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Public Enemy, Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rock Hall of Fame has announced 2013′s inductees; among them, Public Enemy and Donna Summer. Other inductees includeAlbert King, songwriter Randy Newman, Rush, and 70′s hard rock band Heart. Public Enemy is only the 4th Hip Hop act ever inducted into the Rock Hall.

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Nicki Minaj Calls Steven Tyler’s American Idol Criticism RACIST

Nicki Minaj says Steven Tyler’s recent criticism of her ability to be a judge on American Idol is racist. Tyler says Nicki is ill-equipped to judge, and would have kicked Bob Dylan off the show. Is that assumption racist? Does Nicki have what it takes to judge Idol?

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Saigon Wants to Punch 2 Chainz, Rick Ross for Negatively Influencing Young People

In a recent interview, NY emcee Saigon said he’d like to punch rappers like 2 Chainz and Rick Ross for hurting young people with the messages in their music. What are your thoughts on the state of Hip Hop music? How can we bring some much-needed balance to the genre?

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Oh Hip Hop Baby Where Did You Go

How has Hip-Hop  lost its course in this world? There is too much of a musical backbone to inspire and work from. Now a days the dumber the song the better the song. The “main stream” industry has trampled our freedom. You constantly hear artist complain of how they can’t make music like they want.  […]

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good kid m.A.A.d city: the most important rap album of the past 5 years

Granted, the title of this article is a bit ambitious but it’s for good reason. On Monday  the 22nd, the debut studio album for Kendrick Lamar good kid m.A.A.d city is set to drop. Since today is Friday the 19th, that means, yes I downloaded the leak. Smh. But not to fear, because I will […]

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Chief Keef Facing Jail Time Over Pitchfork Media ‘Gun Range’ Interview

Prosecutors asserted that Chief Keef belongs in jail, or at the very least house arrest, during a juvenile court hearing yesterday. They site his failure to procure a GED by a court ordered deadline, as well as a widely-criticized interview with Pitchfork Media at a gun range.

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LISTEN: Check Out Kevin Coval’s ‘Chicago (KEEF)’

A re-imagining of Carl Samburg’s classic piece “Chicago,” Kevin Coval examines the media’s handling of Chief Keef and the horrific violence plaguing the Windy City with his new poem “Chicago (KEEF).” Listening to a recording, and read the full text at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Meet Sosan Firooz, Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper

The popularity of Hip Hop music and culture is steadily increasing throughout her homeland, but Firooz is truly the first of her kind. Her work speaks to the repression of women, war, and childhood trauma she experienced as a refugee in Iran. Much respect to this courageous young woman.

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VIDEO: Chris Brown Is Stressed Out About ‘Loving Two People’

Chris Brown wants his fans to know that he’s torn between two women. In a video released by Brown, the singer admits that he’s drunk and then proceeds to consider whether one can love two people at the same time: “When you share history with somebody, then you tend to fall in love with somebody […]

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Violence Erupts at BET Hip Hop Awards

Multiple incidences of violence erupted at the BET Hip Hop Awards taping  in Atlanta this weekend. According to reports, Rick Ross’ Maybach Music camp were quite busy, getting involved in separate scuffles with individuals affiliated with Young Jeezy and 50 Cent’s G-Unit crew respectively. BET has released a statement, denouncing the violence, and maintaining that […]

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