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What's going on Saturday? (Afro Punk Fest, Arcade Fire, Frog Eyes, PS ...

AfroPunk Fest @ Commodore Barry Park The free annual two-day AfroPunk Festival kicks off today with a ton of great artists in various genres, including soul/funk greats Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Ice-T's metal band Body Count, wild punks Trash Talk, legendary hardcore band Bad Brains , avant-rappers Shabazz Palaces, long-running Philly DJ King ... (more)

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Related Topix: Indie, Ice-T, Pop/Rock, Body Count, Bad Brains, TV, Electronics

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Co-founder of Ice Bucket Challenge drowns

Frates suffers from ALS and when he appeared on video nodding his head to the Vanilla Ice tune "Ice, Ice Baby" while asking people to donate money to ALS it spurred an idea.

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Related Topix: Vanilla Ice, Nantucket, MA

HipHopDx

[News] Ganxsta Nip Discusses Writing The Geto Boys' "Chuckie," Being "God Of Horrorcore Rap"

Ganxsta Nip says that he wrote the landmark horrorcore rap song "Chuckie" for The Geto Boys while at a beach house in Galveston, Texas.

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Related Topix: Geto Boys, Galveston, TX, Bushwick Bill

AndPOP.com

6 Performances We Can't Wait To See at the 2014 VMAs

Asides from Taylor Swift's surprise single, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video has caused quite the stir; she puts her own spin on Sir Mix-A-Lot's infamous "Baby Got Back," she twerks in the video, and even gives Drake a lap dance .

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Related Topix: Sir Mix-a-Lot

VH1

Why The a 99 MTV VMAs Are The Best VMAs Why the '99 MTV VMAs Are the Best VMAs

With the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards just days away, we are looking back on some of our favorite moments and highlights from the past 30 years of the ceremony honoring the best of music video world.

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Related Topix: Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Hot Mix 101.9

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Slithers Past Miley Cyrus' 24-Hour VEVO Record

Oh my gosh, look at that record. Nicki Minaj knows exactly how to put the spotlight back on her - using her butt, that is.

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Related Topix: Sir Mix-a-Lot

Denver Westword

Amanda Suhr, Busted in Hit-and-Run: SIC...4LIFE Sticker, Juggalo Ties

The bumper sticker on the car 24-year-old Amanda Suhr is said to have been driving when she allegedly struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene read "SIC...4LIFE."

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Related Topix: Insane Clown Posse, Thornville, OH

The Eastchester Daily Voice

Readers Choice: Back To School Rap

The Holderness family has put that idea to music with their own rap called "Baby Got Class" to the tune of Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back."

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Related Topix: Sir Mix-a-Lot

The Age

Rapper's crack at Bible invokes wrath and regret

Hopsin admits his seventh chapter in his Ill Mind series of songs has stirred a lot of controversy.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Vibe

New Music: Run The Jewels 'Blockbuster Night Part 1'

The always vocal Killer Mike is one of the more aware rappers in the the world. The Atlanta rapper has already gained newfound respect from many after his poignant and expressive thoughts about the tension and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and now he and producer El-P are proud to announce their second album as Run The Jewels is on the way.

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Related Topix: Killer Mike, Ferguson, MO

TMZ.com

NBA Star Stephen Jackson -- Drops EXPLOSIVE Rap Video... With Hip Hop Legend

The song, called 'America Da Beautiful' is an all out assault on racism featuring a guest verse from mulit-platinum rapper Scarface .

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HipHopDx

[News] 50 Cent Refutes Ja Rule, Fredro Starr Fight Accounts

Ja Rule and Fredro Starr commented on fights they had with 50 Cent during separate interviews this year.

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Related Topix: G-Unit

The Independent

Michael Brown shooting: Rap artists broadcast word on the street...

If rap is the black community's CNN, as hip-hop pioneer Chuck D famously said, then the artists here have been working overtime to broadcast news from the small suburb of Ferguson, the nation's latest crisis point in the ongoing struggles around race and justice.

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Related Topix: CNN, St. Louis, MO

HipHopDx

[News] Diddy, Ice-T, Phonte Address Police Killing Kajieme Powell In Missouri

Young Joc, Open Mike Eagle, Rapper Big Pooh and Dru Ha are also among those addressing Kajieme Powell's death on social media.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ice-T, Ferguson, MO

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Beyonce Reportedly Asked Gwyneth Paltrow for Divorce Advice; Bey's Mom Denies Breakup Rumors

Beyonce is apparently leaning on her friend, Gwyneth Paltrow , as she reportedly prepares to split from her husband, Jay Z , a source spills in the new issue of Us Weekly .

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Dance, Coldplay, Pop/Rock

St. Cloud Times

'#XMas Jammies' family returns with back to school YouTube video

'#XMas Jammies' family returns with back to school YouTube video The family who brought you "Xmas Jammies" is back with a new viral single celebrating back to school.

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Related Topix: Sir Mix-a-Lot

WKRN

33 arrested in Sumner County drug trafficking investigation

Authorities in Sumner County Tuesday morning announced the arrest of 33 individuals following a yearlong investigation into drug trafficking in the county.

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Related Topix: CNN, Tennessee

WKRN

Back To School Rap Channels Sir Mix-A-Lot

The family that brought you the Youtube hit "Xmas Jammies" is back with a back to school rap called "Baby Got Class" to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

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Related Topix: Sir Mix-a-Lot, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Jake Owen, Country

Floyd County Times

Scholarship students work at highway district

Seven college students spent their summer working at Highway District 12 as part of their KYTC scholarship rewards: two engineering technology students and five who are pursing civil engineering degrees.

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Related Topix: Engineering, Civil Engineering, Science, D12, Letcher County, KY, University of Kentucky, Jenkins, KY, Prestonsburg, KY

Journalgazette.net

Art at your fingertips

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

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