PORTLANDIA

Watch Fred Armisen Learn The History Of Hip-Hop On 'Portlandia' From Carrie Brownstein

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Fred Armisen learns the complicated history of Hip-Hop in this clip from 'Portlandia.' So much history. So many 40's.

Lil Boosie

The Non-Rap Enthusiast’s Guide To What Is Going On With Lil Boosie: A Timeline

If it seems as if saga of Torrence Hatch – better known as Lil Boosie – was a confusing, crazy and demented one, that’s because it was.

sxsw

12 Rappers To Go Out Of Your Way To See At SXSW 2014

Grab an extra phone charger and get your promo packs ready, SXSW 2014 is right around the corner.

TOM HAVERFORD

Aziz Ansari’s 5 Greatest Hip-Hop Moments

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Break out the apps and zerts, it's Aziz Ansari's birthday!

#Justin Bieber

Let’s Take A Peek Into Justin ‘Bizzle’ Bieber’s New Atlanta Hip Hop Mansion

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Want to feel like crap? Take a gander into the Atlanta mansion Justin Bieber is buying.

#Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Is Moving To Atlanta And Changing His Name To ‘Bizzle’. No, Seriously.

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Justin Bieber wants to move to Atlanta; is calling himself 'Bizzle' now as part of his hip-hop conversion.

Nas

Hip Hop’s Masterpiece Turns 20 This Year, Gets A Facelift And New Music

Yep, we’re all getting old: illmatic turns 20 this year.

#new music

This Year’s Biggest New Rapper Has The Most Generic Rap Name Possible

Although Young Thug is about the most generic rap moniker ever, this rising star has already made the name known in a major way in 2014.

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

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

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

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."


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