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‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Season 5, Episode 16 Recap: Scrappy Proposes To Bambi, Stevie J and Joseline Part Ways

Stevie J and Joseline part ways and Scrappy proposes to Bambi on episode 16 of 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

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Jim Jones Talks ‘The Kitchen’ Mixtape, Dipset and More

XXL catches up with Jim Jones.

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16 Original Hip-Hop Soundtrack Songs Released This Year

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Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ Soundtrack Features Jay Z, Kanye West, DMX, And More

As the premiere of Chris Rock's forthcoming film, Top Five, gears up for its theater debut on Dec. 12, Def Jam has decided to prepare fans for the impressive musical lineup they've put together to make the soundtrack complete...

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The Trailer For ‘Furious 7′ Comes Out November 1

Update (Nov. 2): If you missed it, the official trailer for Furious 7 is here. Check it out above.
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Brace yourself. The finale for the Fast and Furious series is upon us...

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Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Doesn’t Skip A Beat In The Season 2 Premiere Epsiode

Black Dynamite is back for it’s second season on Adult Swim. The season two premiere episode airs this Saturday (Oct. 18) at 10:30 p.m and keeps the same magic as the previous season...

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Chris Rock Names His Top 5 Rappers Of All-Time In His New Movie ‘Top Five’

Update (Nov. 5, 11:38 a.m.): Top 5 hits select theaters on Dec. 5 and nationwide on Dec. 12. In the clip above, Tracey Morgan and Chris Rock name their top five MCs in hip-hop of all-time...

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Martin Lawrence Confirms ‘Bad Boys 3′ Is Actually Happening

Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey are back.

Martin Lawrence was on TBS' Conan last night (Aug. 13) and confirmed that a third Bad Boys movie is in the works...

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5 Things We Learned From RZA’s New Movie ‘Brick Mansions’

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In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city...

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XXL: What is Illmatic's legacy?
One9: I think Illmatic's legacy will be, generations from now, people will always consider that album one of the, if not the, best hip-hop albums ever made. I think it will inspire generations. I think now you can listen to what J Cole and Kendrick Lamar say about Illmatic and how it affected them. I think it will have a long-lasting effect in the lineage of classic albums; I'll take it back to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? to Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's something that spoke on many different levels and transcends space and time in many different generations.

EP: I think Illmatic is an album that gave a voice to the voiceless for a generation. It articulated the angst, the worldview, and everything that this generation was going through that a lot of people overlooked through the eyes of this young boy, Nas, who happened to be a poet. It was told through Nas' eyes, but it was about a generation of boys and men and people who were coming of age in America. And I think that's the legacy; there's compassion, there's people that are living in America that want to be heard, and there are people out there who are trying to make a way in the world, and this tells their story.

The film gives you a guide to making the album, not just musically, but also a social and political context of what was going on while he was making that album. So you'll understand why "One Love" was so important to him, because he's talking about all his friends who might not make it, but he did. There are many things we want people to take away from this film, but the one thing for sure that we want people to take away is that Illmatic was much bigger than just Nas and the great poet that he is; he was telling the story of a people, and everyone who wasn't as good at articulating that story, he did that for them. We wanted to honor the people that he's also rapping for and about on that album with this film.
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Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Is A Love Letter To The Streets Of NYC

There are times when hip-hop can make those of us who chronicle it very proud. For me, someone who has been in the game since the days of Grandmaster Flash, the most recent occasion was this past Wednesday when the annual Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the much-anticipated documentary Time Is Illmatic...

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