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Snoop Dogg Explains What Makes Rappers Overrated

With his <i>Bush</i> album now available in stores, Snoop Dogg stopped by Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live” to discuss his newly-released project, his …

Snoop Dogg

Street Knowledge: Ice Cube on 25 Years of ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’ - XXL

Political hypocrisy. A violent police force. Inner city angst. Tales from the dark side. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether society has progressed …

Rap & Hip-Hop

For National Prevention Week, Watch This 1987 Run-DMC Anti-Drug PSA

Today (May 17) begins National Prevention Week, a seven-day annual event produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration …

Watch Jay Z bash Spotify, Apple, and YouTube in freestyle rap

Jay Z, owner of music streaming service Tidal, slammed his biggest competitors in a freestyle rap in New York City this weekend.<p>Spotify, Apple, …

Freestyle Rap

Ice T Goes OFF After Iggy Azalea Wins 'Top Rap Artist' At BBMAs | Angie Martinez | Power 105.1 FM

<b>Ice T</b> just had to let it ALL OUT once <b>Iggy Azalea</b> took home "Top Rap Artist" at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.<p>While he does say the he doesn't …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Snoop Dogg Says He Feels Sorry For Suge Knight

During an appearance on DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle, Snoop Dogg spoke in-depth on his current relationship with Suge Knight, and how he feels …

Rap & Hip-Hop

RESPECT. Interview: Tech N9ne on "Special Effects," working with Eminem, and World Domination | RESPECT.

<b>Tech N9ne</b> adds “<b>Special Effects</b>” to a discography that’s allowing he and <b>Strange Music</b> to transcend generations. Tech N9ne’s unique, pioneering brand …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Joe Budden TV Inspired "Love & Hip Hop", KXNG CROOKED Says

Before <i>Love & Hip Hop</i> there was Joe Budden TV and the subsequent Tahiry TV.<p>The vlog-style episodes Joe and Tahiry produced pre-dated VH1’s reality …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Son of a Cocaine Dealer, Rapper Bricc Baby Lives Up to His Name

“Yeah, I’m pretty lucky,” says the 27-year-old MC. “I’m blessed to be in a position where I run into people that are real heavy in the game.”<p>The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 Hip-Hop Songs That Name Drop Malcolm X - XXL

Malcolm X<p>Today, May 19, 2015, would have been Malcolm X's 90th birthday. The late Civil Rights icon has always been a lightning rod throughout his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kanye West, We'll Let You Finish But That Honorary Degree Raises an Issue

Kanye West is already a self-proclaimed God, but there's one thing we're not quite ready to worship.<p>One week ago, the college dropout received an …

Aretha Franklin

K. Michelle Premieres the Visuals for "Hard To Do" from Tonight's Love & Hip Hop After Show

K. Michelle Premieres the Visuals for “Hard To Do” from Tonight’s <i>Love & Hip Hop</i> After Show<p>♪ Lately I've been in my feelings, dealing with the daily …

Love & Hip Hop

Run The Jewels Remake "Meow The Jewels" Features Just Blaze, DJ Prince Paul & Lil Bub

As promised, the cat-infused remake of <i>Run The Jewels 2</i> is on the way.<p>El-P took to Instagram yesterday (May 18) to share a preview of one of the …

Jewels

Nas-Produced 'Fresh Dressed' Documentary Chronicles History of Fashion in Hip-Hop

The relationship between fashion and hip-hop has been well-observed rhetorically, but in terms of<p>The relationship between fashion and hip-hop has been well-observed rhetorically, but in terms of documentaries, the coverage is less thorough. The latest from culture-chronicling director Sacha Jenkins …

Hip-hop ain't top: new study reveals reading levels behind music lyrics

Are songwriting standards slipping at the top of the charts? Data analyst finds country music is smartest, while hip-hop lags behind – save for whip-smart lyricist Eminem<p>Is lyrical intelligence getting lower? A new study suggests the complexity of lyrics is declining, comparing words used in songs …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mick Jagger Names Jay Z & Vybz Kartel As Favorite Hip-Hop Artists

Pharrell Confesses the Origin of That Hat

Ahead of The Voice finale, Pharrell Williams discusses his own start in music and why the smash-hit success of “Happy” was actually humbling.<p>“All of this has been a shock,” says Pharrell Williams, about the astounding success of both “Get Lucky”—his Grammy-winning collaboration with Daft Punk—and …

Louis Vuitton

Jay Z Backdrop Gives Nod To His Drug-Dealing Past, DJ Clark Kent Says

Jay Z performed back-to-back TIDAL X shows this weekend (May 16, 17) with the same backdrop – an Interstate 95 South sign.<p>DJ Clark Kent took to …

Large Tornado in Mineral Wells

A large tornado impacted Mineral Wells about 5 minutes ago. We do know at least one building has collapsed but beyond that we don’t know of damage …

Weather

Tornadoes hit Texas and Oklahoma, at least one person hurt | Reuters

(Reuters) - Tornadoes spun through parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma on Tuesday, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, officials said.<p>The National Weather Service said several twisters were reported in the region and at least one person was injured at a Ramada hotel in …

Weather

Met Service launches new weather information website

SINGAPORE: The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Wednesday (May 20) launched a one-stop website for members of the public to access “more …

Weather

Tornadoes Strike Texas, Oklahoma: At Least 2 Injured in North Texas; Homes, Businesses Damaged

Damaging storms swept across Texas and Oklahoma Tuesday, spawning more than two dozen reported tornadoes in the two states. Flash flooding also …

Weather

NASA Soil Moisture Mission Begins Science Operations

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science …

Space

Exoplanet weather detected by Canadian astronomers

Gas giants are too far away to see, but you can still detect clouds, wind<p>Far beyond our solar system, there are giant planets where the sky is always …

Multiple tornadoes reported as severe weather hits Texas, Oklahoma

Multiple tornadoes touched down late Tuesday as a series of storms caused damage and flooding in parts of north Texas and southern Oklahoma, with more severe weather expected Wednesday.<p>One tornado touched down in Mineral Wells, Texas, about 80 miles west of Dallas, at approximately 7 p.m. local …

Weather

DC Comics Wants To Stop Rihanna From Trademarking Robyn

While DC Comics has passed the mantle of Robin to many a folk both real and fictitious, they’re cutting the cape short with music artist …

Comic Books

Clinton: Iraq vote was 'a mistake, plain and simple'

Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden denounces 'the prostitution of the Second …

Government

Iraq boosts recruitment in bid to retake Ramadi from Islamic State

Iraqi authorities on Tuesday ramped up recruitment of volunteers to join pro-government forces fighting<p>Islamic State, official news media said, as American officials tried to downplay gains by the militants that appeared to constitute a sharp setback for U.S. interests.<p>Government forces beat back …