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Producer Selasi Discusses Everything from The Kandy Factory to Cancer

Photo by WillPower Unorthodox, yet universally endorsed, music is celebrated for its array of redemptive properties. Creativity embedded into the double helix, an organically gifted musician, like Selasi Duse, can easily twist words and sounds to summon wondrous art. Chronicling his life, the African-bred Duse has realized the American dream. Investing into his education and… Read more »

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Is He Guilty? AllHipHop.com Talks With Torae

[twitter-follow screen_name=’AllHipHopcom’] [twitter-follow screen_name=’SkyyhookRadio’] With his fingers in so many different pots within the music industry, Torae has mos def made his mark on Hip Hop in a profound way. Whether by his musical endeavors, or in his goal to spread the good Hip Hop word throughout the various platforms he has at his disposal, Torae has figured… Read more »

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BE THERE: 8 Must-See Acts To Catch At This Weekend’s Governors Ball Music Festival

With New York’s annual mega-festival, Governors Ball, kicking off today at Randall’s Island amidst the rain, AllHipHop.com has chosen 10 must-see acts to highlight for this weekend’s tens of thousands of concert-goers. Amidst the eclectic collection of artists like Kanye West, Guns N’ Roses, Kings of Leon, The XX and Nas that will be performing… Read more »

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'93 til Infinity: Our favorite "Menace II Society" Characters

It’s the ultimate “hood” movie and a hip-hop classic and cultural influencer. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Menace to Society, AllHipHop.com takes a look back at the movie, our favorite characters, and our favorite quotable lines. (READ ALSO: Menace II Society: 20 Years Later) Tyrin Turner as Kaydee “Caine” Lawson Quotable: “Yo, I don’t… Read more »

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NYC XXL 2013 Freshmen Live Tour Recap Feat. Schoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, & More

(AllHipHop News) On Tuesday night, 8 of the 10 (11 if you count honorary member Chief Keef) of the 2013 members of the XXL Freshmen Class performed at the New York stop of Monster Energy’s Outbreak Tour Presents XXL 2013 Freshmen Live Tour. Dizzy Wright, Kirko Bangz, Logic, Travi$ Scott, Action Bronson, Trinidad Jame$, Joey… Read more »

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Kendrick, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton & More: The BET Awards Press Conference Pics

On Tuesday May 14, BET held a press conference at Icon in Downtown Los Angeles to announce the nominations for this year’s Awards show. Tamar Braxton, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and Chris Tucker joined BET’s own Stephen G. Hill for the livestreamed event. The BET Awards airs live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles,… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Jared Evan – The New Prince Of Hip-Hop Blues

A direct line can be drawn between Blues and Hip-Hop. Legendary blues artists like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and B.B.King helped lay the foundation of using music as a cathartic remedy for life’s ills. That same concept spawned some of the early founders of Hip-Hop culture to incorporate everyday struggles of poverty,… Read more »

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This or That: Curren$y Talks Live In Concert, Next Joint Project, & Preferred Brand Of Kush

(AllHipHop News) Curren$y’s work ethic is undeniable. He has released numerous projects over the last several years including Weekend at Burnie’s, The Stoned Immaculate, and New Jet City. The New Orleans emcee is also fresh off dropping his most recent collaboration, the Live In Concert EP, with Wiz Khalifa on 4/20. AllHipHop spoke with Spitta to find out more about… Read more »

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BE THERE: AllHipHop.com Previews The MUST-SEE Summer Festivals of 2013 (Part 1)

With the first week of May behind us, AllHipHop.com wants to make sure that some of this summer’s must-see festivals are on your radar. Yes, you may have missed South By Southwest in March and Coachella in April, but beginning this weekend with New York’s Downtown Music Festival, it’s safe to say that you haven’t missed everything… Read more »

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DJ’s Pair Up This Week On SMIRNOFF’s MASTER OF THE MIX To Tackle EDM Genre

Following last week’s Miami-centric episode of SMIRNOFF’s MASTER OF THE MIX DJ competition, the remaining eight turntable maestros were tasked with creating a five-minute mega mix showcasing the EDM genre. With more than half of the third season behind us, this week’s cleverly dubbed “Half & Half” episode featured a number of twists, the first… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Talib Kweli Escapes The Prison Of The ‘Conscious Rapper’ Label With New Album

(AllHipHop News) “It’s about growth now. We have to grow, and that’s the point,” recites Talib Kweli on the call-and-response intro to his latest album Prisoner Of Conscious. Now on his 5th solo LP, Kweli seems to be on a mission to escape the confinement of labels. P.O.C. still contains the Brooklyn emcee’s prolific lyrical… Read more »

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10 Essential Hip-Hop Soundtracks You Need In Your Music Collection

Next week the Jay-Z executive produced soundtrack for The Great Gatsby will be available for purchase. The collection will feature the new Jay song “100$ Bill” and a “Back to Black” remake by Andre 3000 and Beyoncé, but the rest of the album will be tracks by pop, EDM, and rock acts. So if you’re missing… Read more »

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Respect the DJ: 50 Cent Crashes the Core DJ’s MixShow Live in Las Vegas

Last weekend AllHipHop had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas, NV for the Core DJ’s Mixshow Live where hundreds of DJ’s from around the country gathered for panels, workshops, artist showcases and performances. Of the many highlights during the week, undoubtably the most talked about appearance was by 50 Cent, who spoke to the… Read more »

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SMIRNOFF’s MASTER OF THE MIX Hits Halfway Mark; DJ Jayceeoh Opens Up About Competition

The halfway mark for this season of SMIRNOFF’s MASTER OF THE MIX has officially arrived and out of 19 DJ’s from across the country who started the competition, only 9 “fighters” remain. This week’s Miami-centric episode featured Mr. 2 Rings himself, DJ Irie of the Miami Heat, who helped guide the nine remaining DJ’s through… Read more »

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