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Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences.
African-American culture, also known as Black-American culture, refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture.
African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of musics and musical genres largely developed by African Americans.
Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre.
Ahmad Ali Lewis (born October 12, 1975), simply known as Ahmad (often stylized AHMAD), is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter, motivational speaker and author from Los Angeles, California.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
Alexis Petridis (born 13 September 1971 in Sunderland) is a British journalist, head rock and pop critic for the UK newspaper The Guardian, as well as a regular contributor to the magazine GQ.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
"Alright" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, taken from his third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015).
Ambrose Akinmusire (ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee; born May 1, 1982) is an American jazz trumpeter.
Anna Wise is an American singer, who has independently released music as a member of bands Sonnymoon and Built To Fade.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.
AnyDecentMusic? is a website that collates album reviews from magazines, websites, and newspaper.
Ash Winston Riser (born August 29, 1989), also known by his former stage name Ashtrobot, is an American recording artist and music producer from Los Angeles, California.
Jeffrey Campbell (born 22 December 1982), better known as Agent Sasco, and previously as Assassin, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.
The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
Bilal Sayeed Oliver (born August 23, 1979), better known mononymously as Bilal, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.
Black Messiah is the third studio album by American recording artist D'Angelo.
★ (pronounced Blackstar) is the 25th and final studio album by the English musician David Bowie.
Matthew Jehu Samuels (born October 12, 1986),.
Boom bap is a style of production in hip-hop music.
Boris Gardiner (born 13 January 1943) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter and bass guitarist.
Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF or Cal State Fullerton) is a public research university in Fullerton, California.
Chalice Recording Studio is located in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Christopher H. "Chris" Jasper (born December 30, 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer, composer, and producer.
Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.
Craig Xavier Brockman (born May 16, 1973) is a hip hop and R&B record producer, arranger, keyboardist, and instrumentalist.
Critical race theory (CRT) is a theoretical framework in the social sciences that uses critical theory to examine society and culture as they relate to categorizations of race, law, and power.
Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974), better known by his stage name D'Angelo (pronounced di-Angelo), is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Sandra Bland was a 28-year-old African American woman who was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on, 2015, three days after being arrested during a traffic stop.
A demo (from "demonstration") is a song or group of songs recorded for limited circulation or reference use rather than for general public release.
Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being.
Digi+Phonics is an American hip hop production team, composed of California-based record producers Tae Beast, Sounwave, Dave Free and Willie B. They currently serve as the main in-house producers for Carson-based record label, Top Dawg Entertainment.
In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.
Downtown is a global independent rights management and music services company.
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr.
Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Ernest "Ernie" Isley (born March 7, 1952) is a member of the American musical ensemble The Isley Brothers.
Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, activist, and actress.
Artist Eskeerdo, is a two time Grammy winning Cuban-American rapper and songwriter out of Hialeah, Fl.
Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.
Experimental hip hop is a genre of hip hop that employs structural elements typically considered unconventional in traditional hip hop music.
An extrajudicial killing (also known as extrajudicial execution) is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process.
John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper and hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City.
The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) is an umbrella organization that keeps track of virtually all aspects of the music recording industry in Italy.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus or sometimes FlyLo, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, electronic musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from Los Angeles, California.
"For Free? (Interlude)" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Fred Wesley (born July 4, 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of the 1970s.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s.
George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.
A ghostwriter is hired to write literary or journalistic works, speeches, or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author.
Gigwise is a British online music news site that features music news, photos, album reviews, music festivals, concert tickets and video content.
God Forgives, I Don't is the fifth studio album by American rapper Rick Ross.
God Is Gangsta is a music video published by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, consisting of the songs "U" and "For Sale?" from his 2015 studio album To Pimp a Butterfly, which lyrically discusses the issues of race, mental health and institutional discrimination.
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (stylized as good kid, m.A.A.d city) is the second studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance is an honor presented to recording artists for quality rap performances.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Song is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs in the rap music genre.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance (awarded as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration until 2017) is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs on which rappers and singers collaborate.
