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.

SMOKE BREAK

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.

MOBB DEEP

Strange Questions And Scattered Thoughts On Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous’

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Some random thoughts while listening through the Mobb's classic record.

The Infamous

Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous’ Turns 20: Ranking The Tracks For A Classic

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Twenty years later, we looking back at Mobb Deep's critically acclaimed album, 'The Infamous.'

The Combat Jack Show

Hip-Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc Lists Chris Brown As One Of His Top 5 Emcees

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The legendary Kool Herc surprises listeners during his appearance on 'The Combat Jack Show.'

SMOKE BREAK

Nigerian-Born Teen Gets Accepted To All Eight Ivy League Schools

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Nigerian-born high school student Harold Ekeh got accepted to all of the nation's Ivy League schools.

Videos

Rapper Tiny Doo’s Charges Dismissed In Song Lyrics Conspiracy Case

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Words By Garfield Hylton Tiny Doo, the San-Diego emcee facing life in prison over his rap lyrics, had his conspiracy charges dropped on Tuesday.

Kendrick Lamar

So, What Happened With Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Album Leak/Release Last Night?

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A look at the "To Pimp A Butterfly" leak that may, or may not have been planned perfectly.

Willie B.

Raven Sorvino Discusses The ‘Internet Mentality’ And Creating An Organic Fan Base On ‘Talking Points’

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Cali's Raven Sorvino talks her career thus far, the role of the 'net and more for the 'Talking Points' podcast.

Towkio

Listen To The First Episode Of ‘No Coast News’ Covering The Latest In Chicago’s Music Scene

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All the sounds from Chicago's music scene for our new feature, 'No Coast News.'

Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin Speaks On How TDE Changed The Game, Iggy Azalea And Producing On The ‘Talking Points’ Podcast

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Terrace Martin shares insights on TDE's success, Iggy Azalea and what it takes to be a producer on the 'Talking Points' podcast.


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