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Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories.
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African American, also referred to as Black American or Afro-American, is an ethnic group of Americans (citizens or residents of the United States) with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
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African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of musics and musical genres largely developed by African Americans.
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Kevin Donovan (born April 17, 1957), better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York.
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Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.
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Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that have not become identified as mainstream.
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AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is the debut studio album by American rapper Ice Cube.
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An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that increases the power of a signal.
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Anomie is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".
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An anti-establishment view or belief is one which stands in opposition to the conventional social, political, and economic principles of a society.
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The Arab Spring (الربيع العربي) was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 in Tunisia with the Tunisian Revolution, and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and its surroundings.
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Arthur Baker (born April 22, 1955) is an American record producer and DJ best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol, and the British group New Order.
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As Nasty As They Wanna Be is the third album by Miami bass group 2 Live Crew.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
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Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy action comedy film.
Authenticity is a technical term used in psychology as well as existentialist philosophy and aesthetics (in regards to various arts and musical genres).
|B Boy executing Freeze B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated primarily among African American and Puerto Rican youth, many former members of the Black Spades, the Young Spades, and the Baby Spades, during the mid 1970s.
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Barynya is a fast Russian folk dance and music.
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In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).
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Beat Street is an American 1984 drama film featuring New York City hip hop culture of the early 1980s; breakdancing, DJing, and graffiti.
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Beatboxing (also beatbox, beat box or b-box) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking Drum machines using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.
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Beats Electronics is a division of Apple which produces audio products.
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Kgotso Semela, known by his stage name Ben Sharpa, born 25 March 1979, Soweto, South Africa is a South African underground rapper and music producer.
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Black Entertainment Television (BET) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
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BET: Uncut was a television program that aired on BET from 2001 until 2006.
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist who is accused of serial rape.
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The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
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Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, actor, singer, reality television personality, and commercial spokesperson.
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The Black Spades were a mostly African American street gang started in the Bronx during the late 1960s gaining popularity in the 1970s.
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"Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" is a 1989 song by the American hip hop group Public Enemy from their second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
Blackalicious is an American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California,.
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A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).
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Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.
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Bloomberg Businessweek, known until 2010 as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Businessweek was founded in 1929, the magazine was created to provide information and interpretation about what was happening in the business world.
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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer.
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Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group that was originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
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Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American teen hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett, depicting life in South Central Los Angeles, California.
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In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section during a song derived from or related to stop-time – being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece.
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Breakbeat as a term refers to one of two distinct things.
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Breakin', released as Breakdance: The Movie or Break Street '84 in some countries, is a 1984 American breakdancing-themed comedy-drama film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise, and Gerald Scaife.
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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,621,793 people in 2014.
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Ali Douglas Newman (born Jason Douglas Newman, July 30, 1977), better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective.
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"Buffalo Gals" is a traditional American song, written and published as "Lubly Fan" in 1844 by the blackface minstrel John Hodges, who performed as "Cool White." The song was widely popular throughout the United States.
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Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., (born May 20, 1972) better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip-hop recording artist.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
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Calvin Klein Inc. is an American fashion house founded by the fashion designer Calvin Klein.
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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is a book by Jeff Chang chronicling the early hip hop scene.
Canadian identity refers to the unique culture, characteristics and condition of being Canadian, as well as the many symbols and expressions that set Canada and Canadians apart from other peoples and cultures of the world.
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Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and is sometimes referred to as a game.
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Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches.
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Chiac is a variety of Acadian French heavily mixed and structured with English.
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Chic (currently Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards.
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Chinese martial arts, which are called kung fu or wushu, are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China.
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Chopped and screwed (sometimes called screwed and chopped or slowed and throwed) refers to a technique of remixing hip hop music which developed in the Houston hip hop scene in the 1990s.
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Christopher "Play" Martin (born July 10, 1962 in Queens, New York) is an American rapper and actor, formerly the latter half of the late 1980s/early 1990s hip-hop/comedy duo Kid 'n Play.
Charles Alan "Chuck" Philips (born October 15, 1952) is an American writer and investigative journalist.
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Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and poet from Chicago, Illinois.
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"Cop Killer" is a song by American band Body Count, from its 1992 self-titled debut album.
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CORE Music Foundation began as C.O.R.E., a network of united hip hop artists working together to obtain success in the music industry, promoting creative endeavors and preserving the true essence of hip-hop culture.
