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Hip Hop Lyrics

The Rappers Who Reference Drugs The Most Are ...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment

Following the report of hip-hop artists with the largest vocabularies, Project Know decided to tap into the RapGenius database and pull out the preval...

Taking on Hip-Hop

Kim Lute | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Kim Lute

Sadly, for the most part, American music has gone the way of American cuisine. That is to say quality and originality have been replaced with fast food-type mediocrity.

Sheriff Harshly Criticizes Hip-Hop Concert Months Before Rappers Even Take The Stage

Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices

Hip-hop is no stranger to controversy or criticism, but a recent outcry by a Florida sheriff against an upcoming concert at Florida Gulf Coast Univers...

These Hip-Hop Lyrics Will Teach You How To Run A Startup

Forbes | Natalie Robehmed | Posted 07.26.2013 | Small Business

Forbes “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” declared Jay Z, worth $475 million at Forbes’ last count. Rappers have long mused on...

Hip-Hop Reappropriates Emmett Till

Travis M. Andrews | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Travis M. Andrews

Superstars like Lil' Wayne using Emmett Till's name for credibility isn't new. Why Lil' Wayne lost his contract over this particular reference is simply a perfect storm of events.

Future: Lil Wayne Brought Positive Energy To The Emmett Till Lyric

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

I never thought it would get so much attention. But I think overall with the whole situation, he did bring light in a positive way to what happened [t...

PepsiCo Drops Lil Wayne

AP | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- PepsiCo says it cutting ties with Lil Wayne after the rapper made a crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. Lil Way...

Till Family Shoots Down Weezy's Open Letter

Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

Following the release of Lil Wayne’s open letter apology to the family of Emmett Till for his controversial lyric on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remi...

Weezy Bares It All In Apology Letter

Posted 05.02.2013 | Black Voices

After two months of backlash stemming from the controversial lyric he dropped on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix),”, Lil Wayne has finally made ame...

Emmett Till's Family Goes After Lil Wayne

Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices

Weeks following the loss of Rick Ross’ endorsement deal with Reebok, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne is also facing a similar burden stemming ...

Emmett Till's Family Pens Open Letter To Lil Wayne

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

A week after the backlash stemming from Lil Wayne’s controversial Emmett Till lyric , which resulted in the record label's decision to pull the lyri...

Stevie Wonder Responds To Weezy's Controversial Lyric

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne's vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whi...

Lil Wayne's Shocking Lyric Pulled By Record Label

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to th...

Hip-Hop Lyrics As Book Blurbs

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Books

By Rebecca Joines Schinsky for Book Riot If you were to diagram my brain, there would, of course, be a big section devoted to books. And right next...

'It Was All A Dream'

Adam Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Adam Bradley

"The Anthology of Rap" is meant to complement, not to replace, the host of hip-hop lyrics and other materials available in print and online.

Master P, Hip-Hop Execs Testify Before Congress

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What a difference a week makes. Last week, the purveyors of rap music cheered as new CDs from Kanye West and 50 Cent burst onto the top of the Billbo...