gang starr

DJ Premier Talks About The Making Of Gang Starr’s ‘Mass Appeal’

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DJ Premier and a few others talk about the hit Gang Star record.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Where Can We Be Black?

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Searching for a place called peace in the wake of another tragedy.

DESTINY'S CHILD

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Destiny’s Child

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The group broke up 10 years ago Monday. In mourning, we revisit some obscure facts about the group

#Drake

In Defense Of Drake’s ‘Thank Me Later’ And The Perfection Of ‘The Resistance’

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Looking back at Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later' five years after its release.

FREESTYLES

Vintage Videos Of Your Favorite Rappers Freestyling Before They Were Famous

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Watch vintage, pre-fame freestyles from Drake, Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and more.

The Social Experiment

It Takes A Village: Why ‘Surf’ Is More Than Just An Album

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How Chicago's grassroots movement helped shape Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment's 'Surf.'

Teens in the Park Festival

Chance The Rapper’s Putting On A Free Festival For Chicago Youth

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Chance The Rapper will curate Chicago's first 'Teens In The Park' festival.

Nas

Watch Nas’ Short Documentary On Hip-Hop’s Impact In Foreign Lands

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Nas and The Guardian teamed up for a short doc on breakdancing in other countries.

edutainment

Jam On It: Notable Rappers Who Recorded An Entire Project With A Band

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Jam out to some of your favorite rapper's projects with their respective bands.

edutainment

On Its 10-Year Anniversary, Let’s Finally Recognize Common’s ‘Be’ For What It Really Is

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Revisiting Common's sixth album 'Be,' originally released on May 24, 2005.

#Kanye West

Did Paul McCartney Come Up With Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ In 1970? This Video Has Evidence.

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How an unreleased Paul McCartney song helped shape Kanye West's "All Day."

SMOKE BREAK

Remembering Malcolm X On His 90th Birthday

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Remembering Malcolm X on his 90th birthday.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s Right: Most Rappers Today Do Sound The Same

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Snoop Dogg says rappers today all sound the same. He's right.

#LISTS

Music’s 11 Newest Illuminati Inductees

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Rap & R&B's Enlightened Ones for 2015.

#Jay Z

Jay Z Should Perform This Song To Make His Tidal ‘B-Sides’ Shows Complete

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The case for why Jay Z should add his Bugs Bunny original to the list of songs performed at the Tidal 'B-Sides' show.

Social Media

The World War Of Wars On Social Media

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The revolution may not be televised, but it will be shared via social media.

white house correspondents dinner

Killer Mike Shows Solidarity With Baltimore, Takes Media To Task In Op-Ed

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The Atlanta rapper reflects on the White House Correspondents Dinner and the events in Baltimore.

#Jay Z

The Must-Hear B-Side Songs Jay Z Should Perform At His Tidal Concert

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Jay Z announced a May concert at which he'll perform B-sides and rare tracks to promote Tidal. We hope he's taking requests.

music documentaries

Mortal Woman: The Spiritual Legacy Of TLC’s Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez

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A look back on the spiritual side of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye Lopes on the anniversary of her death.


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