Mac Miller Get Emotional During Album Release Show

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Dr. Dre Discusses Beats Deal

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It was announced over the summer that hip hop superproducer Dr. Dre’s Beats By Dre company had teamed with smartphone supplier HTC for a $300 million investment. Dre himself confirmed the reports in a recent interview and explained some of the ways he’s diversifying his Beats product line.
He says the venture with HTC has led to a partnership with Verizon to launch their new line of smartphones. “I am trying to build my electronics company, Beats Electronics. We just signed a major deal with HTC and we have cell phones coming out in the next two weeks,” Dre says. “I am involved in Chrysler; we are in cars right now. My whole thing is to take over everything with a speaker. That is what I am shooting for. The phone will be on Verizon and, like I said, it is going to be out in the next 2 weeks. … I am trying to be number 2 to Apple, and number 2 to Apple is not a bad position to be in.”

Drake’s Opening Pitch At Cleveland Indians Game!

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Sway Ft Akon – Silver & Gold

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ESPN First Take – Backstage: Lil Wayne

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Chase Manhattan feat Fatman scoop “HANDS UP” (Lumidee’s Artist)

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Make sure you support Chase Manhattan and don’t forget to check him out every morning on DTFRADIO.com 10am-12pm EST. BIG UP TO CHASE MANHATTAN… LETS WIN

Behind The Scenes Of Cassie’s Blank Magazine Shoot!

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The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa Live at the Jon Stewart Show (Rare Footage)

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DMX — PUNISHED for Sneaking Drugs In Prison

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Law enforcement sources tell International-HipHop.com, DMX broke SEVERAL rules in Yuma state prison since January — including drug possession, failing or refusing a drug test, smoking when he wasn’t supposed to, being disrespectful, disruptive, and disorderly … the list goes on.
A rep for the prison wouldn’t specify what kind of drug officials found on the rapper.
All told, DMX had seven disciplinary infractions — and we’re told, he’ll be stuck in Yuma prison for AT LEAST another week … and possibly much longer. X was supposed to be released tomorrow, seven months after he was sentenced to serve time for a probation violation.

A Brief History of Hip-Hop and Rap

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Hip-Hop Defined:

Hip-hop is a form of popular music that’s comprised mainly of emceeing and deejaying. The other two components that complete the four elements of hip-hop are graffiti and breakdancing. As hip-hop evolves into big business, the four elements (emceeing, deejaying, graffiti, and breakdancing) are constantly being merged with others like clothing trends, slang, and general mindset.

Rap Vs. Hip-Hop:

Rap is a form of music that stemmed from hip-hop culture. Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own lingo, dress code, etc. In the words of KRS-One, “hip-hop is something you live, rap is something you do.”

Hip-Hop Started in the Bronx:

A product of cross-cultural integration, rap is deeply rooted within ancient African culture and oral tradition. Hip-hop is believed to have originated in the Bronx by a Jamaican DJ named Kool Herc. Herc’s style of deejaying involved reciting rhymes over instrumentals. At house parties, Herc would rap with the microphone, using a myriad of in-house references. Duplicates of Herc’s house parties soon drifted through Brooklyn, Manhattan. Herc and other block party DJs helped spread the message of hip-hop around town and spawned tons of followers.

Humble Beginnings:

Some of the earliest rap songs ever recorded include “King Tim III (Personality Jock)” by Fatback Band and “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. The latter reached the #36 spot on the Billboard charts (a huge feat by 1970’s standards), thus demonstrating hip-hop’s ability to draw commercial appeal.

Hip-Hop As a Melting Pot:
Hip-hop as a musical melting pot is still evolving. It has become more eclectic, borrowing from soul, jazz and live instrumentations with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and most recently Kanye West championing the ‘soulful rap’ movement.