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What did the 2016 Grammy nominations get right? And, more importantly, what did they get wrong?

Not leaving much up to surprise, the 2017 Grammy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning by last year’s Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor, will be a battle between the year’s biggest sellers and headline grabbers, with Beyoncé leading the pack with a whopping nine nods, followed by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight apiece. 599 more words


WATCH: Chance the Rapper Covers Drake's "Feel No Ways" 💔

How many times we gotta tell y’all that this man is the definition of #CareFreeBlackBoy?

Chance the Rapper paid BBC Radio’s Live Lounge a visit in late November.   31 more words


Iconic Hip-Hop Album Covers That Are Tougher Than The Rest

As much as a cliche as it might be, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Visuals have always played a prominent role in hip hop culture. 1,876 more words


Al Gore: How Bob Dylan Shaped My Political Consciousness

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When Rolling Stone interviewed Al Gore during his presidential run in 2000, the candidate revealed his favorite Bob Dylan album (Highway 61 Revisited) and song ("Just Like a Woman.") Before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on Saturday, where Dylan will be honored with the Nobel Prize in… 28 more words

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Chance the Rapper's Streaming Advocacy Pays Off with 7 GRAMMY Nods

By Amanda Wicks

Chance the Rapper’s petition earlier this spring to change the GRAMMY rules to include streaming only albums paid off big time. The Chicago rapper earned seven nominations as a result. 180 more words