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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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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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Casual

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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