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The Unbearable Realness of Beanie Sigel

I like to think there’s a universe where Philadelphia got the Beanie Sigel who could have been: a world where B-Si is operating a media […]

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Rapper Future Remixes Rocky Theme

Just in time for the release of Creed at the end of the month, Atlanta rapper Future has taken the original Rocky theme, that triumphal tune […]

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Straight Outta Compton Sucks, And Here’s Why

You don’t need me to write out the lyrics between the line breaks. And you probably don’t need me to write out the tales of […]

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New Drake Track Disses Meek Mill and the Phillies

The feud between Drake and Philly rapper Meek Mill is heating up after Meek tweeted last week that Drake uses a ghostwriter to write his […]

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Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def Coming to Union Transfer for Summer Recess Concert [CANCELLED]

UPDATE: [7/6/2015, 11:30 am]: We received a message from the organizers of the show saying that, “due to circumstances beyond Little Giant Creative’s control, the […]

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Throwback Hip-Hop Edition

A few weeks ago, I was listening to 107.9 on the radio when I learned they’d recently become a station solely dedicated to throwback hip […]

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Public Enemy and Naughty by Nature Team Up for All-Stars of Hip-Hop

Get ready for some old school jams: The Annual All-Stars of Hip Hop concert returns on Sunday, January 18th. The just-announced lineup will feature Public Enemy, Naughty by […]

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Artist Puts Up Site-Specific Rap Quotes Around Philly

One of Will Smiths site-specific lyrics installed in exact location. #therapquotes @jadapsmith http://t.co/Gyr5Zvu3qY pic.twitter.com/RkmOk3qaCr — The Rap Quotes (@TheRapQuotes) August 19, 2014 Artist Jay Shells […]

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Gil Scott-Heron, Godfather of Hip-Hop, Would Have Been 65

A version of this article ran on phillymag.com in March 2012. When he first told America in 1970 that “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” […]

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LGBT Black History Month Spotlight:
7 Questions With Activist and Artist Christian Lovehall (aka Wordz the
Poet Emcee)

In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight an influential black mover and shaker in the city. On […]

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A Gay Plot in New Rap Video

A new rap video from Murs tells the story of two gay men, and the impact of homophobia.

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Watch: Tom Charles

Philly hip hop artist Tom Charles has a new video for his song Don’t Ask.

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Jay-Z on Gay Marriage

As hip-hop legend Jay-Z announced a live two-day Philly music festival for Labor Day weekend on the steps of the Art Museum yesterday, he also […]

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Weekend Roundup

Friday, April 27 MANNA hosts a “Meals That Matter” tailgate party (5 p.m.) on 23rd and Ranstead with members of the Philadelphia Eagles, Eagles Cheerleaders […]

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Is All Fair in Rap?

Tyler the Creator didn’t make too many gay fans last year after his songs were found to be littered with misogynist and homophobic rants. But […]