ON FIRE: 3 Royce da 5’9″ Videos You Must Watch

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Royce da 5’9″ has officially crossed over into the mainstream: In a digital exclusive, legendary rapper and hip hop artist, Royce da 5’9” joins Ari Melber for a wide-ranging conversation about his childhood, hip hop’s historic relationship with Trump, working with Eminem and why he believes his new song “Cocaine” is the “most important” on the album. The song explores addiction, his personal experience with it and how his father is his “hero” for overcoming addiction and choosing his family over cocaine. Royce also discusses hip hop culture, how it is intimately tied with freedom of speech and has become “the biggest thing that we have”. Royce also notes that those who criticize hip hop don’t accept it as poetry and music and that the hypocrisy of accepting Trump but not hip hop music “falls into the racial category”.

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Another Iconic retailer shuts down: Payless ShoeSource to close all 2,300 stores in biggest retail liquidation ever

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This is becoming all to familiar, another iconic brand is disappearing. According to this Reuters report Payless ShoeSource will be closing all 2,300 stores.

U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc plans to close all of its approximately 2,300 stores when it files for bankruptcy later this month for the second time in as many years, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Philadelphia vetoes CASH ban…retailers must accept greenbacks

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A small win in the war on cash.  According to this USA Today report Philly businesses will no longer be able to ban cash.

To retailers who say ‘no cash,’ Philadelphia’s city council is saying no dice.

Philadelphia’s city council voted Thursday to require most local businesses to accept cash as payment, pushing back on a growing trend in which restaurants and retailers accept credit and debit cards only.

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