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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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