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The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards is almost here and ahead of the award show, which airs Tuesday, October 27, BET has released this year’s nominees. DaBaby and Roddy Ricch are leading this year’s artists with the most nominations. The “Suge,” rapper, who was awarded “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” tops the list earning 12…

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Hip-hop is one of the only genres where rappers older than 40 are often dismissed due to age. Masai Turner and longtime collaborator, producer Akil Esoon, are looking to change that perception with their rap group, Grxwn Fxlks. On Sept, 18, the group recently released its song, “Grxwn Fxlks,” which features DJ Jazzy Jeff. During…

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Memphis-raised rapper Young Dolph recently gave back to a fan in a big way. On Sept. 17, Young Dolph gifted Jackie Davila of Pleasant Grove, Texas his customized Lamborghini Aventador. The vehicle, which retails at about $450,000, was personally delivered to her by Young Dolph who recently released his album, Rich Slave. Davila won the…

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The Notorious B.I.G.‘s plastic crown has sold for $594,750 at auction. The novelty accessory was worn by the late hip-hop legend in his iconic photo shoot with Barron Claiborne, just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 1997. The crown went under the hammer at Sotheby’s hip-hop memorabilia auction in…

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Sheriff Victor Hill is well-loved by the residents of Clayton County, Georgia, feared by criminals and even respected by major rap artists. The name Victor Hill is routinely mentioned in both mainstream hip-hop and underground rap lyrics. While this phenomenon is nothing new, many wonder why rappers have such an affinity for a lawman. To…

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50 Cent thinks he’s immune to cancel culture. The 45-year-old rap star doesn’t think he can be canceled, and he doesn’t care whether people love him or hate him. 50 — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — said: “I’m an entertainer, so to entertain is, I believe, to provoke emotion. “I don’t believe I…

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Recently Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion were in the headlines again — not about Megan’s gunshot wound to the foot or Cardi’s conversations with politicians but their collaboration and the explicit lyrics in their new single “WAP,” which is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The video for the track featured a mansion…

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Great art will always stand the test of time. In the summer of 1989, Public Enemy released the most poignant protest song in hip-hop history in “Fight the Power” for Spike Lee‘s gut-wrenching film, Do the Right Thing. Thirty-one years later, the song speaks to a new generation of activists inspired by the killings of…

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Jay-Z‘s Made in America festival has been canceled. The 50-year-old hip-hop legend has made the decision to ax the popular event, which was due to take place between Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia because of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. The hitmaker is instead encouraging everyone to…

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