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10 Hip-Hop and R&B Videos Celebrating Independence

In honor of Independence Day, The Boombox has compiled 10 music videos where R&B and hip-hop artists have conveyed their idea of freedom.

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27 Rap Songs That Share the Same Title

Even though hip-hop is one of the most creative genres of music, when it comes to song titles, rappers sometimes drop the ball.

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10 Lyrics That Name-Drop Presidents

In celebration of President's Day (Feb. 15) -- and since XXL has plenty of love for those dead presidents (word to Jay Z) -- we’ve selected 10 lyrics from hip-hop songs that name-drop the former and current leaders of the U.S. in one way or another.

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Iggy Azalea and Talib Kweli Argue Over Her Response to Macklemore’s “White Privilege II”

Iggy Azalea and Talib Kweli go at it in response to Macklemore's new song, "White Privilege II."

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Meet Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson [Weekly Motivation] – The G Code With ADRI.V The Go Getta

Every Wednesday experience the unlocking of secretes to success, how to handle the worst and the best life throws at you. Get past The Pretty ; the glitz and the glam that many see on social media...

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Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique and More Perform at Ferguson Is Everywhere Concert to Honor Mike Brown [VIDEO]

Hip-hop has always been a voice for the people, so it's only natural for some of the best socially-conscious rappers to head to Ferguson, Mo., for the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death to keep his memory alive and the #BlackLivesMatter movement going strong.

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Talib Kweli, K. Michelle, Jeezy & More React to Sandra Bland’s Death

The mysterious case of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail earlier this month, has sparked outrage all over social media as people are demanding answers. Rappers and singers like Jeezy, K. Michelle and Talib Kweli are among the chorus of people calling for an explanation in Bland’s death.

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Talib Kweli visits DJ Big Rob in the WBLK studios.
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Talib Kweli Talks to DJ Big Rob About the Confederate Flag, Racism and Hip Hop [FULL INTERVIEW]

The Homie Talib Kweli stopped through Buffalo for a stop on his Midsummer's Night Dream tour and paid me a visit to the show. We discussed everything from the Confederate Flag to Racism in America to What's in his CD deck.

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100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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10 Songs That Will Carry Hillary Clinton to the White House

Nas provides insight into taking over the world and Nicki Minaj does what she does best -- reminds Clinton of the power of the female spirit. Here are 10 Songs That Will Carry Hillary Clinton to the White House.

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Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide, Hip-Hop and R&B Community React

Prosecutors rule Baltimore resident Freddie Gray's death a homicide after he died in police custody after an arrest on April 12. The hip-hop and R&B community share their thoughts about the decision.

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Rappers and Singers React to Walter Scott’s Fatal Shooting by Police Officer Michael Slager

The video of Walter Scott being gunned down by a South Carolina police officer has shocked the hip-hop and R&B community, with many sounding off on social media and reigniting the conversation of the ongoing problem of police using deadly force on black males -- both young and old.

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