SHAWN RYAN

Baz Luhrmann Is Apparently Shopping A TV Series About The Dawn Of Hip-Hop In 1970s New York

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Lurhmann and the creator of "The Shield," Shawn Ryan, are said to be pitching the project to networks this week.

NORTH KOREA

These Aspiring Rappers Filmed A Music Video In North Korea For Some Reason

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Aspiring DC rappers Pacman and Peso used Kickstarter to film a music video in North Korea.

#Viral Videos

Here’s A Hip-Hop-Themed Pregnancy Announcement That Parodies A Car Commercial Made By White People

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The words 'hip-hop pregnancy announcement' really should have been your first clue this was a bad idea.

VH1

VH1 Is Developing A Four-Part Hip-Hop Documentary From The Director Of ‘Cocaine Cowboys’

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The documentary will be based on the book "The Tanning of America," and will feature first-person accounts of hip-hop's most notable moments and effects on culture.

SUPERLATIVES

Hip Hop Yearbook: Celebrating 40 Rappin’ To The Beat Years With 40 Superlatives

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Hip hop unofficially turned 40 years old this month. Let's give out some awards.

SOUTH CAROLINA

DMX Has Been Arrested For The 2nd Time In Two Weeks

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Y'all go make him act a fool: DMX arrested for second time in as many weeks after traffic stop in SC.

rolling stone

Rolling Stone Picks The ’50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Ever,’ Fat Boys Conspicuously Absent

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Rolling Stone released their list of the 50 greatest hip-hop songs ever, so it's time to complain about Rolling Stone's 50 greatest hip-hop songs ever list.

#TUMBLR

The Rap Coloring Book Is Here To Help You Delightfully Pass The Time

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Don't fret, a rap legend, a tank top enthusiast, and Tumblr are here to cure your boredom.

#Documentaries

‘Watch The Throne’ Documentary

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A look at the making of Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative album, "Watch The Throne.

#TUMBLR

Aziz Ansari Photoshopped Into Famous Hip Hop Album Covers As Only Aziz Himself Could Have Imagined

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Ever found yourself wondering what it would look like if Aziz Ansari's likeness was photoshopped into iconic hip hop album covers?

music nerd

Producer Marley Marl Explains How He Came Up With The Beat To LL Cool J’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’

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In a new web series called "Classic Recipes," producer Marley Marl explains how he and LL Cool J came up with the beat for "Mama Said Knock You Out."

the fugees

On The Slow, Sad Decline Of Lauryn Hill

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One of our greatest faults as humans, outside of the fact that we haven't created a calorie-less double-bacon cheeseburger, is our penchant to laugh and criticize those we don’t know.

#Mashups

Humpday Mashup Dump

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Good afternoon you princes of Maine, you kings of New England, you stalkers of mashup and parody videos I didn’t get a chance to cover, thrown in your face like you’re Jodie Foster working for the FBI.

#gifs

The Internet’s Obsession With Hologram Tupac Extends To An Amazing Video And All-Hologram Coachella Poster

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[<a href="http://slacktory.com/2012/04/even-more-tupac-hologram-sightings/">via</a>] By now you've surely heard <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/04/coachella-brought-tupac-back-to-life-last-night-in-hologram-form/" target="_blank">Coachella brought back Tupac</a> as a hologram last weekend, and you've probably read our <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/04/a-first-hand-account-of-hologram-tupacs-coachella-performance-i-was-completely-freaked-out/" target="_blank">first-hand account</a> and laughed at this <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/04/the-internet-vs-hologram-tupac/#page/1" target="_blank">awesome GIF gallery</a>.

#Kanye West

Were All Hip Hop Stars Adorable First Graders?

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I'm not usually never one to share photo compilations of young boys -- I am very <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/02/the-best-of-danny-devitos-frank-reynolds/#page/34" target="_blank">Frank Reynolds</a> when it comes to that sort of thing.

#gifs

The Internet Vs. Hologram Tupac: The 20 Best Images, Photoshops, And GIFs Thus Far

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Did you hear that <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/04/coachella-brought-tupac-back-to-life-last-night-in-hologram-form/" target="_blank">Coachella brought Tupac back to life via hologram</a> over the weekend.

#instagram

MC Hammer, Snoop Dogg, And Tupac Walk Into An Instagram Photo

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On the day <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/04/facebook-acquires-instagram-for-1-billion/" target="_blank">Instagram sold to Facebook</a> MC Hammer <a href="http://instagr.am/p/JMkOjKHUBl/" target="_blank">shared quite possibly the most memorable Instagram</a> I have ever laid eyes on that didn't involve <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/03/ashley-tisdale-would-like-to-show-you-her-butt/" target="_blank">Ashley Tisdale's backcourt</a>.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg's New Song Book Is Literally Smokable

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Recently overheard in the offices of <a href="http://pereiraodell.com/" target="_blank">San Francisco agency Pereira & O’Dell</a>.


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