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Nina Simone Documentary In The Works

The estate of Nina Simone has partnered with @radical.media to bring us the definitive documentary on the life and legacy of Nina Simone.

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Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Accused of Condoning Rape

Robin Thicke’s current single “Blurred Lines” f/ Pharrell and T.I. is sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. But not everyone is singing along. A growing chorus of voices take issue with the song, and have even accused it of promoting rape

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

Rhymes and Reasons interviews Pugz Atomz about the Hip Hop songs that changed his life: Saafir’s “Light Sleeper,” Whodini’s “The Freaks Come Out,” “Spaceship” from Kanye West, GLC, and Consequence, and “Brooklyn Hardrock,” by Thurston Howell III.

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Lil Wayne Addresses American Flag Controversy: “It was never my intention to desecrate the flag”

Lil Wayne has responded to the controversy surrounding a video that surfaced online of him walking all over the American flag for a music video. Weezy says he had no intention of desecrating the American flag, and that the video that surfaced online captures a camera trick in progress.

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Lauryn Hill Responds to Accusations that “Neurotic Society” Lyrics are Homophobic

In a piece that appeared on BET.com, writer Monica Miller claimed that Hill’s use of terms like “girl men” and “drag queens” perpetuated homophobia and injustice.

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Rhymes and Reasons Interviews Jacinda Bullie About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed Her Life

Jacinda Bullie – a founding member of Chicago’s influential hip-hop arts and education collective, Kuumba Lynx – talks w/ R&R about the Hip Hop songs that changed her life: “Roxanne’s Revenge,” by Roxanne Shante, the lovers’ anthem “All I Need,” by Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige, and more

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Featured Article

Alice Walkers Pens Letter To Alicia Keys, Asking That She Cancel Israel Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Alice Walker has written Keys an open letter, requesting that she reconsider a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel:

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Minneapolis Program Helps Teens Make Hip Hop in Exchange for Good Grades

A program out of Minneapolis called Beats and Rhymes gives young people the training and equipment to make Hip Hop in exchange for keeping up with their schoolwork.

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Kendrick Lamar Blasts Hip Hop’s Obsession with “Molly”

In a recent interview with MTV News, critically-acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar took today’s Hip Hop to task for its infatuation with the drug “molly.”

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Jennifer Hudson Signs On as American Idol Judge

Jennifer Hudson is returning to American Idol. The Oscar winner has reportedly signed on as a judge for the long-running TV talent show’s next season.

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