14 Heroic Acts By Rappers

We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous...

  • 14 Heroic Acts By Rappers
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    We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous acts by hip hop stars seldom get the coverage or attention they deserve. A lot of rappers are vocal about their struggle and hard times, but what happens once they make it big? Mainstream rappers make...
  • 15 Superhero References In Hip-Hop
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    The inspiration rappers have drawn from comic book characters over the years is undeniable, whether it be superheroes, villains or relatively normal protagonists who happen to find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Some have even created comic books based on fictionalized versions of themselves, most notably the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole as well as individual members Method Man, Ghostface...
  • Official Tracklist & Features Revealed For 2 Chainz' "Based On A T.R.U. Story"
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    We got a tentative tracklist for 2 Chainz' upcoming Def Jam debut, Based On A T.R.U. Story, the other week. Now you can check out the official tracklist below, which lists all the features, something we were missing from the previous tracklist. The features are pretty solid: Kanye West, The-Dream, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, John Legend and more.Cop the album August 14th! 01. Yuck! (feat. Lil...
  • Drake Breaks Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart Record
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    All eyes were on Drake this weekend as his OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto took place, and some of the biggest names in hip hop came through, and he even dropped the first single off Aaliyah’s upcoming album "Enough Said".  Now Drake is in the news again after 2 Chainz’s single “No Lie”, which features Drizzy, moved to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop...
  • 25 Photos Of Hip-Hop Artists At Prom
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    Summer is about to be in session. University students wrapped up their final days a month or two ago, and high school students followed suit around two weeks ago. For those high school students in their last year, this inevitably means prom and all the things that go with it: limousines, parents taking photos, getting fancy, friends, and general debauchery as the night progresses. Prom isn't for...
  • T-Boz Responds To Rihanna's Twitter Shots
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    A month ago, veteran pop group TLC made some remarks about pop stars these days wearing little to no clothing, with a subtle shot at the main culprit, Rihanna. Rih Rih, ever the outspoken individual, took to Twitter to throw the TLC girls under the bus and expose them as hypocrites. She even went so far as to make her header an image of the TLC groupmates topless, to help prove her point. "Every...
  • Best Friends 4 Life: Frequent Collaborators
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    Summer's basically over, so it's a good time to look back at all the great times you had with your best friends. Whether that was facing a couple blunts before watching a Guardians of the Galaxy bootleg, or maybe laying down a few platinum-selling songs together, good times were definitely had. See, rappers are just like us, they like to chill with their friends and do fun shit. Their idea of fun...
  • Chance The Rapper Explains How Taking Acid Affected "Acid Rap"
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     Rising Chicago emcee, Chance The Rapper, had a major break through recently with the release of his new mixtape Acid Rap. And I'm sure many people have asked themselves what's the correlation between the mixtape's title, and the actual drug itself? Well, in a recent interview with MTV News, Chance talks about how taking acid played a role in the creative process for the...
  • Nicki Minaj Blasts Ransom, Says She's Never Had A Ghostwriter [Update: Ransom Responds]
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    Nicki Minaj definitely isn't one to take shit from anyone. Recently, rapper Ransom dropped a song called "Man Alone" which picked up some buzz around the web for one line in particular, which mentions Ms. Nicki. Ransom has previously collaborated with Nicki in her mixtape days, although he's never quite developed a following like the YMCMB signee. In Ransom's track, he spits, "Before Nicki was...
  • Waka Flocka Disses Gucci Mane During Live Performance At Dipset Concert
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    Recently it seemed like Gucci Mane and his Bricksquad artist Waka Flocka would be no more. Ten days ago, the former rapper tweeted that he had dropped the latter from his label, and Waka also sent out some diss tweets towards Gucci. Shortly following this, after the news had made the rounds on the blogosphere, Gucci Mane's management released a statement claiming that Gucci's Twitter account had...
  • Four New Meek Mill Tracks Surface Online
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    Dreams Worth More Than Money's September 9th release date may be a thing of the past, but that isn't stopping new Meek from finding its way to the internet. Streaming now at 2DopeBoyz, the four new tracks (titled "Am I Wrong," "Stuntin," "Get Clapped," and "Gettin' Money") are presumably off the upcoming LP, but remain unconfirmed by any official sources. Meek is currently serving time for...
  • Jay-Z Announces European "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Tour Dates [Update: North American Tour Dates Revealed]
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    Jay-Z will be heading overseas to see all his European fans, in support of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail this coming October. The album was Hov's first #1 in the UK. The rapper announced European tour dates today, which will run from October 3rd through til October 29th. This will be in suit of his current tour with Justin Timberlake, the "Legend of the Summer" tour. See his tour dates...
  • Footage Of GBE Rapper Lil Reese Stomping Out A Girl Surfaces, Reese Says It's Old
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    It seems that Chief Keef's GBE crew can't stay out of trouble. While Chief Keef has been involved in some dubious situations, such as his fellow Chicago rapper's death, Lil JoJo, this time it's his associate Lil Reese who's catching flack for a new video circulating the internet.Footage from a camera has made its way onto YouTube which shows Lil Reese beating down a girl. In the video, an...
  • Review: 2 Chainz' "Based on a T.R.U. Story"
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    First there were two boys, now there is 2 Chainz.  After taking a break from Playaz Circle, Tity Boi also took a new name.  Armed with the extra glossy moniker he hit the feature circuit and appeared on over seventy-five tracks in two years.  Furthermore, he toured with Drake and talked shop on ESPN, all while promoting the release of his debut solo album.  The Real University allowed 2...
  • Lil Phat Killed In Atlanta
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    Atlanta rapper Lil Phat died last night in an ATL hospital due to fatal gunshot wounds.Reports say that Lil Phat was found in a car in a parking garage with fatal gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Northside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.Witnesses on the scene say they saw two suspects running from the parking garage, police are reviewing...
  • Stream Wale's Album "The Gifted" In Its Entirety
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     Even though the official release date is seven days away, Wale is giving fans the chance to stream his upcoming album, The Gifted, in its entirety. Wale teamed up with iTunes to allow fans and listeners the opportunity to stream his highly anticipated album, The Gifted, a week early. The album is set for a June 25th release date, but can be heard now. The project hosts twenty records and...
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