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Queen Latifah Serves as a Reminder That Hip-Hop and R&B’s History With the Emmys Runs Deep

Queen Latifah's nomination for her role in 'Bessie' at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards serves as a reminder of hip-hop and R&B's longstanding relationship with the awards show. Find out which artists have made their way to the nominations and winners circle.

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G-Eazy Talks New Song ‘You Got Me,’ Dinner With Jay Z and Why Ramen Is Life [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

G-Eazy discusses his new song, "You Got Me," having dinner with Jay Z and why ramen is life. Get involved in the conversation here.

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9/11’s Impact on Hip-Hop Is More Serious Than You Think

Whether it's using their lyrics to address terrorism head on or demonstrate compassion for the deceased, deading violence or uniting for movements that promote social justice, the hip-hop community proves that 9/11 may be behind us, but it's hardly forgotten.

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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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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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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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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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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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