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Michael Eric Dyson Speaks on the Soul of Hip Hop

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Michael Eric Dyson is known for being an academic, author, and radio host. He currently teaches sociology at Georgetown University, and he has written and edited 18 books on a variety of subjects. Dyson was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up there. He became an ordained minister at 19 and then did factory work to help support his family before entering Carson-Newman College. He earned his bachelor’s there, graduating…

40 years of Hip Hop by KRS-One (Full Movie)

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  KRS-One shares valuable secrets on the history, meaning and philosophy of Hip Hop. Slavery, education, spirituality, culture, modern society, war, the economy, mainstream hip-hop and much more were discussed at this historical event. This speech was held during the Hip Hop appreciation week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There, KRS-One held his forty years of Hip-Hop lecture in the Bijlmer neighborhood.       [leadplayer_vid id=”5344DD84EDF30″]

Love And Hip-Hop LA Is Waaaaay Behind In Production

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert “I hope somebody give her some kind of job, the National Enquirer or somebody gives her a check because she’s in everybody’s business but her own,” this memorable quote stated by K. Michelle from Love and Hip Hop Atlanta is what reality TV producer Mona Scott-Young might be saying.  The TV producer has been looking to expand her “Love & Hip Hop franchise to Los Angeles, California….

Timbaland’s Wife Wants a Divorce, part of his $80 Million, and Money for a Baby He Didn’t Make

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Hip-Hop producer Timbaland is currently going through a pretty rough time. His wife of only 5 years is filing for divorce and she is demanding some big bucks come her way. TMZ.com recently reported that his soon to be ex-wife doesn’t want him only to pay for their 5 year-old daughter, but for their 10 year-old daughter as well that he didn’t even father! According to the released divorce documents,…

The Hotter The Berry, The Sweeter The Hook

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By Staff For over twenty years, Halle Berry has been mentioned in more rap songs than any other actress. From Kendrick Lamar’s current track, “Money Trees,” to Missy Elliot’s 2002 hit “Work It,” Berry does not seem bothered by the attention. In fact, she actually finds the references quite flattering.  The 46-year-old thespian opened up to “OMG! Insider” co-anchor Kevin Frazier at the junket for her recent film, “The Call,”…

NBA Star Kenyon Martin Says “F*ck Basketball Wives”, It’s “Toxic to Your Soul”

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You hate when the pot calls the kettle black.  NBA star Kenyon Martin is no masterpiece himself, but he seems to take issue with the hit show, “Basketball Wives.”  Martin seems to think that the women on the show are worthless and that the show itself is garbage.  Not that we disagree with him, but maybe he’d better get his life straight before he starts attacking Evelyn Lozada. But he…

Forbes Magazine Names Dr. Dre This Years Highest-Paid Musician In The World

Forbes Magazine Names Dr. Dre This Years Highest-Paid Musician In The World

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The Beats By Dre co-founder and Hip-Hop super producer has secured the number one spot on Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest-Paid Musicians list after earning $110 million in 2012, before taxes. Says Forbes: With a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year’s top-earning musician—thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He leads a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom…

Wu-Tang’s GZA To Use Hip-Hop To Teach Science

Wu-Tang’s GZA To Use Hip-Hop To Teach Science

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According to The New York Times, The Genius, AKA GZA of Wu-Tang fame, will be teaming up with a professor from Columbia University to make the sciences more appealing to school students using Hip-Hop. While doing research at M.I.T. for his next album, “Dark Matter,” GZA met Dr. Christopher Emdin on a radio show and realized they had a shared desire to bridge the worlds of science and hip-hop. “It was always about…

TI and Tiny Talk about a New Late Night Talk Show and Upcoming Album

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TI and his main baby mama Tiny made a stop by the VH1 show “Morning Buzz” to talk about their plans for the future.  Tiny surprised the audience by revealing that she has a late night talk show in the works. When you think that Tiny is just sitting around waiting for her man to do big things, you find out that they are both capable of doing it big….

The (Ree)lationship Guide: VH1’s Evelyn Lozada and Chrissy Lampkin Are Further Exploiting Lesbian Intimacy

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by Ree “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Pictures of Chrissy (from VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop”) and Evelyn (from VH1’s “Basketball Wives”) touching each others (ass)ets for an apparent magazine shoot surfaced the net this week. Both ladies are currently engaged to be married to men. While everyone is entitled to keep their sexuality private, I wonder how rap artist Jim Jones and NFL player Chad Ochocinco reacted to seeing their wives-to-be fondle…

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

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For the last 4 1/2 years it has been virtually impossible to turn on the radio or video channel and not see some representation from the crew the music world has fondly grown to know as “Young Money”. A brain child spawned from the imagination of Dwayne Carter, AKA Lil Wayne who was mentored since 11 years old by then drug dealer and music producer Bryan “Baby” Williams. Over the…

Niki Minaj An Author? LORD NO!

Niki Minaj An Author? LORD NO!

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  Nicki Minaj‘s bid for world domination has just taken a new direction with her recent announcement. The petite chart-topping rapper has just announced that she is working on two books.  As far as who the publisher will be, mums the word, reports EURweb. On Twitter, Minaj wrote, ”Wrkng on 2 books actually…,” after someone asked her if she would ever write a book. And this would be just the…

Dyson, Watkins Debate The State of Hip Hop at Brown University

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins debates with Michael Eric Dyson on whether or not hip hop artists should be held accountable for their words.  The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement:    

Rapper Too Short Claims Execs Told Him Not to Release Positive Music

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Exclusive: Short says Jive Records pushed him to be exclusively nasty and that the major labels plotted to keep positive Rap off the radio airwaves. He also explains the Dangerous Crew’s disbanding. During his recent interview with HipHopDX, the purveyor of punany raps, Too Short, addressed allegations that he had encouraged the sexual assault of young girls with his recent “Fatherly Advice” video message to young boys. But also during that discussion,…