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Jay Rock, Top Dawg Entertainment's bedrock emcee, fronts the second single from the TDE-curated Black Panther soundtrack, alongside Kendrick Lamar and Future. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during halftime at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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Jidenna performs live at WXPN's Free At Noon concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Emma Silverstone/WXPN hide caption

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Jidenna On World Cafe

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Reggie "Combat Jack" Ossé attends the Spotify Mogul launch party in May 2017. The hip-hop personality has passed away at the age of 53. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Rapsody released Laila's Wisdom, her sophomore album and first since partnering with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, in September. Roc Nation/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Eminem performs at the 2017 MTV EMAs. The rapper's ninth studio album, Revival, is out now. Kevin Mazur/WireImage hide caption

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Eminem On 'Revival': 'I Speak To Everybody'

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Clockwise from upper left: The singer, MILCK at the Women's March on Washington in January, Lorde, Big Thief, SZA, Partner, Moses Sumney Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2017

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