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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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Nas
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Creators of Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Give Details on Film, Rapper’s Influence [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Erik Parker and One9, the creators of the Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic,' give details on the project and speak on the rapper's influence.

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Outkast
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My Soul Died a Little During OutKast’s Coachella Reunion

OutKast's reunion at Coachella didn't fulfill the expectations of one fan. Check out thoughts on why an Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunion should never feel forced.

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Atlantic Records
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Kevin Gates Talks Newfound Success, ‘Bread Winners’ and ‘By Any Means’ [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Kevin Gates has seen his renown skyrocket over the past few years, but it should come as no surprise that his artistry has finally resonated with a wider audience.

The Baton Rouge, La., rapper’s natural songwriting ability, pen

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Hot 97 Laura Stylez Cipha Sounds Peter Rosenberg
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‘This Is Hot 97′ Cast Opens Up About ‘Rap Teletubbies,’ Staff Crazies & More [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Terrestrial radio juggernaut Hot 97 is coming to a TV screen near you with a new show, 'This Is Hot 97,' which debuts tonight (March 31). The Boombox talks to Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds and Laura Stylez about making the leap to the small screen.

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Def Jam
Def Jam
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YG Talks Making ‘My Krazy Life,’ Rap Beef & White Kids Using the N-Word [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

The man behind 'Toot It And Boot It' and 'My Hitta' talks about the making of his critically-acclaimed album 'My Krazy Life,' sending shots at other rappers and his gangbanging past.

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Usher
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Does Usher’s ‘Confessions’ Stand the Test of Time?

For every decade, there’s an album released by a marquee R&B artist that speaks for the generation. In the 1980’s it was Michael Jackson’s 'Thriller.' In the '90s, it was MJ’s little sister Janet Jackson’s overt album, 'Janet.' For the new millennial generation of today, it’s clearly Beyonce’s self-titled album. But in between Queen Bey and Ms. Jackson, there’s an album by one of the greatest musical talents in R&B that’s ever surfaced the Earth: ‘Confessions’ by Usher.

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Above the Rim Soundtrack
Death Row Records
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Does The ‘Above The Rim’ Soundtrack Stand The Test Of Time?

Basketball and hip-hop have always gone hand in hand and over the years they have collided consistently, becoming the two favorite pastimes of inner-city youth. So when the 'Above The Rim' soundtrack dropped on March 22, 1994, the music matched perfectly with the hoops film of the same name starring Tupac Shakur.

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Amy Winehouse Adele Sampha
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The British Invasion: How UK Artists Are Changing the Face of American Music

Don't look now but UK artists are changing the face of American hip-hop, pop and R&B.

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Ella Fitzgerald James Brown Stevie Wonder
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Why Black Theaters Still Matter in 21st Century America

Do we still need historically black venues for hip-hop and R&B artists in a "post-racial" America?

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