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The culture of hip-hop is universal. Arguably it is the most influential way of life that affects lives across the globe. When the culture is discussed these days it gets marginalized. Hip hop consists of five pillars, breakdancing, graffiti painting, deejaying, emceeing and knowledge. Emceeing also known as rapping tends to be the representative of…

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Thursday night, fans in Valparaiso, Indiana were left feeling disappointed after learning Chicago rapper Twista would not be making a scheduled performance at the venue Big Shots because he was detained and arrested while on the way to the show. “Disappointing..great show though..screw you Porter County!! #‎critical219‬ ‪#‎twista312‬ ‪#‎bigshotsvalpo‬,” one fan vented on the show’s event page. According…

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When you’re from Chicago, hearing Twista’s name in casual conversation is pretty common. It’s also pretty common to not be super excited about him performing somewhere in the city. We love him and all, but he’s from here and we tend to not be as excited about our own at times. For me, this changed…

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December 30 in Chicago will forever be known as DJ TimBuck2 day, via a declaration from the Mayor’s office. This honor is an example of the impact of the late Timothy Francis Jones, aka DJ Timbuck2. Jones recently passed away due to cancer. In a heartfelt open letter to his family and friends, he stresses…

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A3C [All Three Coasts] is a hip-hop institution and annual gathering of like-minded individuals that happens in Atlanta. The event has grown organically through word-of-mouth and the love of the hip-hop community. A3C’s 10th birthday was celebrated Oct 8-12, 2014 with hip-hop fans from around the world. The 2014 featured artists include Black Thought, 2…

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Lady Gaga surprised both her own fanbase and lots of hip-hop heads when she tapped veteran rappers Twista and Too $hort for her single “Jewels and Drugs” from her upcoming ArtPop album. The track, which also features hip-hop star T.I., was recently performed at the iTunes Festival, and Twista spoke to RO about the experience of collaborating with such a pop megastar.

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