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American Gangster

ROC-A-FELLA/DEF JAM LOVE: Inspiration can come from just about anywhere. In the case of Jay-Z, his latest muse is a biopic about the life of Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas. Following the drastic shift in musical direction between his 2003 swan ...

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Anyone Like Wyclef?

Obviously today, December 4th, starts a make it or break it period for all urban acts and major record labels that are slated to release albums in this fourth quarter. It could become a tax write-off season, or a watershed ...

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Is hip-hop a male genre?

So I ended up catching the hip-hop segment of that NBC Nightly News series on the state of black women in America called African-American Women: Where They Stand, and I figured a few of you fruits might be interested in ...

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