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10 Hip-Hop and R&B Books You Should Read This Summer

If only Sir Mix-a-Lot rapped, "I like big books and I cannot lie," perhaps there would be a literacy craze that rivals his ode to booty. Summertime may have more people hitting the beach and exploring adventurous activities, but bringing a good book along for the ride makes the experience that much more eye-opening.

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Gunplay, ‘Living Legend’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Is rapper Gunplay's debut studio album, 'Living Legend,' worth your time? The Boombox gives the project a listen to find out.

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Drake Meek Mill
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Drake Still Clowning Meek Mill: ‘I Haven’t Taken a Loss All Week’ [VIDEO]

As Drake prepares to perform at his annual OVO Fest in Toronto, he took time out to gloat about his victory in a rap feud with Meek Mill.

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Travi$ Scott
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Travi$ Scott Arrested for Inciting Riot at Lollapalooza [VIDEO]

Rapper Travi$ Scott is known for his hyperactive performance at his show, but at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago he might have went a little too far. The Houston rhymer was arrested at his show after allegedly inciting a riot.

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Dr. Dre Compton a Soundtrack
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Dr. Dre Unveils Cover Art and Track List for ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’

Dr. Dre hasn’t given us 'Detox' but it appears that the legendary producer will deliver his final project. On Saturday (Aug. 1), the rap mogul unveiled the cover art and track list for his album, 'Compton: A Soundtrack.'

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Snoop Dogg
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Snoop Dogg Stopped at Italy Airport for Carrying $422,000 in Cash

It’s looks like Snoop Dogg can’t get no love in the European countries. After barking at Swedish police for racial profiling, the veteran rhyme-slinger was recently detained in Italy for carrying thousands of dollars in cash.

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Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
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20 Years Later: Raekwon’s ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ Is Still a Wu-Tang Masterpiece

Twenty years ago, Raekwon released his classic 1995 debut album, 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.' Take a trip down memory lane as The Boombox revisits this seminal LP and explain why it's still a hip-hop masterpiece.

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Redway
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Redway Killed in Fatal Car Accident, Fans React on Twitter

The Toronto hip-hop community is mourning the loss of up-and-coming rapper Redway. The rap upstart was killed in a fiery car accident along with two other people early Saturday morning (Aug. 1).

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Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar Delivers Manic Video for ‘For Free? (Interlude)’

Rapper Kendrick Lamar continues to promote his celebrated album 'To Pimp a Butterfly' with a new video for “Be Free?” (Interlude), which is spoken word tune on the LP.

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Coolio
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Happy Birthday, Coolio!

Veteran rapper Coolio is still a recognizable figure in hip-hop thanks to his wildly braided hair. Born Leon Ivey Jr., Coolio turns 52 years old today (Aug. 1).

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