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Canadian Hip-Hop Promoter Murdered, Lit on Fire
Police in Montreal, Canada are searching for suspects in the brutal murders of two victims -- two men were reportedly doused with a flammable liquid and then lit on fire Friday night (Nov. 11) inside an apartment building in St. Henri -- one being a recognized concert promoter in the city's est…
Ice-T to Narrate VH1’s History of Crack Cocaine & Hip-Hop
VH1 will be exploring the interrelationship between rap music and crack cocaine in a new documentary, scheduled to air in September.
'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation' is the latest installment of VH1's Emmy-winning Rock Doc series, and will feature interviews with notable w…
Ace Hood Says Hip-Hop Has Taught Him to Save
With his third album, 'Blood Sweat & Tears,' officially on shelves today (August 9), Ace Hood not only chose the title, he lived it. Spending up to 12 hours at a time in the studio making magic, the Florida native has put his all into the reflective work, which is an ode to his str…
New Orleans Hip-Hop Pioneer Tim Smooth Dead at 39
New Orleans based rapper Tim Smooth passed away Tuesday, July 26 after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 39 years old.
Smooth, whose real name is Timothy Smoot, first established himself as a teen MC in Louisiana's burgeoning '90s hip-hop scene...
Hip-hop DJ Big Mike Arrested for Music Piracy
A Danbury, Conn. hip-hop DJ and his half-brother were arrested for music piracy last Wednesday (June 8), following a two-year investigation pinpointing them for selling illegal music over the 'Net.
Michael "DJ Big Mike" Wilcox, 33, and his half-brother Stephen Sabato, 21, were busted after …
Rap Music Is the Soundtrack to Libyan Revolution
Rap music is becoming the soundtrack to the revolution in Libya. In the eastern coastal town of Benghazi, which hosted the February rebel uprising against the country's dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, an underground rap scene is fueling the opinions of the young Libyan rebel fighters...
Kobe Bryant Makes Cameo in Chinese Hip-Hop Video
Kobe Bryant -- the Los Angeles Lakers' star player and a one-time failed rapper -- has returned to hip-hop in a pretty odd way. Bryant has surfaced randomly as the hype man in a Chinese rap video.
The clip, for a song by a Chinese MC and pop singer named Jay Chou, seems to be the equivalent of when A…
Uncle Luke Applauds Oprah for ‘Coming to Her Senses’
While Oprah Winfrey's longstanding feud with hip-hop is well-documented, in recent years the media mogul has made amends. Oprah has built a surprising friendship with Jay-Z, whom she featured on the debut episode of 'Master Class,' a series on her recently launched cable station OWN..…

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