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In honor of Record Store Day 2016 this Saturday (Apr. 15), Mobb Deep will be re-releasing their 1995 LP The Infamous via All City Music. The re-issue, limited to 2000 copies, will be available for the first time on 180 gram, translucent blue and orange vinyl at record stores worldwide this weekend. The promote it, All City Music has teamed up with Beat Junkies member J-Rocc for a special mix dedicated to the Queensbridge duo.

The mix includes original songs and samples that made the classic LP. Online, the 2 LP vinyl can be purchased on Amazon and Discogs.

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The legendary career of Kobe Bryant will come to an end this week, as the future NBA Hall of Famer will play his final game on Wednesday night versus the Memphis Grizzlies. The sports icon has been on a farewell tour during his 19th and last NBA season. Growing up in Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar has had a first-hand look at the 37-year-old’s long storied run, and now the TDC MC tributes the 18-time All-Star in ESPN’s Kobe Bryant: Fade To Black.

Written by Scoop Jackson, the short narrated by Kendrick includes various highlights of the Los Angeles Lakers guard’s long career, soundtrack by Lamar’s untitled, unmastered. single “untitled 07.″

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It was a historic moment for West Coast rap — and hip-hop as a whole — last night as N.W.A were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 28 years after the release of their iconic debut album Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, MC Ren and the late Eazy-E were finally recognized at a special induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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Chance the Rapper took to the mound at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field on Friday afternoon (Apr. 8). The Windy City native had the honor of throwing out the first pitch during the Chicago White Sox home opener against the Cleveland Indians. Despite poor weather conditions, Chano delivered a low strike, hitting a dance move after.

Recent reports has Chance the Rapper being officially name the team’s newest brand ambassador in the coming weeks. The news comes a few days after Chance teamed up with New Era to redesign the Chicago White Sox ball caps. A limited collection of three colorways (blue, grey and black), the hats are available at ChanceRaps.com now.

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The rumors are true: Puff Daddy and the Family are getting back together for one night only this May. Diddy has announced a special Bad Boy reunion concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on May 20, what would have been Biggie’s 44th birthday.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs is pushing his influence a step further with plans for his very own charter school in the borough that birthed him, Harlem. Aiming to reach kids from the same streets that he once called home, Puff has some major plans for Capital Prep.

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Kanye West and Tyga were super dads yesterday as they teamed up in Easter Bunny outfits to bring some extreme joy to their kids’ faces. While entertaining Baby North and friends, the rappers played two new roles in this movie called life.

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Big Sean sat with CNN recently, discussing giving back to the youth in his hometown of Detroit. The Grammy-nominated rapper spoke on donating a state of the art recording studio to his old school, Cass Technical High School earlier this year.

The project was put together by Big Sean’s own Sean Anderson Foundation and adidas, in hopes of cultivating Detroit’s youth, focusing their energy into creative arts.

Watch the interview below.

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The legendary Q-Tip has added another notch to his belt while continuing to rep the culture to the fullest. The A Tribe Called Quest frontman and Abstract Radio host has been appointed the first Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which is based in Washington D.C.

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Flushing, Queens was in the building, as Action Bronson appeared on The Wendy Show on Wednesday. The rapper appeared in the studio kitchen to discuss his music career, fatherhood, and incredible culinary background while making some Tuna Poke. Bronson stopped by the daytime talk show to promote his F*ck, That’s Delicious television series, which you can keep up with by clicking here.

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