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    Call of Booty: 2 Live Crew Reunite for Summer Tour

    The Fuck Shop is back in business! Southern rap pioneers and First Amendment champions 2 Live Crew are reuniting for a summer tour, according to mouthpiece Luther Campbell, who announced the news during his Saturday Sundance appearance. As the group's label-owner, co-producer and occasional defendant in court during their heyday, Luke hasn't teamed with the other members of 2 Live since their NSFW 1995 collabo "Hootchie Mama"; while Fresh Kid Ice, Brother Marquis and Mr. Mixx have been leading various incarnations under the 2 Live banner for years.

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    Hoe Patrol: Nicki Minaj Drops First 'Roman Reloaded' Video

    Today, Hype Williams and Nicki Minaj dropped "Stupid Hoe," the first video off her upcoming sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The clip looks like Grace Jones got lost in one of Katy Perry's wonkafied adventures, with Hype Williams providing all the epilepsy-inducing strobes of his recent fare. The neon colors and rapidfire, seizure-ready edits match the song's gabber-techno feel to a tee; turning the single of 2012 into a Technicolor MoMA explosion. Bonus: Fast forward to 47 seconds if you want to see what a disembodied ass would look like in a Wang Chung video.

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    Stream 'The Horror,' the Disgusting New Pigf*ck Slab From Pop. 1280

    After some pretty flawlessly disgusting 12"s, NYC scumsuckers Pop. 1280 have finally returned for their debut slab of synth-tweaked, gutter-gazing, jeans-pissing noise-rock. The upcoming The Horror, released next Tuesday on Sacred Bones, starts with the sublimely bleak lyric "Two dogs fucking," and then just gets exponentially savage with the filthy animal metaphors as the album unravels into madness, demanding you "beg like a human." Fans of Suicide, Birthday Party, Chrome, Jesus Lizard, Swans, and Pussy Galore take notice — and get some therapy!

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    Taking No Shortz: 5 Rap Songs That Properly Use 'Illin''

    Y'all must have gotten really bored tweeting about Downton Abbey or something yesterday, because there was a completely moronic kerfuffle about The New York Times crossword and rap lyrics, naturally taking the internet pedantry department by storm. It seems Will $hortz, crossword editor for the old gray lady, had put as a 28 down, "Wack, in hip-hop," with "illin[']" as the hypthetically correct (read: not at all correct) answer. Gawker best summed up the SMH-as-I-type-this idiocy that came next. Freelance writer and obviously incredibly bored person Julieanne Smolinski corrected Shortz Dog, insisting that "wack" and "illin[']" were not, in fact, the same thing. Shortz replied with this completely incorrect response: You didn't mention what distinction you draw between the two words. According to the Dictionary of American Slang, edited by Robert L.

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    Take Cover: Common Unleashes Fiery Drake Dis

    No longer content to beef with Maya Angelou and Sarah Palin, conscious hip-hop icon Common has found the softest target humanly possible for his ire: Canadian hunk, television superstar, and occasional rapper Drake. Apparently, Common was able to download Rick Ross' DatPiff-crashing Rich Forever mixtape and managed to make it all the way to the end of the 80-minute behemoth. Way down on track 19, "Stay Schemin'," Drake dropped by for a guest verse. Common took offense to something or other and went hard, dropping a remix where he goes absolutely berserk on the human croissant. There's a bunch of beef-bluster, but dude peaks with, "You ain't wettin' nobody / You Canada Dry." The frozen tundras are now covered in burnsauce... Hear Common at 3:30 of the track.

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    Hear Rick Ross' Long-Awaited 'Rich Forever' Mixtape

    Spoiler alert: Rick Ross still has money. Yep, hide your crab meats, because Rawse is back in town! His long-anticipated Rich Forever mixtape finally hit the internet today, and the only thing that rolls slower than his Bugati is our internet connection trying to download this fucking thing from DatPiff. Anyway, it may take a hot minute to get this thing on to your iPod, but its worth it: His usually monolithic production (courtesy old sparring partner Lex Luger, Boi-1da and Mike Will among others) is still oppressively huge even when compressed into a zip file; and his boasts are still as petty as ever ("My teacher told me that I was a piece of shit/Seen her the other day, driving a piece of shit"). Plus what would be a Ross album without literally every hot rapper of the moment: This time he's got 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana, Stalley, Future and Drake.

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    Spellbound! Watch a Supercut of 50 Rappers Spelling Their Names

    Check out this inspiring piece of rap dorkery, as the crew from internet culture vultures Slacktory cut up the long history of rappers spelling their names, from M-A-S-T-E-R G-with-the-double-E up through the N-A-S, of course. It's certainly not exhaustive, missing a huge chunk of rap between 1979 and 1986, a time when spelling your name in your raps was at its statistical peak, but the Slacktory dudes are humorists not scientists, and we'll forgive them for creating such an engrossing C-L-I-P.

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    Ben Gibbard Likely Lying About His Running Playlist

    In the February issue of Runner's World, renowned jogger and occasional musician Ben Gibbard broke down his recent obsession with running marathons and sprinting around Seattle — for once hitting the pavement instead of just ripping off Pavement. In the Q&A he breaks down chasing the runner's high, running the soggy L.A. marathon, and (cute guy alert!) losing a couple of toenails in the process. Obviously, what got us interested was when the reporter asked, "Is there a song you listen to when you really need to pump yourself up?" Says Gibbard: "Somebody on the Internet did a mashup of Ludacris and a song by She & Him, 'Sentimental Mouths.' The vocals are She & Him, but they put it with Ludacris, and it's a totally triumphant thing for me to run to." First off, there's no way dude is running to this.

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    Meek Mill Leaks Bosslike New Single 'Lean With It'

    Maybach Music affiliate Meek Mill had a pretty monumental 2011 thanks to his two Rawse-assisted trunk cavers "Ima Boss" and "2Pac Back," not to mention the critically adored sleeper hit mixtape Dreamchasers. He's not wasting any time in the new year, showing up bright-eyed and raring to go on the January's first work day while you're still coughing up New Years confetti and massaging that champagne headache. Mill explodes out of the gate with new track "Lean With It," the first taste off his upcoming Dreamchasers 2 (via Nah Right). We'll forgive dude for swagger-jacking a barely six-year-old Dem Franchize Boyz chorus since producer Cardiak laces it all with some pretty nice Omen synths.

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    Cause of Heavy D's Death Revealed

    Rap legend and pop pioneer Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, TMZ reports. As SPIN reported, the golden-era icon passed on November 8. Officials from the L.A. County Coroner's Office have classified the death as "natural," citing blockage from a blood clot formed in his legs, a condition which may have been aggravated by a long flight back to America after attending a Michael Jackson memorial concert in Wales. Remember the Heavster's legacy with SPIN's tribute, containing 15 classics, deep cuts and songs that couldn't have existed without him

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