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The Power of the C-A-R-D-I 

Follow TheCruu!by The more you underestimate Cardi B, the more wildly successful she becomes. Need proof? This summer Cardi B’s poppin’ anthem “Bodak Yellow” skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts, knocking Taylor Swift from her reign in the quintessential middle finger to the establishment moment. While critics dismissed her …

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CurrentUnionBase.org

Current: Hip Hop Stars Team up With New Labor!

Follow TheCruu!by Larry, founder of UnionBase.org, was invited to speak at the Young Gets It Done Concert in Florida … Here’s what he learned.

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CreativeWeb

Tariq Trotter – Black Thought – Kicks a Rhyme, at Other Side Speaker Series

Follow TheCruu!by This man needs no introduction … so feel free to just watch the video, above. Tariq Trotter is the lead MC for the Legendary Roots Crew. Philadelphia-bred super hip hop group … and currently Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show. Tariq is your favorite rapper’s favorite …

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Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Music Video

Follow TheCruu!by Powerful images of gang and police violence, combined with Kendrick’s trademark energetic poetry equals another dope video from King Kendrick. Fresh off playing the BET Awards last weekend, this 7-minute short film goes in … simultaneously fun, hopeful and a jarring experience. The video echoes the message of “Alright,” …

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Performance

Whoa! Hip Hop Performed by Symphony Orchestra

Follow TheCruu!by 10 points if you can name all the songs without checking the song credits, below. Artists JIMEK – NOSPR drums: Manolo & Wojciech Sobura Song Credits 1. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools 2. M.I.A. – Bad Girls 3. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow 4. 2Pac – Dear …

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Blacksun

Follow TheCruu!by Blacksun is a young rapper living in Cité Soleil, Haiti – one of the largest slums in the Western Hemisphere. “Blacksun means ‘Man from Cite Soleil.’ … and I represent all the men living here.” Despite his talent and passion, he knows his chance of making it out …

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