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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.

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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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complex 1996 project

The good folks at Complex have just launched The 1996 Project, a collection of in-depth content celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop’s greatest — and saddest — years. But for the ’90s babies who were too young to fully experience that era, then allow this talented group of local kids to give you a taste of what ’96 was all about. Because sometimes a school play is the best way to understand history.

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While Ice Cube presented Kendrick Lamar with the award for Rap Album of the Year at the 2016 Grammys last week, K. Dot will be returning the favor to Cube for his own achievements later this year.

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Despite false reports that he was getting out of prison next month, fret not, because Gucci Mane will still be coming home in 2016.

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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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