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Who Flipped It Better? KRS-One vs. Troy Ave

Does the Treacherous Three's 'Feel the Heartbeat' sound better flipped by the legendary KRS-One or newcomer Troy Ave?

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A Brief History of Rappers Singing

From Sugar Hill Gang to Biz Markie to Kanye to Drake, this is the abbreviated history of crooning MCs.

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National Poetry Month: Is it Edgar Allen Poe or Beyonce? Take Our Quiz

April showers don't just mean May flowers. The spring month also blooms with iambic pentameters and tetrameters, marking National Poetry Month. Since it's birth in the Bronx in the late '70s, hip-hop has often been tied to poetry, with MCs often considering themselves spoken-word poets who rhythmically deliver prose over a beat. Ly

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Math Awareness Month: 10 Artists From Beyonce to De La Soul Play the Numbers Game in Lyrics

Artists have been known to play number games within their lyrics from time to time. Only some singers are able to carry metaphorical word problems but rappers love to implement math in a bar or two. So

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KRS-One: Connie Chung’s Harsh Words, LL Cool J’s Disobedience & Retirement

The truth is KRS-One has always existed in extremes. The celebrated Bronx, N.Y., MC evolved from giving birth to the controversial rap genre known as gangsta rap to dropping a politically conscious classic. He was leader of the influential hip-hop group Boo

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National Museum of Hip-Hop Asking for Dollar Donations

The National Museum of Hip-Hop, still looking to launch a physical location, has taken their cause to the public. Founders have launched a new donation initiative entitled 'Donate-A-Dollah,' which hopes to raise funds to lau

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Saigon Helps Provide Blankets to the Homeless

New York's Bowery Mission, one of the oldest and most storied homeless shelters in the United States, has teamed up with rapper Saigon to distribute blankets in NYC during one of the Northeast's coldest winters in recent memory. The rapper, who is set to release his long-awa

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KRS-One Pledges $50K to Museum He Once Protested

When the cash-strapped National Museum of Hip-Hop opened its doors at an event last April, KRS-One stole the show by declaring the place illegitimate and speaking out against its lack of input from people like himself and the genre's godfather Afrika Bambaataa. Fortunately, museum founder Craig Wilson recently reached out to KRS, changing his mind and getting the iconic rapper to put his money where his mou

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Ice-T, Too Short and KRS-One Appear in ‘GhettoPhysics’ Doc

Ice-T, Too Short and KRS-One are about to show their expertise in the world of prostitution. No, the three rap icons aren't up to no good, they're just appearing in the rated-R documentary entitled 'GhettoPhysics: Will The Real Pimps &

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Fat Joe Says KRS-One Gave Him ‘Consciousness’

As a devout KRS-One supporter, Fat Joe's been inspired by the Boogie Down Productions affiliate's verses time and again. Namely the lyrics off of 'I'm Still #1,' a track that appeared on the KRS-One's sophomore 1988 album, 'By All Means Necessary.'

" I hopped the train," Joe

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