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This Heavy D Performance Was In A Vault For 30 Years…Until Now

Today (May 24) is Heavy D’s birthday. The MC/producer/singer born Dwight Myers would have been 48 years old. Sadly, family, friends, and Hip-Hop …

Hip Hop

This Computer Program Can Write Its Own Rap Lyrics

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Plenty of rappers have claimed that they’re the best alive. But now they’ve got some competition—from a computer program.

A team of …

Rap Music

Rap music is full of bad financial advice—but not in this video

Most of us hate talking about our finances. It’s confusing. It’s hard. And no one really knows how to get started or whether or not we are making the right decisions.

So it’s rare to come across something as fun—and actually educational—as this rap video about what to do with your money (though …

Rap Music

Some of the greatest MC's to ever pick up a microphone




To celebrate the 43rd birthday of the Late Notorious B.I.G. this …

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple …

Healthy Food

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

A single perspective, a quote, even a statistic, can be all you need to make start your journey to improvement 2015, the year when everything …


These Are the Best Kinds of Denim, Period

Different blends and finishes make for different kinds of denim (which make for different kinds of jeans). Some are better than others. These are three of the best.

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1. Stretch

Pure cotton jeans can feel unforgiving, particularly in slimmer cuts, and the …


Why You Must Wash New Clothes Once (Maybe Twice) Before Wearing Them

According to an Ivy League dermatology professor.

As annoying as it is to do laundry, it's about 1,000 times better than contracting lice, eczema, or scabies. You're at risk for all of the above (and much more) by wearing new clothes without running them through the washing machine at least once, if …


The Art of Finding Lasting Love: Top 10 Tips on Taking it from Dating to Long Lasting Relationship

How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? A Relation that Moves from Casual Dating to Relationship to Marriage? Where did we …


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Boss Vs. Leader

Urgent vs important tasks

Bronnie Ware is a palliative care nurse who looks after patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. In her years working with dying people she put together a list of the top five regrets she heard most often. They were:

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others …


Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.

If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.

"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.

"[Flame] makes soot, …

Alton Brown


Biggie - "Me & Craig"

All hail The Notorious B.I.G. Today’s his birthday and he deserves some spins for that. Check out this unreleased cut he did with Bad Boy labelmate …

Hip-Hop Music

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Two More Drake Songs Leaked: "Go Out Tonight" & "On A Wave" featuring Tinashe

Following the recent leak of Drake’s “Can I,” two more songs by the Toronto rapper titled “Go Out Tonight” and “On A Wave” have surfaced. In “Go Out Tonight,” Drizzy delivers a slow and mellow R&B tune over a beat conceived by Canadian record producer Noah “40″ Shebib, while the feel-good “On A …


Badazz Rides Again: A Reborn Boosie and the Fading Generation of Major-Label Southern Rap

In the fall of 2009, Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie (a.k.a. Torrence Hatch) entered Dixon Correctional Institute, where he was to serve a two-year sentence for drug possession. Last March, nearly five years later, he emerged from Angola, one of the most infamous maximum security facilities in the …

Rap Music

Afrika Bambaataa Blasts Hip Hop Ageism & Calls For Hip Hop Federation

“I like to see Hip Hop on this planet get more into politics," Afrika Bambaataa says.

Afrika Bambaataa says he would like to see Hip Hop get more …

Hip-Hop Music