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Can Rappers Grow Old In Peace? Why Ageism Is a Neverending Debate in Hip-Hop

BET’s essay series, Uncomfortable Conversations, dives into the ongoing, difficult topics that have dominated and plagued hip-hop for decades. Here, we tackle stereotypes around ageism as we advance the culture.

Melle Mel Apologizes to Eminem Over Diss Track

The hip-hop pioneer says his execution “fell short.”

Duke Bootee, Writer And Producer Of ‘The Message,’’ Dies At 69

He was best known for his work with Melle Mel.

Melle Mel On Jay Z: 'He's a White Guy'

Shots fired.

Ken Griffey Jr. Recreates Rookie Card in Macklemore's 'Downtown' Video

Baseball legend presses rewind to 1989.

Melle Mel Disses Grandmaster Flash

Mel says he's on a "public campaign" against onetime friend.

Ice-T Announces Art of Rap Music Festival

Afrika Bambaataa, Warren G, EPMD and more billed for event.