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Why Peter Gunz Gives Love in Hip-Hop a Bad Rap

Peter Gunz is giving love in hip-hop a bad rap. The turmoil regarding the rapper's love triangle has been the highlight of VH1's ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York' this season. Episode after episode, he hangs his head in shame after getting caught in a web of lies by the mother of his children, Tara, and his failed attempt to keep his wife, Amina, a secret.

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From R. Kelly to Chris Brown, Should We Separate Artists From Their Art?

It’s difficult in the world of entertainment to separate the artist from the art. With hip-hop and R&B, the relationship between artist, art and how we view the relationship between the two is in constant flux.

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Justin Bieber Performs Live At The F1 Closing Party
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Has Justin Bieber’s R&B Dream Been Deferred by Dismal Sales of ‘Journals’?

Justin Bieber is the reigning prince of pop music but recently Biebs has taken a turn for the sultry and soulful with his decidedly R&B album, 'Journals.' But are Beliebers and R&B fans ready for Justin's latest incarnation as a slow grinding-crooner?

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Tamar Braxton
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Tamar Braxton Talks 2014 Grammy Nominations, Career Obstacles & Marriage [Exclusive Interview]

Tamar Braxton believed all her dreams had come true when she received three Soul Train Music Awards this year, but little did she know there were more on the way.

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Bow Down: How ‘Beyonce’ Broke Music Industry Rules

Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but not if your name is Beyonce. The global superstar earned a fortune since the surprise release of her eponymous fifth album exclusively on iTunes last week -- with a $15.99 price tag. She skipped the traditional marketing route altogether, which became a career-defining moment that has blown the minds of fans and industry insiders alike.

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Ledisi Opens Up About ‘The Truth’ Album, Self-Love and Embracing Change [Exclusive Interview]

From the first time Ledisi showcased her vocals on the Grammy-nominated 2007 LP, 'Lost & Found,' the New Orleans-born singer proved to be a stellar balladeer by far. While she carries the torch of jazz-style vocalization proudly -- it's been a common thread throughout projects like 'Turn Me Loose' and 'Pieces of Me' -- her upcoming album, 'The Truth,' due Feb. 11 via Verve Music Group, will show fans a different side of her.

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10 New York Rappers to Watch in 2014

Rumors of New York City rap's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Don't let people like Trinidad James fool you -- there are a plethora of dope acts emerging from the five boroughs and the music scene there couldn't be more exciting or diverse.

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Review: Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes, ‘The Abstract and the Dragon’ Mixtape

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip's new mixtape is for the most part, a compilation of classics. And although we hoped it would be all new material, we're not mad at this stroll down memory lane and glimpse into the future of this dynamic Native Tongue duo.

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Rich Homie Quan Says ‘No More’ Mixtapes, Talks New LP & Collab Wish List [Exclusive Interview]

Th Boombox sits down with Richie Homie Quan to get details on his new mixtape, upcoming album, his collaboration wish list and more.

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R. Kelly Reveals Creative Process for ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ & Most Emotional Song Ever Written [Exclusive Interview]

As R. Kelly's makes his media rounds to promote his new album, 'Black Panties,' due Dec. 10, he's shared a number of music-related and personal stories to help fans connect with him on a deeper level.

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