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The British Invasion: How UK Artists Are Changing the Face of American Music

Don't look now but UK artists are changing the face of American hip-hop, pop and R&B.

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Why Black Theaters Still Matter in 21st Century America

Do we still need historically black venues for hip-hop and R&B artists in a "post-racial" America?

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Rick Ross, ‘Mastermind’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Is Rick Ross' 'Mastermind' album a solid body of work or an effort that needs to be scrapped? Find out in The Boombox review of the project.

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Pharrell, ‘G I R L’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

If taking artistic detours and musical diversity had a mascot it would be Pharrell Williams. His sophomore studio album, ‘G I R L,’ is proof of that.

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Marsha Ambrosius Opens Up About ‘Friends & Lovers,’ Floetry Reunion & More [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

Marsha Ambrosius is frustrated. Not because she's having a bad hair day or stuck in traffic. The British-born singer is anxious to release her sophomore solo album, 'Friends & Lovers,' but the major record label system is holding her back. She's forced to wait until RCA Records sets a time frame to promote her music. So while the project is complete and ready to go on her side, Ambrosius plans to release an EP to quench her fans' thirst for her product.

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ScHoolboy Q, ‘Oxymoron’ [ALBUM REVIEW]

Has ScHoolboy Q struck gold with his major label debut, 'Oxymoron,' or missed the mark?

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Does TLC’s ‘FanMail’ Stand the Test of Time?

Fifteen years ago on Feb. 23, 1999, TLC, the best-selling American female group of all-time, released their third album, 'FanMail.' This would be the last project featuring Chili, T-Boz and Left Eye before the latter's untimely death in 2002. Their dynamic was undeniable and they earned quite a few accolades for their achievements, but does this album stand the test of time?

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25 Best ’80s Songs

From Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' to Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best '80 Songs.

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Will 2014 Be the Year of Chance the Rapper?

Newcomer Chance the Rapper is a hot commodity -- record labels want him but they just can't seem to get their hands on him. The Chicago-born rapper is on everyone's radar right now and he's done it

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Does Kanye West’s ‘The College Dropout’ Stand the Test of Time?

Ten years ago today, Kanye West released his debut solo album, 'The College Dropout.' That also happened to be the day he shifted the paradigm of hip-hop.

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