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Several figures in the rap community, including Busta Rhymes , LL Cool J, Q-Tip and Troy Ave, paid homage to Mandela on social media.
1992: Ice Cube became the first hard-core rapper to have an album make its debut at number one on the "Billboard" album chart, with "The Predator."
Biggie 's friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed "Don."
According to the Metro , Atkins said: "He wrote all them love songs and still don't know how to treat a b**ch... We spent ten-plus years building our marriage but it only took him two to decide he'd rather suck a d**k than be with his wife."
This week's B Side cover story is about Houston Rap , a new photo book on the hip-hop scene in the biggest city in the state where everything is bigger.
When you have a catalog of work as deep as Jay Z 's, there's bound to be debate among rap fans.
Hip hop music , which is more popularly known as rap, seems like it has been around forever.
The Stones' 1969 single "Honky Tonk Women" is one of 17 tracks earning induction, while Harrison's 1970 three-disc set "All Things Must Pass" and U2's 1987 classic "The Joshua Tree" are also being recognized.
One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
If this weather's got you interested in curling up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book, you're in luck.
As if going vegan wasn't cool enough - just look at this blog or this description for the "naturally addictive" Hipster's Dust - on Tuesday , America's coolest couple joined the bandwagon when they announced they, too, are cutting out meat.
Justin Bieber also mentions Big Sean, Diplo, Lil Wayne and R. Kelly in a Twitter post rumored to be about a track.
Rapper Gucci Mane was charged in federal court Tuesday with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon after two September incidents during which he showed a gun and threatened police, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
In this previously unheard interview, the iconic rapper opened up about everything from his distaste for the media, to how he felt like the tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.
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Like D.C. punk and Detroit techno, Houston hip-hop has influenced musicians across decades, casting a net far broader than a single cluster of urban area codes.