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Compton rapper YG. His latest release, 4REAL 4REAL, is on our short list for the best new albums dropping on May 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On May 24

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"I never want my name to be more hot because of controversy than my music," Lil Nas X says. "It's like a blessing and a curse." Eric Lang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Despite Lil Nas X's viral hit "Old Town Road" having a blend of rap and country elements, Billboard removed the song from its Hot Country Songs chart. Eric Lagg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lil Nas X, Country Music's Unlikely Son, Sparks Conversation On Genre And Race

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