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The unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur is to this day one of the most widely debated homicides in music history – even now, over 21 years later, people still speculate about what exactly happened that night.
This is what we know for sure: On the evening of September 7th, 1996, Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight, the then-CEO of Death Row Records, attended a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand in
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Jay-Z continued to use his 4:44 Tour as a springboard to discuss injustices in America, taking aim at criticizing NFL players' National Anthem protests.
"I want y'all to understand, when people are kneeling and putting their fists up in the air and doing what they're doing, it's not about the flag, it's about
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Compared to other festivals of its longevity and international stature, Iceland Airwaves – the music festival launched 18 years ago with a proud emphasis on homegrown alternative rock and experimental pop – is a tempest in a shot glass: a compact high with sustained force. You can walk to most venues, from the city center in Reykjavik, inside five minutes; most are the size of a neighborhood
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At an industry panel in 1992, radio host Rick Dees explained the popularity of Right Said Fred's tongue-in-cheek disco confection "I'm Too Sexy": "Everyone is so busy they don't have time to devote to memorize [rap songs]. With Right Said Fred you know he is too sexy for a dozen things, and in a week I can memorize that."
The song's upbeat vibe and simple, percussive lyrics helped it
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Prophets of Rage – the supergroup/"elite task force of revolutionary musicians" featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill – offer a glimpse of their life on the road in the video for "Hands Up," a cathartic track
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