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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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Hate it or love it?

While the whole Hip-Hop Is Dead yada-yada is pretty tedious, I can’t front, some weeks hip-hop looks to me like it’s flapping around on the floor, gasping for air. During my daily web rounds, I often keep a running tally ...

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Not so powerful impact

So the numbers are in for Busta Rhymes' first week sales. 209,000 copies sold doesn't strike me as being all that impressive, but I imagine some people will view it that way. Because there isn't anything good out right now, ...

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