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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) – Rappers Who Became Movie Stars

Like Ice-T, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def and aka Dante Terrell Smith) has been acting almost since before anyone knew him as a rapper. But turns in films like 'Monster’s Ball,' 'Brown Sugar' and 'The Italian Job' showed that he could take small roles, make them unique, and then make us remember them

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Fat Joe ‘Pride N Joy’ Video: Kanye West, Ashanti, Miguel Support Terror Squad MC

Fat Joe has released a new video and it is littered with stars. Kanye West and Miguel both make substantial appearances and lend lyrics to the Hype Williams-directed "Pride N Joy."

Miguel frontloads the track with his signature Auto-Tune cro

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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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Rock the Bells Festival Is ‘Thanksgiving Dinner of Hip-Hop’

Over the past seven years, the Rock the Bells music festival has worked its way up from a regional Southern California event to become one of the most anticipated annual concert series in the hip-hop world

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Mos Def to Play Hardened Criminal on ‘Dexter’

Brooklyn rapper Mos Def will be appearing in a recurring role in the upcoming sixth season of Showtime's hit show 'Dexter.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mos has finalized a deal to appear in a multi-episode ar

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Mos Def Debuts New Track, ‘World Premiere’

Mos Def has been going hard at the box office, but he's ready to take another swing at the music game. The Brooklyn emcee recently dropped his newest joint, 'World Premiere,' on Fuel TV's 'The Daily Habit.'

Produced by Madlib, the performance finds Mo

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Lupe Fiasco Brings His ‘Laser’ Club to Brooklyn

It's been three-plus years since Lupe Fiasco's sophomore album 'The Cool,' which featured the hit single 'Superstar,' and since then, the rap star has seemingly avoided being a hip-hop superstar by threatening to retire and eventually changing his mind and announcing 'We Are Lasers,' now simply 'Lasers.' But, it was made evident on Sunday (Feb. 27), tha

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Slaughterhouse, Black Star & More Headed to Paid Dues

Following last year's successful event, the upcoming Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival is slated to be a doozy. The lineup for this year's concert has been announced, with Black Star, E-40, Murs, Slaughterhouse, Immortal Technique, Bun B, Nipsey Hussle, Lil B and more slate

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Mull ‘Step Brothers’ Rap Album

Comedians Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are quickly becoming some of the more gifted musical satirists of this era. Joining together for the film 'Step Brothers,' the movie found the duo starting a record label with the fancy title Prestige Worldwide and releasing

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