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‘The Low End Theory’ Announced A Tribe Called Quest as Hip-Hop’s Foremost Auteurs

A Tribe Called Quest's classic 2nd album turns 25.

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We Don’t Need More Conversations: Terence Crutcher’s Killing and Empty ‘Dialogue’

After what happened in Tulsa, no one who wants change should need more 'convincing.'

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Colin Kaepernick, Performance Patriotism and the Great American Lie

Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is angering Americans--which is why it needed to happen.

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Justin Timberlake, the Invention of Whiteness and Willful Ignorance

Your favorite singer still needs to face the reality of race and privilege.

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How Alicia Keys’ ‘Songs in A Minor’ Album Mastered the Art of Classical Soul

We take a look back at Alicia Keys' 2001 album, 'Songs in A Minor,' on the LP's 15th anniversary.

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20 Years Later: Why 2Pac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ Is the Greatest Diss Song of All Time

20 years later, we take a look back at 2Pac's scathing diss song, 'Hit 'Em Up.'

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Mistah F.A.B. Talks ‘Son of a Pimp 2′, Politics, Why It Was Time to Get Personal

Mistah F.A.B. opens up about his hiatus and his introspective upcoming album.

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Ciara and Future Need a Minute—Let’s Give it to Them

While it’s trendy to make uninformed statements on Twitter about the parental skills of both stars, the truth is this is about their kid.

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Category: Hip-Hop, Longform, R&B
Drake Views Album
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The Best Part About Drake’s Album ‘Views’ Isn’t Drake

Drake's 'Views' is just more proof that Drizzy and producer Noah "40" Shebib can create bold, cool and scary music together.

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Robin Marchant, Getty Images
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Views From The Blueprint: Why Drake’s Next Album Could Put Him On Par With Jay Z

Could 'Views From the 6' push Drake's to the next level?

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