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A New Hip-Hop Recipe With A Familiar Sound

Solo rappers might be the norm, but one Los Angeles management company is hitting with a group.

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Davy Jones, Singer, Actor And Monkee, Has Died

The actor-turned-teen idol, who made his name in the 1960s made-for-TV band The Monkees, was 66.

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