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  • 10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
    The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
  • Actor Marcc Rose Cast As Tupac In "Straight Outta Compton"
    Actor Marcc Rose Cast As Tupac In "Straight Outta Compton"
    Jun 22, 2015 at 02:05pm
    Most of the key roles in the upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, were filled last summer, but it now appears that the film will feature smaller appearances by other noteworthy rappers of the day.
  • A Former LAPD Detective Believes He Knows Who Shot Tupac
    A Former LAPD Detective Believes He Knows Who Shot Tupac
    Jun 18, 2015 at 07:15pm
    Scores of theories regarding Tupac's murder that fateful Las Vegas night in 1996 have circulated over the years, from the vaguely compelling to the utterly insane. Now Vice reports that a former LAPD detective named Russell Poole says he believes he knows the identity of the perpetrators.
  • #TBT: 2Pac's Deep Cuts
    #TBT: 2Pac's Deep Cuts
    Jun 18, 2015 at 01:48pm
    On Tupac's birthday a couple days ago, we celebrated by making a list of his most influential tracks."California Love," "Changes," and "Keep Ya Head Up" were a few of the most influential tracks 2Pac created, but there's a whole lot more than to his output than just the hits. Today, we've decided to honor him by taking a peak at some of his lesser-known cuts. 
  • Jhene Aiko Recreates Iconic Tupac Photos
    Jhene Aiko Recreates Iconic Tupac Photos
    Jun 16, 2015 at 02:35pm
    Jhene Aiko was too young to watch Tupac's career unfold, but like many younger people that have grown to admire the late west coast rapper, her obsession came after watching the documentary, Tupac Resurrection.
  • Happy Birthday Tupac: His 10 Most Influential Tracks
    Happy Birthday Tupac: His 10 Most Influential Tracks
    Jun 16, 2015 at 02:23pm
    Tupac Shakur's influence can't really be measured by any sort of numbers. Sure, he's had five #1 albums and countless singles, but his impact goes deeper than that; it even goes deeper than rap. Tracks like "Brenda's Got A Baby" is just one example of Tupac crafting somewhat of a PSA for his listeners. With real lyrical substance, the track worked to tell the tragic tale of a twelve year old who had a child. It's a gut-wrenching story, but an important one for the community to hear.
  • Chris Brown Decided To Post Photoshopped Picture Of Himself, Tupac & Suge Knight
    Chris Brown Decided To Post Photoshopped Picture Of Himself, Tupac & Suge Knight
    Jun 10, 2015 at 12:21pm
    Chris Brown's antics get him in the news on the daily, from a public argument with former girl Karrueche Tran the other week, to some unkind words about Caitlyn Jenner (which elicited a response from Kylie Jenner), to 
  • 15 Deaths That Shook Up The Rap Game
    15 Deaths That Shook Up The Rap Game
    Jun 9, 2015 at 07:57pm
    Unfortunately, a fair amount of talented hip-hop artists have passed away over the years. There's no easy way around it, but fame and fortune sometimes take the ultimate toll on an individual. We've seen it happen all too often over the years, and just today, we found out about the passing of an underground MC Pumpkinhead.
  • Eminem's Top 5 Songs From Movie Soundtracks
    Eminem's Top 5 Songs From Movie Soundtracks
    Jun 2, 2015 at 06:09pm
    Eminem's lengthy career has been littered with various endeavors, but the projects he attaches himself too always seem to make sense-- he's not out here making frivolous moves just 'cause. From producing for select artists, to forming his own label Shady Records, to working on movies like "8 Mile," it's usually something that hits home for Em. It was announced the other month that the rapper would be executive producing the upcoming film, "Southpaw," which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whittaker and Rachel McAdams.
