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Hip Hop By The States Part 2: Illinois

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One of the most dangerous cities in the United States is Chicago, Illinois. Home to notorious criminals such as Al Capone and Larry Hoover. Illinois is also famous for it’s house music, Harold’s Chicken and the original foundation for many street organized gangs. But there is another side of Illinois and that is the music scene. Illinois has produced some of the most talented musicians in the world. In the 90s, many rappers from Illi ...

Jun 26 2014, 8:44pm CDT

Full article at: All HipHop YouTube Videos

Topics: Roc, Jay-Z, Larry Hoover, Twista, DA BRAT, Apple


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R. Kelly Removed From Ohio Festival's Line-Up After Protests

Source: ace showbiz

The singer and the fest mutually decide to 'part ways' following numerous complaints over his controver ...
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Columbus musicians and fans balk at R. Kelly as festival headliner

Source: Chicago Public Radio

In response to R. Kelly headlining the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus on Labor Day weekend, Ohio’s musical community is having the spirited public debate about separating the art from the artist that Chicago never had when the controversial R&B superstar topped the bill at the Pitchfork festival in 2013.Andy Downing, a reporter at ColumbusAlive.com and a former music contributor to The Chicago Tribune, first raised questions about the young festival’s decision to give Kel ...
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R. Kelly announces new house album

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