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Jay-Z Insists ‘Rap Is Poetry,’ Compares Biggie to Hitchcock

Jay-Z thinks MCs are not getting the credit they deserve. In a previously unreleased clip that was part of a series of videos used to promote his book 'Decoded,' the Brooklyn MC and mogul explains at length why rappers and MCs

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Common Performs Conscious Poetry at White House — Video

Undaunted by the recent right-wing criticism for his "vile" lyrics, Common performed a spoken word poem at yesterday's (May 11) "An Evening of Poetry" at the White House without any pauses.

Earlier in the

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Common’s White House Performance Draws Criticism

Hip-hop will invade the White House, as rapper Common has just been announced as one of the performers at the celebration honoring American poetry Wednesday (May 11). The Chicago native will join the likes of Jill

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Dizzee Rascal Turns to 18th Century Poetry for Inspiration

Dizzee Rascal has taken to reading classical poetry in order to improve his lyric-writing skills, reports say.

Currently taking time off from the live scene to write his fifth album -- the follow up to 2009's 'Tongue N' Cheek' -- the rapper is said to be poring over the works of 18th century poets such as John Keats, William Blake, Lord Byron and William Wordsworth.

A source told The Sun just what the 25-year-old hopes to gain f

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