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Hip-Hop Moves as Force for Slain Unarmed Black Man

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. "It's really important to see hip-hop's role of being some grown-ups and doing some really stand-up, grown-up stuff," Public Enemy's Chuck D, one... more

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Bow Down: Beyonce Owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats as the diva declared: " ... more

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Will Performers Pay to Play Super Bowl Halftime?

Roger Goodell has stated that he wants the NFL to more than double its yearly revenue by 2027, and apparently he's not above asking for handouts in order to do so. Why else would a league that's already worth $10 billion suggest that some sort of financial contribution might be necessary for the world's biggest musical performers to be named headliners of the Super Bowl halftime show? A ... more

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Depression Colony Cashing In on Johnny Cash's Fame

DYESS, Ark. (AP) — Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty. The country music icon's boyhood home, along with the colony's former headquarters, will open Saturday to reflect everyday life in a northeast Arkansas community buil... more

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Hip Hop, Graffiti in Lebanon Tag a Nation's Woes

BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show. Moments later, they turn more somber as they introduce a segment on Palestinian hip hop, discussing the most recent outbreak of war on Gaza. Heads nod in the packed bar to the rhymes of Sati, a Palestinian rapper. The duo... more

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