  • New Film "7Dayz" To Focus On The Last Week Of Tupac's Life
    New Film "7Dayz" To Focus On The Last Week Of Tupac's Life
    May 19, 2015 at 03:50pm
    Time and time again, we've seen Tupac-focused films falter very soon out of the gate, so hopefully things are different this time around. Gobi Rahimi, who directed the "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted video, among others, is now trying to fund a film called "7Dayz" that will focus on the last week of the West Coast legend's life.  On his Indiegogo page, Rahimi writes:
  • 10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks
    10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks
    May 16, 2015 at 01:38pm
    What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible? Well, it does exist in some form. While hip hop is almost defined by its drums, there are instances where rapping takes place over an absence of drums. Whether it's Nas kicking off his Untitled album or Outkast getting galactic on ATLiens, some cool tracks have been created without that classic boom-bap rhythm.
  • Hey Mama: The Chillest Rapper Moms
    Hey Mama: The Chillest Rapper Moms
    May 10, 2015 at 11:49am
    Mother's Day is upon us.
  • Kendrick Lamar Reveals Which "TPAB" Song He'd Want Tupac On, Covers Mass Appeal
    Kendrick Lamar Reveals Which "TPAB" Song He'd Want Tupac On, Covers Mass Appeal
    Apr 28, 2015 at 03:04pm
    Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is an album so dense, every interview with the rapper is bound to reveal something new about the politically-charged LP. Lamar appears on the cover of the new issue of Mass Appeal, and he shares plenty more commentary on his new album in the magazine's cover story.
  • Kendrick Lamar Explains "The Blacker The Berry", "Mortal Man" & More
    Kendrick Lamar Explains "The Blacker The Berry", "Mortal Man" & More
    Apr 1, 2015 at 04:56pm
    Yesterday, MTV released Part 1 of their interview with Kendrick Lamar, in which the Compton rapper revealed the meaning behind the To Pimp a Butterfly album title and the initial title of Tu Pimp a Caterpillar (acronym for Tupac).
  • Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title
    Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title
    Mar 31, 2015 at 07:48pm
    To Pimp a Butterfly is still sitting at #1 on the charts, though two weeks after its release, Kendrick Lamar just shared some revelatory information about his most ambitious project to date. In an interview with MTV, Kendrick explains the original title of the album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar, the initials of which spell out Tupac, who, of course, made an appearance on the album's final track "Mortal Man".
  • New Tupac Music Is On The Way
    New Tupac Music Is On The Way
    Mar 28, 2015 at 12:53pm
    We recently heard Tupac make an appearance on "Mortal Man", the last track off Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. The recording was taken from a 1994 interview, but it was still chilling to hear Shakur's voice almost 20 years after his death. Now, according to Billboard, we could be hearing brand new Tupac music in the near future. 
  • Analyzing The Hidden Influences On Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
    Analyzing The Hidden Influences On Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly"
    Mar 19, 2015 at 05:09pm
    Kendrick Lamar’s latest installment into his discography To Pimp a Butterfly has only been a part of the Hip Hop world less than a week and yet critics, fans, and fellow musicians alike aren’t shying away from heralding it as a modern day classic.
  • The 10 Best Movie Cameos By Rappers
    The 10 Best Movie Cameos By Rappers
    Mar 17, 2015 at 01:08pm
    Yesterday, we learned that Kanye West would be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel to one of Ben Stiller's best-loved movies: "Zoolander." It won't be the first time Mr.
  • Listen To The Tupac Interview Sampled On Kendrick Lamar's "Mortal Man"
    Listen To The Tupac Interview Sampled On Kendrick Lamar's "Mortal Man"
    Mar 16, 2015 at 01:30pm
    One of the most interesting moments on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly comes in the lengthy closer, "Mortal Man," when he simulates a conversation with Tupac by sampling a rare interview with the West Coast legend. As the album opener, "Wesley's Theory," includes a sound bite from Dr. Dre, the album is bookended by quotes from two of Cali's greatest. 
  • Classic Rotation: 2Pac's "Me Against The World"
    Classic Rotation: 2Pac's "Me Against The World"
    Mar 14, 2015 at 10:24am
    On March 14th, 1995, Tupac Shakur released some of his finest work in the form of Me Against The World. The album, which is considered by many as his magnum opus, is comprised of 15 tracks on which Shakur wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s always had a way of conveying his emotions in their rawest form, a rarity in a rap scene that is littered with superficial tall tales. 
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