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Junior M.A.F.I.A. Conspiracy
Atlantic Records
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How Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s ‘Conspiracy’ Album Is the Ultimate Meaning of Crew Love

Twenty years ago, the New York hip-hop collective Junior M.A.F.I.A. released their debut album, 'Conspiracy.' We take a look back at the project and explain why the album is a great example of crew love.

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Casablanca
Casablanca
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Donna Summer’s ‘Love to Love You Baby’ Album Set the Standard for the Modern-Day Singing Sex Kitten

Forty years ago, the "Queen of Disco," Donna Summer, released her 'Love to Love You Baby' album. The Boombox takes a look back at how she set the standard for the modern-day singing sex kitten.

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25 Years Ago: LL Cool J Releases ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ Album

On the 25th anniversary of LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' album, The Boombox takes a look back at the project that served as rebirth of sorts for the rapper.

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The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
Republic Records
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The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Is the Weeknd's album, 'Beauty Behind the Madness,' worth your time? The Boombox gives the project a listen to find out. Read our review on one of the most unique R&B albums of the year.

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images
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When Jay Electronica Casts Stones at Rappers, Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention

While neither Drake nor J. Cole has commented on the words Jay Electronica has fired in their direction, it does raise a few questions. The most pressing one being: does Jay Electronica even have the right to call out these rappers? If so, what gives him the clearance to? We explain.

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Sheila E.
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30 Years Later: Sheila E.’s ‘Romance 1600′ Album Is Far From Bizarre

On the 30th anniversary of Sheila E.'s sophomore album, 'Romance 1600,' The Boombox takes a look back at the singer's glamorous achievements.

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Proof Searching For Jerry Garcia
Iron Fist Records
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10 Years Later: Proof’s ‘Searching for Jerry Garcia’ Album Is More Prophetic Than You Think

Ten years ago, rapper Proof delivered his sophomore album, 'Searching for Jerry Garcia,' a prophetic project that proved his ever-growing potential. On its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its shining moments.

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Kevin Winter / Earl Gibson III / Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
Kevin Winter / Earl Gibson III / Neilson Barnard, Getty Images
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Nicki Minaj’s Awkward Role in Meek Mill and Drake’s Rap Beef

Nicki Minaj is the woman caught in the middle of the rap beef between her boyfriend Meek Mill and good friend Drake. We examine the awkward role she plays as these two men go to war.

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Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Loud Records
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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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Trey Songz
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10 Years Ago: Trey Songz’s ‘I Gotta Make It’ Album Births an Unlikely R&B Superstar

When Trey Songz released his debut album, 'I Gotta Make It,' in 2005, the R&B world was welcoming a star. On its 10-year anniversary, revisit the many gems this project has to offer.

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