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Decoding Jay-Z

The rap artist’s new book, “Decoded,” is part memoir, part commentary, and it overflows with photos of his New York. In this audio slideshow, writer Dream Hampton talks about collaborating with her longtime friend.

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s history of rap

Relive your high-school years with this rap recap.


Black music month: Five acts to watch

Our picks for five up-and-coming acts with their own history-making potential.

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