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Grandmaster Flash's 'The Message' Tops Rolling Stone's Hip-Hop Song List

December 6th, 2012 9:20am EST
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Rolling Stone magazine just named Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's rap anthem "The Message" the Greatest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time.

The 1982 hit beat out favorites such as the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force. Also making the top five: Run-DMC's "Sucker M.C.'s" and "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by the Geto Boys.

Public Enemy's "Fight The Power," Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," NWA's "Straight Outta Compton," and Eric B. and Rakim's "Paid In Full" complete the top 10.

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Rap Legends Lobby For Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx

September 18th, 2012 7:56pm EDT
Afrika Bambaataa
Rap pioneers Grandmaster Melle Mel and Afrika Bambaataa met with New York officials last week in a bid to win their backing for plans to create a National Museum of Hip Hop in the Bronx.

The music veterans are backing a proposal to officially recognize the area as the birthplace of hip-hop with its own historical center at the Kingsbridge Armory, but they will face a battle with Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., who favors a multiple ice rink idea instead.

Mel and Bambaataa were among a group of campaigners hoping to sway the politician to support the museum during a meeting in the Big...
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

April 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" & Ice-T's "Rap School" Premiere Oct. 17

September 14th, 2006 3:46pm EDT
Hip Hop Honors Hosted By Ice T
-VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" Airs Oct. 17 at 9pm (EST)

VH1 pays homage to the hip hop pioneers who transformed the genre into a true cultural phenomenon with the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." Hosted by Ice-T, this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," will pay tribute to Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, and Eazy E. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances...
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VH1To Honor Ice Cube, Other Hip Hop Artists

July 17th, 2006 4:22pm EDT
Ice Cube
"VH1 Hip Hop Honors" will pay tribute to hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube as latest honoree at the 3rd annual event. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon.

Ice Cube joins this year's previously announced honorees, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys and Easy E. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with today's hottest new talent.

The star-studded event,...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

April 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...
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True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

November 7th, 2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...
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