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section of Sedgwick Ave in the South Bronx to be co-named Hip Hop Boulevard

To honor DJ Kool Herc and the Bronx's contributions to hip hop in general, a section of Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx will be co-named Hip Hop Boulevard, NY1 repo...

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NYC hip hop roundup: Mobb Deep, Bodega Bamz, Joey Fatts, Smoke DZA, eMC, Kool G Rap, Cakes Da Killa & more

As always, NYC has a good amount of upcoming local hip hop shows and tours passing through. Here's a rundown of some of the cool stuff coming up...

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Netflix orders hip hop drama ‘The Get Down’ from ‘Moulin Rouge’ director Baz Luhrmann (watch a teaser)

FOX's pulpy hip hop music biz drama Empire has been a surprise smash, making rap a suddenly hot commodity on mainstream network TV. That's good news for Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, who had been trying to bring a hip hop series to the screen for the better part of a decade...

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hip hop roundup: Ab-Soul, French Montana, Juicy J, CyHi the Prynce, Ratking, Krayzie Bone, Biz Markie, SZA & more

Ab-Soul in Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

There's never a lack of great hip hop shows going on in NYC. Here's a roundup of a few of the good ones coming up, plus a handful of new tracks and videos from artists who will be here soon...

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hip hop roundup: Danny Brown, Drake, Eve, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Nick Speed, Blitz, Stalley, Gunplay, Bilal & more

Danny Brown's Old is one of the most anticipated rap albums of the year, and while holding your breath for a rap release is never a good idea (we've got our fingers crossed for that September 30 release date though), we're feeling one step closer to Old actually seeing the light of day, now that it's officially got album artw...

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“Making it rain” is a legitimate taxable expense?

I love what I do. But it might be time to think about career advancement if other jobs have perks like these:Rapper Jim Jones is figuring out how to deal with Uncle Sam next month, and he's considering deducting expenses on his income tax for making it rain...

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Chris Lighty, RIP

Chris Lighty, RIP

Word is spreading and VIBE magazine is confirming that Violater Management founder Chris Lighty has passed away. Lighty has worked with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B, has been named checked in many songs, and leaves behind a veritable who's who of clients past and present...

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Phish & Jay-Z will meet again (sort of/maybe) @ MSG tonight

The 7th Annual Jammy Awards are happening tonight (May 7) at the The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden (jam bands + grammys = jammys), and some people seem to think Phish are going to reunite and play since they're being honored at the shindig...

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Happy Passover – MP3s from So Called’s The Seder

DOWNLOAD: Who Knows One? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The 10 Plagues featuring Killah Priest (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Passout for Passover (MP3)
"Passover starts Monday night at sundown...

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