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Nicole Richie Enters The Rap Game, World Sighs

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"My plantar fasciitis, that's a baby thang."

Nicole Richie loves rap, but she wants rappers to rap about things she cares about. For her new occasional AOL video series “Candidly Nicole,” Richie visited rapper/producer Ebone Hoodrich, who is tasked with helping her create a rap so she can “get her street cred back” (which is a thing she never had, and is therefore impossible to lose). What does Nicole Richie — street name Nikki Rich — rap about? What are the central tenets of her life? Well, bangs, gluten-free spaghetti, and complaining about her plantar fasciitis. So yeah, basically she’s just like you and me. [E! Online]

Well Played: Nicole Richie
The "Fashion Star" is a real ... fashion star. Read More »
Ugh, Gwyneth Raps
So much second-hand embarrassment here. Read More »
Betty White Raps
Just because she's an octogenarian doesn't mean she has no flow. Read More »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer

Ellen Meets Jay-Z
Asks "Are you famous?" Read More »
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Jay-Z and Beyonce
32 photos of Bey and Jay being adorable. Read More »
Bey & Jay Take Brooklyn
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Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer
She's A Producer On Jay-Z's Album, NBD

Here are some typical 16-year-old activities: Riding in cars with boys. Sneaking sips from your parents’ liquor cabinet behind the garage. Cutting class. Buying prom dresses. Dutifully making SAT vocab flash cards in your room with the door closed. Standard stuff, really. Here’s something not so typical for a 16-year-old: producing a song on Jay-Z’s latest album. Meet Ebony Oshunrinde [Note: We've also seen her name written as Ebony.] a.k.a WondaGurl, the teenage Canadian with a producing credit on “Crown,” a slowed-down, dancehall-tinged track off Jay’s latest record, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is out officially today. Check out the beat here and listen to her talk about how all this came about in an interview with MTV News, above.

Talib Kweli Talks About White Male Privilege In Hip Hop

Rick Ross Rape Rap
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Rick Ross rapped about drugging a woman and raping her. Read More »
Tyga Concert Protested
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Harvard students protest Tyga's concert over his sexist lyrics. Read More »
Lil Poopy
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RIP society: he's a 9-year-old rapper who slaps adult women's butts. Read More »
Talib Kweli on hip hop
"This Country Is Still Built On Racism"

Even Talib Kweli is, like, damn, that’s a cold-ass honky

Appearing this week on Vlad TV (aka “the TMZ of hip hop”), the Brooklyn-born rapper was asked about white privilege in hip hop. Specifically, how being Caucasian can help some artists, like Mac Miller, make it to #1 on the charts. Kweli gave he honest (and true) assessment:

“I agree with that. This country is still based on racism. That will never change unless we tear it down and start over. White privilege is a real thing. And especially white male privilege. I have male privilege as a black male. But I don’t have white male privilege.” Keep reading »

Watch ’90s Will Smith, Ice-T & Queen Latifah Rap About Earth Day

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"Stop pollutin', fool, inspect your dome."

Guys, the ’90s! The best! Here’s a clip from a 1990 Earth Day special, featuring, oh, basically everyone who was famous in the ’90s. While the entire special is about an hour long and features everyone from Neil Patrick Harris (NPH 4 LYFE) to Danny Devito, the Cosbys and the stars of “Thirtysomething,” we thought this Earth Day rap section was tops. In it, future movie/TV stars like Will Smith, Ice-T and Queen Latifah offer up their best environmentally-friendly rhymes. Did you want to see Heavy D rap about dying fish? Will Smith postulate on paint? Kid ‘n’ Play speak out about war (and garbage)? Tone Loc talk about used batteries? Yes, this video is all that and more. [Mental Floss]

And oh yeah, for 10 things you can do for Earth Day check out this list!

T-Pain Thinks Everybody Needs To Chill With The Homophobia

Snoop on Homosexuality
Tha Dogg doesn't think gay people will ever be accepted in the rap world. Read More »
Reebok Drops Rick Ross
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Over his "date rape" song. Read More »
The Gay Agenda
Walk the dog, cook dinner, break up a heterosexual marriage. Read More »

– Despite what Snoop Dogg might say, rapper T-Pain thinks people need to get over their homophobia. Hopefully the “Buy You A Drink” rapper is right: maybe attitudes about homosexuality are changing in the hip hop world. [Advocate]

Drake Releases New Track, “Girls Love Beyonce,” Desperately Wants A Girlfriend

Amanda Wants Drake
... to "murder" her vagina. Read More »
All About Drake
Important information from Drake's GQ cover story Read More »

It’s hard times for Wheelchair Jimmy, you guys. The rapper Drake — also famous for his role on the Canadian teen show “Degrassi” — may be at the top of the rap game, but he’s having a hard time with the ladies. In his newly released track, “Girls Love Beyonce,” Drake, with help from singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy sampling Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” bemoans his lady troubles: Keep reading »

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