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Drake Views Album
Young Money / Cash Money Records
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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
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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Jennifer Lopez
Epic Records
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15 Years Ago: Jennifer Lopez Releases ‘J.Lo’ Album

On the 15th anniversary of Jennifer Lopez's 'J.Lo' album, The Boombox takes a look back at the project that made her a R&B and pop superstar.

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Audible Treats / Getty Images
Audible Treats / Getty Images
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What It Means to Be White in Hip-Hop in 2015

Within hip-hop, the community deals with racial matters of its own. Which brings us to the question: what does it mean to be white in hip-hop? The answer will certainly be different for everyone.

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Def Soul
Def Soul
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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
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
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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