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Rakim Denies Tweet and Offers Insight into Modern Rap

Rakim talks to TMZ about the current state of rap; Photo: TMZ/YouTube A little over a week ago, the Eric B & Rakim Twitter account posted some scathing remarks on the current state of hip-hop. […]

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RIFF’d: Tyga’s ‘Kyoto’

Tyga‘s newest album Kyoto is a project that has the young lyricist opening up like he never has before. The past few years have been mired in controversy and gossip, and Kyoto was his chance to not […]

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Father Makes Rap Video in Hopes of Solving Triple Murder Case

Andrew Trotter raps in his video for ’12-12-17′; Photo: Andrew Trotter/YouTube Andrew Trotter of Jacksonville, Florida recently made a rap video in hopes of getting justice for the murder of his son, his son’s girlfriend […]

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Trio Keeps Annual All-Star Rap Tribute Tradition Alive for 13 Straight Years

LeBron James celebrates the Team LeBron win over NBA All-Star weekend; Photo: NBA.com NBA All-Star weekend has come and gone, and history was made: in atypical fashion a defensive play decided the outcome (with Team LeBron winning […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Tame One

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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LaVar Ball Butchers Nas’ ‘Hate Me Now’ In Lip-Sync Battle

LaVar Ball performs Nas’ ‘Hate Me Now’ on ‘Lip Sync Battle’; Photo: Paramount Network Perpetual loudmouth LaVar Ball, father to Los Angeles Laker rookie point guard Lonzo Ball recently made an appearance on Lip Sync […]

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Web Developers Create Interactive Lyric Site that Celebrates Migos’ ‘Culture II’

An ad-libs pairing exercise on the new promo site for Migos’ ‘Culture II’; Photo: thndr labs Migos fans rejoice. There is now an interactive website that allows users to test their knowledge of Migos’ seemingly […]

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Odell Beckham Jr. and Tom Brady Exchange Rap Lyrics over Social Media

Odell Beckham Jr.’s Instagram post taking jabs at Tom Brady via Lil Wayne lyrics; Photo: Odell Beckham Jr./Instagram Super Bowl LII has come and gone, and players are still reeling over what was arguably the […]

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Art Teacher Uses Rap to Promote Self-Worth Among Students

A Central Primary School student dances in a video produced by Bedford, Ohio art teacher, Kenan Gabriel; Photo: Kenan Gabriel As hip-hop culture continues to grow in popularity, teachers across the nation are utilizing it […]

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Brown Alum Creates Program that Combines Hip-Hop Lyrics with Academics

A demo ‘Rhymes with Reason’ exercise focusing on the word ‘alienate’; Photo: Rhymes with Reason Brown University Alum Austin Martin is being celebrated for a literacy program he created called “Rhymes with Reason,” “an interactive […]

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