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Prince's posthumous release Piano and a Microphone, 1983 is on our list of the best albums out on Sep. 21. Mike Maloney/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 21: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

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Lyn Collins, pictured here in 1970, inspired the chorus to Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's pioneering hip-hop hit "It Takes Two." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Voice Behind One Of Hip-Hop's Most Famous Hooks

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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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Rakim Reflects On His Life In Hip-Hop And What Happened With Eric B.

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Bas' new album Milky Way is on our shortlist for the best albums out on Aug. 24. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Aug. 24: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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