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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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Young Jeezy’s ‘Thug Motivation 101′ Album Is the Playbook for Go-getters Worldwide

On the 10-year anniversary of Young Jeezy's 'Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101,' The Boombox examines how the album served as a playbook for go-getters worldwide.

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Jill Scott
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15 Years Later: ‘Who Is Jill Scott?’ Is a Reminder That Love Is a Beautiful Mess

Fifteen years after the release of her debut album, 'Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,' we revisit the project, which serves as a reminder that love is a beautiful mess.

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Atlantic Records
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How 2 Live Crew’s ‘Banned in the U.S.A.’ Album Gave the Finger to the Powers That Be

When it comes to raunchiness in hip-hop, 2 Live Crew reign supreme. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's 'Banned in the U.S.A.' album, we take a look at how they gave the finger to the powers that be.

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Meek Mill
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Meek Mill, ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Is Meek Mill's sophomore album, 'Dreams Worth More Than Money,' worth a spin. We take a listen to the project to let you know if it's a hit or a miss.

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From Nicki Minaj to Azealia Banks, Hip-Hop’s Obsession With Female Bisexuality Continues

From Nicki Minaj to Azealia Banks, we take a look at hip-hop's obsession with female bisexuality.

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Nelly
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15 Years Later: Looking Back on Nelly’s Debut Album ‘Country Grammar’

Fifteen years ago, Nelly shook the rap world with his debut album, 'Country Grammar,' and proved that he was no one-hit wonder. We take a look back at the St. Louis rhymer's trailblazing album and its impact on rap music.

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10 Years Later: How Boyz N Da Hood Went From Being the N.W.A of the South to a Footnote in Rap History

On the 10-year anniversary of Boyz N Da Hood's debut album, we take a look back at how the "N.W.A of the South" became a footnote in rap history.

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Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles
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35 Years Ago: James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles Star in ‘The Blues Brothers’

The success of 'The Blues Brothers,' the film comedy that opened on June 20, 1980, helped re-energize the careers of three giants of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Ray Charles.

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20 Years Later: Mack 10′s Self-Titled Debut Album Slaughters the Competition

On the 201th anniversary of West Coast MC Mack 10's self-titled debut, we take a look back at the project that was responsible for one of the more recognized beefs in hip-hop history.

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