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Ugly God's debut album, The Booty Tape, dropped August 4. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Takes One To Know One: Rapper Ugly God Speaks To (And For) Teens

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Brother Ali On World Cafe

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Producer Just Blaze inspects the DJ-808, an update of the iconic Roland drum machine that aims to unite DJing, production and composition in a single device. Courtesy of Roland hide caption

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Vic Mensa's debut album The Autobiography is out July 28. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'The Autobiography,' Vic Mensa Faces His Personal Demons And Emerges Stronger

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Dave Chappelle begins a month long residency at Radio City Music Hall in August. Philippe Callant for NPR hide caption

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Dave Chappelle On Comedy And Politics In The Age Of President Trump

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Clemson University doctoral candidate A.D. Carson takes questions during his dissertation defense Feb. 24, 2017. Ken Scar/Courtesy of A.D. Carson hide caption

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After Rapping His Dissertation, A.D. Carson Is UVa's New Hip-Hop Professor

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