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The Hip-Hop Effect: 20 R&B Songs Sampling Rap Beats and Lyrics

During the late '80s and early parts of the '90s, R&B was dominated by the new jack swing era, with artists such as Janet Jackson, New Edition and Boyz II Men being some of the subgenre's most successful acts. Those

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Nelly Addresses Cocaine Habit, Relationship With Ashanti

Nelly is currently crafting his seventh studio album, M.O., a follow-up to his 2010 release 5.0. With one of his first tracks off the LP, the Chris Brown-assisted "Marry Go Round," going to radio, it was only right for the St. Louis,

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Ashanti’s $20,000 Compensation for High School Appearance Outrages New Jersey Residents

Atlantic City residents are outraged after learning that Ashanti was paid $20,000 to speak at a local high school.

The "Foolish" singer spent June 1 at Atlantic City High School, where she met priva

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Ashanti Gets Interviewed by Her Own Mom for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother's Day, AOL Music invited a few of their favorite stars (and their moms) to drop by our New York offices for a fun interview. But this time, we weren't the ones asking the questions -- their moms were!

For the first Q&A session below, check out Ashanti's mom quizzing her on everything f

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Ashanti and Nelly’s Black & Burgundy Gala Look: Hit or Miss — Photo, Poll

Nelly and Ashanti attended the sixth annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City last week (April 26), wearing outfits that complimented one another. The R&B songstress recently dyed her hair-ends burgundy and the southern rhymer decided to pla

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Nicki Minaj Returns to Twitter, 50 Cent Owns Young Buck, Snoop Calls Dick Clark a ‘Real N—a’ & More

Surprise! Nicki Minaj has returned to Twitter. She also announced that her video for "Starships" will premiere Thursday (April 26), at 7:56PM on MTV. Guess she's not quitting rap after all.

Not only h

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Lucky Artists: Rappers and Singers With Good Fortune in Their Careers

In music, you don't need a four-leaf clover to be lucky. A few public outbursts, one really great album and an infamous beef; these are all things that can carry an artist for quite a while, whether good or bad. Wh

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Ashanti ‘Braveheart’ Album: Singer Releases ‘The Woman You Love’ Video

Ashanti has finally revealed the title of her forthcoming fifth album: 'Braveheart.' Inspired by the 1995 film starring Mel Gibson, the singer unveiled the name of the project in her newly released video for 'The Woman You Love.'

The for

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Ashanti Album Listening: Title Is Film-Inspired, R. Kelly Collaborates, Songs Center on Love

Ashanti's fifth album shares the same name as a popular '90s film, but that's all The BoomBox can divulge at the moment. Fans will have to wait until Thursday (March 8) to learn the name of her forthcoming opus, which will debut in the video for her Busta Rhymes-assisted single 'The Woman You Love.'

The 31-year-old chanteuse dis

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Ashanti: Busta Rhymes Joins Her on ‘The Woman You Love’

R&B songstress Ashanti enlists the lyrical stylings of Busta Rhymes on her new single, 'The Woman You Love.'

On the track, the New York native opens up about a love that isn't sitting well with her heart. "With ev

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