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Hip-Hop Album of the Year – 2015 The Boombox Fan Choice Awards

From party anthems to political critique, hip-hop had everything in 2014. Newcomers held their own while OGs proved that rap is anything but dead. To top it off, we even got a surprise album or two. Vote for Hip-Hop Album of the Year in the 2015 The Boombox Fan Choice Awards.

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Azealia Banks Blasts Kendrick Lamar for Police Brutality Statement: ‘Dumbest S— I’ve Ever Heard a Black Man Say’

Kendrick Lamar's new Billboard cover story finds the rapper defending Iggy Azalea, but it's his comments on the shooting of Michael Brown and police brutality that has caught the wrath of Azealia Banks.

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Kendrick Lamar Defends Iggy Azalea’s Rap Career: ‘God Wants You Here’

Iggy Azalea has been feeling the heat from artists and haters alike in the last few months, but she has one friend on her side. In a new interview with Billboard, Kendrick Lamar defends the Aussie rapper and says she has a God-given right to rap.

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Kanye West and French Montana Are ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ in Season 10 [VIDEO]

As 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' heads into its season 10 premiere, expect to see some very familiar names in hip-hop. According to the reality show's new teaser, both Kanye West and French Montana will be making appearances as part of the family's ongoing saga.

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Jazmine Sullivan Covers Whitney Houston’s Classic ‘I Have Nothing’ [VIDEO]

It's one thing to do a cover song and it's quite another to take on the gigantic feat of covering a Whitney Houston song. Philadelphia native Jazmine Sullivan takes on the lofty challenge with her rendition of the singer's classic 'I Have Nothing.'

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Macklemore Discusses White Privilege, 2015 Grammys in Hot 97 Interview [VIDEO]

Race, cultural appropriation and privilege are hot on the minds of hip-hop fans and artists as of late. While many critics have blasted Iggy Azalea for her absence from the discussion, another prominent white rapper, Macklemore, is taking the issue head-on in a new interview with Hot 97.

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