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D.C. rapper GoldLink looks to open up after signing RCA deal

Rick Rubin, the influential producer and mentor of Washington rapper GoldLink, has given his 23-year-old pupil plenty of advice. One piece stuck with him in particular. “You focus on yourself, and you don’t focus on anybody else,” GoldLink said on the phone from D.C. last week. Coming from a storied...

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    Abdu Ali releases video for self-empowerment anthem 'Did Dat'

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    Paul McCartney reveals new details, directions to familiar classics at Verizon Center

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    With new album, Chevelle hits the road harder than ever

    Throughout his career as the frontman of Chevelle, Pete Loeffler had found room for the occasional acoustic song on albums otherwise filled with crunch and distortion. But on last month's "The North Corridor," the Illinois hard-rock trio had no interest in blunting its force. "That's how we looked...

  • Rihanna to earn Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs

    Rihanna to earn Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs

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