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Rap beef has become lame. However, rock beef is still actually pretty entertaining and funny.  Example: the little spat that’s going on between Nickelback and The Black Keys.  MUSIC: The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy” It all started when two days ago, Rolling Stone posted an excerpt from their latest cover story, which is a […]

   It’s been more than a year since The Black Keys dropped their last album, Brothers. And they decided not to keep us waiting anymore.  STORY: Black Keys: ‘We’ve grown up’ The Black Keys unleashed “Lonely Boy” today, their punchy first single from their seventh album, El Camino. They also included some quirky visuals to go […]

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Biggie Tribute

Tomorrow night the Mega Millions cash jackpot numbers will be read. The jackpot is over $300 million and people from all walks of life are lining up for a chance to win big. While some people may use birthdays of loved ones or their old locker combinations, we have a fool proof hip-pop method for […]

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(Christopher George Latore Wallace photographed by Barron Claiborne) It’s been 14 years since Christopher George Latore Wallace aka Biggie Smalls, aka The Black Frank White, aka BIG Poppa,  was shot and killed in Los Angeles while on his way to a party at the Peterson Museum; and the rapper’s still touching lives in spirit as he did […]

As the temperature drops, it’s that time of year again… Cuffin’ season! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, cuffin’ season is when singles drop the front, the games, the excuses, the ‘too good to settle down’ attitudes – all of the above… and couple up in time to heat up the […]

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Hip-Hop seems to set a standard on what beauty is for women, and I have wondered why the status quo for men isn’t the same. Recently my little cousin said she had joined the gym, with hopes to loose weight and meet Drake. Her goal-‘A coke bottle’ body. Shocked, I asked her ‘What fuels her […]

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On this day we are not only celebrating the late Tupac Amaru Shakur’s 39th birthday but also commemorating the advent of the hip hop saga that Tupac played an essential role in during the 90’s. We must clarify and look into the shorthand criticisms surrounding Tupac because regardless of hip hop partisanship, the cultural influence […]

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If the 2008 election year could be captured in one image, it would be visual artist, Shepard Fairey’s ‘Hope’ poster of President Barack Obama. That image, along with the ‘Yes We Can’ image Fairey worked on after Obama captured the majority vote, became synonymous with the man himself. From street light posts to billboards, Fairey’s […]

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Now you all know we had to make this Weekend Wave about the best rapper to ever do it. May 21ST is biggies actual birthday & he would have been 38. Theres to much to write about when you talk about Biggie lets enjoy this playlist & celebrate his birthday by bumping it all weekend. […]

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Jay Electronica just shook the game again. Dropping heated lines over Quincy Tones’ (who?) harder than Kat Stacks’ nipples beat for “The Ghost of Christopher Wallace”, Jay adopts Big’s slow flow that’s remarkable. Diddy makes an adlib feature doing what he does best, pop shit. Puff, who sounds like he’s puffin’ on the treadmill while […]

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For many it is hard to forget the day that The Notorious B.I.G was killed. March 9 marks a sad day in Hip-Hop history and although it’s been 13 years since his shooting, the details to the crime are still sketchy. VH1’s Famous Crime Scene show, which recreates celebrity crime scenes, investigated the infamous murder […]