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Video: Nas Reflects On His Debut Album On Fuse’s “Illmatic At 20″

Written by Nigel D. / 04.16.14

Nas and several others from music industry reflect on, “Illmmatic.” Check part two and three below.

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Video: Illmatic XX (Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q & More Speak On Illmatic)

Written by Nigel D. / 04.11.14

Check out our special feature with Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and more as they reflect on the twentieth anniversary of “Illmatic”.

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CNN’s Chicagoland: Chief Keef And Lil JoJo Conflict

Written by Nigel D. / 04.03.14

Lil JoJo was killed after taunting his rap rivals. The people he targeted were associated with rap superstar Chief Keef.

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Video: The Tanning Of America Ep 4. – All Around The World

Written by Nigel D. / 02.28.14

2000 – present: From Eminem to hip hop empires; Sean John and Rocawear; Vitamin Water and Beats by Dre; hip hop slang pervades the culture; Ice Cube, Ice T and Queen Latifah become loveable TV and film stars; the dawn of a new political movement in hip hop; Vote or Die; Hurricane Katrina and the election of the first African American president.
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Thoughts on the full, “The Tanning Of America,” documentary? Interesting to see how big the influence Hip Hop has on our society has grown. Record sales aren’t what they used to be but artists have found several other streams of revenue. What do you think is next for Hip Hop?

Video: The Tanning Of America Part 1 & 2
Video: The Tanning Of America Part 3

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Video: The Tanning Of America Part 3

Written by Nigel D. / 02.27.14

1993 – 1999: The rise of Snoop and Dr. Dre, hip hop hits the suburbs; Tommy Hilfiger turns hip hop fashion into millions; Biggie and Puffy, Jay and Nas, Ghetto Fabulous and Bling; the influence of music videos; Vibe magazine; the rise of FUBU and Jacob the Jeweler; Will Smith saving the world in Independence Day; Mariah Carey teams with OBD to create “hip pop” and Time Magazine proclaiming America as a “hip hop nation.”
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Part three of, “The Tanning Of America,” brought back a lot of memories since it highlighted the era I grew up in and when Hip Hop blew up.

Video: The Tanning Of America Part 1 & 2

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Video: The Tanning Of America Part 1 & 2

Written by Nigel D. / 02.26.14

1970 – 1986: From Blaxploitation films through groundbreaking television like All in the Family and The Jeffersons; racial strife in New York city and the birth of hip hop; the rise of Def Jam and Run DMC breaking thru on MTV; the 80′s success of Eddie Murphy and the Cosby Show; Run DMC collaborate with Aerosmith; Run DMC signs a sponsorship deal with Adidas.

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Check below for part 2 of 4.
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Video: Welcome To Chiraq Ep. 1

Written by Nigel D. / 01.22.14

In the first part of Noisey’s 8-part documentary Chiraq, we head to Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, to meet Chief Keef, arguably one of the biggest rappers in the drill scene.

Unfortunately at the time, Chief was facing legal trouble, so we instead found Young Chop, a producer credited with shaping drill music, and he gives us an overview of the scene. Later, fellow 3Hunna members Lil Durk and Lil Reese expand on Chop’s thoughts, and we learn extensively about the violence surrounding the area, and the social and cultural challenges the city faces.
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