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Yeah! Louder! From Kanye to Vanilla Ice, the History of the “Long Red” Sample

A few weeks ago I did an absurdly detailed breakdown of the "hey!" vocal sample in James Brown's "Funky President."  Turns out y'all really dug the article because you're gigantic rap nerds very awesome human... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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D’oh Boys: Every Simpsons-Rap Reference Ever

If I had my way in college, I would have double-majored in The Simpsons and hip-hop with a minor in napping. Before hip-hop came into my life, The Simpsons is what gave me purpose; Homer was like my other dad. Every... Read More
Posted 3 weeks ago
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Drake vs. Lil Wayne, an Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Drake and Lil Wayne are currently on their aptly-named Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, and while the general hip-hop populace might not view the tour as a historical moment (because, you know, this and this and this and... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Hey! From Kanye to Gambino, Breaking Down Rap’s Most Popular Sample

Years ago now, when "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" first exploded into our collective ears and I was happily (and obsessively) listening to it note by note, I noticed Kanye using a vocal "hey!" sample on... Read More
Posted one month ago
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Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)

I've been writing professionally for almost a decade now, and in that time I've done everything from cover the 2008 presidential election to interview Pusha T. But I'm increasingly forced to confront the fact that... Read More
Posted about 2 months ago
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After “Seen It All,” Breaking Down Jay Z’s Dope Guest Verse Streak

In three days, it will be America's 238th anniversary. It will also be the one year anniversary of Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail. (One is just a tad more important than the other.) For all the "new rules" mumbo... Read More
Posted 2 months ago
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Every Diddy Rant on a Song, Ranked (Absurdly Detailed Investigations)

“Any artist that wanna be a artist and wanna remain a star, and don't have to worry about executive producers trying to be...all in the videos...all on record...dancing...” Suge Knight has said a lot of insane things in... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Rap & Baseball: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Rap and sports have always been strange bedfellows. Sometimes it's a simple as a New Era fitted, and sometimes it's a rapper rooting for every winning team ever in the history if sports (cough cough Drake cough cough); hell... Read More
Posted 3 months ago
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Absurdly Detailed Investigations: Rappers With the Largest Vocabularies

Holy sweet baby jesus. We like to think of ourselves as rap nerds around these parts, and we're certainly no strangers to paying way, way, way too much attention to hip-hop related questions, but ultimately, our nerdery... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Drake’s Hardest Verses, Ranked (An Absurdly Detailed Investigation)

In hip-hop, certain storylines get established, and once they're cemented in the public's consciousness, they're almost impossible to get out. Macklemore is a sell out, J. Cole is boring, and Drake is soft; those... Read More
Posted 4 months ago
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Drake’s Nympho Sports Allegiances: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

In hip-hop you can like as many artists as you want because they aren't competing. I'll never understand why B.I.G fans hate on Pac (and vice versa), or why you always have to support artists from your area; dope... Read More
Posted 5 months ago
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Rapper Tattoos: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Considering he has has more ink than Squidword, I really think Nathan should be conducting this absurdly detailed investigation; I mean who better to tell us all about rapper tattoos than a guy with more tattoos than any... Read More
Posted 7 months ago
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Porn Stars in Music Videos: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

When a story breaks that won't be covered fairly (or at all) by larger media moguls, RefnedHype DJBooth is there. When some sort of injustice or wrong doing goes unreported, RefinedHype DJBooth is there. We are... Read More
Posted about 8 months ago
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The Guide to Rapper Poses, An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

Here at RefinedHype we pride ourselves on going where other journalists (like Huffington Post or CNN) are too scared too. Anyone can write about what is going on with the health care crisis or the Middle East, but it takes a... Read More
Posted about 10 months ago
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Did Jay Rock Murder Kendrick on “Money Trees”? An Absurdly Detailed Investigation

An article about a RefinedHype article? Fuck yes an article about a RefinedHype article. Because RefinedHype Nation is the greatest, Lucas' recent "Did Big Sean Really Say He Can Out Rap Anyone?" article took a sharp... Read More
Posted one year ago
 

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