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Rihanna And Chris Brown: The Saga Continues

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Profile Records never meant to get into the rap game, but the label launched the careers of rap groups like Run-D.M.C. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Giant Anthology' Of Profile Records, Rap's Early Champion

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J Prince (right), founder and CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records, with one of the musicians on his label, UGK's Pimp C, in Houston in 2006. Courtesy of Rap-A-Lot Records hide caption

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Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta

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Kanye West's "All Of The Lights" is one of the five nominees for Song of the Year at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Chris Hyde/Getty Images hide caption

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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Kanye West, 'All Of The Lights'

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Paired with Madlib's soulful evocation of sunlight piercing through clouds, M.E.D.'s "Mystical Magic" is a distinctive slice of hip-hop. Eric Coleman hide caption

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Classic

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