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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.
See the Cast of ‘Beat Street’ Then and Now
Released around the time mainstream America first started to fall in love with hip-hop, 1984's 'Beat Street' is a film encompassing the three key elements of the movement: breakdancing, DJing and graffiti. Using the burgeoning hip-hop scene as its background, the movie follows the liv…
Mixtape Timeline: Five Years After DJ Drama’s Arrest
Mixtapes are as important to hip-hop culture now as they were at the start of the genre. From back in the day, when live parties were recorded in the Bronx, to today's landscape of artist-driven digital projects, one element has remained constant: tapes build careers...
Afrika Bambaataa Says Meaning of Hip-Hop Is Lost
Legendary hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa thinks that hip-hop has been "hijacked" by Satanists. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the Zulu Nation founder explained that the culture that he helped birth has been manipulated to negatively influence the minds of its listene…
DJ Premier Drops Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix
The death of famed punk entrepreneur, producer, promoter and band manager Malcolm McLaren sent waves through the music world last week. As the bizarre inventor of the Sex Pistols, McLaren knew how to create spectacle like few others and had a lifetime of managerial successes to boot...

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