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The Cornell University Library is the library system of Cornell University.
Courvoisier is a brand of cognac owned by Beam Suntory, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan.
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Cristal is the brand name of a Champagne produced by Louis Roederer.
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Cultural translation represents the practice of translation, which involves cultural differences.
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Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California.
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Da Capo Press is an American publishing company with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Dead Obies is an experimental hip hop band originating from South Shore (suburbs south of Montreal), Quebec, Canada, that was formed in 2011 by 6 members, a collective of five MCs Jo RCA, Yes McCan, Snail Kid, 20some, O.G. Bear and Quebec producer VNCE.
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Dead Prez, stylized as dead prez, is a hip hop duo from the United States, composed of stic.man and M-1, formed in 1996 in New York City.
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Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.
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Deejay (alternatively spelled DJ) is a term in Jamaican music for a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and "toasts" to an instrumental riddim.
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Dilated Peoples is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
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Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s, though it has had brief resurgences.
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Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975) better known as DJ Clue?, is an American disc jockey (DJ), record producer, and radio personality.
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DJ Hollywood (born December 10, 1954) is an American old school hip hop DJ and rapper.
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Jeffrey Allen Townes (born January 22, 1965), also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff or simply Jazz, is an American hip hop and R&B disc jockey, record producer, turntablist and actor who is best known for his early career with Will Smith as DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
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Clive Campbell (born 16 April 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited for originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City.
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A DJ mixer is a type of audio mixing console used by disc jockeys (DJs).
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Lawrence Muggerud (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is Cypress Hill's DJ and producer.
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Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the emcee Guru—and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce Da 5'9".
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Richard Quitevis (born October 7, 1969) known by his stage name DJ Qbert or Qbert, is a Filipino American turntablist and composer.
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George Spivey (born June 21, 1968), professionally known as DJ Scratch, is an American hip hop disc jockey (DJ) and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.
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Robert Earl Davis, Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000), better known by his stage name DJ Screw, was an American hip hop DJ who was based in Houston, Texas.
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Donald Joseph White, "DONDI" (April 7, 1961 — October 2, 1998 aged 37) is considered one of the most influential graffiti artists in the history of the movement.
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Douglas E. Davis (born September 17, 1966), better known by the stage name Doug E. Fresh, is a Barbadian born American rapper, record producer, and beat boxer, also known as the Human Beat Box.
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Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor.
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Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known by his stage name Dr.
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Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and actor.
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A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums, cymbals or other percussion instruments.
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Edward G. Fletcher, known as Duke Bootee, is an early hip hop and rap producer, who produced some of the most early and important rap records His best known single was "The Message".
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Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
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Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967) better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.
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"E.I." is a single by American rapper Nelly.
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Eazy-Duz-It is the debut album of rapper Eazy-E, released on November 22, 1988, through both Ruthless and Priority Records.
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Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1963 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta rap".
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Electro (short for either electro-funk, or electro-boogie).
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Emmanuel Jal (born Jal Jok c. 1980) is a South Sudanese musician, former child soldier, and political activist.
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Energy Brands, also doing business as Glacéau, is a privately owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company based in Whitestone, New York City that manufactures and distributes various lines of enhanced water.
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EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York.
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Eric B. & Rakim were a hip hop duo from Long Island, New York, composed of DJ Eric B. (born Eric Barrier, November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr., January 28, 1968).
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Fred Brathwaite (born August 31, 1959) more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, is an American hip hop pioneer, visual artist and filmmaker.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime Federal law enforcement organization.
Five Steez is an independent underground Hip Hop artiste from Kingston, Jamaica.
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Foreign Policy is a news publication, founded in 1970, that is focused on global affairs, current events, and domestic and international policy.
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Franglais (also Frenglish) is a French portmanteau referring to the mix of French (français) and English (anglais).
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Free Press was a book publishing imprint of Simon & Schuster.
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"Fuck tha Police" is a protest song by the gangsta rap group N.W.A that appears on the album Straight Outta Compton as well as on the ''N.W.A's Greatest Hits'' compilation.
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Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
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Aston George Taylor, Jr. (born August 5, 1967) better known as Funkmaster Flex is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer on New York City's Hot 97 radio station.
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Futura formerly known as "Futura 2000" is an American graffiti artist.
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A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals or close friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or illegal behavior.
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Gang Starr was an influential East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of the late MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier.
