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The Art of Rap Tour produced by Ice-T and Mick Bentson touched down at the Chicago Theater. The tour featured DMX, Rakim, EPMD, KRS-One, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Crucial Conflict. Ice Cube, who happened to be in town promoting his BIG3 basketball league games, surprised the audience with a performance. The night was filled with…

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As the former owner of the Source magazine, aka the Hip-Hop Bible and current owner of Hip Hop Weekly, Benzino is something like a hip-hop expert. So what does he think about the Remy Ma vs. Nicki Minaj rap beef? Besides his business acumen, Benzino has been known to spit a bit on the mic…

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When Seattle rapper Macklemore took home the Grammy award for Best Rap Album this year, he sent fellow hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar a much-maligned text, apologizing for “robbing” Lamar of an award many thought the Compton rhymer deserved. Macklemore posted the text on Instagram, resulting in a backlash from critics calling his apology over-the-top and/or disingenuous.

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      VH1 has found their cash cow in reality shows.  The network revealed their new show “The Gossip Game,” which is set to show the women in the entertainment media industry who are making moves behind the scenes, but dish the celebrity dirt on air.  Angela Yee from Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, Kim Osorio from the…

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Congrats to rapper 2 Chainz for being crowned “The Source’s” ‘Man Of The Year.’ 2012 has been a big year for the Atlanta-based rapper who was featured on over 40 tracks. While his solo debut album, “Based on a T.R.U. Story,” still climbs towards gold, 2 Chainz has performed at numerous awards shows, including “The Soul Train Awards,” airing Sunday, November…

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Rap superstar Drake may not have a problem with his albums leaking on the Internet, but one thing he doesn’t enjoy about cyberspace is social media. In the December cover story of The Source, the Young Money prince shares his disdain over sites like Twitter and Tumblr, saying the sites kill individuality and allow young…

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Last month, it seemed like another (although minor) feud was about to erupt in the hip-hop world when B.o.B released the Odd Future diss “No Future” in response to a disrespectful line from the group’s front man, Tyler the Creator. But now, B.o.B seems to have put away his lyrical firearms and explains that the…

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