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2.1 Million Dollar Cars, Black People and Bleak Futures

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Hip hop artist and CEO Birdman has been criticized in recent days for what some see as promulgating the negative stereotypes commonly associated with the Hip Hop genre.

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Rising Star Jaicko Releases Debut Album "Can I"

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

"Can I" fuses pop with Caribbean style and offers a powerful introduction to this singer with a number of feel-good, radio-friendly songs perfectly suited to take over everyone's Songs of Summer playlist.

Lil Wayne Lands Observation Aide For Suicide Watch Gig In Prison

inmate observation aide for suicide watch | By Wil Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Lil Wayne has had an unlikely "Rebirth" in jail - helping fellow inmates on suicide watch. The "Lollipop" rapper, who was locked up on a gun charge l...

New York's LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York is full of winners... and of losers. Each week HuffPost New York will be praising those who ended up ahead and calling out those who fell beh...

Jay-Z: Death to Tune Transformers, Hates on T-Pain's Music Helper

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A brand of software invented to make sure singers hit the right notes in the recording studio, Auto-Tune has been re-purposed by many acts to transfor...

Rapper's Rap Sheets: A History Of Hip-Hop And The NYPD

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After a couple of false starts, Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in jail earlier today. The hip hop star was immediately taken away in handcuffs t...

Lil Wayne and the state of Black America

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

We must realize that exposing our children to information contained in books and museums is far more beneficial than most anything that they are likely to encounter on television, radio or online.

Working With Margaret Cho (Video)

Ben Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Lee

At the eleventh hour of the recording process, the comedian Margaret Cho texted me saying she had an idea for one final song on the album: it would be about Lil Wayne.

Grammy Awards - Music on Life Support

Luke Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Luke Crampton

To give you an idea of how dire the proceedings were, perhaps the best music of the evening was the lilting cover version of the Church hit, 'Under The Milky Way' in the Lincoln car commercial during the break.

Chris Johnson Shows Off Lil' Wayne Gift (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Chris Johnson has a new plaque to hang at his house, courtesy of rapper Lil' Wayne. The Titans running back hinted yesterday that he received a gift f...

"I Am A Rock": A Playlist for Senator Joe Lieberman

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rather than complain about your deluded belief that failing to be elected vice president somehow makes you president or God, I'm here to help you with some totally boss tunes to remind you how to work and play better with others.

Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" Broken Down for You by the Scholars at Rap Genius

Nick Antosca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nick Antosca

You can't go anywhere in New York these days without hearing Jay-Z & Alicia Keys's "Empire State of Mind" blaring from a window.

Omarion: The Birth of a Mogul

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Cooper

As the airwaves knock to his lead single, I Get It In, superstar Omarion is looking to establish himself as a major force in the industry.

DEA Recruits Lil' Wayne To Use Up All The Drugs In Mexico (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The DEA has implemented a bold new initiative against Mexico drug trafficking and it comes in the form of Lil Wayne. According to this report from The...

Ratification of the Magna Carter: Is Jay-Z the Greatest Rapper Alive?

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

Shawn Corey Carter, aka Jay-Z, is at a crossroads in the continuous ascent of his vertically integrated career. He's been both passenger and conductor on the Jigganational Express.

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."

New Lil Wayne Documentary: One of Hip-Hop's Best

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

By subtitling entire mixtape verses -- DJ drops sometimes included -- the New Orleans lyricist Lil Wayne is put on a pedestal that was once reserved only for Bob Dylan and John Lennon. And why not?

HuffPost Reviews: Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Clipse, and Chris Brown, Plus an Interview With Papa Roach on World Hunger Year

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Welcome to Snoopworld, where Chevys still are bouncin', would-be gangstas still kind of prowl the streets (albeit it's a new generation), explicit-isms flow like 40 oz. beer, and tempos best not harsh anyone's mellow.

"Move On Up": An Uplifting Playlist for Dow 10000

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Prosperity is not simply just around the corner; it's all over this playlist. Here's to sticking around for the rising.

Interview: Visionary Entertainer Josh Charles

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
2morrowknight

"When you write a song, you never know how it will evolve," Charles said. "I've been approached by people who are recovering from cancer and they have shared stories with me of how 'Healing Time' has helped them."

iTunes Psychology: Your Playlist, Your Self

eSarcasm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
eSarcasm

Songs by John Mayer: You're either (a) an overgrown frat-boy douche or (b) a horny teenage girl. Songs by Miley Cyrus: You're either (a) a preteen girl or (b) a middle-aged male sex offender.

The Virtual World of Soulja Boy

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"For me to be a kid in the hood on the Internet with millions and millions across the world looking at videos of me dancing, rapping or being with my friends," said Soulja Boy, "I was like 'Whoa!'"

Bling Bust: Rappers Cutting Back On Jewelry

wsj.com | MIGUEL BUSTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After years of starring in rap-music lyrics and videos, "bling" is losing its ring. The recession is cramping the style of hip-hop artists and wannab...

Lil Wayne Calls it a Wrap on Rap

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: King-Anyi Howell It's no secret that ...