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Solange Is Holding Open Auditions for Band Members in New Orleans

Solange is holding open auditions for new live band members.

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Luther ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell Talks Hip-Hop and Sexuality at Dillard University in New Orleans [EXCLUSIVE]

During a conversation at Dillard University during a “I Cram to Understand: Hip-Hop, Sex, Gender and Ethical Behavior" class, Uncle Luke opens up about the genre, sexuality and his role in connecting the two.

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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...

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Fantasia Hides Baby Bump at Essence Music Festival

While the rumormill is still buzzing about whether or not she is pregnant with boyfriend Antwuan Cook's baby, singer Fantasia hit the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday (July 1) without missing a beat...

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Lil Wayne, Juvenile Attend Magnolia Shorty Funeral

Several New Orleans rap luminaries were in attendance at the funeral service for slain rapper Magnolia Shorty, held earlier today. Juvenile, B...

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Magnolia Shorty Remembered at NOLA Benefit Concert

While family and friends continue to mourn the murder of New Orleans rapper Magnolia Shorty, local MCs have come together to raise money for her funeral...

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Lil Wayne Performs at New Orleans Bayou Classic

Lil Wayne made a surprise appearance in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, for a performance at the 37th Bayou Classic on Saturday (Nov...

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Soulja Slim’s Cousin Twelve A’Klok Killed in New Orleans

New Orleans rapper Twelve A'Klok was shot and killed on Monday, Aug. 2.

Born Argell White, Twelve A'Klok was a member of rap group/label Cut Throat Committee, which featured rappers Re-Nitty, Doubla Crossa, Logga Black and Twelve A'Klok's cousin, former No Limit rapper Soulja Slim, who was similarly gunned down in 2003...

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Drake Invites Birdman, Mack Maine to Stage for Jazz Fest Gig

Over the weekend rap heartthrob Drake made a stop at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival as one of the only rappers gracing the bill. Not surprising, as the Toronto native calls New Orleans his "second home...

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Jay Electronica Tried to Hide His Southern Upbringing

Jay Electronica has the sort of sprawling roots that legendary MCs are made of, but he mostly reps his home base in New Orleans nowadays. In a recent interview with MTV News, he explained how he used to hide these southern roots because he perceived that other regions of America think of slowness and a distinct lack of intelligence coming from that part of the country...

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