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Items owned by Tupac Shakur have been donated to Temple University. The late hip hop legend’s possessions (including a bullet-dented gold medallion he was wearing when he was shot five times in 1994) will be displayed at the school’s campus at the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection. As reported by Billboard, the collection is made…

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Saturday night, scores of celebrities and individuals flooded the Fillmore venue in Miami for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards ceremony hosted by DeRay Davis. The ceremony opened with millennial artist Lil Pump, who came on stage wearing two puffballs, a big red coat and shiny jewelry to match. While performing his hit song “Gucci…

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Jay-Z has been named the highest-paid hip-hop star of 2018. The “99 Problems” hitmaker has overtaken Diddy — who has taken the top slot for the last three years — to place first on Forbes’ annual Cash Kings list with estimated earnings of $76.5 million after touring in support of his album 4:44 last year and…

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  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame revealed its class of 2017. Each year the foundation’s nominating committee sends ballots out to than 900 historians, journalists music critics and artists, and previous Rock Hall inductees. The five performers who garnered the highest percentages of the votes become the induction class for that year. In 2012, fans…

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Some of hip-hop’s longtime legends, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came to the Chi at Portage Theatre over the weekend and performed two decades of classic smash cuts as well as for the first time ever, multiplatinum E 1999 Eternal album from one hit to another. This was a once in a lifetime event and rolling out captured plenty…

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Elliot Holden

Elliott Holden is a young Atlanta musician on the rise. His guitar style has electrified the live music scene in the city and has gathered a crowd of fans. Whether he’s laying down the blues with Georgia legends at local juke joints or opening for Talib Kweli at SXSW he’s “killing it.” Where are you…

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Hailing from the southeast side of Chicago, Giftz is poised to stake his claim among Chicago’s elite emcees. At just 23, the upstart rhyme spitter has already earned looks from FakeShoreDrive, Ruby Hornet, The Fader, 2 Dope Boyz  and Complex Magazine among others. It’s been about a year since his last project Back II The Basics…

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We all make blunders. It’s part of being human. Thankfully for most of us, our blunders are never recorded, pressed to millions of records, tapes and CDs, and distributed around the world. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for rappers. Here are five bad blunders that we are amazed no one in the recording sessions…

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Hip-hop violinist and producer Miri Ben-Ari is putting her money where her mouth is. Her nonprofit, Gedenk, is teaming up with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to encourage millions of children and rewarding a lucky handful of them with the Gedenk Award for Tolerance. “We are pleased to collaborate with Scholastic Art & Writing…

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  Rolling out  recently had the pleasure of talking with a Chicago hip-hop artist who is turning the world of hip-hop, as we know it, on its ear.  A refreshing blend of hip-hop influences from soul, jazz, rock and R&B, “SB” is at the forefront of a hip-hop “revolusean”  –tony binns Tell us about your…

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Lil Scrappy  was so overjoyed by the re-election of President Barack Obama that he decided to get a tattoo to celebrate the victory. The rapper and star of “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” recently went to a tattoo parlor and got a tattoo that featured President Obama inside of a $100 bill. However, Lil Scrappy isn’t…

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