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Anderson .Paak Comes Home: 'This Is What We Dreamed Of'

"I've gotten to share all these experiences with people in my hometown," Anderson .Paak says, "and introduce my hometown to the world."Israel Ramos/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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What Will Mac Miller's Legacy Be?

An image of Mac Miller, who died suddenly in September, projected on the rear of the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., before a benefit concert organized in Miller's honor.Scott Dudelson/Getty Imageshide caption

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Mona Haydar Breaks The Mold For Muslim Rap: 'You Just Have To Do You'

Mona Haydar's Barbarican EP is out now, via The Most.Feda Eid/Courtesy of the artisthide caption

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Mona Haydar Breaks The Mold For Muslim Rap: 'You Just Have To Do You'

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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything

Beastie Boys (L-R) Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz perform at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif.Kevin Winter/Getty Imageshide caption

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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

Slick Rick released his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick in 1988.Al Pereira/Getty Imageshide caption

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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Nicki Minaj Is The 21st Century's Insatiable Hip-Hop Monarch

Nicki Minaj performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.Photo Illustration: Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPRhide caption

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