New Orleans rapper Curren$y's new album, Cathedral, is out now. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BMI hide caption

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Songs We Love: Curren$y, 'All Over'

The New Orleans rapper joins forces with fellow Big Easy native Chase N. Cashe to create a moody cinematic track.

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Aquaria, the new album by BOOTS, comes out November 13. Eliot Lee Hazel/Nasty Little Man PR hide caption

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"We've learned so much from this album," Kehinde Hassan (right) says. He and his twin brother, Taiwo Hassan, just released FW14 as Christian Rich. theonepointeight/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Songs We Love: Guilty Simpson, 'Fractured' Featuring Fat Ray

A son of Detroit vies for the title of the city's grimiest on an electric guitar-charged new track.

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In Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube's famous line from 1995's Friday — "Bye, Felicia!" — gets an origin story that has left some fans uncomfortable. hide caption

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