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The Big Hurt: Trey Songz's 'YUUP!,' Juelz Santana's terrorist threat, Fat Joe's 'gay mafia,' and Adam Ant's mental health
In case you were wondering how many guys are allowed to say "yup," the answer is one.
Music news in brief
| November 25, 2011
The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs
This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
| January 29, 2010
The Big Hurt: The week in beef (in brief)
A recessed economy means fewer chains to go around, so it's been a fine week for a-fussin'-and-a-feudin'.
Ross at a loss; Weezy throws hissy
| April 24, 2009
The Big Hurt: The Obama jubilance debriefing
Obama is the first president in history to drop a HOVA reference in a campaign speech by way of a little hand-brushy motion, and rappers turned out in droves to support him.
When celebrities celebrate, metaphors suffer
| November 18, 2008
The Big Hurt: More bad news in brief
Police pulled over Snoop Dogg’s tour bus and — gasp! — smelled marijuana!
DMX spits, Lou spills, Kelly leaks, Keane sucks
| August 12, 2008
Beat Research is going large this Friday with Bouncement, a party of extreme bass sound and huge beats with an experimental touch. Juelz Santana, "Santana's Town (Ghislain Poirier remix)" (mp3)
Beat Research goes big; 7L skates and Dudley rocks
| March 27, 2007
The street scene
Without getting into the history and the morality of mixtapes, it’s worth mentioning that Pharrell isn’t the first rapper who’s scored more artistic points with a mixtape than with a sanctioned label release. Pop goes a Neptune: Pharrell Williams raps
The magic of the mixtape
| August 22, 2006
Tear the club up
"What Samir and I bring to the table is that we were both coming from a real street hip-hop sentiment," says LaCrate, "and that’s where club in its origin came from. As much as it may have been comprised of rave breaks, there was nothing rave – I always
How Baltimore and Aaron LaCrate are going to save club music
| August 22, 2006
Somewhere deep in the two-acre Connecticut Expo Center, Dipset hip-hop phenom Juelz Santana is on stage catcalling a shorty from his hit, “There It Go (The Whistle Song).” Slideshow: Sneaker Battel. Photographs by Matt Teuten and Sidney Lo.
A knock-down, drag-out sneaker battle
| August 09, 2006
But will Jay-Z revoke the Killer's diplomatic immunity?
Cam’ron takes aim at the King of New York
| February 01, 2006
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