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Drake Is Next LL Cool J: Jamie Foxx

(Newser) - Drake is not only dating Rihanna and prepping to sign with a new label for his debut album in the next few days. The Canadian-born singer is also winning support from the likes of 50 Cent and Jamie Foxx, MTV and Sohh.com report. "He can go as gangster...

LL Cool J to Obama: 'You Must Deliver'

Rapper has stern words, advice for president in open letter

(Newser) - These are challenging times indeed for Barack Obama, but LL Cool J's got the answers, reports the Daily Mirror. The 41-year-old rapper offers some advice in an open letter cautioning the leader of the free world against disappointing those inspired by his message of hope: “You have shifted the...

Ringtones Killed NYC Hip-Hop
 Ringtones Killed NYC Hip-Hop 
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Ringtones Killed NYC Hip-Hop

Southern rap out-blasts urban beats

(Newser) - Once the king-maker of neighborhood phenoms, New York no longer spawns hip-hop's best, and the rise of ringtones is the culprit, writes Matthew Mundy in the New York Press. Because Big Apple beats are less pop-friendly than their Southern counterparts, they're not making it to teenagers' cell phones. "Hip-hop...

The Cool Kids Take Hip-Hop Back to the '80s

Miss the days of LL Cool J? Give this Chicago duo a listen

(Newser) - Hip-hop sensation the Cool Kids might come off as too, ahem, cool for school, catapulting from an online hit to Pitchfork Music Festival performer and MIA's fall tour opener—without ever releasing an album. But Chicago Magazine paints Antoine Reed, 20, and Evan Ingersoll, 23, as two inexperienced Chicagolanders whose...

Put Your Best Line Forward
Put Your Best Line Forward

Put Your Best Line Forward

Attention-grabbing openers stand the test of time

(Newser) - It's good to lead off with a bang, especially if your business is song lyrics. Spinner.com lists the 25 best opening lines:
  1. "She's a very kinky girl" (Rick James, "Superfreak")
  2. "I was born in a cross-fire hurricane" (The Rolling Stones, "Jumpin' Jack Flash")
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