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Frank Ocean Comes Out. What Does it Mean for Hip-Hop?

On Monday, news anchor Anderson Cooper revealed he was gay. And this past Wednesday, R&B crooner and Odd Future member Frank Ocean penned and released a heartfelt letter revealing his first love was a man he met at the age … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean Opens Up About Being Bi-Sexual

This week has been pretty interesting in the music industry:  Diss songs, strange occurrences at the BET Awards and oh yeah, Frank Ocean came out the closet. The OFWGKTA member recently had a few listening sessions in the UK for … Continue reading

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Gwyneth’s Use of ‘Ni**a’ Fuels Controversy

Ever since Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne dropped in August, “Ni**as in Paris” has been on rotation in the clubs, events and on the radio — basically anywhere this song could be played, it’s been played! To have … Continue reading

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Lil Wayne Debuts New Clothing Line, Truckfit

Now skate and music fans alike can all have a piece of Lil Wayne thanks to the debut of his new clothing line, Trukfit, which is said to stand for “The Reason You Kill For It.” And catch this, his … Continue reading

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PETA Honors Leona Lewis With Stamp

In 2008 singer Leona Lewis, who is best known for her single “Bleeding Love,” was voted PETA’s sexist vegetarian. Now, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is honoring 20 of the most famous vegetarians of all times, including … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street & The Perils of “Expression”

The first buzzword to emerge from the Occupy Wall Street movement was the obvious: “occupy.”  Coined by movements all across the country, the word is everywhere today, used both in support of the protest and for convenient sarcasm.  But as … Continue reading

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Jay Z Sells Occupy Wall Street Inspired T-Shirts

Everyone is trying to cash in on the Occupy movement, including Jay-Z.  The millionaire rapper and entrepreneur is releasing a line of Occupy Wall Street – themed t-shirts featuring the phrase “Occupy All Streets.” According to Business Insider, the shirts … Continue reading

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Angela Simmons Poses Nude For PETA Campaign

Up next on the list to bare it all is Angela Simmons.  In an effort to promote her vegetarian lifestyle, she posed nude for a new Peta Campaign. Everyone is pretty familiar with  Russell Simmons‘ healthy lifestyle – he is … Continue reading

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Def Jam Looks Back at 25 Years of Music History

Def Jam Recordings has been making music history for quite some time now. Founded 25 years ago, Def Jam has built many music careers from the bottom to the top. From artists like LL Cool J, Beastie Boys to new-comers … Continue reading

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Ashley Judd vs. Talib Kweli: The Question of Hip Hop Politics

Individuals around the globe, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background, are familiar with hip hop music. Like many other musical genres, hip hop is a complex world that has bred a very distinct culture, and has influenced other musical … Continue reading

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