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10 Hip-Hop Songs About Police Brutality & Misconduct To Vent To

Eric Garner.  John Crawford.  Michael Brown.  Ezell Ford.  All these recent news stories about police brutality are heart-breaking and a painful reminder that, despite how far this country has come in terms of race relations, law enforcement and the justice system still have African-American males in their cross hairs. Moreover, there’s no damn good reason… Read more »

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Beyonce Set To Join LL Cool J, Jill Scott And More For 2013 Essence Festival In New Orleans

(AllHipHop News) Less than 24 hours after taking home the Grammy Award for “Best Traditional R&B Performance,” a press release has announced Beyonce as one of the headliners for the 2013 Essence Festival set to take place in early July at New Orleans’ Superdome. Beyonce joins a lineup of acclaimed entertainers that includes LL Cool J,… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Star LL Cool J Chats With Oprah On New Episode Of "Next Chapter"

(AllHipHop News) Superstar rapper/actor LL Cool J allowed media mogul Oprah Winfrey into his home, during an interview that will air on the OWN Network. LL Cool J will be featured in an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” which will reveal a number of intimate details about the rapper’s career. During the interview, LL discusses… Read more »

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Rapper LL Cool J Demos New Collaborative Studio Software During CES Convention

(AllHipHop News) Rapper LL Cool J was among the celebrities who launched new products during the annual CES convention in Las Vegas. LL introduced his new Liquid MyConnect Studio on CNET’s stage and demoed the new product during CES, which is the biggest technology trade show in the United States. During the demo, LL showed… Read more »

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The Gentrification of Rap: Did Hip-Hop Sell Us Out ?

“a.k.a. a sellout /rap definition/get off that boy/change your mission” – “Crossover”, EPMD Although broken glass was everywhere, unemployment was at a record high and 911 was a joke, Clive Saddler’s Sedgwick Avenue neighborhood was not the jungle the media portrayed; it was home and full of promise. But everyday the six o’clock news would… Read more »

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