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Okayplayer Holiday Jam: 9 December 2013 - Brooklyn Bowl, NY (Photos)

Going into their 15th year, Okayplayer celebrated the milestone with lots of great music at its annual star-studded affair led by the Roots.

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Hip-Hop Storytellers: The Vignette

"That story is over, but my rhyme ain't done." Vignettes are important tools in hip-hop's rich and plentiful storytelling tradition.

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I Still Love H.E.R. (And So Should Everyone Else)

One surprisingly successful technique for converting hip-hop haters and deepening the existing fan's love for the culture is to expose them to "old school hip-hop".

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Songs in the Key of Rap

The relationship between singing and rapping has had a transforming effect on hip-hoppers and singers alike.

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VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors Tour 2007 feat. The Roots, Skillz, Big Daddy Kane, and MC Lyte

Who would have thought: with a lack of other advocates, it's fallen on VH-1 to remind us how to keep it real...

Sam Frank
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The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival feat. the Procussions, Big Daddy Kane, Lupe Fiasco, and Sle

It seems like just yesterday that Biz Markie was charming us with 'Just a Friend' and Slick Rick was recasting the 'Mona Lisa'. Oh, how the times have changed...

Darren Ratner

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