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Skylar Grey Explains Mood Of Debut Album, Eminem & Dr. Dre's Involvement

Exclusive: After hits with Eminem, Dr. Dre and Lupe Fiasco the songstress reveals that "C'mon Let Me Ride" is just one side of her presentation, and that the single was mixed by none other than Marshall.

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ZZ Ward Discusses Rap Influence, Claims "Kendrick Lamar Is Going To Save Hip Hop"

Exclusive: ZZ Ward speaks about working with DJ Premier, Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs and gives insight into how her mixtape "Eleven Roses" and "Til The Casket Drops" album came about.

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Iggy Azalea Speaks About Not Being Your Typical Rapper, Hip Hop Influences, And Modeling

Exclusive: Fresh off the "Glory EP," Iggy Azalea speaks on her first experiences in the US, fostering relationships with producers and artists, and playing tricks on record label executives.

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Kid Ink Speaks About His Start In Music, Process for Picking Beats, And Getting Tattoos

The man behind "Stank In My Blunt" explains having international appeal and pulling double duty as an emcee and a producer.

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F. Stokes Recalls Interning For 50 Cent, Explains Moving To Harlem Because Of Malcolm X

The Chicago-born Madison, Wisconsin-raised emcee opens up about growing up, his inspiration from recording in Europe along with reasons for finally setting in New York City.

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Jared Evan Reveals Advice From Pharrell Williams, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Epiphany

After working with Styles P, Game and Pharrell, Jared Evan speaks about filling a void in Hip Hop, and why rocking a Brooklyn stage was a turning point.

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Bangladesh, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Offer A&R Advice Through BlazeTrak Relaunch

The virtual A&R service founders say, "We will own digital music A&R by summer, and shortly after, move into other verticals with the same model."

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Mike WiLL Made It Explains Convincing Young Jeezy Of A "TM103" Track, Working With Gucci Mane As A Teenager

After making "2Pac Back" for Meek Mill and Rick Ross, this Atlanta native is getting "more and more hits," including 50 Cent's first single and an almost-didn't-make-it Young Jeezy album cut.

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DXnext: Nikki Jean

With two celebrated appearances with Lupe Fiasco, a group with Dice Raw and a successful debut featuring Black Thought and Lu on the same song, the lovely Nikki Jean's grind is paying off.

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DXnext: Action Bronson

One of the illest new emcees on the scene talks about his culinary influences in his raps, idolizing Kool G Rap, and his gem of an animal "Dr. Lecter."

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DXnext: Wax

One of Def Jam's newest artists speaks about his regular guy vibe, growing up on N.W.A. and Nirvana, and medical marijuana and ex-girlfriends.

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DXnext: Mac Miller

The Steel City's next big star talks about his willingness to experiment with his music, growing up as an ATLiens fan, and how Wiz Khalifa has acted as Mac's big brother

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