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December 31, 2009 Def Jam's 25th-anniversary box set is a collection of some of the most amazing music released since the dawn of hip-hop. Gorgeous, powerful and surprising, its songs still sound fresh.
July 31, 2008 The Atlanta rapper has released a song in which he claims to be the senator's "favorite" and calls Hillary Clinton, John McCain and the president derogatory names. Washington Post associate editor Kevin Merida talks about how the song could affect Obama's image and how the campaign has dealt with other unexpected statements of support from celebrities.
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February 12, 2007 The Dixie Chicks win five Grammy Awards, Mary J. Blige comes away with three, and rapper Ludacris gives a special shout out to Oprah Winfrey and Bill O'Reilly as he picks up his statue. Danyel Smith, editor in chief of Vibe magazine, reviews the awards.
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