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Hip Hop Weekly Newsletter

From Bars to Beats: Scottish Prisoners Find Hope and Redemption Through Hip-Hop Workshops

Barlinnie Prison in Scotland has launched its first-ever hip-hop classes for prisoners. The workshops, funded by Creative Scotland, aim to give prisoners a voice, boost their confidence and self-esteem and offer them hope and dignity.

The classes are a unique form of rehabilitation and have been well received by the inmates.

Ja Rule Takes a Page from Lil Jon's Book, Builds School in Ghana to 'Rule Love the Kids!'

Rapper Ja Rule is following in the footsteps of Lil Jon by announcing plans to build a school in Ghana.

He shared his excitement on social media, saying, "Rule love the kids!" Lil Jon previously built two schools in Ghana through a non-profit organisation.

N.W.A: Gangsta Rap Pioneers Set to Make History with 2024 Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award

N.W.A, the iconic gangsta rap group, is set to receive the 2024 Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award.

This honour recognises their significant contributions to the field of recording and solidifies their status as one of the most esteemed groups in music history.

Mobb Deep's 'Shook Ones Pt. II' Crowned Greatest Hip Hop Beat of All Time

"Mobb Deep's 'Shook Ones Pt. II' has been crowned the greatest hip-hop beat of all time.

The panel at Rock The Bells ranked the top 50 beats, with Mobb Deep's classic taking the top spot.

Havoc, one half of the duo, expressed gratitude for the recognition and thanked the fans.

Ice Cube Sets the Record Straight on Katt Williams' Explosive Interview about 'Friday'

Ice Cube has responded to Katt Williams' recent comments about the making of "Friday After Next."

Cube confirmed that most of what Williams said was true and clarified a few discrepancies, including the absence of a rape scene in the film.

Kid Capri: The Legendary DJ Who Pioneered Hip Hop and Beat Cancer

Kid Capri, a Grammy-winning DJ and hip-hop pioneer, recently revealed his private battle with cancer but announced that he is now cancer-free.

With his extensive resume and contributions to Kendrick Lamar's album "Damn," Kid Capri continues to pave the way for hip hop.

Unleashing Creativity: Meet LadyPink, the Award-Winning Graffiti Artist Making Her Mark

LadyPink, aka Sandra Fabrara, is an award-winning graffiti artist and muralist from Queens, New York, who uses art as acts of self-expression.

Meet this trailblazing woman in the world of graffiti.

Avelino Sets the Bar High in 2024 with Fiery '2024 Freestyle' Release

Avelino, a prominent artist in the UK rap scene, kicks off 2024 with a new freestyle titled "2024 Freestyle."

Over Hit-Boy's production, Avelino showcases his lyrical aptitude and reflects on his successes in 2023 and his plans for the year ahead.

Avelino is surely on his way to becoming a household name in the industry.

Chuck D Stands Up for Madonna, Blasting Concert Trolls and Ageism in the Industry

Chuck D defends Madonna against criticism of her recent concert performances, stating that ageism can be similar to racism.

He praises Madonna's dedication and work ethic, and addresses rumours of tension between himself and Flavor Flav, stating that there was never any real "beef" between them.

Skepta Drops Exciting News: Sixth Studio Album 'Knife and Fork' Coming Soon!

Skepta is back with a new album, "Knife and Fork," after a five-year hiatus. The first single, "Gas Me Up (Diligent)," will be released on January 26.

Skepta expressed his gratitude for the continued support and announced his upcoming album on social media.

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