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R. Kelly Talks ‘Black Panties,’ Mastering Sex Songs & Childhood Memories [Exclusive Interview]

R. Kelly is the self-proclaimed "Pied Piper of R&B" and he's earned his loyal following because he's provocative, bold, and uniquely talented. For two decades he has given us baby-making music, spirit-lifting pop songs, hip-hop-inflected party anthems and even musical theater with his 'Trapped in the Closet' series. With his latest opus, 'Black Panties,' on the way, the R. speaks to The Boombox about the album and takes a look back at his exceptional music career.

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Jhene Aiko
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Watch Jhene Aiko Perform ‘Space Jam’ and Talk Alter Egos, Philosophy + More [Exclusive]

Jhene Aiko sings about interplanetary love and kicks a rap she wrote at age 5 in her interview with The Boombox.

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Watch Jhene Aiko Perform ’3:16 AM’ and Talk Songwriting, Drake and More [Exclusive]

There's nothing like an intimate performance by a transcendent talent like Jhené Aiko. The Los Angeles songstress is the featured artist in the latest installment of our Live Bytes performance series presented by McDonald's.

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Ying Yang Twins Discuss Twerking in Mainstream America, Love for Miley Cyrus & Solo Albums [Exclusive Interview]

If you think Miley Cyrus invented the booty-popping movement known as twerking, you're sadly mistaken. The Ying Yang Twins are the first to make a claim to that fame. From 'Salt Shaker' and 'What's Happnin' to 'Shake' and 'Badd,' the Atlanta hip-hop duo have been in the business of making songs for strippers to shake their derrieres to for quite some time.

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Sevyn Streeter
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Sevyn Streeter’s 7 Craziest Career Moments

Twenty-seven-year-old Sevyn Streeter plays well with others, but she excels on her own. After a four-year stint as a member of RichGirl, the singer has written hits for Alicia Keys ('New Day'), Chris Brown ('Yeah 3x,' 'Fine China') and, most recently, Ariana Grande ('The Way'). With her new song, 'It Won’t Stop,' now on the airwaves and Atlantic Records and Brown's CBE label backing her, it's safe to say she's been doing pretty well as a solo act.

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B. Smyth
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B. Smyth Reveals His 10 Favorite Apps

The Boombox sat down with B. Smyth to talk about his 10 favorite apps, most of which are free.

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Tech N9ne Talks His ‘Therapy’ EP, ‘Sex and the City’ & Dancing for MC Hammer [Exclusive Interview]

Last month, Kansas City MC Tech N9ne took his Something Else tour to Atlanta’s Masquerade concert venue to perform his catalog of songs before a throng of anticipating fans. His warm tone and calm demeanor before the show was a much-needed moment of peace and reflection -- something his fan base rarely sees.

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Omarion
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Omarion Taps Pharrell, James Fauntleroy II for New Album [Exclusive Interview]

Omarion's new EP, 'Care Package 2,' arrived last week, but the R&B singer isn't taking a break from the studio just because he's busy promoting this project. He's been hard at work on his upcoming LP, due next year. Besides bringing back a sense of romance on the effort, he's also collaborating with some big names.

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U-God
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U-God Reflects on ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ for 20th Anniversary [Exclusive Interview]

U-God wasn't around that much during the recording process of 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' because of his incarceration. The one full verse he does have is featured on 'Da Mystery of Chessboxin,' and it's a solid one, which makes his presence on the group's legendary album feel more missed. Even though the rapper was in the big house, he still has some interesting tidbits to share about what was going on with the group at that time.

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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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