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Top 5 Songs Performed By The Roots

The legendary Roots crew has given fans a lot to talk about in the past decade, having released over 11 albums as well as becoming the house band for late night comic Jimmy Fallon, there’s […]

09/10/2014

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Courts are Allowing Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials

Notice to the rappers of the world: be careful of what you write about, as it could very well land you behind bars instead of penning them, even if the lyrics have no direct correlation to the alleged crime.

01/17/2014

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Nas Honored With Harvard Hip-Hop Fellowship

Harvard’s new Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, which will “fund scholars and artists who show productive scholarship and creative potential in the arts in connection with hip-hop.”

07/17/2013

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R.I.P. “Mac Daddy”: Top 5 Kris Kross Videos

Condolences: Rapper “Mac Daddy” of Kris Kross has passed away. Here are our five favorite videos from the group.

V 101.9–05/02/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Is There Room For Feelings In Hip-Hop?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Emotions in hip-hop aren’t exactly new. Tupac’s “Dear Mama” was one of […]

01/29/2013

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The Best Of 2012: Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Of 2012

See the top 20 best Hip-Hop and R&B songs of 2012 here, and then let us know what songs you loved over the year!

12/26/2012

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Lupe Fiasco’s New Music Has Old Hip Hop Flare

Long gone are the days of the lyrical street preachers. With the exception of a few noble MCs, the hip hop artist of today is a sad misrepresentation of the art form.

09/26/2012

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Black Music Month: V101.9 Salutes The Notorious B.I.G.

June is Black Music Month as we are down to our last three artists and all of them are icons. Today’s artist is credited for saving East Coast Hip-Hop. This is another V101.9 Black Music Month moment.

06/27/2012

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See It, Rent It, Skip It: The Art of Rap

Ice-T makes his directorial debut in Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, a documentary that pays tribute to the lyrical masters of hip hop culture.

06/19/2012

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Black Music Month: V101.9 Salutes LL Cool J

June is Black Music Month as we continue to honor some of the greatest artists ever. We end the week with our first Hip-Hop entry who was definitely one of the pioneers of the genre.

06/08/2012

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