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Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank dead at 58

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:15 pm November 12, 2014 Big Bank Hank, one-third of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 58. The Sugarhill Gang are known as the pioneers of rap. 

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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm August 22, 2014   Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are […]

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Endangered: Save the Female Rappers

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 11:24 am August 6, 2014 Just to make it clear, I don’t care for the term female rap. Hip hop is hip hop. Good music is good music. However, FEMALE rap has taken an interesting turn and in some positive aspects it remains to dominate the mainstream charts and still maintain […]

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Tupac musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ canceled after just six weeks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:50 am July 16, 2014 After just six weeks on Broadway, Holler If Ya Hear Me will close. The Tupac-inspired musical infused the late musician’s lyrics into an urban setting which took an in-depth look into the struggles of a neglected community. 

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Lupe Fiasco named U.S. Soccer’s music director

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm May 21, 2014 The U.S. Soccer World Cup campaign has appointed rapper and activist Lupe Fiasco to the position of music director for the league. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist will provide an injection of hip-hop beats and lyrical hype ahead of next month’s World Cup in Brazil. 

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DJ E-Z Rock dead at 46

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:41 pm April 28, 2014 DJ E-Z Rock, one half of the rap duo Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, whose song “It Takes Two” is a classic has passed away. He was 46.

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Residents face fine for saggy pants

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:59 am March 28, 2014 A Louisiana parish has unanimously passed an ordinance that makes wearing saggy pants illegal. The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury voted on the measure. 

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am March 20, 2014 During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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Study: ‘Hip Hop’ students unfairly targeted

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:17 am January 13, 2014 According to a recent study, black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools. The study’s lead researcher and Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Education Muhammad Khalifa found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often removed from school because of their dress […]

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:02 pm January 9, 2014 Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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