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The Gag Is… Keke Palmer Is The Soul Author Of Her Truest Gospel

It’s a crisp 20 degrees and Lauren "Keke" Palmer dons a faux fur coat over a short skirt and bikini top while greeting fans outside…

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Crew Love: How ‘The New Edition Story’ Made A Band Of Brothers

Hollywood wanted no parts of it. For television vet Jesse Collins, the whole idea of the project was as perplexing as it was frustrating. After…

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Cardi B Doesn’t Give A F**k, And Neither Should You

"This is my happy place," which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater,…

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The Titan Of Talk: Up Close And Personal With Angie Martinez

It's hard to write anything about radio veteran Angie Martinez without mentioning WQHT’s Hot 97 FM. The New York station long hailed as a cultural…

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20 Years Later: Tupac Is Hip-Hop’s Prophet Of Rage And Revolution

I have never met anyone like Tupac Shakur, and I doubt I will ever meet anyone like him ever again. In the past few days…

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Anderson .Paak & BJ The Chicago Kid Are Here To Save Your Souls

"Aight, get off my stage, n***a." Anderson .Paak’s words lack the bite that usually comes with such a succinct command. Instead, it’s the kind of lax scold…

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BJ The Chicago Kid: Soul Music’s Safe Haven

"Soul music comes from church. I come from church. Therefore …" Bryan James Sledge trails off mid-sentence and shifts his attention back to the plate…

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Anderson .Paak Is Exactly What The Doctor Ordered

Anderson .Paak is hard to catch up with. But if you ever find yourself in a position to sit down with him, even if just…

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Pure Energia: Colombia’s Reggaeton Ruler J Balvin Returns

It’s 3:05 p.m. in the 305 and Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin just landed on American soil. It’s his only two days off that he’s…

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Speaking Truth To ‘Power’: 50 Cent & Co. Define Their Character Flaws And 48 Laws

The stinging cold and unrelenting wind is going pound-for-pound this early March afternoon outside Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. The sun peeks out from the few…

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The Evolution Of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs And The Bad Boy Family Through VIBE’s Covers

The launch of VIBE was the definitive introduction of the power of Hip-Hop and culture to move the crowd. Before the Internet, before email, before…

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Dascha Polanco: “If I’m Not American Or Latina Enough, Then What Am I?”

Dascha Polanco doesn’t just love being photographed—she requires it. In a world obsessed with the willowy, caucasian prototype, the Orange is the New Black starlet…

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Afeni Shakur: A Mother’s Love

It was an Instagram clip that Big Tigger posted in the wake of Afeni Shakur's passing that sparked an idea. Tigger was the then-host of…

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From Cutting Fades To Cutting Records, Roc Nation’s Yandel Is Razor Sharp Focused

Before Llandel Veguilla Malave—reggaeton superstar and ex-member of world-renowned duo Wisin y Yandel—takes a seat at the table he insists we capture the moment. "Let’s take…

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An Ode To Lin-Manuel Miranda, Broadway’s Resident Rap Genius

On a gloomy Monday morning, the air hung thick and wet as I waited to enter the White House for the first time. The sunless…
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