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It’s that time of the year again! Justin Timberlake returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. The return only meant one thing, viewers and those tuned in would be treated to another fun trip down memory lane with the “History of Rap 6.” Opening with R. Kelly and Jay Z’s “Fiesta,” the two cover popular rap hits by LL Cool J, Wu-Tang Clan, MC Hammer, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Jay Z, Fetty Wap and much more.

Watch the “History of Rap 6″ with J.T. and Fallon below.

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Styles P and Jadakiss are promoting healthy living with their Juices For Life chain of juice bars. Elite Daily profiled the Yonkers rappers on their healthy business endeavour which first opened in 2011, providing a different much cleaner option in the hood verses fast food chains, how their lives have changed from making a more conscious effort to eat healthy, and much more.

Watch the mini-documentary below.

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(Yes. It’s Tom Hardy catching the holy ghost of Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.”)

Miss Info: These are the moments when you scream out to the heavens…Thank you, Internets!
I’ve made no secret of my awkward obsession with actor Tom Hardy. I’ve extolled his virtues on this blog (like this Bane fashion analysis). I’ve sat through weak plots and corny dialogue to support his films (for example, The Drop, which was unoriginal. The only good thing about the movie was Tom Hardy with an adorable pitbull puppy. I’m even going to watch the poorly-reviewed, straight-to-ondemand Child 44 just to see Hardy tackle a Russian accent). And I’ve urged all my friends to go see Mad Max:Fury Road, and Peaky Blinders, and Warrior. But I had no idea that all this time, Tom was performing Dubsmash rap videos of Action Bronson, Wu-Tang Clan, 50 Cent, etc. with his friend and stunt double Jacob Tomuri. Thank you, Jacob, and thank you, Vulture, for ending my week with this gift!

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The MTV Video Music Awards are five days away and only getting bigger. Kanye West has been selected as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The 38-year-old music icon is known for pushing boundaries and delivering creative videos since his rise to stardom starting in 2004.

Kanye joins a long list of legends (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé) who have been honored with the lifetime achievement award. West has a long history with the VMAs, performing “Jesus Walks/All Falls Down/Through the Wire” in 2004 with the legendary Chaka Khan, “Gold Digger” with Jamie Foxx in 2005, “Stronger” and “Good Life” with T-Pain in 2007, premiering “Love Lockdown” in 2008, joining Jay Z for “Otis” in 2011 and returning in 2013 with “Blood on the Leaves.”

Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the 2015 MTV VMAs takes place this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Dr Dre

After facing criticism for omitting certain aspects of his life in the N.W.A. movie Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre is coming out and apologizing to the females who he is accused of abusing in the past. In a statement to the New York Times, Dre blamed the fact he had no structure in his life at the time, but vows to have changed for his family and does not excuse his actions.

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It’s Future in the booth…not the recording booth, the confessional kind in this new clip for “Kno The Meaning,” directed by Vincent Lou. Perhaps Future Hendrix is also praying that no colleagues come out their face saying anything slick about him in this Summer of Wild Flying Beef Patties.

Watch Future’s “Kno The Meaning”…
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It was all about the youth of Chicago, as Chance the Rapper held the first annual Teens In The Park (T.I.P.) Festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Wednesday. Free of charge, the event co-hosted by the City of Chicago was a celebration of arts, music and dance, lead by a free concert by Chance the Rapper. During the show, the hometown hero brought out surprise guest Kendrick Lamar to join him on stage, delivering a short medley set.

Check out the Windy City-L.A. connection below.

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With Father’s Day right around the corner this weekend, some fathers out there like Meek Mill are taking the time to reflect of what it’s been like after having children. Meek is not really known to open up about his life, unless it’s about the street dealings he’s seen in Philadelphia, but he took the time to write a letter for everyone who is a father and give his first-hand experience of what it’s been like.

Before I leave, I always explain to him that everything I do, I do for him. All the shows, all the nights in the studio, I do with my son in mind.

Read more from the letter below…



Today marked what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 44th birthday. Only an 8-year-old at the time Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996, Jhené Aiko felt a connection with the rap legend once introduced to his music. To celebrate, the R&B singer decided to recreate three iconic photos from the rap legend: The 1996 classic All Eyez on Me album cover, the Greatest Hits LP cover, and the infamous bathtub “Becoming Clean” photo shoot done by David Lachapelle’s, shortly after Tupac’s release from jail in 1995.

Every birthday of his I always want to do something,” Aiko tells MTV’s Rob Markman. “I feel like I have to give his legacy some type of present. It started off, one time I did a video shoot where they spread his ashes. And it was a coincidence that I was there that day, we were all like, “Wait a minute, this is Tupac’s birthday and we’re here on the same beach.’ So after that, it’s been several years since then and every year I want to do something.”

Check out the photos, plus hear Aiko’s interview plus a performance from August 2014 where she covered Tupac’s “Keep ‘Ya Head Up” below.

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Sprite celebrates some of Hip-hop’s finest wit their new “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection. The campaign includes a limited run of sixteen bottles and cans featuring positive lyrics from Drake, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, and Rakim. Drake’s lyrics were pulled from songs like “0 to 100,” “Over,” “Started From the Bottom,” and “Tuscan Leather,” while Nas included uplifting lines from “If I Ruled the World,” “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “My Generation,” and “The World Is Yours.”

You can also find lyrics from Rakim’s “Microphone Fiend,” “Follow the Leader,” “Paid in Full,” and “Waiting for the World to End,” plus Biggie’s “One More Chance.” On Sunday night during ABC’s NBA Finals pre-game show before Game 5, the “Obey Your Verse” commercial made its debut, featuring footage from Drake and Nas’ Sprite concert during NBA All-Star Weekend in NYC back in February.

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