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Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Both Party And Protest, 'Alright' Is The Sound Of Black Life's Duality

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Childish Gambino (left) performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Rosalía speaks onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Janelle Monae performs in Los Angeles in June and Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2018 Stagecoach Festival in April. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

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Producer 9th Wonder speaks with student staff members at The HipHop Archive & Research Institute in Jan. 2018. Harold Shawn /Courtesy of The Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard hide caption

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Keepers Of The Underground: The Hiphop Archive At Harvard

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Kanye West returned to Twitter this week to post aphorisms... and announce several new albums, including one from Pusha-T (left). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Mike Pont/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

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Jay-Z (center), who was nominated for eight Grammys but won no awards Sunday, with his wife, Beyoncé (left) and daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during the ceremony on Sunday. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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Jay Rock, Top Dawg Entertainment's bedrock emcee, fronts the second single from the TDE-curated Black Panther soundtrack, alongside Kendrick Lamar and Future. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during halftime at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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