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Mona Haydar's Barbarican EP is out now, via The Most. Feda Eid/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mona Haydar Breaks The Mold For Muslim Rap: 'You Just Have To Do You'

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Beastie Boys (L-R) Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" Yauch and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz perform at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Rap, Buddhism And Broken Radiators: The Beastie Boys Have A Story For Everything

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Slick Rick released his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick in 1988. Al Pereira/Getty Images hide caption

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

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M.I.A. performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival 2017 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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M.I.A. Reacts To Turning the Tables

Nicki Minaj performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Photo Illustration: Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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