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25 Best ’80s Songs

From Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best '80 Songs.

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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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Slick Rick Gets $75,000 Jewelry Upgrade

Slick Rick is indeed the ruler when it comes to bling. The veteran rhyme-slinger is never without an iced-out eye patch and several diamond-encrusted chains around his neck. Recently, a piece of his jewelry got an expensive $75,000 upgrade.

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Rap Songs About Women: 25 Classics for Valentine’s Day

Hip-hop and Valentine's Day go together like the cast members of Love & Hip-Hop. Which is to say, well, not that swimmingly. But whatever. Some of the genre's most enduring contributions, in any era, have been songs about the ladies. From A Trib

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ONE MusicFest Ticket Giveaway: Win by Tweeting Artist’s Lyrics

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Atlanta's ONE MusicFest promises to be a final farewell to summer not to be missed and The BoomBox is offering five lucky winners the chance to score a pair of tickets to the event

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Dr. Seuss Birthday: Rappers Rhyming in the Spirit of the Literary Genius

The prevailing voice for young readers during hip-hop's early years, several of Dr. Seuss' books sell enough copies to go gold annually, and while works like 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham' are generally referenced due to their simplicity, his impression on rap music, thanks to his employment of the repetitive, sing-song anapestic tetrameter, is undeniable.

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Photosynthesis With D-Nice: A History of Hip-Hop Photography

Derrick Jones has never lost his appreciation for the music he has been a part of since he was a teen. Known to most as D-Nice, he's parlayed his trusted status as a lifelong member of the hip-hop community into a flourishing career in photography, finding exclusive opportunities to capture his subjects -- mainly fellow rappers and R&B stars -- at their most candid, and most at ease.

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Nick Cannon Covers Slick Rick’s ‘Children’s Story’

In spite of a handful of poorly received singles, it appears that Nick Cannon is still trying to be taken seriously as a rapper. The 30-year-old's latest undertaking is an attempt at remaking Slick Rick's hip-hop classic 'Children's Story,' originally released in 1988.

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Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick Rock the Stage in Brooklyn

Last night, thousands of fans flocked to Brooklyn's Wingate Field to catch old school night as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series. The free event featured performances from Naughty By Nature, Slick R

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Rock the Bells Recruits Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick and Rakim for Full Album Sets

As has been the tradition for the previous two years, Rock the Bells organizers Guerilla Union and this year's headliners gathered at Los Angeles' Key Club to unfurl plans for hip-hop's biggest festival

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