In the last couple of years, the BET Hip-Hop Awards have proven to be the most ironic awards show on television. There's little to no merit in an artist actually taking home an award anymore, unless you get the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement honor. The most important accolade an artist can really ... More >>
Ms. Badu, if you're nasty.Rick Ross introduced his so-called "epic trilogy" to hip-hop fans back in 2008 when he first released "Maybach Music" with Jay-Z on his sophomore album, Trilla. He released the second installment last year on his Deeper Than Rap album with some help from T-Pain, Lil Wayn ... More >>
Hear the song (but not the lyrics) of Michael McDonald
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The Ownerz (Virgin)
Music from the Motion Picture Biker Boyz (DreamWorks)