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Gangsta rap or gangster rap is a subgenre of hip hop music street gangs and the "thug" or "gangsta" lifestyle.
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Genre (or; from French genre, "kind" or "sort", from Latin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, génos) is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.
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Get Rich or Die Tryin is a 2005 American hip-hop biopic crime film starring 50 Cent.
The Ghetto Brothers were a gang (or club) and music group founded in New York City's South Bronx in the late 1960s.
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"Good Times" is a 1979 song composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.
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Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.
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Grand Wizzard Theodore (born March 5, 1963) is an American hip hop DJ.
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Curtis Fisher (born April 18, 1961), better known by his stage name Grandmaster Caz, is an American rapper, songwriter and DJ.
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Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ.
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Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978.
Grandmaster Flowers (Jonathon Cameron Flowers) was a DJ from Brooklyn, New York.
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Greg Tate is an African-American writer, musician, and producer.
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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.
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Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.
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Hip Hop Connection (HHC) was the longest running monthly periodical devoted entirely to hip hop culture.
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"Hip Hop Is Dead" is the first and title single taken from Nas' 2006 album of the same name.
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Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
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Jabulani Tsambo (born 14 September 1980), better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP, and his nickname Jabba is a South African Motswako MC who frequently performs in ethnic languages, though mostly in Setswana.
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Hip Hop studies is a multidisciplinary field of study that encompasses sociology, anthropology, communication and rhetoric studies, religious studies, cultural studies, critical race theory, missiological studies, ethnomusicology, and gender studies.
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Homie (from "homeboy") is an English language slang term found in American urban culture, whose origins etymologists generally trace to Mexican American Spanglish from the late 19th century, with the word "homeboy" meaning a male friend from back home.
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How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC is a book on hip-hop music and rapping by Paul Edwards.
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Ibn Thabit is an anonymous Hip hop musician from Libya known for his anti-government songs.
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O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker.
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Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, singer, and actor.
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Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist.
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The Interactive Media and Performance (IMP) Labs are directed by Dr.
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"It's Like That" is a song by American hip hop group Run–D.M.C. It was first released in 1983 on a cassette backed with the track "Sucker M.C.'s".
Jacob Arabo is a Bukharian-American jeweler and founder of Jacob & Company.
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Jason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American musician and DJ.
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Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.
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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer and dancer.
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Timothy Elpadaro Thedford (born September 19, 1976), better known by his stage name Jay Electronica, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New Orleans.
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Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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Jazzy Jay, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, November 18, 1961), also known as The Original Jazzy Jay or DJ Jazzy Jay, is an American hip hop DJ and producer. He has collected roughly 400,000 records.
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Jeff Chang is an American journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture.
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Jerry Calliste Jr. (born Gerald C. Calliste Jr., November 26, 1965, Bronx, New York), also known as Hashim, is an American entrepreneur, music industry executive producer, songwriter, record producer, music publisher and former DJ who is best known for the internationally renowned, seminal 1983 hip hop, electro-funk and dance music classic recording "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul).".
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Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja (born February 14, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper best known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East, ranked as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.com.
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Jet was an American weekly marketed toward African-American readers, founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois.
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Crash (b. John Matos, Bronx, New York, October 11, 1961) is a graffiti artist.
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Juice is a 1992 American crime drama film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and written by Ernest R. Dickerson and Gerard Brown.
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Jurassic 5 is an American alternative hip hop group formed in 1993 by members of two previous groups (Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee): rappers Charles Stewart (Chali 2na), Dante Givens (Akil), Courtenay Henderson (Zaakir aka Soup), Marc Stuart (Marc 7); and disc jockeys Mark Potsic (DJ Nu-Mark) and Lucas Macfadden (Cut Chemist).
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Kala is the second studio album by English-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A., released on 8 August 2007 by XL Recordings.
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Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer.
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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California.
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Kid 'n Play is an American hip-hop act from New York City that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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The kilobyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008.
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Lawrence "Krisna" Parkerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v.
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Krush Groove is a 1985 Warner Bros. film that was written by Ralph Farquhar and directed by Michael Schultz (who also produced the movie, along with George Jackson and Doug McHenry).
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Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer.
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Kwaito is a music genre that emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the 1990s.
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Lady Pink (born Sandra Fabara, Ambato, Ecuador, 1964) is a graffiti and mural artist based in New York City.
