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Alchemist, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kanye West, Mac Miller, Rap, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Rick Ross, Willie the Kid, Young Jeezy -

RAP GENIUS - In a week where things happened that we neither ever thought would or particularly wanted to -- a new Aaliyah song without Timbaland, the rapper Rick Ross winning the rights to his name from the real Rick Ross...

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Entertainment, Fabulous, Hip Hop, Jae Millz, Music, Pusha T, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Ras Kass, Rick Ross -

RAP GENIUS - Killer Ben showed us an unlikely body part, Fabolous put a new spin on an old dance, Jae Millz reminded us of some of our favorite tunes, Pusha T made fashion brands get physical, and Ras Kass reappeared on our list to take us back to Biblical times...

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2 Chainz, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Kreayshawn, KRS-One, Music, NORE, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Rick Ross, Sean Prince, Talib Kweli -

RAP GENIUS - In a week that saw real chaos and tragedy, it's good to know that there are still some things we can count on...

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Entertainment, Freeway, Hip Hop, Kool G Rap, Life Is Good, Mistah F.A.B., Music, Nas, Rap, Rap Lyrics, Tanya Morgan -

RAP GENIUS - This week saw the release of one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Nas' 'Life Is Good'...

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Andre 3000, Channel Orange, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Freddie Gibbs, Hip Hop, Music, Nas, Rap, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics -

RAP GENIUS - In its wake, plenty of other great music came out as well, though to less fanfare than on perhaps any other week of the year. Below the lines of Frank Ocean's album release week...

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Camron, Childish Gambino, Entertainment, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Konfident, M.I.A., Music, Rap, Rap Lyrics, Yelawolf -

RAP GENIUS - New music from Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Yelawolf, and M.I.A., plus one very noteworthy anecdote from Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean, kept us working for (and through!) the weekend...

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Chris Brown, Drake, Entertainment, Hip Hop, I Don't Like, Music, Rap Lyrics, Remix, Throwing bottles, W.i.P club -

The widely publicized feud between hip-hop stars Drake and Chris Brown is far from finished...

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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Lupe Fiasco, Maybach Music Group, Music, Peedi Crakk, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, RhymeFest, Rick Ross, Thewz -

RAP GENIUS - The real action this week was elsewhere, as rappers both old and new spit a stunning variety of brilliant lyrics -- in one case, right under the nose of MMG...

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Chris Brown, Drake, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Rass Kass, Supernatural, XV -

RAP GENIUS - In addition to all the tabloid headlines, though, some great music came out this week. Ras Kass rewrites history, XV disses the voice behind 'Gucci Gucci', Joe Budden big-ups Eminem...

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Documentary, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Ice T, Rap, Rap Lyrics, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, The Art of Rap -

ATLANTA (AP) - Ice-T is infatuated with the clever wordplay associated with rap music....

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Entertainment, Hip Hop, Ice T, Rakim, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Supa Emcee, The Art of Rap -

RAP GENIUS - This week saw the release of Ice-T's documentary 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap', an event that had lyric geeks everywhere drooling...

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Common, Entertainment, Freestyle, Hip Hop, Kendrick Lamar, Rap Genius, Rap Lyrics, Skillz -

RAP GENIUS - This past week was a great one for the freestyle. Common, long a master of the art, reeled off a five-minute-long live one in front of an Illinois audience, complete with breaks for picture posing, blunt passing, and book signing...

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Black Enterprise, Entertainment, Gwenyth Paltrow, Hip Hop, Jay Z, N-word, Nword, Opinion, Rap Lyrics, Twitter -

BLACK ENTERPRISE - Gwyneth Paltrow is at the center of controversy for a Twitpic, which captures Jay-Z and Kanye West during a performance, captioned “Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh...

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Black Music Month, Entertainment, Felicia Pride, Hip Hop, Music, Rap, Rap Lyrics, The Message -

theGRIO REPORT - Since this is Black Music Month, theGrio invites you to play producer and DJ. Share and discuss the songs and lyrics not just from hip-hop, but across genres, that you sample and rock because they have had an impact on you...

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