May 15th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
"When you take north, east, west, south/and put it all together and it spell newwwwws!" - Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Brooklyn Zoo II"
Know what else spell(s) news? A star-powered hip-hop festival announcing that two rap legends - not figurative legends, mind you; one's been dead eight years, the other 18 - will perform this fall.
August 7th, 2012
10:28 AM ET
Lupe Fiasco doesn’t shy away from the contentious on the first track off his new album.
The lyrics to “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” run the gamut from Native American poverty to Catholic Church child abuse to the causes of the Iraq War, but one of the track’s biggest controversies came not from the words but the beat.
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