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Sound Breakdown: DJ Toomp’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

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Much like the pink polo, Kanye somehow managed to be street with no thuggery at all. For that, Toomp deserves a share of the credit.


Eric LeGrand Was Always Going To Speak At Rutgers Commencement, You Guys

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According to the president of Rutgers University, Eric LeGrand will give a commencement speech, despite a huge misunderstanding.

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Chris Berman’s Commencement Speech At A High School Graduation Was Apparently Awful

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According to students in attendance, ESPN's Chris Berman gave a rambling and potentially drunken high school graduation speech in Connecticut last Friday.

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Paying Homage To Barry Bonds Because Baseball’s Hall Of Fame Never Will

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Last weekend at the bar while watching the Vikings/Packers wildcard game, my buddy <a href="http://twitter.com/mtrible" target="_blank">Mark</a> told the story of how he once spoke with a San Francisco Giants scout about Barry Bonds.

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September 11, 2007: Kanye West Celebrates His “Graduation”

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Hip-Hop Head story: I scheduled my GRE for September 11th, 2007, so that I could celebrate finishing the test (yay.

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When Jay-Z Heard Kanye’s “Big Brother” For The First Time

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Behind-the-scenes and making-of footage will have me clearing my evenings every single time.

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The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 1 – Your Favorite Song

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With my recent migration to <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SmokingSectionDotNet">Facebook</a>, I noticed several of my newfound friends sharing their favorite tunes in something called <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Day-Song-Challenge/120874111270003">"The 30 Day Song Challenge."</a> Always looking for angles which allow readers to peer into our playlists, we decided to do the same challenge as a collective.

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Kanye’s “Stronger” Defeats “Rocky,” Becomes The Greatest Of “All Time”

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<a href="http://www.goldsgym.com/golds/press-room/press-releases/kanye-wests-stronger-crowned-greatest-workout-song-of-all-time-in-golds-gyms-march-music-madness"> "Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority in health and fitness, announced today that Kanye West can officially lay claim to the strongest song in the gym. After an intense nationwide vote, his popular track, nominated by Super Bowl XLII champion Michael Strahan, survived a star-studded bracket of 64 iPod all-stars to be named the greatest workout song of all time. "Stronger," West's 2007 hit from his Graduation album, was voted the winner in Gold's Gym's first ever March Music Madness competition. The competition was designed to put an end to the age old debate about what song really is the best for working out. Whether it's music from "Rocky," hip hop, hair bands, pop or metal, people have always had strong opinions. Gold's Gym's March Music Madness answered the question once and for all... or at least until next year." <a href="http://www.goldsgym.com/golds/press-room/press-releases/kanye-wests-stronger-crowned-greatest-workout-song-of-all-time-in-golds-gyms-march-music-madness">[Gold's Gym]</a>.

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Video: Kanye West – “Stronger” (Live @ VH1 Storytellers)

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<a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; font-size:10px; color:#000000; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/shows/ " onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">VH1 TV Shows</a> | <a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/video/music.jhtml" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Music Videos </a> | <a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration:none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/photos/ " onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">Celebrity Photos</a> | <a style="padding:0px 4px 0px 10px; font-family:Verdana,sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000; font-size:10px; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.vh1.com/news/" onmouseover="this.style.textDecoration='underline'" onmouseout="this.style.textDecoration='none'" target="_blank">News & Gossip</a> Big Brother/Little Brother coming into play again as Kanye follows behind the path blazed by Jay.

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Kanye West – “Good Morning” Video

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Graduation is still gettin' burn while others can't get an album on the shelves & 50's album, which was "competing" against it, has long been forgotten.

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Kanye West – “Champion” Video

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These are the type of videos rappers make when they're on tour.

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Kanye West – “Flashing Lights” Video

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A day later than expected but better late than never.

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