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During a recent interview with Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning,” veteran emcee Jeezy took the opportunity to express how he differs from everyone else in the game today. The “Seen It All” rapper says he now on a mission to become a leader for the youth and that the only other person in hip-hop that…

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Atlanta rap group Migos recently chatted with Jenny Boom Boom, and they shared their admiration for the music of the late hip-hop icons 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. According to member Quavo, most of today’s rappers wouldn’t be successful or even relevant if Pac and Biggie were still alive; citing his belief that rappers steal each other’s ideas too much today.

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Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the life and lyrics of the late Tupac Shakur, has been forced to close on June 20th due to poor ticket sales. The non-biographical rap musical set in an inner-city neighborhood in the Midwest just opened a month ago, but it was met with low attendance and mixed reviews. Attendance was low, even during previews in early June.

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Singer and poet Saul Williams is earning early rave reviews for his starring turn in the new Broadway play “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a musical based on the music and lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. On what would have been the iconic hip-hop star’s 43rd birthday, Williams shared a playlist of his favorite Tupac exclusively songs on Rdio.

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Hip-hop’s rocky relationship and trust issues with the police have been well documented over the course of its almost 40 year history. So it should come as no surprise that one of hip-hop’s most beloved sons, Tupac Shakur, was uncooperative with authorities, even as he lay fatally wounded on a Las Vegas street. Former Las…

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a fresh batch of 2Pac songs, right? DJ Sean H has put together a new mixtape of Pac songs with an interesting twist. Mashing and mixing up various unreleased 2Pac songs, Sean H has found a nice combo to make the listener feel as if they really are…

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No one can deny that rap in its purest form is poetry set to music. The music and lyrics of 2Pac, Nas and others have been used in higher education — but everyone’s lyrics aren’t meant to be used in a classroom setting. A line has to be drawn somewhere. And for one eighth grade English…

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Rock legend Bruce Springsteen shared his thoughts on hip-hop in a recent interview published by NPR. In the piece, “The Boss” recalled his first experiences with hip-hop in the early 1980s and explained that, while he is admittedly “not well-versed” in the music, he does have an appreciation for it and has listened to several major artists over the years, ranging from Public Enemy to Kanye West.

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Rolling Stone is arguably the world’s most iconic pop culture and music magazine. But the mag has a reputation for catering mostly to the tastes of white Baby Boomers–which is completely justified. But there have been numerous iconic artists to grace the cover of the famous mag–and not all of them are of the Woodstock demographic.

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