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35 Years Ago: Prince Starts to Come Into His Own With Self-Titled Album

Prince began cementing his reputation as a genre-smashing iconoclast with his second, self-titled album, released on Oct. 19, 1979.

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2014 A3C Hip Hop Festival Do’s & Dont’s

Headed to the A3C Festival in Atlanta? Let us school you how to move at the gathering.

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On Brandy Norwood’s Career and Why She’s R&B’s Isiah Thomas

Preezy ponders why Brandy is one of the most underrated R&B stars in the game.

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Dilated Peoples
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Dilated Peoples, ‘Directors of Photography’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

After an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples return with their fifth studio album, 'Directors of Photography.' Does the rap trio show any rust? Find out in The Boombox review of the project.

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Gravediggaz
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Five Most Memorable Tracks From Gravediggaz’s ’6 Feet Deep’ Album

Gravediggaz's '6 Feet Deep' celebrates its 20th anniversary today. We highlight five songs that stood out on the LP.

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Cash Money Records: The Birth of a Dynasty (Part 2)

Part two of our examination of the New Orleans-born record label that is currently runnin' this rap s--t.

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Cash Money Records: The Birth of a Dynasty (Part 1)

The Boombox takes you on a trip back to the '90s and explores the artists who helped laid the foundation for Cash Money's present-day success.

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Lil Jon
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The Return of Lil Jon and Why It’s No Surprise

Crunk ain't dead, it was resurrected as EDM. Just ask Lil Jon. We spoke to the party music pioneer about his triumphant comeback and more.

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35 Years Ago: Earth, Wind & Fire Reach a New Peak With ‘I Am’

We take a look back at Earth, Wind & Fire's classic 'I Am' 35 years after its release.

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Prince, 'Purple Rain'
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30 Years Ago: Prince Releases ‘Purple Rain’

Thirty years ago, Prince delivered 'Purple Rain,' cementing the iconic singer's status as one of the most talented artists in the business,

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