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South China Morning Post
'Laowai Style' - One American's mission to share the power of comedy in China
Jesse Appell is an American in Beijing looking to bridge the gap between West and East in an unorthodox way - through a nonstop barrage of comedy.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
The Top Rap Albums of 2013: J. Cole
Born Sinner sees J. Cole step up as one of hip-hop's premier storytellers. Songs such as "Villuminati" and "Land of the Snakes" coast along with the kind of lyrical prowess that defined the likes of Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. Cole's got a real knack for stitching together a narrative, and that's
Rip + Gone Too Soon The Most Shocking Murders In Music History
It's always difficult when beloved musicians pass away before their time, but it's even more tragic when they're taken from us with a senseless act of violence.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
How R. Kelly Lost His Edge
R. Kelly has consistently been one of the most forward-thinking artists in R&B, , a singer who makes up new rules as he goes.
House Tours: Inside Chelsea's Sexy, Scandalous, $6 Million Black Apartment
Former advertising exec Cindy Gallop bought a raw open-plan loft created when the 23rd Street Y-yes, of Village People fame-was converted in 2005.
Chance the Rapper at First Avenue, 12/9/13
Chicago's Chance the Rapper made a huge impression this year with Acid Rap , a tightly realized mixtape that floored critics and fans alike.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Jay Z's Robinson Cano Deal Could Offset 'Big Pimpin' Lawsuit
We believe it was the philosopher Notorious B.I.G. who first widely publicized the "Mo Money Mo Problems" doctrine back in 1996.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Happy Birthday Jay Z: Here Are 44 Reasons To Celebrate
So what do you get the man who has everything? On Wednesday Jay Z is celebrating his 44th birthday and we at MTV News racked our brains trying to come up with the perfect gift idea.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Kanye West Didn't Like The Beats For Notorious B.I.G.'s...
Kanye West media blitz continues. His latest interview was with Atlanta's V103 radio station.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Suge Knight: I Helped Make "Ready To Die" + Talks Kendrick Lamar
Suge Knight is such a indomitable character that even his interview outtakes can shake Hip Hop history.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Trend Hunter Magazine
Iconic Rapper Snapbacks - The SSUR Notorious Snapback Pays Tribute to Biggie Smalls
These sleek rapper snapbacks offer hip hop fans a chance to wear accessories that pay tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. Modern fashion has a unique way of referencing styles and icons of the past, and these iconic rapper snapbacks are some great examples of how popular rappers can influence music and and culture.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
[News] Kurupt Says Tha Dogg Pound's "New York, New York" Was Not A Diss Song
Kurupt says that Tha Dogg Pound's "New York, New York" song was a tribute to New York and that the tenor of the video changed once they were shot at in New York City.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Riffin' and Samplin': Danny Brown Raps Bob Dylan, and Jimmy Page Remixes Biggie
On Friday, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page released "Ramblize," a remix/mashup of the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" and Led Zep's "Ramble On," with Page's guitar and Robert Plant's vocals sliced up into little pieces to make a lithe, serviceable, boom-bap-suggestive hip-hop beat, with scratching and everything.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The Hype Behind Brooklyn Rapper Ta Styles
From the same borough in New York City as both Jay Z and The Notorious B.I.G, Ta Styles is carrying on the Brooklyn tradition.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Jimmy Page Releases Rap Mash-up 'Rambalize' [News]
Guitar icon Jimmy Page recently unveiled a mash-up of classic Led Zeppelin tune " Ramble On " and late rapper Notorious B.I.G. 's " Hypnotize " track.
The Smoking Gun
DOCUMENT: Cocaine Trafficker Cops To Shooting Suge Knight
NOVEMBER 12--A cooperating witness has told federal investigators that he shot rap mogul Suge Knight at a 2005 party hosted by Kanye West at a swanky Miami Beach hotel, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Kendrick Lamar Boycotted Gq Men Of The Year Over 'Offensive' Article
Rapper Kendrick Lamar refused to attend the Gq Men of the Year party and pick up his top rapper honour last week over an "offensive" article.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
[News] The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" Gets A Led Zeppelin Remix
Jimmy Page, the frontman for Led Zeppelin, has reportedly remixed The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 selection "Hypnotize" off the rapper's Life After Death album, according to xxlmag.com .
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Watch: Rare Footage Of The Notorious B.I.G. Surfaces
Blowing the dust off this 1995 reel, a show titled Passengers placed the spotlight on the Notorious B.I.G. for their "youth-oriented show."