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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Dr. Dave Stovall About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life

Rhymes and Reasons interviews U of I professor Dr. Dave Stovall about the Hip Hop songs that changed his life: Public Enemy’s anthem of resistance “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos” and Organized Konfusion’s space-age “Releasing Hypnotical Gases.” Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Chief Keef Under Fire for Lyrics Threatening Woman For Not Performing Sex Act on Him

Chief Keef is under fire for a new song in which he threatens to murder a women for not performing a sex act on him: “You ain’t gonna let me f— you, and I feel you / But you gone suck my d— or I’ll kill you”

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Rick Ross Apologizes AGAIN: Rape Lyrics are “one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”

In the wake of his lost endorsement deal with Reebok, Rick Ross has released another apology, calling his rape lyrics “one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”

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Reebok DROPS Rick Ross Over Date Rape Lyrics

After much outcry and protest, Reebok has ended their partnership with Rick Ross: “…we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”

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Jay-Z Addresses Cuba Trip, Politicians, Brooklyn Nets Rumors on Leaked Track

Jay-Z leaked a blistering new track today, taking aim at politicians, critics of his trip to Cuba, and just about everything that’s landed the rap mogul in the headlines as of late: “Politicians never did sh-t for me / except lie to me, distort history / They wanna give me jail time and a fine / — Fine, let me commit a real crime”

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

Rhymes and Reasons interviews female emcee Rapsody about the Hip Hop songs that changed her life: MC Lyte’s “Poor Georgie, ” The Fugees’ “Ready or Not,” and Method Man’s and Mary J. Blige’s “All I Need.” A great interview. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Snoop Lion Partners w/ MTV for Gun Buyback Program

Snoop Lion has partnered with MTV and Jewelry For A Cause for a gun buyback program. They’ve collaborated on limited edition “MTV x Caliber” bracelets made in part from guns turned into buyback programs; sales will be donated to buyback programs in Newark, NJ.

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LL Cool J and Brad Paisley Collaborate on Bizarre Country-Rap Song ‘Accidental Racist’

On this episode of When Keeping it Post-Racial Goes (Terribly, Terribly) Wrong: LL Cool J and country singer Brad Paisley have made a song. It’s called “Accidental Racist,” and it is horrific. And mystifying. And accidentally racist.

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Smithsonian to Honor Bronx, New York as ‘Place of Innovation’ In Hip Hop

The Smithsonian is set to honor The Bronx, New York as a “place of innovation” in setting the early foundation of Hip Hop music and culture. Excited to see The Bronx and Hip Hop being recognized in this way? Thoughts on Hip Hop’s past, present, and future?

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Harvard Students Protest Tyga Concert; Accuse Him of Promoting Sexism and Rape Culture

Harvard University students are up in arms over a scheduled performance from YMCMB rapper Tyga at their annual Yardfest. They say his music promotes sexism and rape culture. Do you support their efforts? Is Tyga’s music a worthy target of protest?

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