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Gyptian: Tiny Desk Concert

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In "NatGeo," the inventive Alabama hip-hop duo G-Side works with a Norwegian and rhymes over Enya samples. Renalda "R-Dot" Douglas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'NatGeo' by G-Side

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For Your Sorrows: Big Boi's label balked at releasing his album, so he leaked tracks via his own Twitter feed. Don Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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The Year In Music: In 2010, Labels Got Leaky

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Can You Tell Whether A Song Is A Hit If It's Not On The Charts?

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