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Obama is currently making his rounds in Vietname — and already he had some epic Pho conversation with Anthony Bourdain. But his Beatbox skills are the talk of today.

Last night (May 24), he was asked a question by Vietnamese rap star Suboi, who he put on the spot after he discovered her profession. Obama had no idea what he was in for, but I think he was pleasantly surprised.

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While Puffy, Ma$e and the rest of the Bad Boy family are getting ready to take their reunion on the road, it appears Craig Mack is still kicking that flava (or should I say faith) in ya ear. The former Bad Boy rapper has been AWOL since dropping his sophomore album Operation: Get Down back in ’97, but after cropping up in a video four years ago repenting for his “wickedness,” it’s clear Mack has since swapped the rap life for a quieter, more religious one in South Carolina.

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Madlib wasn’t the only hip-hop producer who delivered a lecture in NYC earlier this month; Red Bull Music Academy also rounded up the triumvirate of trap music — Metro Boomin, Zaytoven and Sonny Digital — for a special beatmakers roundtable discussion. Sitting down with music critic Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky, Metro, Zay and Sonny discussed their respective influences and breakout records, their approach to sampling and collaborations, the rise of trap and the producer drop, and much, much more.

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Considering they’re from California, it’s no surprise the HS87 duo Audio Push would release a chill groove as the summer is around the corner. Live from the HNHH studios, Price and Oktane rap over a BrandUn DeShay beat about the “Inland City Blues” to represent the Inland Empire, which they come from.

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Fresh off the release of his history-making mixtape Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper joins the exclusive club of rappers to be interviewed by Zane Lowe.

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The universe works in mysterious ways… last night, I just happened to interview Dr. Dina aka the real Nancy Botwin from Weeds, so you would understand my shock after checking my inbox this morning. The first lady of Cannabis in Hollywood is back with 2 Chainz in another episode of the Most Expensive Shit. Dina hooked up some of the most priciest smoking accessories for the inaugural episode of this season.

She shared some incredible stories and insight on the growing legal pot industry with me, so stay tuned for that.

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Sir Paul McCartney recently sat down for an interview about his life and career with BBC Radio 4 as part of their Mastertapes series. Amongst topics like suffering from depression after The Beatles broke up, McCartney opened up about his recent — and to many people, surprising — collaborations with Kanye West.

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JMSN let another rogue dancer help tell his latest storyin the “Power” video. This time, an unlikely character shows the world that you truly can never judge a book by its cover when it comes to moving like Jagger.

The crooner’s It Is. album is available for purchase on iTunes now.

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Ariana Grande finds lover elsewhere in the music video for her latest single “Into You.” After performing the song at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Grande and VEVO premiere the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip. The 22-year-old singer escapes from the city and flashing lights, hopping on a motorcycle and riding through the desert with her on-screen beau played by model Don Benjamin.

The two move things to a roadside motel, where the two lovers get up close and personal. Towards the end, things flash back to where it all started, Ariana frustrated with her date at a gala before running off with Benjamin who plays a security guard.

Find the song on Ariana’s newly released Dangerous Woman LP, out now.

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Manhattan’s new sneaker consignment shop Stadium Goods recently invited Business Insider to their retail space in Soho for a tour of their growing inventory. Boasting a stocklist of over 25,0000 sneakers and a huge collection of consignment Supreme gear, SG is looking to expand its reach tenfold in the coming months.

With customer service and community in mind, the brand also has a number of projects that give back to the neighborhoods of New York. In the clip, you can also see Stadium Goods’ employee Fresco Wilson teaching a class on the business of sneakers to grade schoolers.

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