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George Lee Quiñones (born 1960) is an American artist and actor of Puerto Rican ancestry.
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A lens is a transmissive optical device that affects the focus of a light beam through refraction.
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Libya (ليبيا) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
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"Light Years Away" is the second single by the hip hop group, Warp 9, released in 1983.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.
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The following is a list of deceased hip hop artists.
This is a list of films that have hip hop songs associated with them.
This list provides a guide to the most important hip hop albums, as determined by their presence on compiled lists of significant albums: see the "Lists consulted" section for full details.
The following is an incomplete list of hip hop festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on hip hop music or other elements of hip hop culture.
Hip hop music can be subdivided into various subgenres, fusions with other genres, and regional hip hop scenes.
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This is a list of hip hop musicians.
Living Legends is a rap group consisting of six indie hip hop artists from California.
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In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material.
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Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.
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The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
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Lotti Golden (born November 27,1949) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, poet and artist.
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A loudspeaker (or loud-speaker or speaker) is an electroacoustic transducer; a device which converts an electrical audio signal into a corresponding sound.
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Louis Roederer is a producer of champagne based in Reims, France.
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Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.
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Lovebug Starski (born Kevin Smith, May 16, 1960, The Bronx, New York City) is an American MC, musician, and record producer.
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Kareem Dennis (born 23 May 1986), better known by his stage name Lowkey, is a rapper, musician and political activist of English and Iraqi descent.
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
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Luther Roderick Campbell (born December 22, 1960), also known as Luke Skyywalker, Solo Luke, Uncle Luke, or Luke, is a record label owner, rap performer (taking the non-rapping role of promoter), and actor.
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Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English recording artist of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage.
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Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way.
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Manuel Joseph "Man" Parrish (born May 6, 1958) is an American composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer.
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Manthia Diawara (born December 19, 1953) is a Malian writer, filmmaker, cultural theorist, scholar, and art historian.
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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that analyzes class relations and societal conflict, that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development, and a dialectical view of social transformation.
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"Stanley Burrell" redirects here.
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MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock.
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McDonald's is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets.
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Melvin Glover (born May 15, 1961), better known as Melle Mel and Grandmaster Melle Mel, is an American hip-hop musician – one of the pioneers of rap as lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
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Menace II Society is a 1993 American hood drama film directed by Allen and Albert Hughes in their directorial debut, and starring Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett, Larenz Tate and Samuel L. Jackson.
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Michael Eric Dyson (born October 23, 1958) is an American academic, author, and radio host.
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.
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Michael John "Mike" Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer.
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Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls.
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Misogyny in Hip Hop Culture refers to lyrics, videos or other aspects of hip hop culture that support, glorify, justify, or normalize the objectification, exploitation, or victimization of women.
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
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Michael Schwartz, better known by his stage name Mix Master Mike (born April 4, 1970), is an American turntablist best known for his work with the Beastie Boys.
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Money laundering is the process of transforming the proceeds of crime into ostensibly legitimate money or other assets.
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Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, comedian, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
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MTV (formerly an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, which it is a subsidiary of.
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Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook April 24, 1954) is an American activist and journalist who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
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N.W.A (an abbreviation of Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Compton, California.
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Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor.
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National Geographic, formerly The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun rights.
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.
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New wave music is a musical genre of pop/rock created in the late-1970s to mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock.
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New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
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The New York City blackout of 1977 was an electricity blackout that affected most of New York City on July 13–14, 1977.
The New York City Breakers (NYCB) is a breakdancing crew and hip-hop group that was established in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), professionally known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress.
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Niggaz4Life (also known as EFIL4ZAGGIN or Efil4zaggin) is the second and final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A, released in 1991.
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Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952) is an American musician, producer, and guitarist.
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North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public historically black university in the University of North Carolina system, located in Durham, North Carolina, offering programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, professional and doctoral levels.
Notorious is a 2009 American biographical musical drama film about the life and murder of Christopher Wallace, an American rapper better known by the stage name The Notorious B.I.G. The film, directed by George Tillman, Jr. and starring Angela Bassett, Derek Luke, Jamal Woolard, and Anthony Mackie, was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in North America on January 16, 2009.
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"Nunk" (also known as "Nunk (New Wave Funk)") the first single by the electro hip hop group, Warp 9, released on Prism Records in 1982, was written and produced by Lotti Golden and Richard Scher.
