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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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Fountain of Youth Faces: 20 Rappers and Singers With Adolescent Looks

No one would have guessed Nas would steal the summer, but the veteran rapper has it "on smash," as he recently released his 10th studio album, Life Is Good, last month. On the effort, he unveils his personal stories a

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Sizzling Summer Flings: 20 Stars Likely to Hook Up for a Quick Romance

Summer flings are unforgettable. They're the length of celebrity marriages (one to three months), consisting of intense romance for a short period of time, only to end abruptly once September rolls around. It

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Erykah Badu Wants to ‘Own’ Andre 3000, Calls Janelle Monae Her ‘Best Friend’

Erykah Badu voiced her bold opinion recently about The Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne, blasting him for his "self-serving" ways by releasing unapproved visuals for their collaboration video "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." Now she's giving some insight -- with less bite -- on two other avant-garde entertainers.

The Texas native spoke with the Guardian for their "Por

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Erykah Badu Feels Violated by Flaming Lips’ ‘Tasteless’ NSFW Video

Based on the reactions we saw, people either loved or hated the Flaming Lips' nudity-filled definitely NSFW video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," which featured Erykah Badu and her younger sister Nayrok. Now one thing is for certain -- both Badus definitely hated it.

In a lengthy Twitter post, Erykah took Flamin

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Erykah Badu Gets Naked in Flaming Lips’ ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ Video

After Erykah Badu joined forces with rockers the Flaming Lips for their all-collaborations album, The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends, it's no surprise that their union would make major headlines. They recorded a cover of an old folk song titled "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" -- Roberta Flack also famously sang a version of the track. Now the accompanying visuals for the song could very

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Timbaland, Missy Elliott Debut New Songs at New York’s Highline Stages

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As The BoomBox previously reported, rapper Missy Elliott and producer extraordinaire Timbaland are back as hip-hop's dynamic duo, working on new material and performing live.

According to HipHop DX, the cosmic pair debuted new tunes last nigh

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Women’s History Month: Eight Female Archetypes That Transcend Derogatory Lyrics

As even the most brazenly misogynistic rapper must admit, women are complex. We're talking calculus problems written by supercomputers and translated into Navajo -- that kind of complex. They're more than just the "bitches and h--s" rhymed about in lyrics, and yet in mainstream hip-hop and R&B, they're often typecast as one or both. Luckil

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R&B Quiz: Answer to Find Out Your Singing Counterpart

R&B songs often tell us that love is no easy task. Sure, lyrics speak of those sexy, intimate moments in the bedroom, but twice as many describe heartaches and heartbreaks. Luckily, the driving rhythms and smooth soul of R&B are around to put our many relationships into song. Like Whitn

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Erykah Badu Accepts Malaysian Concert Ban Over Allah Body Art

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Soul singer Erykah Badu said Wednesday she holds no grudge against Malaysia's government for barring her from performing after a photograph of her body art offended some Muslims.

More than 1,500 people had bought tickets to watch the Grammy-winning American singer at a Kual

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