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Troy Ave Explains Why New York Rap Wasn't Respected As The Best

Exclusive: Troy Ave says his music is like heroin and also weighs in on being compared to 50 Cent.

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Ed Lover Divulges Jeezy & DJ Drama Beef Spawned "C'Mon Son!" Series

Exclusive: Ed Lover recalls the impact of "Yo! MTV Raps," and iconic interviews with both Bill Cosby and Oprah Winfrey.

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N.O.R.E. Says "Big Pun Bullied His Way" Onto "Banned From TV"

Exclusive: N.O.R.E. gives his thoughts on working with Chris Rivers and details how Big Pun landed a cameo verse on his debut solo album.

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Cipha Sounds Shares Motivation Behind His Improv Series

Exclusive: Cipha Sounds details how he managed to combine artists like 2 Chainz and Trinidad James with members from New York's Upright Citizen's Brigade.

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Peter Gunz Says He Kept Cory Gunz Quiet To Avoid Jail Time

Exclusive: Peter Gunz admonishes New York rappers to stop crying and reveals how his role on "Love & Hip Hop" impacts his family.

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Get Your Mind Right: Hip Hop & Mental Illness

There's often shame and guilt associated with mental health issues. But as the country becomes more transparent about mental illness Hip Hop should follow suit.

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Heaven And Hell: Hip Hop's Difficulty With Christianity

From Mase to Lecrae and No Malice, both listeners and emcees often have a hard time reconciling Hip Hop with a message of Christianity.

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Maino Clarifies Lil' Kim-Inspired "I Still Love You" Track, Changing Rap Trends

Exclusive: Maino says there was nothing romantic about his recent tribute to Kim, and how for many of today's star rappers, "smoking weed is the closest they've come to committing a crime."

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Know The Ledge: A 20 Year Retrospective On "Juice"

After upwards of nearly 400 viewings, DX's Lakeia Brown looks back at what we've learned from "Juice" during the week of the film's 20th anniversary.

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Loyalty And Betrayal: A Debate On The Future Of J. Cole

Despite a lukewarm reception from critics, J. Cole appealed to a passionate fan base and won with a number one debut album. But will those passionate fans remain loyal to him?

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Color Lines: Does BET Do More Harm Than Good?

One writer looks at BET's history in hopes of determining if the network is letting its core viewers down or if they just have unrealistic expectations.

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Movie Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest consists of four members: Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip and Jarobi. A-E-I-O-U and sometimes Y.” This film explores the Y's behind the iconic Hip Hop group.

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