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The Guardian view on grime music: sound of protest | Editorial

The Guardian view on grime music: sound of protest | Editorial

An urban artform that resurrects rebellion has gained credibility and popularity through mainstream indifference. It’s time to take noticeWhen the nominations for pop music’s Brit awards – an event
‘I Know How to Hustle’: The Jeezy Guide to Business Success

‘I Know How to Hustle’: The Jeezy Guide to Business Success

The Atlanta-based rapper is turning his sights to the business world.
WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat Dies Age 43

WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat Dies Age 43

Q, who founded the popular hip hop website, died from heart disease
Teenager Teaches A.I. to Rap Like Kanye

Teenager Teaches A.I. to Rap Like Kanye

It's not much of a storyteller, but it's got potential.
Teenager Teaches A.I. to Rap Like Kanye

Teenager Teaches A.I. to Rap Like Kanye

It's not much of a storyteller, but it's got potential.

What we know about the potential new Jay Z album so far

'The Blueprint 4'? Collab album with Beyoncé? We need answers! The post What we know about the potential new Jay Z album so far appeared first on The Daily Dot.
That Time Ice-T Filmed His Friend Running Naked Through a Beehive

That Time Ice-T Filmed His Friend Running Naked Through a Beehive

The rapper detailed some of his infamous "butt naked party stunts" on the season premiere of 'PARTY LEGENDS.'
Rap legend Prodigy dead at 42 from a disease America hasn’t bothered trying to cure

Rap legend Prodigy dead at 42 from a disease America hasn’t bothered trying to cure

Prodigy’s life was about so much more than sickle cell anemia. His death may have been preventable.Mobb Deep’s Prodigy (right) and Havoc (left) on stage at a 2015 show in Italy. CREDIT: Flickr user

Prodigy’s Effortless Swagger

Hua Hsu writes about the rapper Prodigy, née Albert Johnson, of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, who died this week, at the age of forty-two.

First Listen: Jay-Z Claims the “Dad Rapper” Mantle on “4:44”

Carrie Battan reviews the new Jay-Z album, “4:44,” and considers how it reflects his views on fatherhood and middle age.

Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and the Music of Success

Hua Hsu reviews “4:44” and “The Defiant Ones,” and discusses Jay-Z’s and Dr. Dre’s changing careers and narratives as they’ve become businesses themselves.
Try Your Hand at DJing With the Latest Google Doodle
Google Doodle lets you flip through records in search of the perfect beat

Google Doodle lets you flip through records in search of the perfect beat

It all started with a party in 1973. The post Google Doodle lets you flip through records in search of the perfect beat appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Photos of A$AP Twelvyy Mobbing at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Photos of A$AP Twelvyy Mobbing at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Photographer Justin Aversano captured the Harlem rapper in a place of zen and tranquility.

A$AP Ferg’s New Home-Town Anthem with Cam’ron, “Rubber Band Man”

Lauretta Charlton reviews the new A$AP Ferg track “Rubber Band Man,” featuring Cam’ron, from Ferg’s new album, “Still Striving.”

Breaking down the diverse 2017 VMA best new artist nominees

Who ya got? The post Breaking down the diverse 2017 VMA best new artist nominees appeared first on The Daily Dot.