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50 Cent Defends ‘Oral Sex Joke’ — Say What!
50 Cent recently tweeted to say that men over 25 who don't perform oral sex on women should kill themselves. Then Rutgers student Ty Clementi did so, and some media outlets unfairly tied the rapper's joke into the story. 50 defended himself in a series of tweets, saying "The other…
Black Music Milestones
Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here a…
Color-Coded in Hip-Hop
February is more than just Black History Month -- it's a time of remembrance and a period to reflect on just how far the struggle for equality has come since the darkest days of America's Civil Rights Movement. And while the commercialization and digitization of music has caused hip-hop to lose some…
VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Salutes Def Jam: A Recap
"In 1984, Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons heard the call of destiny," preached VH1 Hip-hop Honors host Tracy Morgan to start last night's telecast celebration of Def Jam's 25th anniversary. It's hard to argue with that sentiment, but even harder to properly pay tribut…