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A new documentary on Organized Noize, the prolific (yet somehow under appreciated) production powerhouse from Atlanta, is coming to Netflix next month. The Art of Organized Noize celebrates the legacy of Rico Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown, the trio who scored some of the biggest hits of the ’90s, including TLC’s “Waterfall,” as well as OutKast and Goodie Mob’s respective debut albums as part of the Dungeon Family collective.

Check out the documentary trailer below, which features interviews with André 3000, Big Boi, Cee-Lo Green, Future, Diddy and others. The Art of Organized Noize debuts on Netflix on March 22.

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Welp. That was convenient. The family that ☝️together, stays together. And of course, Kris Jenner would see the bigger (business) picture that it’s better for these two social-media stars to collaborate than clash. Imagine the ratings and clicks? And a truce would protect against any future leaks of Kanye’s total normal but private predilections.

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Puff Daddy and Mark Wahlberg have announced they will be donating 1 million bottles of water to the citizens of Flint Michigan. As reported, the city is facing the biggest water crisis in its history — due to lead tainted water.

AQUAhydrate water, which the moguls own, is said be donating 5,000 cases of water to Flint and provide additional support as needed. The shipment is likely to reach Flint by Wednesday (Jan 26). Other hip-hop stars who have helped Flint includ Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean and Meek Mill.

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LL Cool J received the honor of a lifetime, given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.. The legendary rap artist, actor, and mogul was celebrated with a special ceremony on Thursday afternoon where the star was unveiled. Diddy, Queen Latifah, Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson, and LL’s wife Simone Smith and mother Ondrea Smith were all on hand for the event.

Just know that I really, truly and deeply from the bottom of my soul appreciate this award,” said LL. “And I want to say one last thing, and that is: ‘If a task is once begun, never leave it ’til it’s done; be thy labor great or small, do it well or not at all…Thank you grandma.”

The hip-hop pioneer is getting set to hose the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards, on Feb. 15 live on CBS.

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Coachella has become holy ground for hip-hop since 2Pac rose from the dead in hologram form back in 2012, and now it looks like this year’s festival might have another special comeback in store. During a recent appearance on The Talk, Ice Cube promised to reunite the surviving members of N.W.A.

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The YMCMBeef is finally over. After being spotted together at Drake’s New Years’ Eve party in Miami, Lil Wayne and Birdman stood side by side at club LIV — the same spot where the pair reportedly clashed last summer — over the weekend to announce they’ve buried the hatchet. “This my motherf*cking son and I’ma die for him, I’ma live for him and I’ll motherf*cking kill for him,” Baby told the crowd. “That ain’t gon’ never change, n*gga. It’s YMCMB for life.”

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Kendrick Lamar is set to release his second collaborative sneaker with Reebok, the Reebok Classic Leather, next week. To promote their latest project, TDE and Reebok release a vignette “Project Hero.” The short features Jay Rock and Glasses Malone, who preach unity, positivity, and building a strong community as they walk through their neighborhood of Watts, California.

The Kendrick Lamar x Reebok Classic Leather will hit select retailers on January 16. Watch “Project Hero” below.

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Kendrick Lamar continues to chalk up wins both in and outside of the music world. Just days after hanging out with Barack Obama at The White House, it’s been announced that Kendrick will be honored with the key to the city of his beloved Compton next month.

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The Grammys have historically never quite got it right when it comes to hip-hop. Hell, they only introduced a Best Rap Album category in 1996. But having already showered Kendrick Lamar with 11 nominations — just one off Michael Jackson’s record for most nods in a single night — here’s another reason to believe the Grammys might finally get it right in 2016.

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Kendrick Lamar is everywhere. Just days after a memorable performance on The Tonight Show, the TDE MC stars in a new ad for the ABC family sitcom Black-ish.

With a big red bowl handy, K. Dot crashes the couch while snacking on some cereal. Cast stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and their on-screen family try to shoot a video as Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly single “Alright” plays throughout the video.

Catch new episodes of Black-ish every Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m EST.

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