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Jerrika Karlae Isn’t Just Someone’s Girlfriend

Jerrika Karlae Isn’t Just Someone’s Girlfriend

The rising rapper is making a name for herself — aside from Young Thug’s fiancée.

25 Years Later: The Timelessness of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’

25 Years Later: The Timelessness of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’

The Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, doesn’t skip a detail lyrically.

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JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ for a City’s Rebirth

JAY-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ for a City’s Rebirth

A classic, vital album turns 18.

The Milestone That Was Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’

The Milestone That Was Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’

Kanye saw the schism and became the avatar to fill the void.

Little Brother and the Audacity Of Hope

Little Brother and the Audacity Of Hope

The group dropped a surprise album this week.

Lenny S. Remembers Nipsey Hussle in Photos

Lenny S. Remembers Nipsey Hussle in Photos

Hussle would have been 34 years old today.

How Fabolous Found His (Loso’s) Way

How Fabolous Found His (Loso’s) Way

10 years of ‘Loso’s Way.’

‘Paul’s Boutique’ — From Bust to Best

‘Paul’s Boutique’ — From Bust to Best

One of the Beastie Boys’ best albums at 30.

‘Everything’ is Everything

‘Everything’ is Everything

The Carters’ collaborative album turns one.

The Avant-Garde Genius of Missy Elliott

The Avant-Garde Genius of Missy Elliott

Celebrating the legend’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Spry Spirit of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’

The Spry Spirit of the Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’

For 20 tracks, the Beastie Boys threw everything they had at the wall — and it stuck.

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