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  • How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    Hip-hop is officially pop music. With Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this year, it’s evident that hip-hop has officially shed its status as “that controversial music genre” that prompted the Grammys’ organizers to refuse to air any rap categories back in 1989, which subsequently prompted some to boycott the event.…

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  • Rappa Turned Sanga

    Rappa Turned Sanga

    I was scared I would lose credibility as a rapper if I started trying to get my Bilal on. Then a friend taught me to embrace my imperfections.

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RJD2: From Samples to Songs