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Rejjie Snow's full-length label debut, Dear Annie, is out now on 300 Entertainment. Alexandra Gavillet/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Rejjie Snow Talks Black-Irish Identity, Relationships and Bad Rap

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Lovebug Starski, far right, on November 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The DJ and rapper died Thursday, Feb. 8 2018. With him, from left, are fellow hip-hop pioneers Doug E. Fresh and Grandmaster Caz. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Philadelphia Eagles Show Brotherly Love For Meek Mill Ahead of Super Bowl

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Rapper Kafe Hu sits in his neighborhood teahouse in Chengdu. The 30-year-old says the city's laid-back culture is one of the reasons the metropolis of 14 million people has become the epicenter for Chinese rap music. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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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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Lorde, seen here at the 2014 Grammy Awards, is the only woman nominated in this year's album of the year category. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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New Study Shows A Grave Lack Of Gender Diversity In The Music Industry

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"'TenderHeaded' is about the pain which I felt in my own childhood at those specific moments when life 'ran its comb' through my innocence," Cam O'Bi tells NPR. David Silverstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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