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360 Deals and ‘Dumb’ Artists

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.About 15 years ago when I first entered the recording music industry (I had already put in years in the concert promotion business) a CEO of a record label with the ultimate dual currency – juice on the streets… Read more »

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Why the Music Industry Can’t Save Itself

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.“Look: now, I ain’t going for the okey-doke/ … This industry be trying to strangle Ni**as in the choke/” —Rhymefest Ft. Kanye West, “More,” Blue Collar, 2006. The tragedy of bullies, it seems, isn’t so much in the exhibitionism,… Read more »

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DrJays.com Exclusive “Celebrity Holiday Gift Guide”

 DrJays.com has just launched its first annual "Celebrity Holiday Gift Guide", featuring Trey Songz, Teyana Taylor, Kerry Rhodes, Ghostface Killah and many more! Each celebrity picked their favorite items in one category. Everything from sneakers to hats and fragrances are covered in the guide, from brands like Crooks & Castles, Rocawear, Adidas and many more. Check out… Read more »

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GAME REVIEW: DJ HERO

    Developer/Publisher: Activision   Platform: XBOX 360   Players: 1 – 2 (Co-Op / Online) Rating: A++   For years corporations have tried to capture the essence of Hip-Hop culture onto video games. We’ve seen rapping aliens stuck on earth, Queen Latifah versus Coolio in a game of streetball, and actual emcees going at it… Read more »

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Healing Hip-Hop’s Racial Wounds—Between Blacks and Browns, That Is

  “Hip-Hop Kulture doesn’t recognize haters. Haters within a culture of love are traitors.” —KRS-One, The Gospel of Hip-Hop. New York: powerHouse Books, 2009, p. 395. A few weeks back AllHipHop.com ran a feature news report, “Rap Group Calle 13 Dominates Latin Grammys,” celebrating its recent sweep of 5 awards, including “album of the year”… Read more »

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The Real Reason For Hip-Hop’s Declining Sales :The Death of Music Retail

Editor’s note: The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.Hip-Hop, there is a need for me to be serious and state some facts that may encourage you to do things a little differently.    At a very rapid pace, music retail is dying.  There are many reasons for… Read more »

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