Just how much drug slang is in hip hop? Quite a bit

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 16 May 2014

Know all those words you’ve heard in hip hop but have never been too sure of what they meant? They were probably drug references. Dro. Buddha. Molly. Piff. Key. White Lady. Percs. Sizzurp. Yup, all drug names. And thanks to Project Know, you can find out just how ‘rap’s celebration of all things intoxicating outpaces that of even its wildest pop-culture predecessors, by a long shot’.

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Just try and watch this Jehovah’s Witness anti-masturbation video without cracking a smile

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 19 March 2014

It’s not everyday you get to watch an anti-masturbation video mashed up with a 50 Cent tune. This video is apparently a Jehovah’s Witness broadcast “encouraging deaf people to stop masturbating”. But combine In da Club by 50 Cent and you’ve got yourself a great combination of hilarity, and, let’s face it, the best kind […]

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Animated music video for Ryan Hemsworth’s Charly Wingate

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By Jason Yagan in New Music on Thursday 14 March 2013

I was a little late to discover the awesomeness of Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth, but I’m sure glad I did. Hemsworth’s tracks combine complex and moody samples with some pretty big names in rap. The resulting ambient, sometimes psychedelic, sound has me mesmerised and wanting more.

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Anne Hathaway unleashes a crazy rap on the Conan O’Brien show

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By Callum Russell in Video on Wednesday 13 February 2013

As you probably know, Anne Hathaway played the role of Fontine in the big-budget, big-screen, big-success adaptation of Les Miserables. She sang a lot, cut all her hair off, AND pretended to be a prostitute covered in dirt! But much better than that performance is this rap-tastic one. As someone with a lisp might say, […]

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Chopped and Scrooged: Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas rap mixtape

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Tuesday 18 December 2012

If you were thinking that Sufjan Steven’s couldn’t evolve and expand his musical styling’s any more, you were wrong. Grabbing our attention with his beautifully simple folk chord progressions and lusciously mellow vocals before turning into an arrangement junkie with an electronic vibe, Stevens has just dropped a rap mixtape. Rap. Rap!!!

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GUV’NOR: the new single from rap duo JJ DOOM

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By Kristian Stockhaus from Ungdomskulen in New Music on Wednesday 17 October 2012

The biggest and best underground rapper in my opinion, DOOM is out with a new gem of an LP, Key to the Kuffs. This time he`s collaborated with Jneiro Jarel, and the two of them make up the duo, JJ DOOM. The first video from the album is called GUV´NOR and contains both a bicycle […]

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Hip-hop skate decks by Mike Corbett

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By Keith Pettinger in New Art on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Mike Corbett, aka Maccy, is a proper hip-hop don whom I had the pleasure of living with many years back in a (chaotic) share-house in Australia. Whilst his epic t-shirt, tape and toy collections are gold dust in themselves, it’s all about the collectable skateboard decks this time around. Maccy D’s even commissioned one himself from artist Mark Drew, a collection of his favourite album cassettes stacked on top of each other. This collection was recently updated with the Beastie Boys signed one ‘5 Boroughs’ deck, done before MCA’s passing.

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Latokyo: a new track by Rialto rap artist AJG

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By Dekka Staxxx in New Music on Tuesday 27 March 2012

AJG is an independent rap artist from Rialto, California, who has been rapping for almost seven years. He directs all his music videos and has recently put out a music video entitled Latokyo, which showcases an independent clothing line of the same name. He has worked with Ace Hood and has opened up for KRS-One. […]

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MC Ren

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 9 July 2009

MC Ren had a good run in the ’90s, penning the N.W.A. hits Just Don’t Bite It and She Swallowed It and performing with the gangster rap legends after Ice Cube left. His debut album, Kizz My Black Azz, went platinum, and though he sustained moderate success through the remainder of the ’90s, Ren hasn’t […]

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Freestyle rap battle: translated

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 15 September 2008

The original video [below] is actually pretty amusing, and the two battling dudes definitely have talent. But the ‘translation’ [above] is almost as good as Dramatic Reading of a Real Break-Up Letter [below below].

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