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The Firm’s ‘The Album’ 15 Years Later: AZ Speaks on Group’s First & Final Project

Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-'90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as sol

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Jay-Z Has Words for Obama in New Ad, T.I. Weighs In On Gucci Mane’s Beef & More

Jay-Z has officially joined President Obama's campaign, appearing in a new "Power of the Voice" advertisement. Watch Jiggaman's words on the prez to the right.

T.I. responded to the recent Gucci Mane and

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Nas Loses Home: Rapper’s Georgia House Forced Into Foreclosure

Nas' album might be titled Life Is Good, but his reported financial situation is not looking that way.

According to TMZ, the "Cherry Wine" singer just lost his Georgia home to foreclosure. Official records

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Hip-Hop for Dummies: 10 Basics to Make the Genre Easier to Understand

Hip-hop sort of stumbled into existence at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. in the Bronx, N.Y., during the 1970s. There was no blueprint of what the culture was going to look like nor were there boundaries restricting the sounds. Wh

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Nas, ‘Cherry Wine’ Video: Amy Winehouse Featured in New Visuals

In "Cherry Wine," the latest video to come from the song featured on his album, Life is Good, Nas plays a bartender watching a beautiful girl who is seduced by a married man. The track features vocals of the late Amy Winehouse,

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Bad Hip-Hop Covers: 10 Terrible Renditions From Rednecks, Grannies & More — Watch

In an age when Youtube has actually become a platform to launch the careers for new artists, the number of people uploading videos to the site has spiked dramatically. Some artists have used the platform to successfully pursue their dream of becoming a musician. Ho

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Soul Train Awards 2012 Nominees: R. Kelly Makes History, Usher Leads

NEW YORK (AP) - R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show.

Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations.

Usher leads this year's awards with five nominations. Estelle,

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Sammy Adams Explains How Meeting Nas Inspired New Album

The BoomBox recently sat down with Boston-based rapper Sammy Adams to discuss his upcoming album, I Wish, working alongside Pharrell Williams and his road to success. Amidst all his traveling and studio time this year, there's one moment that left a lasting impression on him: meeting

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Rock the Bells Fashion: Fans Show Rappers Respect With T-Shirts at 2012 Festival — Photos

The third and final leg of the Rock the Bells festival, held at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., on Sept. 1 and 2, brought out hardcore hip-hop fans from New York, Pennsylvania and many other locales.

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Nas, Rock the Bells 2012: MC Welcomes Lauryn Hill, Scarface to the Stage

As headliner for the final day (Sept. 2) of Rock the Bells at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, Nas packed his set with star power only he could provide. The veteran rapper brought out Lauryn Hill,

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