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“Boddhisattva Vow”

Lyric: “So I pledge here before everyone who's listening/To make my every action for the good of all beings/For the rest of my lifetimes and even beyond/I vow to do my best, to do no harm”
Why It’s Dope: This song, set over Buddhist chants, could be considered preachy and lame, if it wasn't for the fact that MCA backed up every single thing he said on the track. It's a tricky line to walk, but it can work if done correctly, and Yauch was on top of his game.


Beastie Boys Won’t Make Anymore Music

All good things must come to an end. For fans expecting some new music from the legendary Beastie Boys, don't hold your breath. According to Mike D of the Beastie Boys, the group will no longer make anymore music...

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It's been a hell of a week for Dr. Dre. The progenitor of G-Funk sold his stake in Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine, to Apple for $3.2 billion last week, and his sudden ascension to the richest man in hip-hop—with wealth estimated just shy of a full billion—has come with its share of perks. One of those is reported to be the Key to the City of Compton, his LA hometown and the setting for such classics as "California Love" with Tupac from the mid-1990s.

But Dre's not the only rapper to receive a key to the city—Mac Miller received the Key to Pittsburgh late last year, while Tyler, The Creator wanted the Key to Boulder, Colorado so much that he staged his own ceremony, giving himself a fake honorary key. Impressively creative as always, Tyler. From Diddy to Pitbull, Baby Jay to Busdriver, here are 19 times when a member of the hip-hop community has received a Key to The City. Keys open doors. —Dan Rys

Dr. Dre Is Introduced By Apple During Worldwide Developers Conference

After his monumental deal with Apple went final last month, Dr. Dre's stock rose astronomically. The man who is now worth $790 million, made his first public debut appearance with Apple during the Worldwide Developers Conference, according to Appleinsider, today...

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