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Tyler, the Creator on Cherry Bomb, Pharrell, Illmatic and Black Skaters

Continuing his unique stamp on the culture with media, events and new music, here's a look back at some of Tyler's always honest and giving commentary.

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Earl Sweatshirt Says Kendrick Helps Young Artists Like Him

From mixtapes to ‘Good Kid, Maad City’ to DAMN he may be doing more for his generation than people give him credit for. Agree with Earl on Kendrick's impact, or nah?

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Change came and went with the 2017 Oscar nominees, who should we thank? The flaming social media comments, the actual research studies done (USC School for Communication & Journalism), mainstream media's late start to openly admitting #HollywoodSoWhite, or the many directors, producers, writers, and actors of color who KEEP CREATING? 💪

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88K New Yorkers Apply for "Poor Door" Affordable Housing

The Struggle Is* Real: Proving class issues and the urban housing market are under serious stress, 88K+ apply for the “Poor Door” apartments many thought were a joke. Is this "the new segregation” or nah?

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Drake Curates Sotheby's Art Exhibit

When you finally see the light: Once upon a time the Views headliner wasn't here for the Hip Hop-art world merger and even called out the likes of Jay-Z on its "Allure" over the game. WELP...

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Harvard Graduate Arrested For Playing NWA Record

Straight Outta...College? He wasn't cruising in a '64, but 26-year-old Cesar Baldelomar went from a simple drive to $hit-got-real to beating the case!

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Never Count on Drake to Make it to The Grammys...

What's it take for Drizzy to turn down a Grammy appearance? He might've been up for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song last year but battle culture, his hometown, (and money) called.

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Kevin Hart's Comedy Career Headed for the History Books

We've definitely been witnessing an illustrious not to mention lucrative career for this young comedian, but is it more legendary than it looks?

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Baltimore Protesters Replace American Flags at City Hall #FreddieGray

The White House Correspondent's Dinner happening a few miles away didn't slow the people of Maryland down “by any means.”

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Charges Dropped on Cop Who Shot Sleeping 7 Year Old #AiyanaJones

(RIP) We've run out of encouraging words for America's police brutality epidemic as another avoidable murder comes via Detroit. #BlackLivesMatter

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Pulitzer Winning Novelist on Kendrick Lamar's "Blacker the Berry"

Hip Hop, Kendrick, (and the Genius company) have definitely come a long way.

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Officer Charged for Using Gun Instead of Taser #EricHarris

(RIP) Authorities call the death of Eric Courtney Harris “accidental” by the volunteer policeman who was given a firearm in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Ex-NYPD Officer Posts Gun-Pointing Selfie at #BlackBrunch Protestors

ICYMI: The new generation of revolution for #BlackLivesMatter turned it up a notch, taking rallies to restaurants across the country.

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Rapper Released 347 Albums in 2014

The MC known as “Viper” dropped continues to out-grind even the most ambitious of hustlers.

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FBI Investigating Black Man Found Hanging from Tree in Mississippi

(RIP) They say “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Local authorities as well as the FBI and Department Of Justice report on the death of 54-year-old Otis Byrd.