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Mason Storm
Rock Island, IL
The 411 has covered hip-hop in print and online since 1994.
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Eminem took home two trophies at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, but considering he had been nominated for 10 awards, it's hard to consider his night a success. Record, song and album of the year were among the categories Eminem was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at
Nearly two months after suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma, legendary Gang Starr MC Guru has died. Guru, whose real name was Keith Elam, was 43. "The world has lost one of the best MCs and hip-hop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at
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Mar 15, 2010
Guru, one half of the legendary duo Gang Starr, suffered a heart attack and is currently in a coma awaiting surgery. After multiple news reports surfaced Sunday, Premier confirmed Guru's condition in an interview with Sirius XM radio station Hip-Hop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at
Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull has never been afraid to mix it up with the high-priced talent in the floor seats at NBA games. Just because he was working All-Star Saturday in Dallas -- home of the 3-point, skills... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at
Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against his former record label in federal court Thursday in Los Angeles, claiming it released a new version of The Chronic without his permission and hasn't paid him royalties since he left Death Row in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at
It's been a while since we heard from The 411 Online's hometown. Rock Island represent: Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at
I was far from a comic-book junkie while growing up, but one series that instantly comes to mind as a favorite was "Marvel Team-Up," when one legendary character (usually Spider-Man) would pair with another hero to take on a villain... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at
Consider this a poor man's Oh My God. The pairing of DJ Quik, who doesn't get enough credit for his production skills, and Kurupt, who's paid tribute to Rakim on many occasions, should ellict that kind of a reaction, even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at
You know the saying, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"? There is no one we'd rather apply that to than Rakim. Largely responsible (along with Eric B) for securing this writer's interest in hip-hop as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at
Fourteen years have passed, yet somehow Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II picks up right where the original left off. The Wu-Gambinos are back, complete with the aliases of their aliases. The stars, of course, are Chef Raekwon (as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at
When Method Man and Redman first teamed up, there seemed to be no limit to "How High" they could go. But the answer to their original question increasingly seemed to be "right there," as they never seemed to surpass that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at
The Grammys hadn't even started and already four of the five hip-hop awards had been handed out. Jay-Z grabbed two of them -- Best Rap Solo Performance for "D.O.A." and Best Rap Song for "Run This Town" with Rihanna and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at
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Jan 31, 2010
The 411 Online has kept a record of every rap Grammy ever awarded, but we've never tried predicting who would win before. That changes now. It's not easy getting into the warped mind of the Grammy voters, who often overvalue... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2010 at