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SEAN PRICE RAP CLINIC

September 24 |

Rapper Sean Price has been known for keeping it realer than most. The following is a spoof rap clinic where the New York Citybased MC coaches a bunch of mediocre wannabes and shows them the lyrical ropes. Really it’s just a bunch of clowning and verbal abuse. Funny stuff!

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FORBES HIGHEST-PAID DJ LIST

August 3 |

Gone are the days when DJ’s could complain about their lowball wages and superwack club gigs, sort of. Apparently the art (one of HipHop’s core elements) is receiving major pay according to a recent Forbes list of the world’s toppaid spinners. Spearheading the list are acts like Tiesto, Pauly D (MTV’s Jersey Shore) and Steve Aoki. Check out the break down. Big money!

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THE REINCARNATION OF SNOOP DOGG

August 1 |

OG HipHop artist and worldrenowned celebrity, Snoop Dogg, has publically shed the “dog” and embraced the lion. A recent hajj to the Caribbean motherland of Jamaica has inspired a new outlook for the veteran MC as he embraced the indigenous culture and changed his named to Snoop Lion. He’s teamed up with Vice to tell his story of cultural evolution in the upcoming film Reincarnated. Gimmick? Hardly. Peep the trailer for the now Toronto Film Festival official selection and bless up! Rastafari! Jah!

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NAS [LIFE IS GOOD] REVIEW BY EDWIN SANTOS

July 19 |

So at exactly midnight, my preordered deluxe copy of NAS’s new album “Life is good” began downloading 19 tracks plus the videos for “Daughters” & “Don.” When it finished downloading, I got my earphones out, plugged them in and in the dark, lying in bed I listened… and then I listened again.

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NIKE NYC RIVINGTON COURT

June 26 |

New York City summer basketball hits new heights as Nike NYC unveils its Rivington Court down in the Lower East Sidean outdoor hardwood court and venue. Fans that are in the city this week should stop by on Wednesday to check out one of the Battle Of The Boroughs games, a dunk contest and a Team Nike game with some special guests.

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COUNTER OP-ED: THE “AMERICAN” WAY

May 8 |

After reading yesterday’s valid editorial by Señor Burroughs on the ethics of JayZ owning an NBA team, I couldn’t help but to think about the flip side to that coin and about many more instances where the underworld and the modernday mechanics of our American society countlessly rendezvous.

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OP-ED: PHIL MUSHNICK vs. JAY-Z, RACIST OR NOT?

May 7 |

I think the point of Phil Mushnick piece about JayZ is lost in the hoopla. I’m not even going to say he made sense but he “could have said it another way.” Phil Mushnick spoke his mind on the temerity of a major league sports organization allowing an admitted former crack dealer (remember now, when he was selling crack, that ish was completely ruining lives…so I guess ruining the lives of black people gets a pass if you’re black and go on to make music and clothes and live a life that other black people are fond of?), who has rapped “niggas, hoes and bitches,” along with gun talk and drug talk across his whole rap career, to own a piece of an major league sports franchise.

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FROM MARCY TO FACEBOOK

April 26 |

Pop icon, JayZ, is back at it with another digital deal, this time it’s with Facebook and the beta release of his game app, Empire. Loosely based on the rapper’s humble beginnings and rise to fame, the RPGstyle franchise allows players to make their own “come up” via decisions involving music, family and money. Add another notch to the Brooklyn mogul’s belt. He’s competing with Super Mario now!

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ZOMBIE SHOPPING MALL

April 25 |

We know we’re a little ways off from Halloween, but considering all the hype that zombies get all year long thanks to great productions like The Walking Dead, it’s never too early to hear about the living impaired. Which is why Wish, an “experienceday” merchant, is selling its Zombie Shopping Mall tickets like hot cakes! Yep, for £139 BP you and your buddies can take part in a choreographed zombie apocalypse. Complete with special effects and 3+ hours of video gamestyle missions? We’re dying to go. Literally!

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MTV2 HIP-HOP SQUARES

April 24 |

MTV2 pulls out all the stops for its latest original productiona HipHopbased game show reminiscent of the original Hollywood Squares. Bursting at the seams with talent and hosted by New York City radio’s own Peter Rosenberg, is the mighty HipHop Squares. Straight from the dungeons of rap? Yea, something like that.

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