‘’Yeah’! Usher’s ‘Confessions’ Ten Years Later

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Ten years ago, Usher released the best album of his career. It ended up being the last great album the music industry would release. Here’s why we still scream ‘Yeah!’

Hip Hop Archive: MTV Killed Hip-Hop

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The writer once wrote about hip-hop. In this piece, we look back at how he strongly felt about MTV’s drift from hip-hop programing.

Hip Hop Archive: You Tube Is The Way To A Record Deal

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The writer once wrote about hip-hop, a lot. In this limited series, he takes a look back at pop culture through a hip-hop lens.

New And Old Rappers Alike Pay Homage To Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ In 20th Anniversary Documentary

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Nas’ classic album influenced a ton of rappers over the years. Many of them are in this video.

5 Inspiring Lessons From The Life Of Nas

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Life lessons from hip-hop’s biggest wildcard EVER, Nas.

The Battle Between Ignorant Rap And Savior Hip-Hop And What It Says About Our Society

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Conscious rap, or hip-’pop’? The eternal battle for hip-hop heads.

Three Reasons Why No One Is Scared of Rap Music Any Longer

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Years ago, rap music was the edgiest, scariest genre of American popular music. Now? Not so much. Here’s why.

If You Don’t Understand The Prevalence Of Sexism In Music Videos, This Music Video Will Help

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Singer Ingrid Michaelson flips music video sexual and gender cliches on their heads with her new music video

Miley Cyrus Turned Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ Into A Country Song, And It’s Actually Awesome (Video)

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Love or her or hate her, Cyrus stays winning. And she scores again, with a great take on Outkast’s classic mega hit.

Gary Oldman Does An Amazing Old Englishman Cover Of Pitbull And Ke$ha’s ‘Timber’ (Video)

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Gary Oldman gave us comedy gold on London radio. Watch and laugh.

Kanye West Tweets Epic ‘College Dropout’ 10th Anniversary Thank-You Speech

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Hate him or love him, 10 years ago, Kanye West dropped his game changing album, The College Dropout. Doran Miller-Rosenberg reminisces on Ye’s legacy.

On Their Own. Today’s Rap Rookies Develop Themselves. Because Their Labels Won’t

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The hip hop nerd got serious. Here, he talked to several hip-hop industry executives about the lack of major label talent development. And how it’s hurt hip-hop.

Rock ‘N Roll, French Style. Enter, Animali

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A new band from Lyon, France is helping keep rock alive for the Millennials.

The Five Most Influential Rappers of All Time

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The hip-hop nerd strikes again. Here, he writes about the rappers who’ve influenced the game the most.

The Hip-Hop Draft

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The author is a hip-hop nerd. And he had time on his hands. Behold, The world’s first Hip-Hop Draft.

Hip-Hop Must Admit Drake is the Hottest MC in the Game

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Last year, Simms Jr. wrote an article about Drake’s pop culture dominance. A hit album, a film appearance, and a killer SNL hosting stint later, Drake is still the man.