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Common Discusses His Efforts to Give Back to His Hometown

Rapper/actor/activist, Chicago native, and BYP supporter Common recently wrote an editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times about how he plans to continue to give back to the youth of Chicago.

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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Yoli Zapata About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed Her Life

Artist and advocate Yoli Zapata talks to Rhymes & Reasons about the four songs that got her through the toughest of times: R. Kelly featuring Nas with “Did You Ever Think?”, 2Pac’s “Can U Get Away”, Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, and Aaliyah’s “One in a Million.”

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Lupe Fiasco Releases ‘Jonylah Forever’ (Jonylah Watkins Tribute)

Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco has released a song dedicated to Jonylah Watkins, the 6 month-old infant gunned down on Chicago’s South Side earlier this week. A wonderful tribute to a life lost FAR too soon. Check out “Jonylah Forever” after the jump…

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N.J. Cops Under Investigation for Making Gangsta Rap Videos

Four Jersey police officers are under investigation by their dept. for making gangsta rap videos. Their lyrics contain homophobic slurs and violent threats. The videos even show them brandishing firearms. Is this inappropriate, or a harmless hobby?

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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Speech About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life

Rhymes & Reasons presents a recent gem in our series of interviews with hip-hop heads on the songs that matter most to them: Speech of Arrested Development. He talks about Public Enemy’s “Rebel without a Pause,” De La Soul’s “3 Is the Magic Number,” and more!

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar Specifically Requested Dark-Skinned Model for New Music Video

Kendrick Lamar says he specifically wanted a dark-skinned young woman to play the female lead in his latest music video “Poetic Justice,” explaining that there should be balance in portrayals of blackness and beauty in the media.

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9 Year-Old Rapper’s Raunchy Videos Lead to Child Abuse Investigation

The family of 9 year-old rapper Luie Rivera is under investigation by Child Protective Services for possible abuse and neglect. Rivera has starred in a slew of raunchy rap videos in which he makes drug references, dances suggestively, and even slaps a woman’s buttocks.

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Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line

Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till. Are you satisfied with Epic’s response? Should Lil Wayne address the outcry over these lyrics?

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Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Asks Lil Wayne to Remove Reference to Emmett Till from New Song

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation has requested that Lil Wayne remove Emmett Till’s name from his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop.” Gordon-Taylor calls Wayne’s use of Till’s name “disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectful to our family.”

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News Flash

Beyonce Nails National Anthem at Super Bowl Press Conference; Asks “Any Questions?”

Beyonce walked out to the podium at her Super Bowl press conference today and asked everyone to stand. As a bewildered crown of journalists rose to their feet, she proceeded to nail the national anthem a cappella for the stunned crowd. Fierce.

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