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Jay-Z
Cocaina

How much does Reasonable Doubt mean to Jay-Z? Last year, with a deal on the table offering him the presidency of the most revered label in hip-hop, complete ownership of his seven other albums (all of them platinum or multiplatinum) and ...

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Pitbull
Represent

The guy strolling slowly down Calle Ocho in Miami’s Little Havana doesn’t look much like your typical rapper. Rocking fitted faded jeans, a wrinkled T-shirt and loafers crafted from an undetermined reptile—no watch, no gold, no diamonds—Armando Christian Perez, a.k.a. ...

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360
Hey Lady

Dear Oprah, We’ve been debating whether we should get at you for hating on hip-hop and your treatment of Ludacris when he was plugging Crash on your show or just let it go. It’s not like your dislike for rap is ...

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Show & Prove
Hot Rod

Back in December of 2005, it was just another day at the office for 20-year-old Rod Toole, when his cell phone suddenly rang. On the other end was Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson urging the Arizona-based MC to quit his day ...

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Hip-Hop’s #1 White Girl

You know who I like? Christina Aguilera. I wasn't as crazy about her back in her skanky "Genie in a Bottle" days, but the video for "Dirrty," with Redman, made me a true believer. The song itself sucked balls, but the ...

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Jay-Z Set to Tour the UK

Semi-retired rapper and full-time record exec Jay-Z will kick off a five-date tour of the UK on September 21 with a show at the Manchester Arena. The rapper, who famously announced that his last LP, The Black Album, would be ...

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