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2013 BET Awards - Show

Kendrick Lamar’s Verse in ‘Control’ Called the ‘Best Of The Year?!’

Twitter went crazy when the track was released Tuesday morning, with some calling Lamar’s verse “the best hip hop verse of the year”

WPGC 95.5–08/13/2013

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Is 2013 Hip-Hop’s Biggest Year?

Jay-Z and Kanye continue to push the genre’s boundaries once again, and a group of young, talented and eager artists are looking to claim legendary status. 2013 is shaping up to be hip-hop’s biggest year … and it’s only summer.

08/08/2013

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Nas Honored With Harvard Hip-Hop Fellowship

Harvard’s new Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, which will “fund scholars and artists who show productive scholarship and creative potential in the arts in connection with hip-hop.”

07/17/2013

Rapper Wiz Khalifa (L) and model Amber Rose (R). (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Congrats! Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Get Married!

Congrats are in order for Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa who got hitched yesterday afternoon and announced their nuptials on Twitter.

WPGC 95.5–07/09/2013

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Wale Featuring Rihanna ‘Bad’ Remix (VIDEO)

Wale got Rihanna to do a remix for his hit single, “Bad,” which features Tiara Thomas on the original track.

WPGC 95.5–06/04/2013

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Jay-Z Named One of the World’s ‘Most Influential People’

Jay-Z is on one of the seven covers of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue.

WPGC 95.5–04/18/2013

File photo of Nas. (Credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center to Host Hip-Hop Festival in 2014

Hip-hop artists including rappers Nas and Somalia-born K’naan will take center stage in an unexpected place next year: as part of next season at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

03/05/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

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(DISTURBING VIDEO) Rapper Lil’ Reese beats up a young woman

Men beating up on women is NEVER okay, EVER! Here is a video of a Def Jam rapper Lil Reese from Chicago, who’s also associated with Chief Keef, beating up a young lady. Some reports […]

10/25/2012

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Jay-Z Remembers How Nirvana “Stopped” Hip-Hop With “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

According to rap mogul Jay-Z, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana were so popular in the early ’90s that the entire hip-hop movement had to simply take a time out while grunge ran its course.

10/06/2012

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