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Common on MLK Jr. Conspiracies (Throwback)

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Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., is a Chicago born hip hop artist who has used the platform as a way to speak out about political issues.   Common debuted with the 1992 album Can I Borrow A Dollar? Like Water for Chocolate was Common’s first major-label album, and he earned significant commercial success and widespread critical acclaim for his work.  A string of awards followed including winning…

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,…