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Oakland is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California.
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October is a peer-reviewed academic journal specializing in contemporary art, criticism, and theory, published by MIT Press.
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Orlando Patterson (born 5 June 1940) is a Jamaican-born American historical and cultural sociologist known for his work regarding issues of race in the United States, as well as the sociology of development.
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Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide.
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Party Music is the fourth studio album by The Coup, an alternative hip hop group based in Oakland, California.
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Paul Gilroy (born 16 February 1956) is a Professor of American and English Literature at King's College London.
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Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
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Perseus Books Group is an American publishing company founded in 1996 by investor Frank Pearl.
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Peter Phillips (born June 21, 1970), better known by his stage name Pete Rock, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper.
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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth are a hip-hop duo from Mount Vernon, New York.
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The phonograph is a device invented in 1877 for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.
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Picador is an imprint of Pan Macmillan in the United Kingdom and Australia and of Macmillan Publishing in the United States.
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"Planet Rock" is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force.
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Planet Rock: The Album is an old school hip hop album by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force, released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles.
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Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster that primarily publishes paperback books.
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A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder.
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Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.
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Product placement, brand integration or embedded marketing, is, according to the European Union "any form of audio-visual commercial communication consisting of the inclusion of or reference to a product, a service or the trade mark thereof so that it is featured within a programme".
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Profanity, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "an offensive word" or "offensive language".
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Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and DJ Lord.
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"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" is a 1997 song by American rapper Busta Rhymes from his second studio album When Disaster Strikes (1997).
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), professionally known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host.
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Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class is a 1994 non-fiction book by American writer Robin D. G. Kelley.
Radio Radio is a Canadian electro hip-hop band formed in 2007 from Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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Rahzel M. Brown, also known as simply Rahzel, is an American musician, beatboxer and rapper, formerly a member of The Roots.
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Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise.
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Rammellzee (stylized RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, pronounced "Ram: Ell: Zee"; late 1960 – June 27, 2010) was a visual artist, graffiti writer, performance artist, hip hop musician, art theoretician, and sculptor from New York City.
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"Rapper's Delight" is a song recorded in 1979 by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang.
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Rapping (or emceeing, MCing, spitting bars, or rhyming) is "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics".
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"Rapture" is a song by the American rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980).
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Rastafari is an Abrahamic belief which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930.
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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds (or the same sound) in two or more words, most often in the final syllables of lines in poems and songs.
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Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s.
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William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper.
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Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.
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Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has become a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations.
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Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic and historian, journalist, screenwriter and author.
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The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (a.k.a. the "808") was one of the first programmable drum machines ("TR" standing for Transistor Rhythm).
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Rough Guides Ltd is a travel guidebook and reference publisher, owned by Penguin Random House.
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Run–D.M.C. was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay.
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Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate.
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Salsa music is Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian popular dance music.
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In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
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In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal improvisation with wordless vocables, nonsense syllables or without words at all.
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Jesse B. Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.
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Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American hip hop disc jockey (DJ) and music producer from the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Scratch was a magazine about the art of creating hip-hop.
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Scratching, sometimes referred to as scrubbing, is a DJ and turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer.
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The Screwed Up Click (or S.U.C.) is an American hip hop collective based out of Houston, Texas, that was led by DJ Screw.
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Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
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Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in the Bronx, New York City, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement.
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Serpent's Tail is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Pete Ayrton.
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A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.
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Shingo Annen (born 1975), better known by his stage name Shing02, is a Japanese rapper and producer.
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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm.
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Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born 14 January 1965), better known by his stage name Slick Rick, is a Grammy-nominated English-born rapper.
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Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971 or 1972), best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
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Work Music A prominent origin for 'Soul' music as far as the currently known United States were early Slavery year.
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The Soulsonic Force (also referred to as Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force) are an American electro-funk and hip-hop ensemble led by Afrika Bambaataa who helped establish hip-hop in the early 1980s with songs such as "Planet Rock".
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The South Bronx is an area of the New York City borough of the Bronx.
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South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011.
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Spoken word involves performance-based poetry that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and story-telling, that originated from the poetry of African Americans in Harlem.
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Sprite is a colorless, lemon and lime flavored, caffeine-free soft drink, created by the Coca-Cola Company.
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Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
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Steven Hager, is an American writer, journalist, filmmaker, and counterculture and cannabis activist, he was born May 25, 1951, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
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Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released in 1989 on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records.
