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City Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks on the steps of City Hall following a ceremony honoring some hip-hop pioneers, March 12, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Jumaane Williams)

City Councilmen, Hip-Hop Legends Push For Creation Of Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx

Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.

03/13/2014

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Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Fallon

Watch Carrie Underwood And Jimmy Fallon Perform Country-Rap ‘Classics’

Did you know that Carrie Underwood and late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon were once a singing duo? And that they specialized in countrified versions of songs by N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Digital Underground?

11/09/2012

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Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Remembered At Manhattan Funeral

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent and Grandmaster Flash were among the stars paying respect to Lighty at his funeral in Manhattan.

09/05/2012

Chris Lighty (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Entertainment)

Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Inside Bronx Home With Gunshot Wound To Head

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who managed Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and others was found dead in an apparent suicide, according to the NYPD.

08/30/2012

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The 5 Best DJs In New York

Leading a large and influential pack of talented spinners are these unique up-and-comers and celebrated pros. Here are the Big The Big Apple’s hottest talents, making it all happen behind the decks.

08/16/2012

Bronx classroom

Teacher Uses Hip Hop To Help NYC Students Pass Regents Exams

For the program Fresh Prep, one teacher created 24 rap songs that review U.S. and global history – hip hop fused with the New York State curriculum to engage hard to reach students.

08/18/2011

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James Rosemond’s Lawyer: My Client Did Not Hire Anyone To Shoot Tupac

Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said Thursday his client did not hire anyone to rob and shoot Shakur.

06/16/2011

Community center in ground floor of apartment building 1520 Sedgwick Avenue is recognized as official birthplace of Hip Hop on August 16, 2007 in the Bronx . (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Birthplace Of Hip-Hop Getting Makeover In The Bronx

A housing group has pledged to restore “dignity” to a Bronx apartment building known as the birthplace of hip-hop.

09/07/2010

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Hip-Hop Mogul Shows Support For Ground Zero Mosque

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is making his support for a proposed mosque near Ground Zero crystal clear through the windows of his apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site.

08/25/2010