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With the release of their latest single, “White Privilege II,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis attempt to give an honest look at the position they’re in as popular White rappers in the midst of a turbulent time for most Black Americans. Throughout the nearly nine-minute track, Macklemore touches on an array of hot-button issues, including the non-indictment of…

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On the anniversary of her birthday, Dr. Donda West continues to affect the world in a positive way through the organization that was named for her. Donda’s House Inc., Creative Cypher and Blue 1647 recently screened a short film, The Cycle, directed by Michael Marantz, produced by Already Alive and executive produced by Sway of…

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At this point rapper and Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross should be used to people calling him a liar. With his chosen stage name, the “Hustlin’” rapper has been in many people’s bull’s-eye since his 2005 debut. The latest person to call him into question is retired NFL great Warren Sapp. The Hall of…

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Jim Jones, T.I. and more attended Agenda, which is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world and it goes down in Las Vegas.  The three-day convention captures the freshest threads in fashion and technology for the fall 2014 season; brands included are 8and9, Diamond Supply, DGK, 40s & Shorties, Crooks…

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The on-camera confrontation between Shade 45 host Sway Calloway and notoriously emotional hip-hop superstar Kanye West became a viral sensation last fall. Kanye and Sway got into a heated exchange after Sway challenged Kanye’s assertion that the fashion industry wasn’t taking him seriously. While fans may have expected some type of fallout from the supposed “beef,” Sway explained to Complex magazine that there is no feud between he and West.

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In “Good luck with THAT bruh” news… the ever outspoken Kanye West has vowed to keep a lid on it and not make newsworthy statements for at least six months. During the Toronto stop of his Yeezus tour, Yeezy made the promise during one of his now famous concert rants: “This might be the last time…

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