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A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn.
A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
An anti-establishment view or belief is one which stands in opposition to the conventional social, political, and economic principles of a society.
Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
AnyDecentMusic? is a website that collates album reviews from magazines, websites, and newspaper.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
Arista Records, Inc. was a major American record label.
Armageddon is the sixth album by Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian.
"Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" is a song performed by rapper Lupe Fiasco.
Asher Paul Roth (born August 11, 1985) is an American rapper.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.
Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972), better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper born in Brooklyn, New York.
Azealia Amanda Banks (born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress.
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (born November 15, 1988), known professionally as B.o.B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Decatur, Georgia.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
"Battle Scars" is a song performed by Australian recording artist Guy Sebastian and American rapper Lupe Fiasco.
Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing".
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors.
Justin Scott (born August 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T. (a backronym for King Remembered in Time), is an American rapper and record producer.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
"Bitch Bad" is a song by American rapper Lupe Fiasco.
The Black Panther Party or the BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.
Blood diamonds (also called conflict diamonds, war diamonds, hot diamonds, or red diamonds) is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.
Johnson Barnes III (born April 15, 1983), better known by his stage name Blu, is an American West Coast rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Blues & Soul is a British music magazine covering black music.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
CBS Corporation is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States.
CBS Interactive Inc. (formerly CBS Digital Media Group) is an American media company and is a division of the CBS Corporation.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.
Charles Eddie-Lee Hamilton, Jr. (born November 10, 1987), is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Harlem, New York City, New York.
A cheeseburger is a hamburger topped with cheese.
A chef is a trained professional cook who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation, often focusing on a particular cuisine.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chicago is a monthly magazine published by tronc.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
Child Rebel Soldier, shortened CRS, was an American hip hop supergroup, composed of hip hop recording artists and record producers Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams.
Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, poet, and film producer.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
is a Japanese arcade fighting video game player.
"Daydreamin'" is the third single taken from Lupe Fiasco's album Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (2006) and features soul singer Jill Scott.
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York.
David Augustine Jr., better known by his stage name Dee-1, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group (UMG).
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Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Diabetes mellitus type 2 (also known as type 2 diabetes) is a long-term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.
"Diamonds from Sierra Leone" is a song by American hip-hop artist Kanye West.
Daniel Dwayne Simmons III (born March 21, 1995), better known by his stage name Diggy Simmons or simply Diggy, is an American rapper, singer, model, and actor and the fourth child of Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons of Run DMC.
The Digital Songs chart (previously named Hot Digital Songs) ranks the best-selling digital songs in the United States, as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and published by Billboard.
Drogas Light (stylized as DROGAS Light) is the sixth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released by 1st and 15th Productions on February 10, 2017.
A drug house, also known as a trap house, bando or crack house, is a building where drug dealers and drug users buy, sell, produce, and use illegal drugs, including crack cocaine.
In music, eclecticism is the conscious use of styles alien to the composer's own nature, or from a bygone era.
Edward Christopher Sheeran, (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor.
Electro house is a form of house music characterized by a prominent bassline or kick drum and a tempo between 125 and 135 beats per minute.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Experimental hip hop is a genre of hip hop that employs structural elements typically considered unconventional in traditional hip hop music.
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP.
The Ferguson unrest involved protests and riots that began the day after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.
A fighting game is a video game genre based around interpersonal combat between a limited amount of characters, in which they fight until they defeat their opponents or the timer expires.
FindArticles was a website which provided access to articles previously published in over 3,000 magazines, journals, and other sources.
"Float On" is a single released by indie rock band Modest Mouse.
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt.
Gang Starr was an East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of rapper Guru and DJ/producer DJ Premier.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
Genesis, stylized as GENESIS, is a series of Super Smash Bros. tournaments occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States state of California.
Genius (formerly Rap Genius) is an American digital media company.
Gerald Lee Laird III (born November 13, 1979) is an American former professional baseball catcher and the current manager of the Connecticut Tigers.
Gonzalo Barrios (born April 17, 1995), known by his gamertag ZeRo, is a Chilean professional Super Smash Bros. player.
Gourmet is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterised by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses.
GQ (formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly) is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Guy Theodore Sebastian (born 26 October 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter.
Hanley Ramírez (born December 23, 1983) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder and designated hitter who is a free agent.
Harvey is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a south suburb of Chicago.
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.
HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news.
Hipster hop, a portmanteau of hipster and hip hop, is a microgenre of alternative hip hop, more specifically, "indie rock-informed hip-hop".
HotNewHipHop (HNHH) is an online website featuring hip hop and R&B music, sports, and fashion news.
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.
Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist.
"Hurt Me Soul" is a song written by rapper Lupe Fiasco.
"I Gotcha" is the second single from Lupe Fiasco's debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Imogen Jennifer Heap (born 9 December 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and audio engineer.
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict (Ha'Sikhsukh Ha'Yisraeli-Falestini; al-Niza'a al-Filastini-al-Israili) is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century.
It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, released July 2, 1996 on Columbia Records in the United States.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
Japanese Cartoon is an American rock band that was formed in 2008 by rapper Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, otherwise known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jessica Claire Timberlake (née Biel; born March 3, 1982) is an American actress, model, producer and singer.
"Jesus Walks" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West.
Jillian "Jill" Scott (born April 4, 1972) is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet and actress.
John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
(Okinawan pronunciation) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
, originally spelled in Japanese as (Ken), is a recurring character in Capcom's Street Fighter series.
Kenna Zemedkun, known professionally as Kenna, is an Ethiopian–American musician, philanthropist and technology creative.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
"Kick, Push" is the first single released from Lupe Fiasco's debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor.
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born January 30, 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi ("cuddy", often stylized KiD CuDi), is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
Antonio Marquis "L.A." Reid (born June 7, 1956) is an American music executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, author, and former television music competition judge.
Lasers is the third studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on March 7, 2011 by Atlantic Records.
Late Registration is the second studio album by American hip hop producer and rapper Kanye West.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.
A loner is a person who avoids or does not actively seek human interaction.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Lupe Fiasco versus Daigo Umehara was a Street Fighter V exhibition match between rapper Lupe Fiasco and professional Street Fighter veteran Daigo Umehara.
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor (commonly referred to as Food & Liquor) is the debut studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on September 19, 2006, on 1st & 15th Entertainment and Atlantic Records.
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (commonly referred as The Cool) is the second studio album by Chicago-native rapper Lupe Fiasco.
A master of ceremonies, abbreviated M.C. or emcee, also called compère and announcer, is the official host of a ceremony, a staged event or similar performance.
Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another for rhetorical effect.
Michael Jones (born November 18, 1981)Giglio, Mike.
Michael Kenji Shinoda (born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and graphic designer.
Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.
Misogyny in rap music refers to lyrics, videos or other aspects of rap music that support, glorify, justify, or normalize the objectification, exploitation, or victimization of women.
In sound recording and reproduction, and sound reinforcement systems, a mixing console is an electronic device for combining sounds of many different audio signals.
Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle), and currently based in Portland, Oregon.
Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist.
Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania.
"Move On Up" is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV UK is a general entertainment and (former) music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
The Oxford Companion to Music defines music criticism as 'the intellectual activity of formulating judgements on the value and degree of excellence of individual works of music, or whole groups or genres'.
Music for Relief was founded by the band Linkin Park in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
N.E.R.D (stylized as N*E*R*D, a backronym of No-one Ever Really Dies) is an American hip hop and rock band, formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999.
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine and branded also as NAT GEO or) is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Nicholle Jean Leary (born August 25, 1983), better known by her stage name Nikki Jean, is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actress from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning a surge in the movement against economic inequality worldwide.
"Old School Love" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco.
OnMilwaukee is an online magazine based in Milwaukee which provides news and activities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
An open letter is a letter that is intended to be read by a wide audience, or a letter intended for an individual, but that is nonetheless widely distributed intentionally.
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.
"Paris, Tokyo" is a Grammy-nominated third single from Lupe Fiasco's second studio album Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.
Peter O. Philips (born June 21, 1970), better known by his stage name Pete Rock, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper.
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
Paris Jones (born March 14, 1990), professionally known as PJ, is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer from Greensboro, NC.
Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Political hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that was developed in the 1980s as a way of turning rap music into a call for action and a form of social activism.
A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much,"The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Latin: uomo universalis, "universal man") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas—such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
Jason Boyd, better known by his stage name Poo Bear, is an American record producer, vocal producer, singer and songwriter.
The term poster child (sometimes poster boy or poster girl) originally referred to a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters or other media as part of a campaign to raise money or enlist volunteers for a cause or organization.
Prolyfic (born David Lemar Ewing Jr. in Chicago, IL) is a Grammy Nominated American Hip-Hop record producer, and Songwriter best known for his work with the Grammy Award Winning hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco.
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan William Davis; April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer and DJ.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
Reebok is a global athletic footwear and apparel company, operating as a subsidiary of German sportsgiant Adidas since 2005.
