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Ludacris
CHRISTOPHER BRIAN "CHRIS" BRIDGES (born September 11, 1977), better known by his stage name LUDACRIS, is an American rapper and actor . Alongside his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris
Ludacris
is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace , an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings
Def Jam Recordings
. Throughout his career, Ludacris
Ludacris
has won Screen Actors Guild , Critic\'s Choice , MTV
MTV
, and Grammy Awards . Along with fellow Atlanta -based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast , Ludacris
Ludacris
was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South " rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris
Ludacris
was featured in Forbes
Forbes
list titled "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", as he earned $8 million
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Atlanta
ATLANTA is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia , with an estimated 2016 population of 472,522. Atlanta
Atlanta
is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area , home to 5,710,795 people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta
Atlanta
is the county seat of Fulton County , and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County . In 1837, Atlanta
Atlanta
was founded at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War
American Civil War
to become a national center of commerce
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Grammy Award
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Uptown Funk
" RECORD OF THE YEAR"Hello "A GRAMMY AWARD (originally called GRAMOPHONE AWARD), or GRAMMY, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry . The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures). The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, The Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012
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Screen Actors Guild Awards
The SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD (also known as the SAG AWARD) is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor". It is 16 inches (41 cm) tall, weighs over 12 pounds (5.4 kg), is cast in solid bronze, and produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California
Burbank, California
. SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from two committees, one for film and one for television, each numbering 2100 members of the union, randomly selected anew each year, with the full membership (165,000 as of 2012) available to vote for the winners. It is considered an indicator of success at the Academy Awards
Academy Awards

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André 3000
ANDRé LAUREN BENJAMIN (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name ANDRé 3000 (formerly known as ANDRé), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor, best known for being part of hip hop duo Outkast
Outkast
alongside fellow rapper Big Boi
Big Boi
. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including Families , The Shield
The Shield
, Be Cool , Revolver , Semi-Pro , Four Brothers , and the leading role of Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
in All Is by My Side . In addition to music and acting, Benjamin has also been an entrepreneur. In the spring of 2008, he launched a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby. He has also been an advocate for animal rights
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OutKast
OUTKAST (stylized as OUTKAST) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia , composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton . The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping to popularize Southern hip hop while developing distinctive personas and experimenting with diverse genres such as funk , psychedelia , techno , and gospel . Benjamin and Patton formed the group as high school students in 1991. OutKast released their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik in 1994, which gained popularity after the single "Player\'s Ball " reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart
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Oak Park, Illinois
OAK PARK is a village adjacent to the West Side of the city of Chicago
Chicago
in Cook County , Illinois
Illinois
, United States
United States
. It is the 29th largest municipality in Illinois
Illinois
as measured by population in the 2010 US Census, and has easy access to downtown Chicago
Chicago
(the Chicago
Chicago
Loop ) via public transportation including the CTA Blue and Green lines , buses, and Metra
Metra
commuter rail. Pace buses serve the Village for travel within its borders and connecting to neighboring suburbs. As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census the Village had a total population of 51,878. Oak Park was settled beginning in the 1830s, with rapid growth later in the 19th century and early 20th century. It incorporated in 1902, breaking off from Cicero
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Illinois
ILLINOIS (/ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ/ ( listen ) IL-ih-NOY ) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States
United States
. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area , and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago
Chicago
in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois
Illinois
has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub
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Disc Jockey
A DISC JOCKEY (DJ) is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience. Most common types of DJs include radio DJ , club DJ who performs at a nightclub or music festival , and turntablist who uses record players, usually turntables , to manipulate sounds on phonograph records . Originally, the "disc" in "disc jockey" referred to gramophone records , but now "DJ" is used as an all-encompassing term to describe someone who mixes recorded music from any source, including cassettes , CDs , or digital audio files on a CDJ
CDJ
or laptop . The title "DJ" is commonly used by DJs in front of their real names or adopted pseudonyms or stage names
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Actor
An ACTOR (often ACTRESS for females; see terminology ) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre , or in modern mediums such as film , radio , and television . The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art , or, more commonly; to act, is to create, a character in performance. Formerly, in some societies, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. When used for the stage, women occasionally played the roles of prepubescent boys
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Critic's Choice Award
The CRITICS\' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS (formerly known as the BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD) is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January. Additional, special awards are given out at the discretion of the BFCA Board of Directors. The awards were originally named simply Critics' Choice Awards. In 2010, the word Movie was added to their name, to differentiate them from the Critics\' Choice Television Awards , which were first bestowed the following year by the newly created Broadcast Television Critics Association. The name Critics' Choice Awards now officially refers to both sets of awards collectively
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Georgia State University
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (commonly referred to as GEORGIA STATE, STATE, or GSU) is a public research university in downtown Atlanta
Atlanta
, Georgia , United States. Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia 's four research universities. It is also the largest institution of higher education in the University
University
System of Georgia , with a total student population of approximately 53,000, including 32,082 graduate and undergraduate students in the downtown campus as of 2015. Georgia State University
University
offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across eight academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . Approximately 27% of the student population is considered part-time while 73% of the population is considered full-time
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Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia , with an estimated 2016 population of 472,522. Atlanta
Atlanta
is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area , home to 5,710,795 people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta
Atlanta
is the county seat of Fulton County , and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County . In 1837, Atlanta
Atlanta
was founded at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War
American Civil War
to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement , the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South
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Champaign, Illinois
CHAMPAIGN (English: /ˌʃæmˈpeɪn/ ) is a city in Champaign County, Illinois
Illinois
, United States. The city is 135 miles (217 km) south of Chicago
Chicago
, 124 miles (200 km) west of Indianapolis
Indianapolis
, Indiana
Indiana
, and 178 mi (286 km) northeast of St. Louis
St. Louis
, Missouri
Missouri
. The United States Census Bureau estimates the city was home to 84,513 people as of July 1, 2014. Champaign is the tenth-most populous city in Illinois, and the state's fourth-most populous city outside of the Chicago metropolitan area . Champaign is notable for sharing the campus of the University of Illinois
Illinois
at Urbana–Champaign with its sister city of Urbana . Champaign is also the home of Parkland College which serves about 18,000 students during the academic year
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Hip Hop Music
HIP HOP MUSIC, also called HIP-HOP or RAP MUSIC, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping , a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing /rapping , DJing /scratching with turntables, break dancing , and graffiti writing . Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds ), and rhythmic beatboxing . While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture
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High School Dropouts
DROPPING OUT means leaving high school , college, university or another group for practical reasons, necessities, or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves. CONTENTS * 1 Canada * 2 United Kingdom * 3 United States * 4 Australia * 5 Latin America
Latin America
* 6 Dropout recovery * 7 Attrition * 8 Prevention * 8.1 Family dynamics * 9 See also * 10 Sources * 11 References CANADAIn Canada, most individuals graduate grade 12 by the age of 18, according to Jason Gilmore who collects data of employment and education using the Labour Force Survey. The LFS is the official survey used to collect unemployment data in Canada (2010). Using this tool, assessing educational attainment and school attendance can calculate a dropout rate (Gilmore, 2010). It was found by the LFS that by 2009, 1 in 12 20-24-year-old adults did not have a high school diploma (Gilmore, 2010)
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