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Michael Jackson Mick Jagger
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30 Years Ago: Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger Unhappily Team Up for ‘State of Shock’

Two of the music world's biggest stars recorded a big hit together -- but didn't really leave the sessions impressed with the other.

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Prince, 'Purple Rain'
Warner Bros.
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30 Years Ago: Prince Releases ‘Purple Rain’

Thirty years ago, Prince delivered 'Purple Rain,' cementing the iconic singer's status as one of the most talented artists in the business,

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Prince Batman
Warner Brothers
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25 Years Ago: ‘Batman’ Saves Prince’s Career

On June 20, 1989, one of the world's most famous superheroes helped Prince recover from the first sales slump of his career.

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Otis Redding, 'Love Man'
Atlantic
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45 Years Ago: Otis Redding Releases ‘Love Man’

Long before Tupac Shakur enjoyed a lengthy life after death on the charts through a series of posthumous albums, Otis Redding had his own ghostly run of records including 1969's 'Love Man.'

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Marvin Gaye Live
Tamla Records
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40 Years Ago: Marvin Gaye’s Triumphant Return to the Stage

Forty years ago this month, Marvin Gaye celebrated the end of a long, self-imposed absence from the stage with the chart-topping album 'Marvin Gaye Live!' But getting there was quite a rough road.

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The Beastie Boys
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10 Years Ago: The Beastie Boys Respond to 9/11 With ‘To The 5 Boroughs’

Devastated by the 9/11 attacks on their hometown of New York City, the Beastie Boys made their most serious and politically charged album ever.

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Sly Stone Madison Square Garden Wedding
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40 Years Ago: Sly Stone Gets Married in Front of 21,000 Fans at Madison Square Garden

Funk legend Sly Stone got married in front of 21,000 fans at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on June 5, 1974.

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Jeru the Damaja
PayDay Records
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Top Five Songs From Jeru The Damaja’s ‘The Sun Rises In The East’

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Jeru the Damaja's 'The Sun Rises in the East,' we handpicked our five favorite songs from the classic album. Find out which tracks made the cut.

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Mobb Deep Ruff Ryders Rawkus Records
Loud Records / Ruff Ryders / Rawkus Records
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15 Years Later: Revisiting ‘Murda Muzik,’ ‘Ryde Or Die’ and ‘Soundbombing 2′

We take a look back at these three landmark albums released and April. 27, 1999 and decide which one stands above the rest.

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B.G. Chopper City In The Ghetto
Cash Money Records
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Does B.G.’s ‘Chopper City in the Ghetto’ Stand the Test of Time?

Cash Money Records proved it was truly an army (better yet, a navy) with the label's dominant run in the latter half of the '90s. Mater P's No Limit Records may have made a dent with a historic run of it's own, but Bryan 'Baby' Williams and company blew the doors off the hinges with their Louisianan brand of hip-hop. Following the success of Juvenile's multi-platinum '400 Degreez,' the crew wasted no time basking in the glory, instead, shifting their focus to rapper B.G. their flagship artist.

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