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Black Eyed Peas Trade Pop For Politics In Powerful Visual On American Racism

"Street Livin'" presents a stark departure for the Top 40 hip-hop group.

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Bruno Mars And Cardi B 'Finesse' The Remix With 'In Living Color'-Inspired Video

From Cross Colours outfits to Fly Girls dancers, this visual waves a flag for the '90s urban aesthetic.

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Kendrick Lamar's Video For 'LOVE.' Brings Us All Down To Earth

The fifth video from DAMN. is just as beautiful as the rest — and examines a topic just as universal and intractable as the others. Maybe more so.

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Rapsody Flexes 'Power,' Minus Hip-Hop's Hypermasculine Clichés

Her first visual from a strong contender among the year's best rap LP's is equally stunning.

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Watch Tank And The Bangas' Joyful Performance At The Pickathon Music Festival

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Fresh on the heels of winning the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest, the seven-piece group wowed the Oregon festival crowd with a mix of funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz.

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In New Video, Prophets Of Rage Gives NFL's #TakeAKnee Protest Historical Context

One week after Eminem's anti-Trump tirade, Chuck D's supergroup releases visuals for the "Strength In Numbers" anthem, meant to boost support for the NFL's #TakeAKnee protests.

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Roc Nation's Belly Trapped Between Poverty And Immigration In New Video

The Palestinian-born rapper is largely known for protesting President Donald Trump and writing parts of Beyoncé's Lemonade. He's much more than that.

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Oddisee Mourns America's Lost Innocence In New Video For 'You Grew Up'

In the new animated video, the emcee critiques how society socializes us from innocent adolescents to lost, even monstrous adults.

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Rap Star Lifestyle In Gear, Vic Mensa Might Not Make It In 'Rollin' Like A Stoner'

His disastrous life is our entertainment.

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Young Thug, Carnage And Guest Meek Mill Get Horror-Gory On 'Homie'

Unlike the MTV VMA-winning visual Young Thug failed to show for, Young Thug shows all the way out on this one.