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Missy Elliott Talks Mountain Dew Super Bowl Commercial, Remembering Aaliyah & Her 'Sistership' Bond With Mary J. Blige

In 2015, Missy Elliott graced the Super Bowl stage with a surprise performance joining Katy Perry for the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show. Three years later, the Virginia native returns to the big screen, but this time, she will be appearing in Mountain Dew and Doritos' joint Super Bowl commercial, alongside hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes and actors Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman.
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Sway Calloway Talks Becoming Host & Executive Producer of MTV's Newly Revamped 'TRLAM'

Sway Calloway has been known to wear many hats throughout his iconic media career. Whether he's at the helm of his SiriusXM Shade 45 radio show or behind-the-scenes at MTV, the 47-year-old is always looking for new ways to push the limits of his creative prowess. Sway's latest challenge, now includes taking on the daunting task of doubling as executive producer and host of the freshly revamped TRLAM (Total Request AM ) morning show.
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G Herbo Talks Inking First Partnership Deal With Luc Belaire & Sophomore Album 'Swervo'

G Herbo blossomed as a rose from the concrete of Chicago's genre-shifting drill music scene and is now well on his way to a successful rap career. Following a string of gritty mixtapes and his Humble Beast debut in 2017, the 22-year-old is gearing up to unleash his highly anticipated sophomore effort next month, where he will shed his usual street rapping mentality to morph into his carefree alter-ego of Swervo.
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Trouble & Mike WiLL Made-It Talk Crafting 'Edgewood,' Working With Drake & the State of Atlanta Hip-Hop

Trouble burst onto the hip-hop scene with his frightening "Bussin" video sending chills through the spine of mainstream America in 2011, as he exposed the horrors of Atlanta's Zone 6. Mike WiLL Made-it originally connected with the Duct Tape Army member back in 2008, and the duo kept in touch through Big Troub's pair of jail stints from 2008-2011 and 2017-2018.
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Keke Palmer Talks New Music, Creating Big Boss Entertainment & Chief Keef Naming a Song After Her

Keke Palmer has made the transition from child star to adult artist pretty seamlessly. In the midst of all her success, she even had time to become an author in the process, releasing her 2017 book, I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice. The Chicago native has already lined up numerous television projects for 2018 and will be releasing her third studio album, The Boss, at some point during the year. The multifaceted creative even launched her own label, Big Boss Entertainmen
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Jermaine Dupri Talks Global Spin Awards Honor, Crafting 'Money Ain't a Thang' With JAY-Z & 25 Years of So So Def

"A person like myself will keep challenging to see if I can keep doing it over and over again," says the hip-hop mogul, Jermaine Dupri, who will be honored at the upcoming Global Spin Awards with the Breaking Barriers Award. "That's the goal right there." Despite his groundbreaking success in the music industry, public recognition has been long overdue for the 45-year-old hitmaker, who first broke onto the scene as a backup dancer for Whodini in the mid '80s.
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Pi'erre Bourne Talks Crafting 'Yo Pi'erre' With Playboi Carti, Touring With Drake & Metro Boomin' Studio Sessions

"I could really be the next Kanye type of star," proclaimed a confident Pi'erre Bourne. After being overworked at Epic Records as an engineer, the 23-year-old decided to gamble on himself and focus full-time on being an artist, growing as a producer and rapper. In less than a year, he's starting to see his dream come to fruition, producing hits for Playboi Carti, such as the platinum "Magnolia" and the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted "wokeuplikethis*," while seeing his own fanbase grow.
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Lil Durk Talks Crafting 'Just 'Cause Y'all Waited,' Leaving Def Jam & Possibly Doing an Entire Singing Album

Lil Durk is ready for the next phase of his rap career, as the rose that blossomed from the concrete of Chi-Town's drill music scene knows it's "now or never." Last week (March 29), The 25-year-old exclusively informed Billboard of his departure from Def Jam Records amid creative differences, after five years of a souring relationship. Even though he dropped four projects in 2017, two collaborative efforts included, Durk wanted to show fans the new and improved version of himself as an independe
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Justine Skye Talks Crafting 'ULTRAVIOLET,' Working with PARTYNEXTDOOR & Beyonce's Impact on Her Generation

You may know some of Justine Skye's famous friends or see her grace the cover of a magazine, but the 22-year-old is looking to shift the narrative and become primarily known for her music. The first step in flipping the script was crafting the perfect debut album, ULTRAVIOLET, which released on all major music marketplaces Friday (Jan. 19). It wasn't easy for the Brooklyn native to get to this point, though.
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Belly Talks Crafting '4 Days' With YG & DJ Mustard, JAY-Z Studio Sessions & Friendship With Kevin Durant

"I want it to be the perfect album. I'm just putting the pieces together, that's really all it is," a relaxed Belly quips over the phone, regarding his upcoming highly anticipated Midnight Zone project. The first piece to the puzzle was Friday's (March 23) release of the YG-assisted potential banger "4 Days," which came to fruition after the immediate chemistry that developed from the first studio session between Belly and DJ Mustard.
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10 Years Of 'Put On': Drumma Boy Remembers Crafting The Young Jeezy & Kanye West 2008 Anthem

"I turned off all the lights and got the feeling I did when I was a kid walking into the studio for the first time..." Drumma Boy fondly remembers locking himself in the studio to craft what would go on to be Jeezy's boisterous "Put On." The anthem is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Sunday (June 3), as the timeless banger still sounds as captivatingly fresh as the first time we pressed play back in 2008.
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RZA & DJ Mathematics Talk 'The Saga Continues', Politics, & Wu-Tang's Evolution

“We said Wu-Tang is forever, so we’re always going to keep that theme going, whether it’s performed by us or the next generation that’s inspired by us." So says RZA of the inspiration behind the Wu’s latest offering, The Saga Continues. DJ Mathematics has been in the Wu-Tang Clan camp for a long time, as RZA even had him design the iconic “W” that has become synonymous with the legendary group.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Helping Puerto Rico & Notching First Top 40 Hit: Exclusive

After embarking on an all-encompassing media tour of NYC Tuesday (Oct. 17), Hamilton director Lin-Manuel Miranda's night culminated at the TIDAL X concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to continue his non-stop relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Billboard caught up with Miranda on the red carpet prior to the star-studded event where he continued to advocate for the people of Puerto Rico as he has since day one of the post-hurricane crisis.
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