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Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Part I

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Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Part I

Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Part I

Hip-Hop: Under Fire - Part I

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Hip-Hop Performance
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Don Imus' comments toward the Rutgers women's basketball team reignited a discussion on the vulgarity of hip-hop music. MC Lyte, a reigning queen of the genre weighs in.

"Hip-Hop: Under Fire," a three-part series, takes a closer look at one of the most popular music genres in the world. In the aftermath of the Don Imus controversy, the public's focus has shifted to offensive lyrics in hip-hop and its impact. On Tell Me More, listen to conversations with industry insiders and some of the largest consumers — to ask the question, is it time for the music to change?