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ASAP Ferg
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Slang Editorial: A$AP Ferg Gives Rap Vocabulary Lessons

Swag. Yolo. Twerk. Hip-hop vernacular has gifted us with remarkable words like these, which have slowly become part of everyday conversation -- whether you like it or not. Some have even made it into the Oxford English Dictionary due to their cultural popularity. Rappers tend to be the creators of these slanguistic gems, A$AP Ferg included.

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Lecrae Debuts ‘Church Clothes, Vol. 2,’ Explains Friendship With Tech N9ne [Exclusive Interview]

On Sat. evening (Nov. 2), Lecrae stood on the porch of a house in East Atlanta overlooking a lawn scattered with red cups usually reserved for alcoholic beverages. This is a scene from the video for his lead single ‘I’m Turnt,’ off his new project, ‘Church Clothes, Vol. 2.' It’s an unlikely scenario for an artist whose albums are filed neatly away under the Christian rap category.

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U-God
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U-God Talks 2 Chainz, New Book and Wu-Tang Album Title

's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' had critics raving when it came out in 2010. Nas' 'Life Is Good' is considered one of the best rap albums of the past few years as well. Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' has many giving the project 'Illmatic'-level praise. The best rap album of the past five years came out this summer, however. And no, it's not 'Yeezus.' It's U-God's 'Keynote Speaker,' according to the Wu-Tang Clan rapper himself.

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Iggy Azalea
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Quick Facts With Iggy Azalea: Her Thoughts on Men’s Pubic Hair and Annoying Trends

Iggy Azalea has no problem being blunt. Need proof? Check out her responses to TheBoombox.com's Quick Facts questionnaire, where we ask artists a variety of questions ranging from their favorite things to pet peeves.

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Don Trip
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Don Trip & Starlito Talk ‘Stepbrothers 2′, Money and Making Meaningful Music

Serving up southern style with a side of substance, Don Trip and Starlito recently dropped ‘Stepbrothers 2’—the follow up to their 2011 project ‘Stepbrothers’—and in the process they're solidified their rep as the duo fans of reality rap need to know about.

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Bridget Kelly
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Quick Facts With Bridget Kelly: Singer Details First Kiss, Best Advice + More

Bridget Kelly puts her thoughts to paper for TheBoombox.com's Quick Facts, where we ask about everything from pet peeves to songs she wishes she had written.

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Algebra Blessett
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Algebra Blessett Returns With ‘Recovery’ Album [Exclusive Interview]

Five years after the release of her debut LP ‘Purpose,’ singer-songwriter Algebra Blessett is re-introducing herself to fans with her follow-up album, ‘Recovery.'

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Problem
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Problem Talks Sex in the Studio, Too $hort’s Work Ethic & Organic Rap Chemistry [Exclusive Interview]

Compton-bred MC Problem is all about authenticity inspired by real-life experiences -- it’s reflected in his lyrics, quite literally.

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Kid Ink
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Kid Ink Gives Details on ‘My Own Lane’ Album, Chris Brown Collaborations [Exclusive Interview]

Kid Ink knows a little something about the grind. Selling albums is by no means an easy feat in today's fickle music industry. Yet he managed to do so without the help of a major label, selling 20,000 copies of 'Up & Away' -- his independent solo debut -- in its first week of release. Now he's an RCA Records signee, has a new album on the way and a few Chris Brown collaborations up his sleeve.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mateo Talks Covering Drake’s ‘Hold On We’re Going Home,’ Coldplay’s Inspiration

Mateo has no problem giving props where they're due, especially when it comes to a song he wishes he wrote.

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