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Kathy Iandoli

kathy iandoli has been slinging ink for a decade in places like VICE, Rolling Stone, The Source, VIBE, XXL, Village Voice, MSN Music, MTV, AOL Music, and many others. She is currently the Music Editor of and was previously the Alternatives Editor of
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6 Fashion and Music Experts Speak on Aaliyah’s Trendsetting Style

As her debut album turns 20 this year and the Lifetime Original Movie, 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,' premieres Sat., Nov. 15, at 8/7c, the Boombox taps various experts in fashion and music to get their take on Aaliyah's style. There's a lot to be said.

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The British Invasion: How UK Artists Are Changing the Face of American Music

Don't look now but UK artists are changing the face of American hip-hop, pop and R&B.

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10 New Rules of the Music Industry

If you're looking to embark on a career in the proverbial "game," this is a little blueprint to get you started. Here are 10 New Rules of the Music Industry.

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25 Best ’80s Songs

From Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best '80 Songs.

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Once You Go Pop, Your Street Cred Drops

Describing their music and their own 'Buhloone Mindstate' on the 1993 album of the same name, De La Soul gave us the keep-it-real musical mantra “It might blow up, but it won’t go pop.” To the purist hip-hop community, the designation pop is an anathema. The assertion that an artist has compromised her or his artistic integrity and alienated their core audience in order to pander to a larger mainstream audience makes them the lowest of low -- a "sell out." But no one embarks on a career to stay broke, so what's an MC to do?

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From R. Kelly to Chris Brown, Should We Separate Artists From Their Art?

It’s difficult in the world of entertainment to separate the artist from the art. With hip-hop and R&B, the relationship between artist, art and how we view the relationship between the two is in constant flux.

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