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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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John Sciulli / Daniel Boczarski / Jason Merritt / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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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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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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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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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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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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