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  • 'Ni**as in Paris': The Definitive Breakdown

    'Ni**as in Paris': The Definitive Breakdown | ARTICLE

    "Ni**as in Paris," the most popular song from Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, is a catchy eff-you anthem, a tongue-wag for troubled times. Sure, the song has earned countless radio spins and...

    December 20, 2011 1:05 PM ET
  • Young Jeezy: Rappers Are the 'Robin Hoods of the Hood'

    Young Jeezy: Rappers Are the 'Robin Hoods of the Hood' | ARTICLE

    On a recent afternoon, the rapper Young Jeezy sits in an alcove above a marble hotel lobby in New York City, his shoulders larger than expected, wearing a tri-colored 8732 varsity jacket emblazoned with words on caps-lock:...

    December 9, 2011 1:40 PM ET
  • Young Jeezy Recalls Crack-Dealing Past in New Doc

    Young Jeezy Recalls Crack-Dealing Past in New Doc | ARTICLE

    On the AMC drama Mad Men, 71 percent of the business falls off the books as soon as Lucky Strike walks out the door. Panic sets in, and Don Draper – creative director of the ad agency...

    November 30, 2011 2:10 PM ET
  • Heavy D Mourned by Diddy, Al Sharpton, Obama at Emotional Hometown Funeral

    Heavy D Mourned by Diddy, Al Sharpton, Obama at Emotional Hometown Funeral | ARTICLE

    For all of the emotions usually equated with death, Dwight "Heavy D" Myers' funeral was billed as a celebration of the artist's life. As such, it could not – and would not – be...

    November 18, 2011 6:15 PM ET
  • Young Jeezy Unveils Long-Awaited New Album at NYC Listening Party

    Young Jeezy Unveils Long-Awaited New Album at NYC Listening Party | ARTICLE

    Young Jeezy walked into the lounge of Quad Studios in Manhattan, the black-on-black cover to his new album TM103: Hustlaz Ambition (out December 20th) posted on an easel in the corner, low key. The room was small,...

    November 4, 2011 11:20 AM ET
  • Odd Future Brings Its 'Circus for the ADHD Generation' to New York

    Odd Future Brings Its 'Circus for the ADHD Generation' to New York | ARTICLE

    It's been one year exactly since Tyler, the Creator and his busload of Odd Future friends performed their first show, a sold-out free-for-all in Los Angeles. In that time, legend spread immediately, the hype machine got pushed...

    October 20, 2011 12:05 PM ET
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