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Today In Hip-Hop: MC Hammer Drops ‘Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em’

On this day, Feb. 12, in hip-hop history...


1990: Today marks the 25th anniversary of MC Hammer's third album, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em...

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Hip-Hop Reacts To The 57th Grammy Awards

This year, at the 57th annual Grammys, Sam Smith, Pharrell, and Beyonce won big; each taking home two or more awards. Kanye West, Rihanna, Common, John Legend, Bey, Skate Boy P and Usher graced the stage performance-wise, all putting forth flawless efforts...

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XXL At The 2014 BET Awards: Booty Edition

 

The 2014 BET Awards was nothing short of amazing, not only was it phenomenally constructed but the surprises just kept rolling in, making things that much better. As ...

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So much about having longevity in hip-hop depends on rappers being able to exist within the times and re-invent themselves if needed. Some rappers have taken that re-invention more literally than others. Here are 59 rappers who chose, for one reason or another, to taken on new rap names as their careers have gone on. What's in a name?
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64 Rappers Who Changed Their Rap Names

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MC Hammer Owes The IRS $1.4 Million

MC Hammer was at one point in time the biggest rap artist on the planet. Now two decades later, MC hammer is probably more famous for his financial troubles...

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7 Corny Commercials Featuring Rappers

With Vanilla Ice now starring alongside the Ninja Turtles in Kraft Macoroni & Cheese's new commercial, it sparked memory of the many other corny advertisements that have come about in hip-hop over the years.
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26 Hip-Hop Albums That Went 5x Platinum Or Higher

There was a time in hip-hop when album sales used to be astronomical. Can you remember the last album that went 5x Platinum? Now, album sales may not tell the whole story of how great the album is, however it is a significant factor of the album's impact at that point in time...

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A Brief History Of Rappers Shortening Their Names

Yesterday on MTV's RapFix, Young Jeezy made an earth-shattering announcement of massive proportions. Jeezy informed the world that he was dropping the "Young" from his name to take on the relatively simpler nom de plume of "Jeezy...

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15 Hip-Hop Television Theme Songs

A good television theme song can set the entire tone of the show before you watch a minute of an episode. In the history of television, there have many memorable theme songs that are amongst pop culture's most valued artifacts...

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Twitter Reacts To The Death Of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly Of Kris Kross

Last night, the world of hip-hop suffered another tragedy when news broke that Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of the iconic duo Kris Kross was found dead in his Atlanta home...

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