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Rich Kids in Hip-Hop: Who Let the Gates Open?

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.We survived winters, snotty nosed with no coats/ We kept it real, but the older brother still had jokes/ … Check it, fifteen of us in a three bedroom apartment/ Roaches everywhere, cousins and aunts was there/ —Ghostface Killah,… Read more »

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The Top 5 Best Name Changes In Rap

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.…Continued from the “Top 5 Worst Name Changes In Rap.” This ain’t serious.1) Killer Mike to Mike Bigga We know the change takes some getting used to, but Killer Mike had to do it. Sadly, America simply wasn’t ready… Read more »

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The Top 5 Worst Name Changes In Rap

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.The name change. It is the ultimate form of reinvention. Artists have long held variety of monikers to seemingly symbolize changes in persona or accentuate progress. Prince even took it a step farther and made his name an unpronounceable… Read more »

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Desperate Times/ Desperate Measures: The Joell Ortiz and Erykah Badu Version

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.“Societies never know it, but the war of an artist with his society is … to make freedom real.” —James Baldwin When up against the wall, swing—hard. Two of the finest from the Hip-Hop community, Joell Ortiz and Erykah… Read more »

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There Aren’t 10 Great MC’s?

Melle Mel is the Grand Master and we know this. However, the legendary rapper feels there are less than 10 great emcess? See the video below to see his explanation. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player What do YOU think?

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We Need Nas

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees. We Need Nas. We Need Nas. We Need Nas. There, I said it. A lot of people want to forget about Nas now, act like he’s fallen off. They – behind computers – sit and laugh about his… Read more »

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Gangsta Degree

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.Law 21: Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker. Seem Dumber than your Mark. Have you ever heard a rapper spit a few bars that were radically genius and wondered wow he sounds so smart? That’s because he probably… Read more »

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The Quandary of the Hip Hop Intellectual

The desire to relegate one’s existence to the development of the mind presents a multi-faceted quandary. When a black man devotes his existence to intellectual inquiry, it ensures that he will ostracized by the proletariat of his race, and virtually ignored by the Anglo-Saxon academy. As Hip-Hop intellectuals, we have to be beyond reproach to… Read more »

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What If Biggie Smalls Had Lived?

13 years. It was then, 13 years ago, on this day of March 9th that the Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls aka Christopher Wallace was senselessly cut down in Los Angeles, California. But, what should have been the end really only eternalized one Christopher Wallace, a a father, friend and legend to millions. Since his… Read more »

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Ice Cube: I AM THE WEST

Editor’s Note: Ice Cube wrote the following on his blog, where he announces the name of his new album and why. I AM THE WEST…is the name of my new record. After completing about 65% of my music, this is the perfect title. This s**t is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta s**t. I can’t… Read more »

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Deep: Epic Beard Man Explains Everything

The tale of the Epic Beard Man, aka Thomas Bruso continues and it gets deeper than anybody could have imagined. He speaks on his own past, the criminal history of the man that he beat down and even the loss of his mother. video platform video management video solutions video player

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