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How Jay Z fought to save the art of hip-hop sampling

Who owns the rights to the sound of “oh?”<p>That’s what was at stake when the rapper Jay Z was sued last year over his 2009 song “Run This Town,” which is best known for Kanye West dropping a verse that far outshines his boss:<p>The suit was brought by an outfit called TufAmerica, over the sound of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dres of Black Sheep on Take It Personal Hip Hop Improv

Here Are The ‘Stomach-Churning’ Sex Crime Allegations Against R. Kelly That People Have Forgotten

Kelly was acquitted in 2008 in the trial accusing him of filming sex with a 13-year-old.<p>Still, the mountain of allegations against Kelly is significant enough that DeRogatis has criticized media outlets like Pitchfork for letting him headline a music festival this summer and Jezebel for positively …

R. Kelly

The Unsinkable CVT: How the "Gearless" Transmission Is Getting Its Groove Back

Coming soon to a driveway near you.<p>Ratio-Spread Countdown<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and conventional automatics. …

Doggystyle: The Samples [20th Anniversary]

Is Gangsta Rap Why Black People Fail in Life?? | @AskDEHH w/Sophie

Superhero Bits: Avengers Age of Ultron, Watchmen, Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, Marvel Universe Live – /Film

Has <b>Joss Whedon</b> finished the script for <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>? Which superhero did <b>Mads Mikkelsen</b> audition for? What will the <b>Ant-Man</b> costume look …

Marvel Universe

Nas Discusses Evolution Of Hip-Hop, Why He Never Smiles In Photos & More On NBC Talk Stoop

A (Very) Concise History of Racism in Wrestling, 1980-Present

An encyclopedia of stereotypes, from Virgil to Kamala to Mr. Fuji to the Mexicools, and many more in between<p><i>The following is an excerpt from David</i> …

African-American News

21 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Finding Nemo’

Under the Sea<p>Did you know the production crewmembers all had to get scuba certifications? Or that Nemo first appeared in Monsters, Inc.? The Pixar …

The Pillage: Why Drake Is Bad for Hip-Hop

I have gazed into the abyss and staring back was Drake, smiling, encircled by fire and bathed in blood.<p><i>Illustration by Shea Serrano, whose book you should buy.</i><p><i>[Editor's Note: So, it is the end of Drake Week. We've had The Kid Mero and @Seinfeld2000 talk about him, made a dude listen to him for the</i> …

What Grand Theft Auto Taught Me About Music

In-game radio’s effect on my out-of-game life.<p>Video games are overlooked as a music discovery medium. When I thought blink-182 was a relic of my middle school years, <i>Madden NFL 2004</i> introduced me to “Feeling This” back when it was called “Action” and guaranteed that they’d be cool for at least …

In Offence of Miley Cyrus

Why the Miley backlash is wrapped up in issues of race AND gender.<p>In Defence of Miley Cyrus, I'M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND I'MMA LET YOU FINISH BUT MILEY CYRUS DOES NEED TO BE STOPPED.<p><i>via Terry's Diary</i><p>By now you'll probably already have involuntarily eye-rolled at Miley Cyrus's tweet. But if, like …

The NBA’s Midnight Run, Part 1

Bill Simmons breaks down everything that has gone down in the offseason, with a little help from a timeless '80s classic<p>When Alan Sepinwall tweeted …

Busta Rhymes - Twerk It (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Official Music Video)

Remembering Tupac's Breakout Album, 20 Years Later

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music: In 1993, more than a dozen rap artists released albums that helped change the sound of America. Among them was Tupac Shakur, who at 21 was on the cusp of superstardom. Just a few years later, he would be dead. (This piece initially …

Google Makes Android 4.3 Official, Offers Multi-User Restricted Profile Accounts And Bluetooth Smart

Android 4.3 isn’t an overly dramatic advancement over Android 4.2, but the new version of Google’s mobile OS announced today does bring a number of improvements that should appeal to both developers and end users. Highlights include the redesigned camera interface, general performance improvements …

Paul Pierce, a proper Bostonian

It's going to be weird for Boston fans to see Paul Pierce in a different jersey. Paul Flannery reflects on what Pierce meant to Celtics fans for the past 15 years.<p>It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when Paul Pierce truly understood Boston and when the city came to embrace the kid from …

Lakers eyeing Melo, LeBron

The Los Angeles Lakers, whose plan to re-sign center Dwight Howard did not pan out this offseason, are looking at adding LeBron James or Carmelo …

NBA

Metta World Peace to Knicks: New York Signs Veteran Small Forward

Metta World Peace may have been cut from the Los Angeles Lakers, but it didn’t take long for the mercurial forward to find a new home. The New York Knicks have reportedly come to terms with the forward on a two-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:<p><b>UPDATE: Tuesday, July 16, at 4:45</b> …

How To Get Punchy Drums In The Mix - TheRecordingRevolution.com

The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

50<p>Outkast, ‘B.O.B’<p><i>Stankonia, 2000</i><p>Outkast greeted the 21st century with a single that’ll probably still sound ahead of its time in the 22nd: Big Boi …

In The Studio with Ollie Olson

Pros and Cons of Miami Heat Trading Chris Bosh During 2013 Offseason

Would it be more worthwhile for the Miami Heat to trade Chris Bosh than to keep him?<p>That question has been bouncing around since the Heat won their second consecutive NBA championship. Right off the bat, that fact seems counterintuitive; why trade a Big Three member at the height of a …

Wu-Tang Family Values

After midnight at Absolute Audio studios, in midtown Manhattan, a few members of Wu-Tang Clan lounging in the lounge. Marijuana smoke clouds the air, …

Timbaland Reveals the Secrets of Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ in Intimate Interview

Jay-Z’s <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i> arrives tomorrow, July 4, and though we’ve learned much about the man’s 12th studio album — the cover art, the lyrics, …

Cover Art