Soren Baker

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The News Editor of HipHopDX.com, Soren Baker has had more than 3,500 articles published in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, XXL and The Source. The Maryland native has penned liner notes for albums by 2Pac, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Gang Starr and others. He has also authored 14 books, worked on television programs for VH1 and Fuse and has sold a movie script. Baker is the co-host of Open Bar Radio on 93.5 KDAY in Los Angeles with Xzibit and has written and produced DVDs for Tech N9ne and Chingy.

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The Game Recalls Prince Turning Down A Collaboration Over One Word

The Game says he met with Prince at the office of Universal Music Group executive Doug Morris.

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Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique Attend Pumpkinhead Street Ceremony

UPDATE: Pumpkinhead is honored with a Brooklyn, New York street named after him.

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iLoveMakonnen Disses Drake & OVO

“What’s that nigga album?" ILOVEMAKONNEN says. "What’s that dumb-ass album with the sky shit?”

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DJ Premier Honors Prince With “Unscripted And Unrehearsed” Live Mix

“I want to salute one of the greatest artists in the world, the artist known as Prince,” DJ Premier says.

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Future Shades Ciara & Desiigner During Performance

Future was performing in Syracuse, New York when he referenced the two.

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Will Smith Talked To Prince The Night Before He Died

Will Smith posts a note about Prince.

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A$AP Ferg “Always Strive And Prosper” Album Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

UPDATE #5: A$AP Ferg's album is now available.

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Kanye West Claims Mentioning Wiz Khalifa’s Son During Beef Was A Joke

Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa exchanged what evolved into a personal beef after Wiz Khalifa suggested West's then-titled “WAVES" album title was biting Max B.

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Hip Hop Community In State Of Shock Over Prince's Death

"I can't fucking breathe right now,” Questlove writes.

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Chance The Rapper & Common Honored By Chicago Murals

The paintings are part of a public arts project on the city’s South Side.

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Digable Planets Announces Reunion Tour

The group reunited for a New Year’s Eve show in Seattle.

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RZA & Martin Shkreli Sued Over “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"; Shkreli Dropped From Lawsuit

UPDATE: Artist Jason Koza is still seeking damages and profits from the album.

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DJ Khaled Discusses Role On Beyonce's "Formation" Tour

"I got everybody on it but I can tell you this,” DJ Khaled says of his "Major Key" album, "I got the ones they can’t get too."

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Reebok’s Director of Entertainment Marketing Explains Kendrick Lamar Deal

"His music has a message,” says Damion Presson, Reebok’s Director of Entertainment Marketing, "and we wanted to make sure we were taking into consideration the things that were important to him."

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Kurupt, Ghostface Killah & Killah Priest’s Weed Partner Dr. Zodiak Explains His Business Model

EXCLUSIVE: "It’s twice as strong and it’s going to put you on your ass,” Dr. Zodiak says of Kurupt’s Moonrock compared to other weed.

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DJ Quik & Problem “Rosecrans” EP Stream, Cover Art & Tracklist

UPDATE: The Game, Wiz Khalifa and Bad Lucc are among those who join the Compton, California duo on the project.

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Video Of DJ Khaled Saying He’s Joining Beyonce’s “Formation” Tour Removed

DJ Khaled cites how “THEY” hated on him in a since-removed video saying he’ll tour with Beyonce.

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Havoc & The Alchemist “The Silent Partner” Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist

Prodigy, Method Man and Cormega are set to appear on the project.

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Apple Music Version Of Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Altered

Changes have been made to two songs on Kanye West’s 2013 album.

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Two Reported Bobby Shmurda Associates Convicted Of Murder

“The jurors in this trial heard evidence describing a cold blooded murder, wild gunplay and a terrifying disregard for the safety of innocent bystanders,” Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan in a statement.

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