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Meshell Ndegeocello Talks Process, Prince, New Album + More [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Watch Meshell Ndegeocello talk about her creative process, Prince, identity and more in our exclusive Off The Record interview.

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Watch Meshell Ndegeocello Perform ‘Continuous Performance’ [EXCLUSIVE]

You’ve probably never heard the words “fine” and “OK” sound as ominous as they sound in Meshell Ndegeocello’s performance of her song ‘Continuous Performance’ for our Off the Record video series.

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The First Time: Remembering Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’

Feb. 10 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Kanye West's debut album, 'The College Dropout.' The 21-track offering was deemed an instant classic when it was released on Feb. 10, 2004, and proved that the Chicago MC was as formidable a rapper as he was a producer.

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Does Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Stand the Test of Time?

Ten years ago today, Kanye West released his debut solo album, 'The College Dropout.' That also happened to be the day he shifted the paradigm of hip-hop.

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SWV Team Up With Sean Garrett in ‘SWV Reunited’ Sneak Peek [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

As the ladies of SWV solidify themselves in the world of reality TV with the upcoming fourth episode of their WE tv series, 'SWV Reunited,' The Boombox is here to give you an exclusive first look at this week's saga, which includes arguments over songwriting.

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Tinashe
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Tinashe Talks ‘Black Water,’ Selfies and Creeps in the Club [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

You may have seen Tinashe's face on TV in a commercial, or liked one of her seductive selfies on Instagram but if you're a true fan you know the singer's music and have watched her self-made videos on YouTube.

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Nelly Pitbull
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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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Andy Mineo
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Andy Mineo Discusses ‘Never Land’ EP, Christian Rap Label & Dolly Parton’s Swag [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Andy Mineo is making some noise -- and that's pretty literally. On the release day for his new EP, 'Never Land,' the rapper spoke to The Boombox while inside a barber shop in New York's Washington Heights. The side chatter and the buzzing razors in the background couldn't hide the 25-year-old's enthusiasm, which was apparent within seconds of talking to him.

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Dee-1 Talks Studio Time With Mannie Fresh, Touring With Lupe Fiasco & 2014 Goals [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Dee-1 has a million reasons to be excited about the 365 days that make up 2014, but his claim to fame has always been to take things one day at a time.

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SoMo Talks Praise from Ginuwine, Embracing His Sexy Side With ‘Ride’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

SoMo is not a sex fiend. He wants to make that very clear. But after watching the video for his new single, 'Ride,' viewer becomes voyeur as you watch close-up shots of him getting intimate with his lady friend. The Texas-born singer, who recently signed a label deal with Republic Records, opens up to The Boombox about his sensual side, his upcoming album and getting props from Ginuwine.

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