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RZA’s Got a Great Attitude About Selling Wu-Tang’s $2m Album to a Sinister Creep

A very sharp-looking RZA recently sat down with Bloomberg Business to share his feelings about Martin Shkreli buying Wu-Tang’s ultra rare record, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Suffice it to say, he doesn’t really give a shit who bought it. It’s art. Read More >>

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Important Update on the Wu-Tang Clan Super Secret Album Saga

You may remember the tale of rap group Wu-Tang Clan spending nine years making a super secret album called Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which only a single copy would be sold. Read More >>

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Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop Uses More Unique Words Than Shakespeare

Designer and data scientist Matt Daniels charted this comparison of vocabularies in hip-hop. At the bottom of the chart you can see DMX with only 3,214 unique words. Outkast has more unique words than Shakespeare in their lyrics, but everyone is way behind Aesop Rock, who rules with 7,392 words. Read More >>

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Michael Gove Mentally Scars Some Innocent School Children With Rap Attempt

Michael Gove, the actual Micheal Gove off the telly and out of the government, has done a little bit of rapping. Admitting to being a fan of the genre, Gove claims the first rap he heard was in mainstream 1982 pop atrocity Wham Rap, a track he then went on to repeat a little of for the amusement of some children. Read More >>

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Charting the Popularity of Tech Through Hip-Hop Lyrics

Rap music is usually a pretty good marker of what's trendy—or what's going to be trendy in a few months. Maybe people were bragging about Sidekicks in the early aughts, but when did that drop off? RapGenius's new RapStats feature shows you. Read More >>

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The Best Tech References in Rap: From Android to Zuckerberg

Rappers have had a love affair with technology that started long before Biggie Smalls was name-checking Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. And their rhymes cover everything from the CEOs to mobile platforms. Here, we present you with the best tech references in rap: Read More >>

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Pay Homage to Two Hip Hop Legends With Biggie and Tupac Snowboards

You don't have to be loyal to only the East Coast or the West Coast to appreciate these Biggie and Tupac Trouble Boards from Yes Snowboards. Read More >>

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Kids’ Reenactment of Sabotage Is a Fantastic Tribute To MCA

Everything about this clip is wonderful. As we mourn the loss of Adam "MCA" Yauch, Portland dad James Winters gathered his kids and his nephew to pay tribute to the late Beastie Boy with this recreation of the music video for "Sabotage." Read More >>

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Lil Wayne Wearing £1 Million Beats by Dre Headphones Is a Diamond Studded Mess

I'm a big fan of Lil Wayne. I was with him before he became good (pre-Carter days) and totally support his placement atop the hip hop perch but Mr. Weezy F, I can't support you on this. What the hell are you doing wearing a £1 million diamond studded Beats by Dre headphones at a basketball game? Read More >>