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BET Honors will honor Ice Cube this year and it is a well-deserved distinction. The West Coast native has had a distinguished 25-year musical career and has also seen much success in the acting world. With such a lengthy and impressive career, it’s no wonder that Cube has influenced younger artists. Let’s take a peek at who…

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Fatherhood is often a touchy subject in hip-hop. While hip-hop mothers are often praised through song, there aren’t as many ground breaking tributes to the fathers of hip-hop stars. As the culture grows, more rappers are providing insight on how fatherhood has changed their lives. There are several raps about fatherhood that are timeless. Click…

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Malcolm X could be the greatest inspiration to hip-hop culture. Most rappers connect with Malcolm X’s life story of surviving a troubled youth, seeking self-improvement, and being outspoken about the ills of the black community. Malcolm X’s speeches have been sampled by rap artists such as Public Enemy, The Stop The Violence Movement, Dead Prez…

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Rap can be aggressive, misogynistic and misleading at times; however, even the most notorious rappers have stepped away from street themes in order to prove how much they love their mothers. In honor of Mother’s Day, we have compiled a list of the 7 greatest hip-hop songs dedicated to mothers. Click continue to view.

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Kanye West continues to find new ways to keep us all wondering what he will say and do next. The most interesting man in music has done it again by being involved in sextuple scandal. Reportedly, two videos of Kanye West having sex were stolen from his computer and porn companies are bidding in the…

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Hip-hop was founded on the principles implemented by creative individuals who used art, music and words to describe the journey of urban cultures in America. Atlanta native Jabari Graham wanted to highlight the essence of hip-hop and created “Art, Beats + Lyrics.” Presented by Gentlemen Jack, the annual seven city tour kicked off at Compound…

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50 Cent died twice on the hospital table after the crash. 50 Cent has been in a car accident this morning.  The fact that 50 Cent was shot several times, we should assume that you live again. 50 Cent should be given 50 cents every time he utilizes our time to publicize his beef or any other hoax related.…

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    The Notorious B.I.G.‘s untimely death will always be remembered as one of hip-hop’s most tragic events. At the age of 24, Biggie (Christopher Wallace) was gunned down after the Soul Train Music Awards in 1997. If Biggie was alive today, he would be 40 years old. It’s always interesting to imagine how hip-hop…

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Celebrities are too often lifted to messiah status by overzealous media outlets and some obsessed fans. These fans go beyond showing admiration by purchasing concert or movie tickets, paraphernalia or seeking an autograph. The obsessed fans are so mesmerized they will take on an entertainer’s characteristics, style of dress or even decide to tattoo an…

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