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Billboard won’t count Jay-Z-Samsung 1M downloads

June 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Jay-Z’s got 99 problems and the Billboard chart is one. Billboard said Friday it will not include the 1 million album downloads Jay-Z is giving to Galaxy mobile phone users through a deal with Samsung. Continue Reading

YUNG JOC: Hip hop artist will perform Thursday in Grand Forks

January 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the spring of 2006, rapper Yung Joc recorded his first single, “It’s Goin’ Down,” a song that took him to the top of the hip hop world. The single was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Song in 2007. Continue Reading

Singer Nate Dogg dies from stroke complications

March 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Singer Nate Dogg, whose near monotone crooning anchored some of rap’s most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop, has died at age 41. Continue Reading

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