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Smith says she believes Tupac wrote the poem, “Lost Soulz,” while he was in Rikers For more, check out: (Source)

The rapper’s recordings have been sold off — seemingly for less than their worth — since his 1999 death. The discord over his estate highlights a bigger question: Who should benefit from an artist’s work? For more, check out: (Source)

Murs had a keyboard player. I thought that was pretty weird. Sometime in the early ’00s — let’s say 2003 — I caught a Def Jux package tour at my local indie rock club, and when headliner Murs was onstage, there was a tall, slightly familiar-looking guy off to the side of the stage, adding all these jazz-funk runs to his squelchy underground rap tracks. Especially in the context of a skronky and chaotic underground rap show, those slick keyboard embellishments were a surprise. But they worked. About halfway through the show, we got a bigger surprise. That keyboard player briefly stepped out from behind his instrument, put on a pair of plastic novelty glasses with a fake nose attached, and he instantly became a whole other person. That keyboard player wasn’t just a keyboard player. That keyboard player was Humpty Hump. It was like watching Clark Kent transform into Superman in front of me.

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Lots will be part of Sotheby’s first sale dedicated fully to hip-hop For more, check out: (Source)

According to the most recent statistics, more than 26.5 million Americans have applied for unemployment since late March, when states began to go on lockdown to combat. Some of those applications are undoubtedly scams, which was the premise for the following quip from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Monday: “We had somebody apply for unemployment for […]