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J. Cole Says Nas Approves of ‘Let Nas Down’

J. Cole's Born Sinner features some very personal moments for the North Carolina emcee. One of those moments is the song called "Let Nas Down," where Cole talks about how Nas was disappointed with "Work O

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Stream Wale’s ‘The Gifted’ Album

June 18, 2013 will go down in history as one of hip-hop's most super Tuesdays what with releases by Mac Miller, J. Cole, Lil' B and some guy named "Kanye West" all dropping today. Not to be left out of the conversation Maybach Music Group's resident sneakerhead and occasional spoken word poet Wale drops a stream of his upcoming LP, The Gifted on iTunes a week before it actually hits stores.
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‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Dies — Remember That Time He Rapped?

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Shain Gandee, star of MTV reality show Buckwild, was found dead earlier today.

According to CBS News, authorities had been searching for Gandee, his uncle and another unidentified man since early Sunday morning. A crashed vehicle containing the three men was was found near Gandee's home in Sissonville, W.V.

The 21-year-old was o

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Rap Performance Gets Russian Man Killed

Hip-hop still doesn't go over so well in other parts of the world. Like Russia, for example.

In Arkhangelsk, a city in Northern Russia, a man was stomped to death this weekend for rapping at a sports bar.

According to reports, Al

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Rappers and Gun Violence: Exploring Hip-Hop’s Love of Firearms

Gangsta rap and gun violence have a complicated relationship of causality, and all too often the symbiotic connection between the two gets mistaken for parasitism by parties who see the music imposing a criminal mindset on impressionable youth

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‘Let It Shine’ Soundtrack: ‘Guardian Angel’ Song Finds Actor Tyler James Williams Rapping

In "Let It Shine," a Disney Channel original movie set to premiere on June 15, Tyler James Williams plays Cyrus DeBarge, an aspiring MC who must convince his preacher father that rap music isn't evil. To Cyrus, hip-hop is sacred, and that's the idea behind "Guardian Angel," one of 13 tracks on th

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Will Smith Is Working on a Rap Comeback, Producer Says

Hollywood superstar Will Smith might be going back to his rapper roots, according to La Mar "Mars" Edwards, the prolific producer behind most of the Game's new LP 'The R.E.D. Album.'

"We're working on Tip, we're working on th

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Big Boi Arrested for Viagra, MDMA Possession + More

Outkast's Big Boi was taken into custody on drug charges after exiting a cruise ship Sunday (August 7).

The Atlanta native was arrested by Miami police and charged with three counts of possession wi

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Dolly Parton Shows Rap Side, Calls Out Queen Latifah

Dolly Parton is a versatile musician and she showcased her ability to take on a surprising genre recently during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif.

Over the weekend (July 23), the blonde songstress treated fans to her signature country sounds but also let loose with a rap that could give some female rhymers stiff competition. Parton sho

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Chris Brown Attacks FOX News, Haters on ‘Real Hip-Hop #4′

Following his controversial appearance on the 'Today' show, Friday (July 15), Chris Brown is back with a fourth installment of his 'Real Hip-Hop S---' series, showcasing his rhyming abilities over anot

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