William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born 20 February 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Ryan Joseph Braun (nicknamed the "Hebrew Hammer," or "Ocho," or "The Hebrewer"; born November 17, 1983) is an American baseball left fielder and first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Capcom's Street Fighter series.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
Sixth grade (equivalent to P7 in Scotland, Year 7 elsewhere in the UK, and Year 6 in Australia) is a year of education.
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, a entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation.
Holly Brook Hafermann (born February 23, 1986), known professionally since 2010 as Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin.
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share their originally-created audio.
Robert Green, Jr. (born July 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Spice 1, is an American rapper from Hayward, California.
Kyle Myricks (born October 30, 1982), better known by his stage name Stalley, is an American rapper from Massillon, Ohio.
Stand Up To Cancer (S↑2C or SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
In statistics, the standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point differs from the mean value of what is being observed or measured.
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host.
Stevie Williams (born December 17, 1979) is an African American professional skateboarder who was included in the twenty-seventh position of the "30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time" list that was compiled by Transworld Skateboarding in late 2011.
, commonly abbreviated as SF or スト (Suto), is a fighting video game franchise developed and published by Capcom, and serves as the company's flagship series.
Street Fighter V is a fighting video game developed by Capcom and Dimps.
Supafest was an annual music festival held in Australia during April.
and are fighting video games developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game consoles.
"Superstar" is a song performed by rapper Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos.
Derek Andrew Safo (born 5 September 1982), better known by his stage name Sway or Sway DaSafo, is an English musician of Ghanaian descent.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Larry Darnell Griffin Jr. (born August 3, 1976), professionally known as Symbolyc One or S1, is an American record producer from Waco, Texas.
Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975) is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist.
Kareem Jackson, known by his stage name Tef Poe, is an American rapper, musician and activist.
Tetsuo & Youth is the fifth studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco.
Tha' Rayne was an American R&B singing girl group that was formed in 2000 and disbanded in mid–2005.
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.
The A.V. Club is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other articles that examine films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture media.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired four days a week on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes.
The Cool Kids is an American alternative hip hop duo composed of rappers Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois) and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan).
The Daily Northwestern is the student newspaper at Northwestern University which is published on weekdays during the academic year.
The Firm was an American hip hop supergroup that formed in New York City in 1996.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Neptunes are an American production duo, composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The People Speak is a 2009 American documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans.
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.
"The Show Goes On" is a song by recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released on October 26, 2010 as the lead single from his third studio album Lasers.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Watts Prophets are a group of musicians and poets from Watts, California, United States.
"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" is a song by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, inspired by the death of their close friend Troy Dixon (better known as "Trouble" T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz) in 1990.
Thirty Tigers is a Nashville-based entertainment company that offers music marketing, distribution, and management services to independent artists.
Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician and composer, and the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
Thornton Township High School, often simply referred to as Thornton is a public high school founded in 1899, located in Harvey, one of the south suburbs of the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Thomas Wright “Tom” Scott (born May 19, 1948) is an American saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
"Touch the Sky" is a song by American hip hop artist Kanye West.
Tremaine Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known as Trey Songz, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor.
Troy Trevor Tulowitzki (born October 10, 1984), nicknamed "Tulo", is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Tyrone William Griffin Jr. (born April 13, 1985), known professionally as Ty Dolla Sign (stylized as Ty Dolla $ign or Ty$), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer.
The Academic Decathlon (also called AcaDec, AcaDeca or AcDec) is the only annual high school academic competition organized by the non-profit United States Academic Decathlon Association (USAD).
"Us Placers" is the debut song by American supergroup Child Rebel Soldier, a musical collaboration consisting of hip-hop artists Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams.
USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.
VG-lista is a Norwegian record chart.
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
Vulgarity is the quality of being common, coarse, or unrefined.
The Waikato Times was a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a circulation to the greater Waikato region.
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.
The weighted arithmetic mean is similar to an ordinary arithmetic mean (the most common type of average), except that instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others.
West Africa, also called Western Africa and the West of Africa, is the westernmost region of Africa.
What's Trending is daily, live, interactive television show hosted by Shira Lazar that appears on YouTube covering the trending videos and personalities on YouTube.
White supremacy or white supremacism is a racist ideology based upon the belief that white people are superior in many ways to people of other races and that therefore white people should be dominant over other races.
Window cleaning, or window washing, is the exterior cleaning of architectural glass used for structural, lighting, or decorative purposes.
"Words I Never Said" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released February 8, 2011, as the second single from his third studio album Lasers.
XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake (Séisme de 2010 à Haïti; Tranblemanntè 12 janvye 2010 nan peyi Ayiti) was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest), approximately west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15, 2005 and ending September 14, 2006 in the United States.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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