▼ HipHopDX

HipHopDX has been at the forefront of Hip Hop culture for 17 years. with over 3.5M monthly readers, DX not only stays current on Hip Hop culture, but continues to influence it while simultaneously...

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publishedAt: 2007/03/17 03:34:56

▼ Fredo Santana Dead At 27, A Brief History Of The Rapper

Popular Chicago drill rapper Fredo Santana passed away unexpectedly the night of January 19, 2018. He was only 27 years young. For the full story on Fredo check out HipHopDX.com: channelTitle: HipHopDX
publishedAt: 2018/01/21 09:15:16

▼ The Hamilton Breakdown: Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Should Be In Your Top 5

This episode will be initially aired January 20, 2018 - and it is cause for celebration in the Hip Hop nation. What's the occasion? Only the 3rd anniversary of the most important Hip Hop...

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publishedAt: 2018/01/21 00:30:03

▼ 50 Cent & Ja Rule’s Beef Is Now 18 Years Strong

50 Cent was asked about his long-time feud with fellow New York rapper Ja Rule. As expected, and never one to miss an opportunity to make a headline, Fif' was quick to fire a shot in Ja's...

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publishedAt: 2018/01/20 07:23:25

▼ For Better Or Worse: Has Money Ruined Hip Hop?

Once upon a time, rappers rhymed and rocked parties for props and the paper was secondary. Nowadays, it's money over everything. How did we get here? And has the money made our music better...

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publishedAt: 2018/01/14 00:30:03

▼ The Magic Number Theory

What do Beastie Boys, The Fugees, Migos and Flatbush Zombies all have in common? Yes, they all rap - but the second most obvious answer is that all these groups have 3 MC's. Of all possible...

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publishedAt: 2018/01/07 00:30:01

▼ The 2017 Breakdown

It's been quite an eventful year for Hip Hop. We saw the rise of Cardi B, the strong return of Gucci Mane and the unfortunate reincarceration of Meek Mill. The battle of the old heads vs....

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publishedAt: 2017/12/31 00:30:00

▼ Real Hip Hop Vs. Fake Hip Hop

One of the most common debates in the Hip Hop community is what is and what isn't considered “real” Hip Hop. The majority of purists will be quick to tell you that MC's like KRS One...

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publishedAt: 2017/10/07 23:30:00

▼ Why Hip Hop Hates Will Smith: The Darth Vader Theory

Will Smith (AKA The Fresh Prince) has definitely left his mark on Hip Hop, but he seems to be constantly and unjustly overlooked whenever the greats are mentioned. Even after all he's done...

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publishedAt: 2017/11/12 00:30:03

▼ Does Gay Rap Have A Right To Exist?

First thing's first - this isn't a Breakdown with a political agenda and we aren't condemning anyone for their sexual preference. However comfortable or uncomfortable you are with the LGBTQ...

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publishedAt: 2017/11/19 00:30:00

▼ Emo Rap Over Everything?

Has rap gone soft? Not R&B soft, like we covered in last week's Breakdown, but is Hip Hop too in its feelings these days? Is there too much heartbreak, depression, suicide and self medication?...

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publishedAt: 2017/09/16 23:30:01

▼ Why The Best Rappers Are Over 40: The Over The Hill Gang Theory

Traditionally, the younger generation has dictated what's hot and what's not in the music game. However, slowly but surely, the shelf life of the average rap career seems to get longer...

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publishedAt: 2017/12/10 00:30:03

▼ Rap’s Generation Gap

The generation gap in the Hip Hop community is wider than ever. Classic Hip Hop has it's own radio stations in a few major markets because the old heads don't want to hear all that new...

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publishedAt: 2017/09/23 23:30:01

▼ Wu-Tang Over Everything

If there is any group in Hip Hop history that is most similar to real life superheroes, it must be Wu Tang. What they did, have done, and will continue to do has never been seen before in the...

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publishedAt: 2017/10/14 23:30:01

▼ Are Rappers Keeping It Too Real?

Keep it Real” has become a phrase synonymous with the music of our culture. But is Rap an honest account of what's going on in an artist's life? Or is it just entertainment? With all...

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publishedAt: 2017/10/28 23:30:01

▼ When Did Rap Become So R&B?

From the early 80's to the early 90's, an anti-R&B vibe prevailed in Hip Hop. While R&B had a strong presence through the next decade, top MC's still just rapped and maybe had an R&B...

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publishedAt: 2017/09/09 23:30:01

▼ Does Hip Hop Need The Grammys? Why Macklemore Didn’t Need To Apologize

Since 1989 - about 11 or so years after Rap was introduced to the commercial marketplace - The Recording Academy has given awards to representatives of the Hip Hop community - and it's been...

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publishedAt: 2017/12/17 00:30:00

▼ The Sacrificial GOAT Theory: Does Hip Hop Hate Its Greats?

GOAT: Greatest Of All Time. Is being anointed with this crown more of a burden than a blessing? Does the culture love to hate the very same ones they call great? The Sacrificial GOAT Theory:...

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publishedAt: 2017/12/24 00:30:01

▼ The 3 Lane Theory: J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Drake

With Hip Hop and R&B surpassing Rock as the most popular genre of music in the US, rap is now technically “pop” or “popular” music. It might be time to redefine how we classify the...

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publishedAt: 2017/08/12 23:30:05

▼ Will Southern Hip Hop Ever Fall Off?

In this week's Breakdown we explore the stereotype that rappers from the south are less lyrical than their counterparts from other regions and question whether the south's reigning influence...

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publishedAt: 2017/01/15 00:30:01

▼ Q-Tip & Kanye West: Kings Of The Cosign

To co-sign: The art of putting someone on. Is it good for the culture, or is it nepotism? Co-signing means it's not what you know, but who you know. Is "crew love" the new cronyism? Is the...

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publishedAt: 2017/11/04 23:30:01

▼ Does Hick Hop Have A Right To Exist?

With the current unrest in our country surrounding the Confederate flag and monuments to the Confederacy, it is the perfect time to establish where we - as the hip hop community - stand on...

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publishedAt: 2017/09/02 23:30:00

▼ Is Basketball The 5th Element Of Hip Hop?

As The Notorious B.I.G. said on Things Done Changed, “If I wasn't in the rap game I'd probably have a key knee-deep in the crack game. Because the streets is a short stop - either you're...

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publishedAt: 2017/09/30 23:30:00

▼ Why Tupac Is Bigger Than Your Top 5

Without a doubt, Tupac Shakur is the most infamous and celebrated MC in the history of hip hop culture. But let's take it a step further - is Tupac bigger than hip hop culture? Is Tupac Shakur...

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publishedAt: 2017/06/17 01:30:01

▼ I Miss The Old Kanye West

Ranting has become a part of Kanye West's reputation. They always seemed principled and in line with the messages in his music. Then he announced that he's a Donald Trump supporter. Did new...

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publishedAt: 2016/11/20 00:30:00