The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Greg Kot (born March 3, 1957) is an American writer, author and journalist.
Greg Tate is an African-American writer, musician, and producer.
In show business, a guest appearance is the participation of an outsider performer (such as a musician or actor) in an event such as a music record or concert, show, etc., when the performer does not belong to the regular cast, band or other performing group.
Hard bop is a subgenre of jazz that is an extension of bebop (or "bop") music.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hip hop production is the creation of hip hop music in a recording studio.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.
Hitlisten also known as Tracklisten is a Danish top 40 record chart that is presented every Thursday midnight at hitlisten.nu.
A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".
"I" (stylized as “i”) (also known as "I Love Myself") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Ici Radio-Canada Télé (stylized as ICI Radio-Canada TēLē, and formerly known as Télévision de Radio-Canada) is a Canadian French-language broadcast television network that is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (known in French as Société Radio-Canada), the national public broadcaster.
Institutional racism (also known as institutionalized racism) is a form of racism expressed in the practice of social and political institutions.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide.
Interscope Records is an American major record label.
The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
James Edward Fauntleroy II is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Inglewood, California.
Jazz rap is a fusion of jazz and hip hop music that developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Jim Carroll (born Tipperary in 1968) is an Irish music journalist, blogger and editor who is currently employed by The Irish Times.
John Henry "Jabo" Starks (October 26, 1937 – May 1, 2018) was an American funk and blues drummer best known for playing with James Brown.
Josef Leimberg (born November 29, 1972) is a producer, lyricist, and trumpet player from Los Angeles.
Kamasi Washington (born February 18, 1981) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Katalyst (real name Ashley Anderson) is an Australian DJ and producer.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
"King Kunta" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar, taken from his third album, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015).
Glen Earl Boothe (born March 8, 1988), professionally known as Knxwledge, is an American hip hop record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
Eulaulah Donyll "Lalah" Hathaway (born December 16, 1968) is an American singer.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing" – often referred to as the "Black/African-American National Anthem" – is a song written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) in 1900 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954) in 1905.
The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the ''Billboard'' 200, which is published by Billboard magazine.
This page lists the albums that reached number-one on the overall Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the R&B Albums chart (which was re-created in 2013), and the Rap Albums chart in 2015.
This page lists the albums that reached number-one on the overall Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the R&B Albums chart (which was re-created in 2013), and the Rap Albums chart in 2016.
This is the Recorded Music NZ list of number-one albums in New Zealand during the 2010s decade.
The ARIA Albums Chart ranks the best-performing albums and extended plays (EPs) in Australia.
These are the Canadian number-one albums of 2015.
The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Friday to Thursday in the United Kingdom;, there have been 246 number-one albums during the 2010s, by 70 artists.
The UK R&B Chart is a weekly chart of the 40 biggest-selling singles and albums in the R&B genre in the United Kingdom.
Marvin Isley (August 18, 1953 – June 6, 2010) – accessed June 2010 was the youngest member of the family music group the Isley Brothers and its bass guitarist.
Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams, and launched in August 2012.
Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness.
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Mike Bozzi is an American mastering engineer at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, California.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
A miniseries (or mini-series, also known as a serial in the UK) is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.
Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.
Neil McCormick (born March 31, 1961) is a British music journalist, author and broadcaster.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) is the 2008 fourth studio album by American neo soul singer and songwriter Erykah Badu.
Nicolas Abraham (23 May 1919 – 18 December 1975) was a Hungarian-born French psychoanalyst best known for his work with Mária Török.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
O'Kelly "Kelly" Isley Jr. (December 25, 1937 – March 31, 1986) was an American singer and one of the founding members of the family group The Isley Brothers.
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
On the Corner is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
Parliament-Funkadelic (abbreviated as P-Funk) is an American funk music collective of rotating musicians headed by George Clinton, primarily consisting of the individual bands Parliament and Funkadelic, both active since the 1960s.
Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.
Pazz & Jop is an annual poll of musical releases compiled by American newspaper The Village Voice since 1971.
