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1 hr ago | HipHopDx

[News] Illmaculate Says Eminem's "8 Mile" Is "Your Average Person's First Connection" To Battle Rap

Ahead of this weekend's first Total Slaughter event, battle rapper Illmaculate spoke with Battle Rap about Eminem's influence on battle culture in the mainstream.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

5 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Michigan Theatre building, where Eminem's '8 Mile' was shot, up for auction

The starting bid is $1 million for the roughly 40% occupied Michigan Theatre at 220 Bagley Avenue.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Detroit, MI

9 hrs ago | Mi2n

Hip Hop Star DMC Releases New Single With Grammy Blues Artist

Email: Website: Music: [...] What happens when you put a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hip-Hop Icon with a Grammy Award-Winning Blues legend together on one song? The answer is "NEXT LEVEL"! Masterminded by Super Producer ... (more)


Related Topix: Dance, DMC, Run DMC

13 hrs ago |

NYC underground rap legend Cormega is back with Mega Philosophy

Queens rapper Cormega will return with his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy on July 22nd , after a nearly five year hiatus.


Related Topix: Cormega, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Nas

17 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.

In this Nov. 11, 2007, file photo, recording artist Jay-Z performs at Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Stranger

What's Crappening?

Opening for the Notwist on Saturday night at Neumos, Anticon Records mainstay Jel looked like Jeff Spicoli's tightest bro from way back when with his lank blond hair and skateboarder-skinny build.


Related Topix: Alternative, Clipse

USA Today

Jimmy Fallon makes Brian Williams rap again | ZoomIN

Jimmy Fallon's team at The Tonight Show edits clips from Nightly News to make it appear that Brian Williams is rapping Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg


Solange Addresses Elevator Fight With Jay Z... Sort Of

Solange Knowles is opening up about the infamous "elevator incident" between herself and brother-in-law Jay Z at May's Met Gala afterparty - sort of.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment

Myrtle Beach Online

Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

Detroit federal Judge Robert Cleland says the government isn't responsible for acts by local police agencies that use the 2011 report.


Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Entertainment

Broward-Palm Beach

CeeLo Green Is the Most Unifying Voice in Pop Music

With so many platforms with which to access music, it's almost impossible for everyone to be humming the same new tune.


Related Topix: Wedding, Q-Tip, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Outkast, Goodie Mob, West Palm Beach, FL, Music, Entertainment


Body Count Is Back ...

Ice T and Body Count are back. For those who don't know Body Count, they mix heavy metal riffs with lyrics with a street attitude.


Related Topix: Ice-T, Pop/Rock, Body Count

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hugh Jackman & Alan Cumming Share Selfie With Rap Stars Backstage At 2014 Tony Awards

International stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman has revealed a new backstage glimpse at the starry mise en scene at Radio City Music Hall during the 2014 Tony Awards, including a selfie shared with fellow Broadway and Hollywood standout Alan Cumming .


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Cabaret, Musical Movies, Alan Cumming, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, LL Cool J

ABC News

PHOTO: Cee Lo Green is seen in this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo in New York.

Cee Lo Green will be on TV this summer with his new TBS reality series "The Good Life," which follows his reunited early hip-hop group Goodie Mob, but he won't be back on "The Voice."


Related Topix: The Voice, Entertainment, Television, Cee Lo Green, Hip-Hop, The Good Life, Pop/Rock, Goodie Mob

The Washington Post

The CIA is tweeting things about rap murder conspiracies now

The CIA has been on Twitter for a month and decided to celebrate that not-really-celebration-worthy event by answering "5 of the top questions you've asked" since @CIA came online.


Related Topix: Twitter, Tupac, North Carolina, Education

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

'Cats' to get a rap-friendly makeover

With an entire musical based on the work of Tupac Shakur running on Broadway, it's clear that the theatrical world has finally embraced hip-hop-and the trend is starting to spread outside of New York.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, Arts, Poetry

WSNX-FM Grand Rapids

Eazy-E's Son Shows Support To Actor Playing His Late Father

Eazy-E's son is throwing his support behind the actor playing his father in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton .


Related Topix: Eazy-E, N.W.a., Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube

The Daily Beast

Broadway Was Made for TupacBy Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Marcyliena Morgan

Pouring through Tupac was the poetry of concrete 'hoods, of ganglands and cops, of the tragedy of early prison and death, prosecuting the New World for what it had robbed from so many.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Theater, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur, 2pac

Rotten Tomatoes

Made in America

A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Movie Reviews

The Daily News Journal

Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show

Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D from the group Public Enemy perform at the 2013 Budweiser Made in America Festival on Aug. 31, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA.


Related Topix: Flavor Flav, Black Entertainment, Public Enemy, Philadelphia, PA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Jamaica Observer

Two confirmed for Raggamuffin Festival

ETANA and Chronixx are the Jamaican acts confirmed for the eighth staging of the Raggamuffin Festival, to be held December 13 in Auckland, New Zealand.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Ub40, Reggae, Black Entertainment, Ice Cube