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Kanye West's recent life-coach-like Twitter activity is out of character for the infamously polarizing rapper. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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A Conversation About Kanye West, Twitter Philosopher

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Kanye West returned to Twitter this week to post aphorisms... and announce several new albums, including one from Pusha-T (left). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Mike Pont/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

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Meek Mill in 2015. In a hearing today, April 16, 2018, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office voiced its support for the rapper receiving a new trial over a 2007 drug and guns case. His judge, however, has so far been unwilling to consider any legal dispensations. Rob Kim/Getty Images for WatchLOUD.com hide caption

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As a co-founder of a Chicago label and a member of 15 different local acts in the last decade, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is a veteran of the city's music scene. Tojo Andrianarivo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Loves Being Chicago Rap's Oddball

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