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The Sugar Hill Gang performs the MTV Networks UpFront at The Theater at Madison Square Garden May 05, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Sugarhill Gang Member, Hip-Hop Pioneer Big Bank Hank Dies At 57

Big Bank Hank, a member of the pioneering hip-hop group the Sugarhill Gang responsible for one of the most popular rap songs of all time, “Rapper’s Delight,” has died of complications of cancer in New Jersey Tuesday at the age of 57.

11/11/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Rutgers Opera Student Sings Some Rap Classics

After impressing the guys with his pipes over the phone last week, Rutgers opera student Stephen Saharic earned himself an invite to the Allstate Studio.

WFAN–11/06/2014

Jay-Z

New Yorkers Join Jay-Z As He Raps For 6 Hours At Chelsea Gallery

Some New Yorkers were lucky enough Wednesday to spend six hours with Jay-Z as he rapped at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, for what was to become part of a music video.

07/10/2013

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Says ‘Night Train’ Fits Where He’s At Right Now

For Jason Aldean, album titles have meaning, and so he says the song “Night Train” simply “fit my career” at this point in time.

10/18/2012

Colt Ford (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The 3 Reasons Behind Colt Ford’s Success As New Album Becomes #1 Best Seller

Colt Ford’s latest album, ‘Declaration of Independence’ is has become a #1 best seller, despite minimal airtime support. Find out what three elements he embraces to ensure his success.

08/21/2012

Seniors rap for the New York Giants (credit: CBS 2)

Seniors Honor Super Bowl-Bound Giants With Rap Video

Residents at Cedar Crest Retirement Community are giving the New York Giants a senior Super Bowl shout-out. The rapping retirees, ages 74 to 91, have spent decades supporting Big Blue.

01/31/2012

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LL Cool J: From Radio To The Big Screen (And Everywhere In Between)

LL Cool J has sold millions of albums and made a name for himself in fashion, films and television. He continues his success as the host of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, February 12 on CBS.

01/23/2012

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters And Others Announced As GRAMMYs Performers

GRAMMY nominees Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Sunday, February 12 on CBS.

01/18/2012

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

Ja Rule Sentenced For Failing To File Income Tax Returns

The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, admitted in March that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million that he earned between 2004 and 2006 while living in Saddle River.

07/18/2011

Rapper Ja Rule (credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Rapper Ja Rule Sentenced To Prison In NYC Gun Case

The platinum-selling rapper and actor was sentenced Wednesday to up to 2 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to attempted criminal weapon possession.

06/08/2011

Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jay-Z Eyes More Grammy Wins

(Matt Sheret) – Jay-Z is likely to be one of the big winners at this year’s Grammy Awards. Eminem is the only other performer in the field with the kind of reach that rap’s premier […]

02/03/2011