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When Lupe Fiasco' s “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” single dropped earlier this year, it seemed as though he had successfully managed to sample one of hip-hops greatest songs, T.R.O.Y., seamlessly. It wasn't until Pete Rock took to Twitter to express his sentiment of the...
Lupe Fiasco came through Funkmaster Flex's show last night and did something very rare. Instead of spitting something pre-written, he asked Flex if he should drop a verse or freestyle. Of course, Flex opted for the freestyle. Watch as Lupe takes it back to basics below. Youtube
Up and coming femcee, Angel Haze sat down with DJ Enuff to talk her new project "Reservation" and performing at HOT 97's Who's Next Live. Angel explains her name as being partly devoted to Aaliyah and the other part in honor of her Native America roots. Unlike most black folk...
Twitter killed Remy Ma over the past weekend. For those of you who aren't socially savvy that means Twitter perpetuated a rumor that Remy Ma was dead. Come to find out, Remy is safe and sound at Bedford Hills Womens Facility out in Westchester. The ex Terror Squad diva called in...
"Life Is Good" caused quite a stir before the album even dropped. Nas' tenth studio album was recorded amidst Nas' nasty (no pun intended), and highly publicized divorce from singer, Kelis. The buzz escalated even more when Nas revealed the cover art for the project where he sat...
When it comes to womanizing, Stevie J is an all time veteran. In the world of hip-hop, he's been known to date/smash some of the most scandelous women. Now that he has willingly put all of his business on front street via Vh1's Love and Hip Hop Atlanta , he's finally created a...
Maurica Rodriguez made her debut on youtube with a series of hilarious videos beginning with one of his most popular, "Love Match". In the video, he portrays a Latino, transgendered male hailing from the Lower East Side. In this video, he cathces up with Cipha Sounds, Rosenberg...
He goes by Metta World Peace but you know him better as Ron William Artest of Queens, New York. With NBA trades happening left and right, we had to get him in the building to talk Lakers, Knicks and his stance on his team and in the league. Find out what Metta has to say about...
Mister Cee hosted his annual All White Midnight Cruise on the Hudson on Friday. Check out footage of Cee and Big Dennis onboard with listeners decked out in their white outfits.