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Wyclef Jean - "Justice (If You're 17)" (Trayvon Martin Tribute) [VIDEO] - Hip-Hop Wired

Wyclef Jean - "Justice (If You're 17)" (Trayvon Martin Tribute) [VIDEO] - Hip-Hop Wired | Urban music news | Scoop.it
Hip-Hop Wired Wyclef Jean - "Justice (If You're 17)" (Trayvon Martin Tribute) [VIDEO] Hip-Hop Wired Wyclef Jean has penned a tribute to the late Trayvon Martin called "Justice (If You're 17)." The Fugees frontman also had a video prepped and ready...
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Wyclef Jean honours trayvon Martins life with this artistic remake of the incidenet. The song is both catchy and precise to the exact events. I greatly respect Wyclef for this. This video is consistent to what i believe happened.

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Jay-Z hits privacy snags in new high-tech music industry | SiliconBeat

Jay-Z hits privacy snags in new high-tech music industry | SiliconBeat | Urban music news | Scoop.it
Using social media and apps, music artists are finding a direct line to fans, overthrowing the industry norms of highly publicized album releases and keeping Billboard-ranking artists inaccessible to their fans.
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Jay Z is one of the most intellegent businessman/ rapper in america. He started his own record label in 1996. He also helped shape the career of high quality artist such as rihanna. Jay Z showed his wisdom in business in the marketing of his newly released album Magna Carta. He distributed 1000000 copies on a app for free. 

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Can J Cole's 'Born Sinner' Prove To Be Hollier Than 'Yeezus' - Contactmusic.com

Can J Cole's 'Born Sinner' Prove To Be Hollier Than 'Yeezus' - Contactmusic.com | Urban music news | Scoop.it
Can J Cole's 'Born Sinner' Prove To Be Hollier Than 'Yeezus' Contactmusic.com If you head over to Cole's website - BornSinner.com - you can hear the full 16-track album, complete with features from the likes of Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, TLC and James...
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J.Coles is highlighted for his bold use of his religious roots.

Pros: he uses his belief as a platform he isnt denying his roots but uses it as a motivation to go forward. 

Cons: J. Cole uses his religious views in his music but doesnt live up to the things he believes he sometimes become drawn away from his former way.

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Benjamin Gomez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:55 PM

J. Cole's cd is a lot better than Kanye West's cd.

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Beyonce Honors Trayvon Martin with Moment of Silence at Nashville Concert - Billboard

Beyonce Honors Trayvon Martin with Moment of Silence at Nashville Concert - Billboard | Urban music news | Scoop.it
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Its nice to see that all celebrites arent selfish, and unsensitive to the outside world. Beyonce exibits a very heart filling compassion for treyvon martin with a moment of silence.

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Mayer Hawthorne & Kendrick Lamar Commit The Perfect 'Crime ...

Mayer Hawthorne & Kendrick Lamar Commit The Perfect 'Crime ... | Urban music news | Scoop.it
In-demand rap star Kendrick Lamar continues his cross-genre collaborative streak by making an appearance on the track "Crime." However, there aren't really any misdeeds going on here (well, not unless you count the reefer ...
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Kendrick Lamer is transparent. He isnt limiting himself by staying in the usual lane. 

Pros: Different fanbase may follow him because of the expansion.

Cons: Kendrick may lose followers because of his change of activity.

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