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'This Is America' Earns Donald Glover His First No. 1 Hit

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Donald Glover's latest release as Childish Gambino was a perfect storm, sparking a cultural conversation and expertly wielding his spotlight.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Latest Hamildrop Features All The Elizabeths

Monday, April 30, 2018

The latest installment of the 'Hamildrop' series features every Eliza singing in love-scorned unison the first draft of "Burn."

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Janelle Monáe Strips The Hardware For Humanity

Friday, April 27, 2018

In the midst of all the world's chaos, Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer — both the album and the "emotion picture" — is a heroine's journey set to a symphony.

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Meek Mill Rings In NBA Playoff Game After Pennsylvania Court Orders Release

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Philadelphia rapper's imprisonment over probation violation had been a lightning rod in a debate over race and the nation's judicial and correctional systems.

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Songs We Love: MorMor, 'Whatever Comes To Mind'

Friday, April 20, 2018

Like a balloon escaping the hands of a child or fallen leaf bobbing and floating downstream, the Canadian singer accepts the unpredictable nature of his path.

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Beyond Beychella: The Rise Of Women Of Color On America's Biggest Festival Stage

Friday, April 20, 2018

With a history-making show from Beyoncé and inclusion of more women on the lineup than ever, Coachella 2018 has set the stage for minority women to excel.

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Beyoncé Marks Her Homecoming At Coachella 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

With a brigade of over 100 dancers and guest appearances from Destiny's Child, Jay-Z and Solange, Queen Bey kept her headlining Coachella set all in the family — and set the tone for her return.

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Guest DJ Kali Uchis On How Astrud Gilberto And N.E.R.D. Inspired Her Debut Album

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Colombian-American singer recalls her favorite childhood memories tied to music and plays some of the songs that inspired her debut album Isolation.

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Songs We Love: Bobby Sessions, 'Like Me'

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Dallas rapper examines America's racist history with an acrimonious and captivating flow.

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On 'Saturday Night Live,' Cardi B Debuts Twice

Sunday, April 08, 2018

One day after the release of her major label debut, the Bronx rapper made her SNL debut — and used the occasion to introduce a new addition to the Bardi gang.

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Fizza-Ma-Wizza-Ma-Dill: The Elegance Of Trap And Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 06, 2018

Pop culture and music critic Stephen Thompson ponders the connection between Migos' signature flow and hallowed children's' literature.

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The Business Of Being Cardi B

Thursday, April 05, 2018

With a major label debut looming, the Bronx rapper's unchecked charm remains her biggest asset — her Swarovski-encrusted skeleton key to the halls of fame.

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Songs We Love: Sabrina Claudio, 'Don't Let Me Down (Feat. Khalid)'

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The Miami-hailing talent is shaping up to be one of R&B's new leaders. Claudio enlists Khalid for the new tropical track that goes down like a shot of coconut rum.

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Songs We Love: Gallant, 'Gentleman'

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Let's call this Gallant 2.0, the grown and sexy version. From his forthcoming sophomore album, the mesmerizing falsetto debuts a stripped-down video.

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Meek Mill's Judge Declines Request To Recuse Herself

Monday, April 02, 2018

Judge Genece Brinkley denied the request from Mill's lawyers to recuse herself from the case, which has drawn attention not only for the celebrity at its center but the system surrounding it.

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Songs We Love: Octavian, 'Hands'

Friday, March 30, 2018

The U.K.-hailing NPR Slingshot artist experiments with his sound and strikes a vulnerable chord on his latest single.

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The Weeknd Revisits His Dark Side With 'My Dear Melancholy,'

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ahead of his headlining set at Coachella next month, The Weeknd releases a new six-song EP that recalls his earlier, darker days.

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Run-DMC, Pauline Oliveros, 'Rumours,' Chic And Beethoven Added To Library Of Congress

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This year's batch of inductees bring the Recording Registry up to 500 entries.

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