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Kanye Crashes MTV Europe Awards Stage

Kanye West had another awards show fit last night (Nov. 2) and this time it was staged at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark, after he lost the best video honor. The Chicago rapper crashed the stage when the trophy was being presented to Justice and Simian for their song, “We Are Your… Read more »

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We Don’t Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story (DVD)

Artist: DVD ReviewTitle: We Don’t Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story (DVD)Rating: 4 StarsReviewed by: Robert Longfellow Genius too often is only fully appreciated in hindsight. Robin Harris for years mastered his comedic trade underneath Hollywood’s nose and was on the cusp of achieving the mainstream recognition he so deserved. But at the age… Read more »

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One Chance: Perfect Combination

A name can say a lot about you – it can have strong meaning, and it can define your purpose. After facing numerous obstacles in their search to stardom, the group One Chance auditioned in Atlanta for Usher two years ago. They ended up living up to their name by becoming the first group signed… Read more »

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Omar Cruz: Angels and Demons

For Omar Cruz, Hip-Hop was not just some temporary escape from his torrid reality of the ghettos of the West Coast. It was a form of self-expression and the key to a way out. ‘Cause you see, when the only support you have is the streets, then you literally have to adapt a do-or-die mentality…. Read more »

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Kidz in the Hall: School Spirit

On Talib Kweli’s “Right About Now”, he chronicled the rise and subsequent fall of the largest independent Hip-Hop label of the late ‘90s: Rawkus Records. This label introduced the world to Mos Def, Company Flow, Kweli, and reintroduced Kool G Rap and Pharoahe Monch tragically faded in a flash of layoffs, mergers, and push-backs. But… Read more »

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Black Ice: Raise Up

When you’re driving in a cold highway, you never see Black Ice coming. It can throw you from the road, and it can shake your consciousness just enough to provoke a reformation. Black Ice is a fitting title for Philadelphia poet and artist. For the last five years, he’s been shocking fans with blunt artistry… Read more »

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Yung Joc, Jibbs On Board Scream 5 Tour

Rappers Yung Joc and Jibbs have joined the teen-oriented Scream Tour 5, a 17-date outing that kicks off Nov. 22 in Miami and winds down on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) in Washington, D.C.This year’s 5th Annual Scream Tour is billed as the “Ruff & Ready, Young & Sexy” tour and is headlined by Omarion… Read more »

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Rhymefest Talks Hip-Hop with Tory Party Leader

Chicago lyricist Rhymefest found common ground Thursday (Oct. 19) while acting as a goodwill Hip-Hop ambassador during his overseas visit with Tory Party leader David Cameron.In addition to discussing Cameron’s concerns over violent rap lyrics, the London Metro Times reports that Rhymefest treated the British politician to a performance in his House of Commons office… Read more »

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JoJo: Big Girl Things

In a world filled with musical divas, JoJo is anything but. The 15-year-old singer, who scored big with her platinum self-titled debut album, harbors a humble attitude to compliment her public image. While some may pigeonhole her as a TRL pop princess, JoJo possesses a love for all things music (she cites D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar… Read more »

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Young Dro Plots First Major Tour

Atlanta rapper Young Dro will soon be shoulder-leaning around the country, as he plots his first major tour in support of his Atlantic Records debut Best Thang Smokin’. The colorful rapper is set to hit the road this fall for a major U.S. tour with labelmate T.I. The arena trek will kick off Oct. 27… Read more »

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