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  • 90s nostalgia: Big Sean recreates Martin for "Play No Games"
    90s nostalgia: Big Sean recreates Martin for "Play No Games"
    Santa Monica born Detroit bred, Sean Michael Leonard “Big Sean” Anderson has hopped into the 1990s time machine.Since releasing his debut album, Finally Famous in 2011, Sean has been riding a wave of success. With his third and current...
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    They won't stop, because they can't stop: Diddy and his Bad Boy clique reunite
    The Microsoft Theater in LA is still sizzling as the 2015 BET Awards exploded from the venue on June 28, 2015. Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, this year's events were nothing short of surprising.The “Bad Boy for life...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: Country Grammar by Nelly
    Today in Hip Hop History: Country Grammar by Nelly
    Released on June 27, 2000, Nelly's Country Grammar introduced stylistic wordplay which derived from his St Louis upbringing. Containing Southern drawl and Midwestern twang, the album's lyical content incorporates both urban and country...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: Mecca and the Soul Brother by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
    Today in Hip Hop History: Mecca and the Soul Brother by Pete Rock & CL Smooth
    The debut album from Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mecca and the Soul Brother has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. Released on June 9, 1992, the album was mostly produced by Pete Rock and executive produced by...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: Strictly Business by EMPD
    Today in Hip Hop History: Strictly Business by EMPD
    Over the years, New York Emcees Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith known to us as EPMD, have certainly earned their place in hip hop. Releasing hit after hit seems effortless these days, but when did it begin? Managed early on by Russell Simmons'...
  • Hillcrest Herald Staff 1972
    200 and counting.
    That is correct. This is the 200th article published by Examiner.com on this page. It has taken over four years and a lot of dogged determination to make it to this point. This Springfield boy was unemployed and checking the internet for job...
  • Today in Hip Hop History:  Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP
    Today in Hip Hop History: Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP
    Released on May 23, 2000, a year after Eminem's breakout album The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP proved to more successful than its predecessor. Featuring a stirring combination of fiction, humor, horror, satire and documentary, much...
  • Wiz Khalifa steals the 2015 Billboard Awards with emotional Paul Walker tribute
    Wiz Khalifa steals the 2015 Billboard Awards with emotional Paul Walker tribute
    Broadcasted live on Sunday, May 17, 2015 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was full of emotions as well as excitement. Hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, the evening's festivities featured...
  • Rest peacefully Blues master: B.B. King 1925-2015
    Rest peacefully Blues master: B.B. King 1925-2015
    With his Gibson ES-355 guitar “Lucille” in tow, 16 time Grammy winner Riley B. “B.B.” King has enchanted the music world for years. Blessed with supreme prowess, King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987...
  • Today in Hip Hop history: Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    Today in Hip Hop history: Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    A hip-hop classic filled with street knowledge venom and ultra funk, Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is a timeless, riveting hip hop exercise in angst and honesty. Regardless of very limited promotion, and airplay, the album reached...
  • Today in Hip Hop History: "Slam" by Onyx
    Today in Hip Hop History: "Slam" by Onyx
    "Slam, da duh duh, da duh duhLet the boys be boysSlam, da duh duh, da duh duhMake noise b-boys"Hailing from South Jamaica, Queens, New York, Onyx was originally composed of East Coast rappers Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr, and Sonny Seeza ...
  • The 'Scene of the could'a been Crime'
    A tragedy waiting to happen
    Dear Reader: You could save a life today. Please pass this on to anyone you think might know of someone in the Aiken, South Carolina and surrounding area who owns a white over bright yellow Toyota or Toyota-like vehicle. The following &ldquo...
  • Today In Hip Hop History: Illmatic by: Nas
    Today In Hip Hop History: Illmatic by: Nas
    Nasir bin “Nas” Olu Dara Jones has thrilled us for years as an innovative rapper, songwriter, record producer. This is no surprise on the account that his music flows through his veins as the son of jazz musician Olu Dara, who...
  • The Godfather of Hip Hop turns 60
    The Godfather of Hip Hop turns 60
    What is hip hop music? To many, hip hop is strictly known as rapping. But it is actually developed as a subculture defined by six key elements: Rapping, Djing, break dancing, graffiti writing, sampling and beatboxing.With its many definitions, one...
  • Memorable Hip hop classics: "Basketball" by Kurtis Blow
    Memorable Hip hop classics: "Basketball" by Kurtis Blow
    “Basketball is my favorite sportI like the way they dribble up and down the courtJust like I'm the King on the microphoneSo is Dr. J and Moses MaloneI like Slam dunks, take me to the hoopMy favorite play is the alley oopI like the pick...
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