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2014 Billboard Music Award Nominees: Drake, Beyoncé & More

From the comeback of Justin Timberlake to the insanity of Miley Cyrus’ career, this can only mean one thing: it’s Billboard Music Awards time.

04/09/2014

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The NSO Bring Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ to Life for ‘One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide’

To kick off a two-week hip-hop festival, the National Symphony Orchestra will team up with Nas for two special performances to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic.

03/28/2014

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Celebs Go Au Naturel With No Makeup

Check out these stars who have ventured out to the paparazzi world completely naked… on their face, that is.

03/06/2014

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UPDATED: 11 Go-Go Songs Every Music Fan Needs to Hear

Many things have come from the DMV area but the most notable is the great genre of go-go music. In the late 60s and early 70s, D.C. was the hotbed for a brand new sound of funk that infused with early hip-hop and R&B. Forty-some years later and it is still a dynamic genre for D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

02/07/2014

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Courts are Allowing Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials

Notice to the rappers of the world: be careful of what you write about, as it could very well land you behind bars instead of penning them, even if the lyrics have no direct correlation to the alleged crime.

01/17/2014

uly 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Republican leadership discussed the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay a portion of the Affordable Care Act, which will extend the deadline for employer mandated health care to 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Fla. Congressman, the Self-Proclaimed ‘Hip-Hop Expert,’ Busted for Cocaine

Florida Congressman, Trey Radel who claims to be a “Hip-hop expert,” was charged after he allegedly tried to purchase cocaine from an undercover officer in DuPont Circle in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 29.

11/20/2013

P. Diddy arrives for the screening of "Killing them Softly" presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 22, 2012 in Cannes.    AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

Diddy Tops List of Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists

Aside from fame, what does every hip-hop artist want? Money — and the musicians on Forbes’ list of hip-hop’s highest-earners have plenty of it.

09/25/2013

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Check Out Wale’s New Single Featuring Juicy J & Nicki Minaj (VIDEO)

When this song comes on in the club, you know things are about to get turned up!

WPGC 95.5–09/03/2013

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Amber Rose Shows Off Her Wedding Dress

Even though Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose got their marriage license earlier this year, the couple held an official wedding ceremony on Aug. 18 in Philly.

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It's estimated that more than 10,000 were on hand at this year's "Trillectro." (Photo by Brian Fagin/WPGC)

Did You Miss Trillectro?! (Photos & Video)

D.C.’s biggest hip hop and electronic music festival went down this past Saturday at the D.C. Fairgrounds.

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