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100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Jason Merritt / Fernando Leon / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Earl Gibson III, Getty Images
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50 Inspirational Quotes From Your Favorite Rappers

Just in case you need a reminder to keep going or feel defeated, take a look at 50 Inspirational Quotes From Your Favorite Rappers to help you on your path to success.

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25 Years Later: Why ‘Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em’ Cemented Rakim as Rap’s Preeminent MC

Twenty-five years have passed since Eric B. & Rakim delivered their third studio album, 'Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em.' On the anniversary of the lauded album, we take a look at how it cemented Rakim as rap's preeminent MC.

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Rakim Rocks Out With Linkin Park on ‘Guilty All the Same’

Hip-hop meets rock once again on Linkin Park's guitar-shredding new song 'Guilty All the Same,' which features the legendary God MC Rakim.

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20 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time

Just as important as charisma, rhymes and beats, personal style is one of the most important elements of a rapper's allure. An MC must also have impeccable taste to really flourish in the visual world of hip-hop. But following popular trends and bragging about brand names isn't enough to earn a spot in our Style Hall of Fame.

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Rakim to Perform at Carnegie Hall for Hip-Hop Save Lives Event

Rakim is set to perform on the greatest stage in New York City. The legendary rap god (sorry, Eminem) will headline the "Let's Take It Higher" benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 3.

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DMX & Rakim – ‘Don’t Call Me’ Feat. Shontelle & Aleks D.

Did you ever think you would hear a collaboration between DMX and Rakim in 2013? No? Neither did we, but here we are with 'Don't Call Me.'

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Rakim, I Am Hip Hop Icon Award: Rapper Gives Inspiring Acceptance Speech — Video

Rakim, who's usually tight-lipped when he's not behind the mic, had many words to share when accepting the I Am Hip Hop Icon award at Tuesday night's (Oct. 9) BET Hip Hop Awards. During his acceptance

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Kanye West Teams With Skrillex, Brandy Talks Kim Kardashian, Drake Beats Jay-Z & More

In a recent interview, dubstep king Skrillex revealed that he has co-produced the first song on Kanye West's new album. Weird.

Meanwhile, according to Brandy, her brother Ray J "opened the door" for West's current flame Kim Kardashian. Check

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Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ 25 Years Later: 10 Best Lyrics Off the Album

July 7, 1987. Eric B. and Rakim released what would eventually be one of hip-hop's most classic works to date. The duo's Paid in Full LP was a 10-track opus that defined the climate of hip-hop at the time.

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