's daughter, alleged that his body had gone missing from its crypt. Brown died on Christmas, 2006 in Atlanta, and his body was placed in a temporary crypt, in the South Carolina home of his daughter Deanna Brown Thomas, while his mausoleum was being constructed.

"My daddy's body has disappeared. I have no clue

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Black Music Milestones

Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here are our top 20 bla

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New Documentary Explores Sample-Based Legal Battles in Hip-Hop

The new music documentary 'Copyright Criminals' takes a magnified look at samples in hip-hop and the resulting, endless copyright battles. The film, which premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Toronto Film Festival, and then part of PBS' Independent Lens Series, investigates the legitimacy of famous hip-hop copyright disputes

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