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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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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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25 Years Ago: ‘Batman’ Saves Prince’s Career

On June 20, 1989, one of the world's most famous superheroes helped Prince recover from the first sales slump of his career.

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45 Years Ago: Otis Redding Releases ‘Love Man’

Long before Tupac Shakur enjoyed a lengthy life after death on the charts through a series of posthumous albums, Otis Redding had his own ghostly run of records including 1969's 'Love Man.'

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10 Years Ago: The Beastie Boys Respond to 9/11 With ‘To The 5 Boroughs’

Devastated by the 9/11 attacks on their hometown of New York City, the Beastie Boys made their most serious and politically charged album ever.

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Attention Rappers: Fewer Mixtapes, More Singles

Why rappers who're trying to build their buzz and "feed the streets" should drop hot singles instead of overly long mixtapes.

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On Troy Ave, Fans, Critics and the Rules of Engagement

Boombox contributor Preezy weighs in on the recent Troy Ave controversy.

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