Peter O. Philips (born June 21, 1970), better known by his stage name Pete Rock, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper.
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Political hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that was developed in the 1980s as a way of turning rap music into a call for action and a form of social activism.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Project MUSE, a non-profit collaboration between libraries and publishers, is an online database of peer-reviewed academic journals and electronic books.
Prometheus Global Media was a New York City-based B2B media company.
Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).
Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconscious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders.
Psychological resilience is the ability to successfully cope with a crisis and to return to pre-crisis status quickly.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.
Columbus Smith III, better known by his stage name Rahki (sometimes Rahk or Rahki Beats), is a Grammy award-winning American record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.
Rahsaan Patterson is an American singer and actor, best known for portraying "The Kid" on the popular 1980s television show Kids Incorporated. His singing and songwriting style have been said to be reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, while his voice has also drawn comparisons to Chaka Khan.
Rap-Up is a magazine launched in 2001 by founder Devin Lazerine.
Marlanna Evans (born January 21, 1983), better known by her stage name Rapsody, is a rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina.
A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
Recorded Music NZ (formerly Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ)) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists who sell music in New Zealand.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
Stefan Kendal Gordy (born September 3, 1975), better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American rapper, dancer, record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter best known for being part of the musical duo LMFAO, with the hit song "Party Rock Anthem".
Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.
William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
Robben Island (Robbeneiland) is an island in Table Bay, west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ronald Bruner Jr. is a Grammy award-winning jazz drummer, composer and producer.
Ronald Isley (born July 21, 1941) also known as Ron Isley and Mr.
Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
Rudolph Bernard Isley (born April 1, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American singer-songwriter and is one of the founding members of The Isley Brothers.
Sam Barsh (born 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American songwriter, keyboardist and record producer.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
Scratching, sometimes referred to as scrubbing, is a DJ and turntablist technique of moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable to produce percussive or rhythmic sounds.
The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of.
The shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy (June 25, 2002 – November 23, 2014), occurred on November 22, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
Slant Magazine is an American online publication that features reviews of movies, music, TV, DVDs, theater, and video games, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians.
Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943, Denton, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band that played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.
"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album Bad (1987).
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.
Social inequality occurs when resources in a given society are distributed unevenly, typically through norms of allocation, that engender specific patterns along lines of socially defined categories of persons.
Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Spoken word is a performance art that is word based.
Spotify Technology SA is a Swedish entertainment company founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.
In statistics, the standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point differs from the mean value of what is being observed or measured.
Stephen Kozmeniuk, also known professionally as Koz, is a Canadian record producer, songwriter, engineer and instrumentalist from Whitehorse, Yukon.
Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres, and irreverent commentary.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
Sufjan Stevens (born July 1, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
A suicide crisis, suicidal crisis, attempted suicide or potential suicide, is a situation in which a person is attempting to kill themselves or is seriously contemplating or planning to do so.
Survivor guilt (or survivor's guilt; also called survivor syndrome or survivor's syndrome) is a mental condition that occurs when a person believes they have done something wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not.
Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990), known professionally as SZA is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, and trusts.
Taylor & Francis Group is an international company originating in England that publishes books and academic journals.
Terrace Jamahl Martin (born December 28, 1978) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor from Los Angeles, California.
"That Lady" is a 1973 R&B and soul song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.
"The Blacker the Berry" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
The Daily Beast is an American news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Irish Times is an Irish daily broadsheet newspaper launched on 29 March 1859.
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal.
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Tommy Black is a record producer from Sweden.
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Yeezus is the sixth studio album by American rapper Kanye West.
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This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2015.
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Complexion (A Zulu Love), For Sale? (Interlude), Hood Politics (Kendrick Lamar song), How Much a Dollar Cost, Institutionalized (Kendrick Lamar song), LoveDragon, Momma (Kendrick Lamar song), Mortal Man, TPAB, To Catch a Butterfly, To Pimp A Butterfly, To Pimp A Butterfly (Album), To pimp a butterfly, U (Kendrick Lamar song), Wesley's Theory, You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said).