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November 27, 2005|SWATI PANDEY

1. Which of the following words is not in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary?

a) bling-bling

b) ghetto fabulous

c) floss (show off)

d) phat

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2. Which major city claims to have the first "hip-hop mayor"?

a) St. Louis

b) Detroit

c) Atlanta

d) Palm Springs

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3. In 2001, Suge Knight renamed his Death Row Records label. What is the company now known as?

a) Death Records

b) Life in Prison Records

c) Tha Row Records

d) Really, I'm Innocent Records

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4. Which of the following rappers has not publicly admitted to selling drugs?

a) Snoop Dogg

b) Jay-Z

c) 50 Cent

d) Kanye West

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5. Which group sparked controversy when it wrote a song railing against the police with lyrics such as "Without a gun and a badge, what do you got? / A sucker in a uniform waiting to get shot."

a) NWA

b) Bone Thugs N Harmony

c) Public Enemy

d) The Partridge Family

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6. Asked by Ebony magazine in its November issue if she listened to hip-hop, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice replied:

a) "What's that?"

b) "I ain't down wit dat."

c) "Only if it's Dirty South rap."

d) "Well, I'm kind of old for hip-hop."

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7. Which artist has not released a posthumous album?

a) The Notorious B.I.G.

b) Aaliyah

c) Tupac Shakur

d) Big Punisher

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8. Pick the answer that incorrectly matches the MC to his fashion line.

a) P. Diddy, Sean John

b) Jay-Z, Roca Wear

c) Andre 3000, Ice Cold

d) Nelly, Apple Bottoms

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9. Which of the following songs does not concern the current conflict in Iraq?

a) Eminem's "Mosh"

b) The Beastie Boys' "In a World Gone Mad"

c) OutKast's "Bombs Over Baghdad"

d) 4th25's "Live From Iraq"

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Answers: 1:c, 2:b, 3:c, 4:d, 5:a, 6:d, 7:b, 8:c, 9:c (it's about Operation Desert Storm)

-- SWATI PANDEY

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