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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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Chris Brown Is Being Investigated for Assault…Again…With Frank Ocean?!

Breezy allegedly punched someone after getting in an altercation over a parking space in front of a recording studio. Frank Ocean later tweeted “got jumped by chris and couple of guys.” We can’t even shake our heads at Breezy anymore. Just…*sigh*

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Anti-Sagging Pants Ad Targets Black Youth; Warns of $300 Fine and Up to 3 Years in Prison?!

A controversial ad urging black youth in Boston to pull up their sagging pants is raising eyebrows. Penalties apparently include a $300 fine and up to three years in prison! Is it fair to incarcerate a young person over sagging pants? Is that how we look out for our youth?

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Shawty Lo Wants You to Sign A Petition to Get ‘All My Babies Mommas’ Back On The Air

After public outcry, the Oxygen network announced they were canceling Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Mommas.” Well, Shawty Lo is none too please. And he’s launched a petition of his own, calling on Oxygen to air the controversial show. Should “All My Babies Mommas” be allowed to air on television?

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Chief Keef In Police Custody After Violating Probation

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, controversial teen rapper Chief Keef has been taken into police custody. A judge has ruled that the Chicago emcee has violated his probation. Thoughts on Chief Keef’s latest legal woes? Are you a fan? Do you think he gets a bad rap, or is it deserved?

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Guest Post

Lauryn Hill Changed A Generation

Lauryn Hill was special. She was an actress, a singer, a songwriter, and even a rapper. Her voice, a voice that only pain and experience can give one, told the story that so many of us were living to hear. Love was exceptional, love was rare, love was fleeting, and love was worth the chase.

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