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15 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Record Store Day: Top 15 releases include vinyl sections from Nirvana, Civil Wars, Notorious B.I.G, Sky Ferreira, Hank Williams

As Record Store Day debuted in April 2008, indie retailers appeared to be on the brink of extinction.


Related Topix: Rap, Nirvana, Grunge, Hank Williams, Country, 9, Florence, AL, Led Zeppelin, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[News] Nas Says Will Smith Wrote "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" & Details Career In Reddit AMA

Nas also gives praise to Drake, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Fashawn and Bishop Nehru, among others.


Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Will Smith, Hip-Hop, Illmatic

20 hrs ago | The Tech

Time is Illmatic, keep static like wool fabric

From New York's Queensbridge Houses, a teenager scripted a work of art so raw and compelling that twenty years later its stories still ring true, full of yet-to-be-mined jewels of wisdom, studied religiously, and revered by the Hip-Hop community.


Related Topix: Illmatic, Rap, Black Entertainment, Nas

Mon Apr 14, 2014


[News] Kevin Gates Lists Eminem & Tupac Among His Top 5 Emcees

"I always gravitated towards up north music," Gates says in an interview with Rolling Stone .


Related Topix: Eminem, Rap, Celebrities, Tupac, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop


Jon Connor tributes Notorious B.I.G. with new mixtape

After releasing a Kanye West-inspired mixtape weeks ago, Flint rapper Jon Connor is continuing his #ConnorSeason onslaught with another mixtape inspired by a rap legend.


Related Topix: Rap, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Flint, MI, Dr. Dre, Entertainment


Randy Blue Gay Porn Stars Dance To Beyonce's 'Blow'

In this steamy new video, some of the stars of popular gay porn website Randy Blue strip down to one of our favorite tracks, "Blow," off of the new Beyonce album.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, David Bowie, Rap, Transgender

Sat Apr 12, 2014


[News] Marlon Wayans On Tupac: "He Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"

"I think he would have matured at this point to be the leader that I think this generation could use in a lot of ways," Marlon Wayans says of Tupac.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Crime Movies, Above the Rim, Drama Movies, Marlon Wayans, Rap, Black Entertainment, Tupac Shakur

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Huffington Post

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Four months before Brooklyn's Notorious B.I.G. famously declared, "You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far," Queens native, Nas released his landmark debut, Illmatic , which would take hip-hop further into the stratosphere.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Nas, Social Software, Punk, The Ramones

Essence Magazine

The Vault: 9 Cool Facts About Mary J. Blige's "My Life" Album

Whereas Blige's debut was a mix of R&B and New Jack Swing, the sound du jour at the time, gave us the vintage soul that would help solidify her title as the queen of hip-hop soul.


Related Topix: R-N-B, Mary J. Blige, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Rap, Puff Daddy, Tone

Tue Apr 08, 2014


[News] Rolling Stone Names Rappers Soon-To-Be Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

With 2013 finding Public Enemy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Rolling Stone recently included a group of rappers among a list of artists slated to become eligible for the honors in the coming years.


Related Topix: Rap, Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Tupac Shakur, RZA


The Notorious B.I.G. : Life After Death

In just a few short years,the Notorious B.I.G.went from a Brooklyn street hustler to the savior of East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the culture of violence he depicted so realistically on his records.


Related Topix: Rap


Stock Downgrades: Even Cisco Systems Isn't Immune to Tech Wreck

Mo Money, Mo Problems -- Notorious B.I.G. Moscow and momentum left Mr. Market with a mountain to climb, despite the best efforts of Moore's Law .


Related Topix: Cisco, Startups, Cisco Systems, Inlet Technologies, Rap, Amazon, Media, IT Services, Audible

Fri Apr 04, 2014


The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums

The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.05.2014 From Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die to OutKast's Aquemini , Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and more, 411's Jeremy Thomas counts down the top 8 1990s rap albums! Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Music Zone! I'm your host Jeremy ... (more)


Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment


The Library of Congress' Annual List of Most Important Music Completely Ignores Rap

A couple days ago, the Library of Congress announced the 25 newest additions to their ever-growing vault of American music.


Related Topix: Rap, R-N-B, Lauryn Hill, Black Entertainment

Thu Apr 03, 2014

New York Daily News

B.I.G.-bucks ripoff lawsuit

Former Impressions frontman Lee Hutson has hit Diddy, Bad Boy Entertainment and estate of Notorious B.I.G. in copyright infringement lawsuit.


Related Topix: Rap, Entertainment

Wed Apr 02, 2014


Listen: Iggy Azalea And Keyshia Cole Reinvent Diana Ross'...

That Iggy Azalea reign just won't let up! The Aussie femcee is currently racing up the Billboard Hot 100 with Charli XCX-assisted jam "Fancy" and prepping the release of her much-anticipated debut LP The New Classic .


Related Topix: Rap


ESPN Analyst George Karl Is a Huge Gucci Mane Fan

List-making, as any honest music writer will tell you, is an inexact science, at best.


Related Topix: Gucci Mane, Rap

Refinery 29

The Best Bleeping Guide To Swearing In Rap Music You'll Ever See

Some people have way too much time on their hands, and sometimes that works to our benefit.


Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, N.W.a., Dr. Dre


Kim Kardashian's Bikini Video Teases Something 'Coming Soon:' What Could It Be? [Poll]

Following various poses on a boat and a video to Jhene Aiko's "Stay Ready ", Kim posted yet another video.


Related Topix: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Kim Kardashian, Hot Chicks, Rap

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample

With various musicians being sued left and right over decades-old sampling sins, one could hardly expect a recording artist who has been dead for 17 years to be given a pass.


Related Topix: Rap, Soul, Leroy Hutson, Entertainment