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15 Years Ago: Musiq Soulchild’s ‘Aijuswanaseing’ Album Debuts

One of the best things to come out of the summer of 2000 was the world's introduction to Musiq Soulchild. Celebrate the 15-year anniversary of his 'Aijuswanaseing' album by taking a trip down memory lane.

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Jay Z The-Dynasty
Roc-A-Fella Records
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How Jay Z’s ‘The Dynasty: Roc La Familia’ Helped Solidify His Legacy in Hip-Hop

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Jay Z's 2000 album, 'The Dynasty: La Roc Familia,' we take a look back at how the album solidified Hov's legacy in hip-hop.

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Andrew H. Walker / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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How Missy Elliott’s ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ Album Paved the Way for Drake’s Career

Drake said he learned the game from Creative Artists Agency consultant William Wesley on his ubiquitous Meek Mill diss track, "Back to Back," but we have a hunch that the roots of his style can be traced back to rap legend Missy Elliott.

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The Boombox
The Boombox
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King Mez’s Honest Interview About His Music, Dr. Dre and Life’s Shift for #NextUp [EXCLUSIVE]

From Raleigh to 'Compton,' rapper King Mez is #NextUp. Read on as the 'Long Live the King' creator opens up about working with Dr. Dre, how his life has shifted in a year and the new music he has on the way.

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PM Dawn 'Jesus Wept'
Gee Street
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20 Years Ago: P.M. Dawn Release Their Wrongly Ignored Masterpiece, ‘Jesus Wept’

On October 3, 1995, P.M. Dawn released their most cohesive and impressive album, 'Jesus Wept' - and sadly, were rewarded with their first flop.

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Kevin Winter / David Becker / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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Summer 2015 Is Officially Over, But Be Happy Drake, the Weeknd and Future Kept You Entertained

The summer of 2015 was one of the best hip-hop and R&B fans experienced in years. From Drake to the Weeknd to Future and more, take a look back at how they kept you entertained.

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Fox
Fox
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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Empire’ Before Season Two Arrives

Before loyal viewers can dive into the FOX series, The Boombox is here to help newbies get schooled on all things 'Empire.' If you're new to the show, here's everything you need to know about 'Empire' before season two arrives.

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Rob Kim, Getty Images
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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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Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images
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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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Jason Merritt / Larry Busacca / Mike Lawrie, Getty Images
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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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