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Here’s What Went Wrong at 2015 Grammy Awards

Music’s biggest night or music’s biggest snooze fest? The 2015 Grammy Awards were a night to remember, but not necessarily for the right reasons. For hip-hop heads (or really, anyone born after the year 1980) the annual awards ceremony was fraught with its fair share of side eye-inducing lows.

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Here’s What You Can Expect From Kanye West at 2015 Grammy Awards

2015 could very well be Kanye West's biggest Grammy Awards performance ever. So what can we expect? We take a look at his history to get you prepared for his big night.

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Don’t Get Gassed: Funkmaster Flex’s Beef With Jay Z and the Cornerstone of Respect

Radio DJ Funkmaster Flex's beef with Jay Z has caused hip-hop heads to pick sides and sound off on what the underlying issue really is. We examine the turmoil and what it means for both radio and rap.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images
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Fabolous’ Complex Career and the Ghost of Unfulfilled Potential

With more than six albums to his name, Fabolous fans are still waiting for that undeniable classic album. The rapper has the skills to be remembered as one of the greats, but will he be thought of as such once his career is over? We examine his career and the ghost of unfulfilled potential floating around him.

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All in Favor of the Dipset Reunion, Say ‘I’

After releasing 'Have My Money' at the start of 2015, the Dipset reunion has been all the talk amongst rap fans. But is it for better or for worse?

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20 Years Later: Smif-n-Wessun’s ‘Dah Shinin” Is the Quintessential Brooklyn Album

On the 20th anniversary of Brooklyn rap group Smif-n-Wessun's 'Dah Shinin'' album, we take a look back at the project to give some insight as to why this is the quintessential Brooklyn LP.

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‘Empire’ Premiere Delivers a Compelling Hip-Hopera Worthy of Your Attention

Fox's new hip-hopera 'Empire' delivers on the drama and showcases music business politics in rare form. Find out why the show is worthy of your attention.

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On Hip-Hop and the Weight of Authenticity: The Fight Between Race and the Culture

With race relations in America being a focal point in the wake of Eric Garner and Michael Brown's deaths, the conversation has carried over into hip-hop. Some of the genre's major players are being criticized more than ever for their sentiments, with race and the culture factoring in to the overall discussion.

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K. Michelle Says She’s the ‘Black Taylor Swift,’ Opens Up About Mystery Man & New Album [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

K. Michelle opens up about the mystery man who inspired her new album, 'Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?' and explains why she's the "black Taylor Swift."

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Five Hip-Hop Personalities Share Memories Of Mary J. Blige’s ‘My Life’ Album

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Mary J. Blige's second effort, 'My Life,' The Boombox asked five hip-hop luminaries to share their stories and perspectives on Blige's breakthrough album.

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