‘Empire’ Co-Creator Confirms Lucious Lyon Is Partially Based On Jay Z

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'Empire' co-creator Danny Strong gives some insights about the show, including the inspiration for Lucious Lyon.


August Alsina Unapologetically Addresses The Legendary #RNS Moment He Had On ‘106 & Park’

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"I ain't no bitch. I ain't no hoe. I ain't no p*ssy. I ain't no pushover."


ScHoolboy Q & Sway Call Kendrick To Talk TDE’s BET Cypher

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In the immediate aftermath of Killer Kendrick's lethal BET Cypher verse from the other day, Sway Calloway snagged ScHoolboy Q to throw in more fuel to the competitive fire.

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Just Blaze Says He And Jay Z Recorded A “Song Cry Part 2″

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On every Jayhova’s Witnesses’ “Best Jay Z Songs Ever” list lies “Song Cry,” a personal tale Jay once said was inspired by three different relationships he had in the past.

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ScHoolBoy Q’s ‘Sway In The Morning’ Freestyle

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Sway and DJ Wonder hit ScHoolBoy Q with the "5 Five Fingers Of Death" rapper test.

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Chance The Rapper Plays With Words For ‘Sway In The Morning’

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Watching Chance The Rapper serve the loose microphone at Sway In The Morning reminds me of the first time I listened to Acid Rain all the way through.

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Listen & Watch As Questlove Beatboxes While AZ Freestyles

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AZ and Questlove would've made a terrible tandem to deal with at any high school lunch table.


The Day Snoop Dogg & Tupac Stopped Seeing Eye To Eye

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People are quick to judge Snoop Dogg's new, Rastafari-influenced music, but they're even quicker to forget that his breakthrough record was about killing undercover cops.

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This Kid Astro Is Phenomenal, Proves It Again With “5 Fingers Of Death” Freestyle On ‘Sway’s Universe’

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"I mastered this, kicking every lyric with a different rhythm, Young and black, ain't trying to see the system, that's a stigmatism.


Common Kicks A Real Deal Freestyle On ‘Sway In The Morning’

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Like many artists, Common's current resume is filled with titles, most of them ranking higher than rapper, until he does something bad and the news labels him as one.

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