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Gucci Mane, Pharoahe Debut on the Charts

With an onslaught of R&B debuts this week including albums from Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson capturing the top two slots, hip-hop struggled to find their place on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. According to the Nielsen SoundScan Report released ...

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E-40: Supply and Demand

Being in the rap game for more than two decades would leave some satisfied. Not E-40, though. The Ambassador of the Bay consistently builds upon his legacy, most recently with the releases of Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift and Revenue Retrievin': ...

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Lil B Lands Live Nation Deal

Bay area phenomenon Lil B has inked a touring deal with concert promotions conglomerate Live Nation, adding to his staggering success as a rap rookie. According to SF Weekly, the unprecedented deal – which comes while the self-proclaimed BasedGod lacks an ...

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Japan’s Influences on Hip-Hop

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck Japan, causing a devastating tsunami that swept over cities in the northern part of the country. The impact was such that the West Coast of the United States and South America were on ...

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Lil Wayne to Retire at 35

Fans have about seven more years to hear Lil Wayne. The New Orleans bred rap superstar appeared on Hot 97 this afternoon, and during the interview with Angie Martinez, Weezy said he plans on retiring at 35. Citing his intense work ...

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What Happened To The ‘Jay-Z Jeep?’

Jay-Z wins at almost everything, except for automobile manufacturing. Writer/Author Zack O’Malley Greenburg released his unauthorized Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office about two weeks ago (March 17th). While Jay-Z put his own ...

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