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Iconic Lyricists Team Up With Bronx Zoo to Promote Education and Hip-Hop Culture

Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz pose in front of a 1980 Caprice that was painted for the Bronx Zoo festivities (left), graffiti art commissioned for the same (right); Marcus Santos/New York Daily News (left); […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XIV

John Prine waxes on what God may or may not know as twilight landscape America rolls by, MØ digs into the family photo archive for love, Azealia Banks returns to hip-hop-breakbeat fusion form finer than a Saturday morning […]

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Hip-Hop Camp Bridges Rap Music and Design

Hip-Hop Architecture Camp students work on a project; Photo: Hip-Hop Architecture Camp As hip-hop has grown, so has it’s reach to other facets of life other than entertainment. Teachers and educators have utilized rap music […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Chris Orrick

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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With the Success of ‘God’s Plan,’ Drake Achieves Historical Feat

Drake’s magic philanthropic fingers in the official video for ‘God’s Plan’; Photo: YouTube Love him or hate him Drake is this generation’s most iconic rapper. The numbers don’t lie, and his most recent accomplishment certifies […]

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Rapper Goes Viral with Seamless Mashup of Dr. Seuss and Migos

Win Nevaluze raps Dr. Suess’ ‘There’s a Wocket in My Pocket’ to the beat of Migos’ ‘Walk it Talk It’; ScatterBrain News; YouTube A video of Minneapolis-based rapper Win Nevaluze is going viral for his […]

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Lyricapsule: Muddy Waters is Born; April 4, 1913

The late great blues dynamo Muddy Waters would have turned 105 today. Heed this sage economic and metaphorical advice from one of the masters of the weeping guitar lead on 1964 single “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t […]

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Minnesota Toddler Raps Through Chores to DMX, Blows up Twitter, Of Course

Three-year old Tegan Pelissero of Minnesota in her DMX element; Twitter/Sara Pelissero What good is the internet if not for the elusive cat video or tiny human rapping to an early 90s party-rap anthem? Such […]

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RIFF’d: CZARFACE & MF Doom’s ‘Czarface Meets Metal Face!’

On Czarface Meets Metal Face!, Czarface (7L & Esoteric and Inspectah Deck) and MF Doom explode in a cosmic supernova, a crossover tantamount to when the Harlem Globetrotters teamed up with Scooby-Doo. Pop culture references […]

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Jay-Z Praises Eminem and Snoop Dogg’s Rap Skills in Interview with David Letterman

Jay-Z talks to David Letterman on Letterman’s new show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’; Photo: Netflix Rap superstar Jay-Z will be a featured guest on David Letterman‘s new show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. […]

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