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Jay-Z performs at Day 2 of Something in the Water Festival 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. Craig Barritt/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

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For Jay-Z's 50th Birthday, A New Biography Centers His Lyrical Legacy

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Lizzo and Lil Nas X, both nominees for best new artist at the 2020 Grammys, during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26, 2019. Kevin Mazur/WireImage hide caption

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Joel Anderson is the new host for season three of Slate's podcast Slow Burn. Lisa Larson-Walker/Slate hide caption

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'Slow Burn' Season 3 Turns Its Investigative Eye To The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac

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Gang Starr — DJ Premier, left, with MC Guru — photographed in London in 1990. Starting in 2017, Premier spent two years working with archival recordings from Guru, who passed away in 2010. Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images hide caption

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The K-Pop Group BTS visits The Empire State Building on May 21, 2019 Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for ESB hide caption

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The 2010s: The Globalization Of Music

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Kanye West onstage during his Jesus Is King album and film event at The Forum on Oct. 23, 2019 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA hide caption

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Questlove On World Cafe

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Kanye West performs his Sunday Service event during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, Calif. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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