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The last 18 or so months have been something of a whirlwind for Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper. Releasing a critically acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap, making it to the top of XXL‘s coveted Freshman Class of 2014, and being featured on a song by megastar Justin Bieber were just a few of moves made by the rapper…

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Historic label Def Jam, current home to artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna and Rick Ross, is celebrating its 30th year in business this year. Label co-founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, along with past and present label artists will take part in events throughout the year to commemorate the label’s anniversary. “It’s hard to believe…

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On his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, dropping on July 9, Jay-Z created a single titled “Jay-Z Blue,” which is a lyrical metaphor that best describe his feeling of “paranoia” at being a first-time dad to daughter, Blue Ivy. “[She’s] something that we both created. We still marvel at her, Jay-Z says to long time…

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