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Happy Birthday, DJ Kool Herc!

Hip-hop is a relatively young genre, but these days, you're seeing many of the OGs make their transition into the golden years. The legendary DJ Kool Herc is one of them. He turns 60 today (April 16). Continue reading…
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Young Thug's 'Barter 6′ Album Available for Streaming

Following all of the drama surrounding the title of Young Thug's upcoming album, Barter 6 will finally be dropping tomorrow (April 17) -- unless you're in New Zealand, where you can grab your copy on iTunes now. Continue reading…
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Happy Birthday, Akon!

When the '90s babies reach their 40s, chances are that they will reminisce on Akon's commercial peak whether they liked him or not. He was just that ubiquitous. The singer turns 42 today (April 16). Continue reading…
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Nicki Minaj's Alleged Nude Photos Appear on Fake Safaree Samuels Twitter Account

The internet can be a wonderful social media tool, but it can also be used to do some evil things. Case in point: someone is posting photos of an allegedly nude Nicki Minaj on Twitter. Continue reading…
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25 Years Later: A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' Album Still Holds Weight

On the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's debut album, 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,' we take a look back at the project and its impact. Continue reading…
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Racist Rap Song Created by Texas High School Students Causes Outrage

A racist rap song created by two Texas high school students is causing outrage. Though the track was made two years ago, other students have been sharing it since then, which has caused the school to take action. Continue reading…
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Hanon x Reebok Ventilator RTB

The Reebok Ventilator is having a pretty big year and if the celebrity endorsements haven't reeled you in, then perhaps this clean collaboration will. Enter Hanon, a sneaker shop in Scotland that has used their hometown heritage as inspiration for a killer colorway that tells the story of Robert the Bruce and his resiliency. Continue reading…
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Chris Brown Confirms He's a Father by Sharing Photos of Daughter Royalty

For Chris Brown fans who were waiting for the “New Flame” singer to confirm rumors that he is the father of daughter Royalty, you now have all the facts. Brown confirmed the news by sharing a photo of the baby girl on his Instagram account. Continue reading…
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Happy Birthday, Redman!

Redman is still a lauded rapper as he turns 45 today (April 17). Continue reading…
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Nike SB Dunk Low Back to the Future

From the Miami Beach sneaker to the Yeezys, if there is one thing that Nike is good at it's turning a simple color combination into a declaration. So if looking at this upcoming Dunk colorway evokes mental images of the Nike Air Mag, consider it yet another success for the swoosh. Continue reading…
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Did Young Thug Propose to His Girlfriend? [PHOTO]

Love must be in the air. Following the rumors that Nicki Minaj is possibly engaged to boyfriend Meek Mill, Atlanta rapper Young Thug decided to pop the question to his girlfriend Jerrika Karlae. Or maybe not? Continue reading…
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Songs of the Week: Dave East, Ciara and Large Pro

In this edition of Songs of the Week, Dave East disses Coachella, Ciara teams up with T.I. and Large Pro reminds listeners he's as solid as he's ever been. Continue reading…
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Usher's 'All Falls Down' Featuring Chris Brown Leaks

Last year, Usher and Chris Brown’s budding friendship resulted in the Grammy-nominated single, “New Flame.” The dynamic duo teamed up once again for the slow burner “All Falls Down,” which hit the internet on Sunday (March 22). Continue reading…
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Future Drops Surprise Mixtape '56 Nights'

After dropping his 2014 mixtape Monster and his Beast Mode project in January, Future is back with another surprise mixtape titled 56 Nights. The title is in reference to DJ Esco’s time spent in a Dubai prison last year after he got arrested for marijuana possession. Continue reading…
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