Ice Cube the actor faces off with Ice Cube the rapper

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Friday 22 November 2013

I think Ice Cube has a bit of an identity crisis on his hands. This video makes it pretty obvious. This is a sort of music video, a really weird music video. Between the gangster rap lyrics and family-friendly video clips, Ice Cube can’t decide if he’s a bad boy or a family man. What […]

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Don’t forget the rap lyrics, Google

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 10 October 2013

As Google Search SVP Amit Singhal wrote in a blog post unveiling Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm: ‘Now you can ask any question on the powerful little device in your pocket’. Naturally, we decided to ask Google how well it was into rap by running searches of iconic rap lyrics. Obviously we get a kick out […]

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Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky talk about life, girls, and, erm, girls

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By Brian Jerome in Video on Thursday 1 August 2013

Two of the rap games bigger up-and-comers, Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky, are no strangers to being lavish, eye grabbing, and bold. Noisey’s YouTube channel had a creative idea to sit the two young lyricists down in a multi-part series to talk about everything from girls to rock stars, to drug experiences to Ol’ Dirty […]

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Inspirational rap lyrics that are anything but

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 5 July 2013

This is perfect: the most banal lyrics from rap tunes, superimposed against beautifully lit, inspirational pictures. Not sure who’s behind this brilliant Tumblr, but he or she sure has the mordant mission of ‘celebrating the poetic beauty of rap lyrics’ down pat.

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Bun B’s Jumbo Coloring and Rap Coloring Book

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Rapper Bun B and music critic Shea Serrano teamed up for Bun B’s Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity Tumblr, a collection of rap coloring and activity pages you can print out and color. The actual book will be out this fall. Start the kids young, we say.

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Info-rap-ics: Rap infographic

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 4 May 2013

So, this is it: ‘The wisdom of rappers quantified’. These mini-infographics by Srahhh will get you guessing the song origins from whence they sprung. Hint: there’s a bit of BIG, a bit of MC Hammer, a bit of Nelly and a bit of Coolio.

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Awesome video for new Diplo single: Set It Off

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By The Retar Crew in New Music on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Wow. This video is awesome. Well, if you like incredibly sexy girls and a super hot beats. Nah, probably not for you. Props to director Ryan Staake. Please make a part two and let us audition for the role of the pole.

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New music by The Retar Crew

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Thursday 3 January 2013

The Retar Crew is a Chicago-based hip hop group comprised of MCs/actors J.Q., G.Q., P.O. and Jackson. The Crew has built a rabid following via their YouTube channel and by offering regular free music downloads via their Website. Their most recent download is entitled Lake Effect.

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The Rap Board

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By Margarita Peker in Cool Websites on Monday 21 November 2011

The Rap Board is one of those gifts from the internet that, in theory, you think you don’t need or want. But before you go digging for the receipt whilst fantasising about your exchange gift, I strongly urge you to give it a go. Quite simply, The Rap Board is a soundboard of rapper catch-phrases […]

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Lil Boosie

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 14 October 2010

I’m not a hip-hop expert. I’m just a suburban kid who listened to a fair share of it growing up. I loved ’90s hip-hop. It seemed grittier and more interesting than the materialistic top-40 rap of the early Aughts. I sort of gave up on hip-hop for a while. Recently, though, I’ve been hearing some really great stuff. Lil Boosie is a dude from Baton Rouge. He’s in prison awaiting trial for murder.

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Get Em Mamis

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 4 August 2010

Get Em Mamis is a fantastic Baltimore rap duo that played the Whartscape Festival this past weekend. I fed them tacos. Check out their latest album, TerAwesome, especially the single, Work, or this older track, Cold Summer.

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