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Happy 51st Birthday Ice Cube! Check Out His Top Five Gangsta Roles

Former NWA member Ice Cube was born June 15, 1969. He has set his own mark in gangsta rap music since leaving N.W.A in 89′ and has built a successful solo career in music and film. In celebration of his birthday, here are our 5 favorite gangsta roles played by Ice Cube in his substantial movie […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: NWA Founder Eazy-E Dies From AIDS 25 Years Ago

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On this day in 1995, gangster rap pioneer Eric “Eazy-E” Wright succumbed to complications of the AIDS virus less than 10 days after making it known to the public. Many are able to embody the persona of gangsta rap. That’s thanks to the likes of Schooly D, Ice-T, and N.W.A. The difference between the two […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Eazy E Diagnosed With AIDS 25 Years Ago

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On this date in 1995, Eric “Eazy E” Wright was diagnosed with the deadly AIDS virus and announced the diagnosis via his record label Ruthless Records. In 1986 Eazy-E went into business with Jerry Heller to create Ruthless Records. It’s often told that Wright used up to $250,000 of his own money –which he made […]

Happy Birthday to Hip-Hop Icon Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip-Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, but he was also an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub-genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend is described is none other than Dr. […]

SOURCE SPORTS: Jim Cornette Resigns From Upstart NWA Wrestling After Recent Racial Comments

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Billy Corgan’s revitalized NWA promotion launched their NWA Powerrr YouTube series to some early positive reviews. Unfortunately, the biggest crossover into wider consciousness came Tuesday when their latest episode was pulled after viewers pointed out an impossibly stupid line from commentator Jim Cornette. During the episode, Cornette called Trevor Murdoch “the only man I’ve ever known that can strap a bucket […]

Happy 54th Birthday To Hip Hop Mogul Dr. Dre!

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Today we celebrate the birth of one of the most influential figures in Hip Hop. Not only was this man the first rap billionaire, he was an instrumental part (literally and figuratively) in the creation of a new sub genre of rap known as G-Funk. The living legend being described is none other than Dr. […]