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The year is now 2018 and it’s been 44 years since DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip hop at a friend’s birthday party in the Bronx. The young man’s game is not the hip version it claims to be and the lyrics are suspect at best. Is this just an old man’s rant about today’s music? Is it? The thought was yes until… 

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“She get d**k from a player off the New York Knicks N***a tricked ridiculous, the shit was plush She’s stressin’ me to f**k, like she was in a rush We f**ked in his bed, quite dangerous I’m in his ass while he playin’ against the Utah Jazz” Little did anyone know when the late great Christopher Wallace aka the Notorious BIG released his much anticipated follow up album Life After Death in March of 1997...

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We often come across rare talents that transcend one venue to another. It might be a stretch to say Kevin Hart is 5’4″ but his shadow he casts these days is larger than life. From humble beginnings in Philadelphia, born and raised (insert Will Smith joke)… Hart has built his way up the hard way, from small TV roles all the way to selling out Madison Square Garden. He’s had highs and lows, and like...

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Now batting… for the New York Mets, second baseman… Spike Lee. Wait a minute… What?!? Can you imagine? An entire generation without the cultural influence of Spike Lee. Well if fate had not intervened and blessed Lee with less than optimal physical size and limitations that is exactly what he wanted to be! Thankfully, culture and society were changed for the better. Changed to reflect and forced to realize what was going on outside of...

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When Rock City produced Ryan Montgomery, little did they know he would grow up to be one of the dopest lyricist to ever rock the mic. You know him a little better by the name Royce Da 5″9″ or even by Nickle. Born on the east side of Detroit and growing up in Oak Park, Royce would be cultivated by the sounds of Biggie and Pac, Ras Kass and Redman. The era of real gangsta hip-hop....