Producer Acquitted of Top Sexual Assault Charge; Mistrial on Other Counts

The trial of Derrick Harris, a former producer for the Wu Tang Clan hip-hop group who was accused in a Harlem attack, ended with a deadlocked jury.









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Review: ‘Compton,’ Dr. Dre’s First Album in 16 Years

Inspired by the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” the album has an almost an open-door policy for collaborators.









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An N.W.A. Biopic Heads Straight Into Mainstream

Like all too many other hip-hop films, “Straight Outta Compton” focuses on N.W.A’.s struggle to make it, not the success and the reckoning it brings.









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Hiplife, a Sound Imported From Ghana, Arrives on a New York Stage

A concert on Saturday featuring hiplife – a blend of hip-hop and upbeat indigenous soul music called highlife – is a milestone for a transnational experiment that began in Ghana two decades ago.









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New Music: Review: Dej Loaf Releases ‘#AndSeeThatsTheThing’

The rapper’s new EP is her first major-label release.









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Review: Drake, at OVO Fest, Comes Out Swinging at Meek Mill

Drake opened the final night of the festival in Toronto with two songs responding to the provocations of his rival: “Charged Up” and “Back to Back.”









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ArtsBeat: Dr. Dre to Release ‘Compton A Soundtrack,’ His First Album in 16 Years

The album, available Aug. 7, comes out a week before the release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” which depicts the rise and fall of Dr. Dre’s former hip hop group, N.W.A.









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Critic’s Notebook: In Atlanta’s Ever-Shifting Hip-Hop Scene, Future and Migos Keep Innovating

Future, with his cryptic, cathartic caterwauling, and the trio Migos, with their antic triplet rap, have defined much of the Atlanta hip-hop sound for a decade.









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