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  • 4 days ago | Pop Culture

    Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards were a bizarre telecast. By now you’ve heard about Kanye West’s rant, Nicki Minaj “calling” host Miley Cyrus “out,” and everything from nipslips to Bieber tears. When digested as trending topics and soundbites, ...

  • 21 days ago | Rap/Hip-Hop

    Today, the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hits theaters. The film follows the formation and rise of seminal rap group N.W.A., including members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, and the late Eazy E. Given the crew's cemented ...

  • 21 days ago | Lists

    This month’s release of Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre carries with it the unfortunate coda that his long-delayed album Detox (originally announced in 2002) would officially not be seeing the light of day. While some may have predicted it, there...

  • 22 days ago | Rap/Hip-Hop

    For a little over a half-decade, one nightly hour of programming on BET was home to tip drills, "White Girls," and the knowledge of “what that thang smell like.” BET Uncut was a late-night (4 a.m.) one-hour block of music videos that promised an o...

  • 28 days ago | Rap/Hip-Hop

    Last week a midst an avalanche of hip-hop news, veteran Twin Cities hip-hop innovator Kristoff Krane quietly dropped his new single “Out of Line.” Produced by longtime collaborator Graham O’Brien, Krane’s bandmate in Abzorbr who he was introduced ...

  • 29 days ago | Farewell

    Tonight, after 16 years, Jon Stewart will host his final episode of The Daily Show. Having delighted us for three Presidential administrations and having given us a whole new appreciation for Arby’s, he’s made quite an impact. While there’s been p...

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