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Social Media Reacts to Rick Ross’ “Color Money” Shot at Drake

Twitter reacts to Rick Ross' "Color Money" shot at Drake.

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Twitter Reacts to Dr. Dre’s New Album ‘Compton’

Dr. Dre’s long-awaited new album is here. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend released his first album in a 16 years. His last studio album was 2001...

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Hip-Hop Reacts to Meek Mill’s Twitter Rant

Meek Mill set Twitter on fire after he went off in a rant about Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend SB, Drake and a lot more. In a series of what seemed like unprovoked tweets, the MMG rapper decided to air out his problems in hip-hop...

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Hip-Hop Responds to Confusing Dress Color Debate

Is this dress blue and black or gold and white?

Since this dress hit Tumblr yesterday, the image above had everyone on the internet wondering if their eyes needed to be checked (seriously, it was analyzed by Forbes and CNN)...

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Twitter Reacts to Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Drake released If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late last night (Feb. 12), a project that has been rumored for a while now. He shared the link through his Twitter...

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Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Robin Williams

Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his Tiburon home early this morning. A 911 call was placed around 11:55 a...

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The Best Hip-Hop Tweets From The 2014 ESPY Awards

Well, that was certainly an entertaining "ESPY Awards." We'll put it in quotes, because essentially it was a two-hour-long Drake Variety Show interspersed with athletes who were mostly only there to bear the brunt end of every joke...

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Twitter Reacts To LeBron James Heading Back To Cleveland

It's official: King James is coming home. LeBron James told Sports Illustrated today that he's returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four seasons with the Miami Heat...

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XXL: What is Illmatic's legacy?
One9: I think Illmatic's legacy will be, generations from now, people will always consider that album one of the, if not the, best hip-hop albums ever made. I think it will inspire generations. I think now you can listen to what J Cole and Kendrick Lamar say about Illmatic and how it affected them. I think it will have a long-lasting effect in the lineage of classic albums; I'll take it back to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? to Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. It's something that spoke on many different levels and transcends space and time in many different generations.

EP: I think Illmatic is an album that gave a voice to the voiceless for a generation. It articulated the angst, the worldview, and everything that this generation was going through that a lot of people overlooked through the eyes of this young boy, Nas, who happened to be a poet. It was told through Nas' eyes, but it was about a generation of boys and men and people who were coming of age in America. And I think that's the legacy; there's compassion, there's people that are living in America that want to be heard, and there are people out there who are trying to make a way in the world, and this tells their story.

The film gives you a guide to making the album, not just musically, but also a social and political context of what was going on while he was making that album. So you'll understand why "One Love" was so important to him, because he's talking about all his friends who might not make it, but he did. There are many things we want people to take away from this film, but the one thing for sure that we want people to take away is that Illmatic was much bigger than just Nas and the great poet that he is; he was telling the story of a people, and everyone who wasn't as good at articulating that story, he did that for them. We wanted to honor the people that he's also rapping for and about on that album with this film.
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Twitter Reacts To Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Premiere

Nas has been on a hell of a press run celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic debut LP Illmatic—which hits the two decade mark Saturday, April 19—and tonight he performed at the Tribeca Film Festival after the premiere of the new documentary Time Is Illmatic...

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Twitter Reacts To Kanye West On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Starting with a stiff hug and ending with a tense handshake, Wednesday night's (October 9) Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Kanye West was all sorts of awkward

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