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Twenty years. Twelve solo albums. Four collaborative albums. Twenty-one Grammys. Countless business ventures. One equally talented… Read More

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Many have been weighing in on Lauryn Hill’s recently canceled show in Israel. However, few have heard or will know the story… Read More

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If you’re a soulhead and all-around music aficionado like yours truly, I’m willing to bet that while your record collection… Read More

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When most folks hear or read the words “naughty by nature,” I suspect the neurotransmitters in their brains immediately… Read More

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The weather is getting warmer, and that only means one thing: summer is on the horizon. Music festivals have become synonymous with… Read More

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In the spring of 1985, there were two types of Prince fans–those who boarded the violet-hued bandwagon years before Purple… Read More

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In retrospect, growing up in Oakland during the last two decades of the 20th century meant that exposure to hip-hop music was a foregone… Read More

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