7 Memorable Freestyle Unity Performances From 'The Parkers'

As hip-hop began to become part pop culture during the '90s, an array sitcoms popped up that paid homage to rap—many them featuring fictional rap acts and storylines based on real-life events as part their plots. One the shows from that era which displayed its affinity for hip-hop was the UPN comedy The Parkers, starring Mo'Nique (Nikki Parker) and  Countess Vaughn (Kim Parker). A spin-f Moesha, on which Vaughn was a...

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50 Cent Announces European Tour for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'

To celebrate the 15th anniversary his 2003 debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, 50 Cent has announced that he's heading out on a European tour. The classic hip-hop album dropped in February 2003, and stands as one the most explosive debuts in any genre. While the debate rages on about exactly where it stands in terms classic hip-hop debuts, there's no doubt that it's firmly in the top 10. Among the classic songs on GRoDT are...

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Gucci Mane Invented Trap Music?

So, the argument about who created trap music continues. On Friday, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane went on Instagram to proclaim himself the inventor the sub-genre, writing "#FBF The Day I Invented Trap Music #Guwop aka #TheEvilGenius #1017Ceo," alongside a picture his 2005 debut, Trap House. The discussion about who created trap music is one that continues to circulate in hip-hop—and sorry, Gucci, it isn't you, in spite...

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Chuck D Calls the Uneven Wealth Distribution in Hip-Hop 'Painful'

Chuck D spoke with HipHopDX about a number things, including two Public Enemy posters being used in the massively successful film Black Panther, which he says "felt good." "I knew it was going to happen but to see it happen was definitely prideful," the hip-hop vet says. However, the most interesting part the interview came when Chuck discussed the wealth distribution in hip-hop. Specifically, he referenced JAY-Z...

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Chance The Rapper to Give Dillard University Commencement Speech

Chance The Rapper is set to give Dillard University's commencement speech next month in New Orleans. This will be the university's 82nd commencement speech, and Chance will deliver it in front 200 students on May 12. Chance, who just yesterday tweeted "there's something about the name Jesus" was embraced by the university's president largely because his religious beliefs. Dillard President Dr. Walter M....

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