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Streetwear is a distinctive style of street fashion.
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Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on hip hop culture, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant.
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A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.
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Subway Art is a collaborative book by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, which documents the early history of New York City's graffiti movement.
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Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra; May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," prolific musical output, and performances.
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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.
TAKI 183 was one of the most influential graffiti writers in its history.
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Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975) is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
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Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.
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TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading".
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Temple University Press is a university press founded in 1969 that is part of Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
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The Breaks is a critically acclaimed 1980 hit single by Kurtis Blow from his self-titled debut album.
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The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York, located south of Westchester County and north of the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
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The Cold Crush Brothers is an American hip hop group that formed in 1979, 'Vibe Magazine, December 1994 - January 1995, Vol.
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The Coup is an American hip hop band from Oakland, California.
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The Economist is an English-language weekly newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited in offices in London.
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The Fat Boys are an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, that emerged in the early 1980s.
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The Message is the debut studio album of American hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, released in October 1982 by Sugar Hill Records.
"The Message" is a song by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
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The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
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The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
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The Village Voice is a free weekly 17" by 11" format newspaper and news and features website in New York City that features investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts and music coverage, and events listings for New York City.
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The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc.
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Three Rivers Press is the trade paperback imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House.
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Thomas Jacob "Tommy" Hilfiger (born March 24, 1951) is an American fashion designer and founder of the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.
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Joseph Anthony Hernandez (born July 2, 1969), professionally known as Tony Touch, is an American hip hop break dancer, DJ, producer and actor of Puerto Rican descent.
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TRACY 168 (1958-) (real name Michael Tracy) is an American graffiti artist.
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Tumelo Kepadisa (born 2 May 1981), simply known as Tuks or Tuks Senganga is a South African Motswako rapper born in Mafikeng, in the former homeland of the Bophuthatswana.
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Boitumelo "Tumi" Molekane (born 16 August 1981) is a South African rapper and poet.
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Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using turntables and a DJ mixer.
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (in case citations, 11th Cir. or CA11) is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts.
The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system.
The Universal Zulu Nation is an international hip hop awareness group formed and headed by hip hop artist Afrika Bambaataa.
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The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, U Miami, Miami and The U) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Coral Gables, Florida, United States.
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The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park.
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The University Press of Kansas is a publisher that represents the six state universities in the US state of Kansas — Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.
Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast.
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VH1 (stylized as Vl+1, sometimes as VH-1 and originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable television network based in New York City that is owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
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Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones.
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Vocal percussion is the art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument, whether in a group of singers, an instrumental ensemble, or solo.
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Warp 9, a science fiction themed electro-funk and hip hop trio, best known for their influential singles "Nunk," "Light Years Away," and "Beat Wave," ranks among the most iconic groups of the electro hip hop era.
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Wayne Mitchell (born 1980), better known by his stage name Wayne Marshall, is a reggae and dancehall artist from Jamaica.
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Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
West Coast hip hop is a hip hop music subgenre that encompasses any artists or music that originate in the West Coast region of the United States.
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Whodini is a hip hop group that was formed in 1981.
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Wild Style is a 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn.
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Wildstyle is a complicated and intricate form of graffiti.
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The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.
Xlibris is a self-publishingRachel Donadio: The New York Times, April 27, 2008 and on-demand printing services provider, founded in 1997 and based in Bloomington, Indiana.
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XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.
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Yo! MTV Raps is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995.
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ZEPHYR, born Andrew Witten, is a graffiti artist, lecturer and author from New York City.
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The 12-inch single (often simply called 12") is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs.
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2 Live Crew was an American hip-hop group from Miami, Florida.
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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur, investor and actor from New York City.
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"6 in the Mornin'" is a song by Ice-T. Released in 1986 as the B-side of "Dog 'N the Wax (Ya Don't Quit-Part II)", the song is considered to be one of the defining tracks of the gangsta rap genre.
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8 Mile is a 2002 American rap film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and stars Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger.
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Patrick Douthit (born January 15, 1975 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina), better known as 9th Wonder is a hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper from Durham, North Carolina, U.S. He began his career as the main producer for the group Little Brother, and has also worked with Mary J. Blige, Jean Grae, Wale, Jay-Z, Murs, Drake, Buckshot, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Mac Miller, David Banner, and Lecrae.
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