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MISTAKES THAT RAPPERS MAKE

MISTAKES THAT RAPPERS MAKE

It is unfortunate every time we hear of another artist, especially a rapper expressing dismay at the state of hip hop in the country. During a recent

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THE STRUGGLE BUILDING A HIP HOP MUSEUM

THE STRUGGLE BUILDING A HIP HOP MUSEUM

Hip hop has come of age with many people in their middle age now rightfully claiming they are hip hop babies. But as a culture, hip hop is really yet

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10 TIPS ON MAKING QUALITY MOBILE PHONE MUSIC VIDEOS

10 TIPS ON MAKING QUALITY MOBILE PHONE MUSIC VIDEOS

You have made you press kit, got your photos done, put out your songs online, but you still haven’t convinced some especially promoters that you

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HIP HOP HISTORY: RUN DMC

HIP HOP HISTORY: RUN DMC

We bring our readers especially the younger ones a little knowledge of hip hop’s origins. Run DMC are one of the most outstanding hip hop pionee

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WHO’S THAT GUY?

WHO'S THAT GUY?

Sometimes we’re too lazy to write a full story so we come up with something like this. Test your hip hop knowledge and tell us who this and what

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STILL 2PAC CAN’T REST IN PEACE

STILL 2PAC CAN'T REST IN PEACE

It was Tupac Shakur’s birthday yesterday, and the rapper would be 40 years old were he alive. And has become custom, someone had to kick up some

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HIP HOP’S GAY OBSESSION ANALYZED

HIP HOP'S GAY OBSESSION ANALYZED

Hip hop as an unfortunate obsession with homosexuality for some reason. My take? When someone is inexplicably obsessed with condemning something, he o

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REMEMBERING NOTORIOUS BIG

REMEMBERING NOTORIOUS BIG

This week marks the 14th anniversary of the death one of if not the greatest rapper ever, Notorious BIG. It was 14 years ago that the bulky rapper fe

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THE BUSINESS OF BOB MARLEY

THE BUSINESS OF BOB MARLEY

30 years after he died of cancer, it is hard to imagine that the larger than life image of Bob Marley is actually the spirit of a boy who grew up from

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DOES FACEBOOK, TWITTER MARKETING WORK?

DOES FACEBOOK, TWITTER MARKETING WORK?

Twitter, Facebook or Myspace, do they really help in the entertainment industry? Well, pundits have been betting on the power of social media and onli

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IS KERI CLASSY OR CRASS?

IS KERI CLASSY OR CRASS?

Recently, R&B singer Keri Hilson been in the news a little more than usual. The Timbaland Protégée dropped a track called The Way Yo

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IS HIP HOP ONLY FOR KIDS?

IS HIP HOP ONLY FOR KIDS?

Before Jay Z made peace with Weezy, the Young Money boss kept taunting the Brooklyn emcee to retire because he was too old for the game. The same go

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WAS TUPAC A HATER?

WAS TUPAC A HATER?

Recently, radio personality Funk Master Flex who toured Mumbai earlier this year stirred up a controversy when he criticized the late hip hop legend T

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WHAT’S LACKING IN HIP HOP?

WHAT'S LACKING IN HIP HOP?

If you’ve been listening to hip hop for more than a few years, then you must be in agreement that something is seriously wrong with the genre to

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YUNG BERG, MOST BASHED RAPPER

YUNG BERG, MOST BASHED RAPPER

Yung Berg currently holds the record as the most clowned rapper in the industry. The Chicago emcee first was recently jacked of his chain by London ra

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SNAPSHOT: JOHAN WEDEL

SNAPSHOT: JOHAN WEDEL

Moving back to our segment called Snapshot we catch up with a budding European DJ who is set to create waves across the electronic music industry in t

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OPINION: SALES OR RESPECT?

OPINION: SALES OR RESPECT?

In both life as well as our careers, we all want our names and hard work to stand the test of time, as with the music industry where rappers want to b

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HIP HOP QUIZ

HIP HOP QUIZ

We got a request for some quizzes on hip hop from one of our readers, and we thought it was a good addition to what we serve. So here’s a chance

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THE SLIMY BIZ BEHIND WEEZY

THE SLIMY BIZ BEHIND WEEZY

The record company and the management team behind Lil’ Wayne no doubt has got more than a few things right. With the highest selling rapper on t

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DO MCs HAVE TO FREESTYLE?

DO MCs HAVE TO FREESTYLE?

The good old hip hop argument is back to the fore and I’m glad. What is free style? Outkasts Big Boi resents what the new school cats do, write

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