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Award-winning rock ‘n’ roll photographer and artist Neal Hamilton stopped by the rolling out studio to discuss his latest piece, “Six Degrees of Musical Genius.” poster series. The poster features images of Hamilton’s famous portraits of music legends that include blues legend Leadbelly, Grace Jones, Tupac, Prince and many others. Hamilton has a unique style…

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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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Kendrick Lamar is by far one of the biggest rappers to come straight outta Compton since the G-funk era. So, it’s no surprise the “m.a.a.d city” rapper would be on deck to pay homage to hometown heroes N.W.A as the pioneering gangsta-rap group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the ceremony, held…

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Like beauty, the definition of good music is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder. But if you ask Gene Simmons, member of the classic rock band KISS, what constitutes good music, chances are his answer won’t be “rap.” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Simmons said, “I am looking forward to the death…

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Beyoncé’s signature looks to be displayed at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Mrs. Carter does it again! A new exhibit will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, showcasing some of Beyoncé’s most iconic looks. The exhibit, which launches next Tuesday, will features garments like the black…

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Hip-hop artists have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in recent years, and the inclusion of rappers has brought with it considerable controversy. Since the induction of hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five in 2007, fellow legends such as Run-D.M.C., The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy have also joined icons of rock, soul and blues in the Rock Hall. Speaking to Rolling Stone at last week’s 2014 induction ceremony, Questlove shared his reaction to KISS guitarist/frontman Gene Simmons’ recent criticism of rappers being in the hall.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 is a diverse array of artists who have contributed to the standard of popular music today. This year, the inductees include classic-rock icons Rush, hip-hop front men Public Enemy, composer Randy Newman, blues musician Albert King, producer Quincy Jones, disco diva the late, Donna Summer, creator…

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The return of Run DMC, one of the greatest rap groups of all time, is definitely conceivable, but will it ever happen? Apparently so, and a lot sooner than you think! They haven’t performed together in over a decade, but the surviving members of Run-DMC are set to reunite this fall at the Fun Fun Fun…

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