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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:14 pm November 17, 2014 San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank dead at 58

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:15 pm November 12, 2014 Big Bank Hank, one-third of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 58. The Sugarhill Gang are known as the pioneers of rap. 

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Parents of Ohio students claim racism led to expulsion

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:42 am September 5, 2014 Parents of black students who once attended school in a Cincinnati, OH, suburb claim that their children were expelled for making rap videos off-campus. The parents of four black students who once attended Colerain High School have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their children. They want […]

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New York police make man rap to avoid arrest

A Brooklyn man says he had two choices when stopped by the NYPD: to rap for the police officers or to go to jail. Quinshon Shingle rhymed about alcohol, b**ches and cannabis, and was warned that if his rap wasn’t “hot” enough, he would be arrested.

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Harvard hip-hop fellowship named after Nas, rapper gives benediction

Nas made his first appearance at Harvard University on Thursday and the rapper wasn’t performing. He was on campus to give his blessing to a new fellowship named in his honor.

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Juicy J Offers – Then Revokes – $50,000 Scholarship to the Best Twerker

Oscar winner, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia and Taylor Gang fame, announced via Twitter that he will give $50,000 in scholarship money to the best twerker:

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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues. On the subject of colorism, Cole asserted that he may not have found the level of success he’s attained were he dark-skinned.

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 10:28 am August 21, 2013  By Rashad J. Smith Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 […]

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Kendrick Lamar Astounds, Calls Out EVERYONE on Big Sean’s ‘Control’

Acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most astounding rap verses in recent memory yesterday, igniting a frenzy on twitter that has yet to die down. Lamar calls out practically every big name in Hip Hop by name, challenging them to step their game up.

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Talib Kweli Visits the Dream Defenders: “History tells us nothing moves without young people being involved”

The Dream Defenders recently received a visit from Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli. At a press conference, Kweli discussed the importance of young people being at the forefront of this and any other meaningful movement for change.

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