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Mary J. Blige My Life
MCA Records
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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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Nas Nastradamus
Columbia Records
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Five Best Songs From Nas’ ‘Nastradamus’ Album

Nas's 1999 album 'Nastradamus' turns 15 today. We take a look back and highlight the LP's five best tracks.

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This or That? Rich Po Slim vs. Archibald Slim

What's the difference between Awful Records' Rich Po Slim and Archibald Slim? And why is the Awful crew so damn good?

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Who Flipped It Better? Gang Starr vs. Pusha T

Did Kanye outdo DJ Premier with this sample flip?

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Chris Weeks, Getty Images
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What If Aaliyah Were Here Today?

R&B's most coveted "Baby Girl" is gone but not forgotten. We examine the musical landscape if Aaliyah was here today.

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Category: Hip-Hop, Longform, R&B Tags:
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Who Flipped It Better? Action Bronson vs. Logic

For this week's Who Flipped It Better?, it's Action Bronson vs. Logic and their use of Clarence Reid's beat on 'Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart.'

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Def Jam
Def Jam
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Big K.R.I.T., ‘Cadillactica’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Space is the place. On his highly-anticipated sophomore effort, ‘Cadillactica,’ Big K.R.I.T. invites listeners to take an interstellar trip through the South (and his subconscious) aboard his Cadillac spaceship.

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Who Flipped It Better? Jay Electronica vs. Bobby Shmurda

What does the 1970 trial of activist Angela Davis have to do with Jay Electronica, Just Blaze and Bobby Shmurda? Find out here.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
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35 Years Ago: Prince Starts to Come Into His Own With Self-Titled Album

Prince began cementing his reputation as a genre-smashing iconoclast with his second, self-titled album, released on Oct. 19, 1979.

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Category: Longform, R&B Tags: ,
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A3CFestival.com
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2014 A3C Hip Hop Festival Do’s & Dont’s

Headed to the A3C Festival in Atlanta? Let us school you how to move at the gathering.

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