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Grammys Producer Encourages Artists to Get Political During Ceremony

Those who dislike partisan politics at star-studded awards show have been warned in advance of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, as producer Ken Ehrlich has made it clear that music’s biggest night will encourage politically-active artists to express themselves in any way they choose.

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Grammy Awards: Beyoncé Leads Nominations with BLM-Inspired ‘Lemonade’

Beyoncé leads all artists with nine nominations at the 2017 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for her Black Lives Matter-inspired album “Lemonade,” while Rihanna, Drake, and Kanye West each earned eight nods and British pop queen Adele was tipped in top categories including Album of the Year for her commercial juggernaut 25.

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Obama Discusses Favorite Rappers: Jay Z ‘Still the King’

President Obama called in to SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show Friday morning to discuss his favorite current rappers, his picks for who will win the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals in 2017 and why he believes First Lady Michelle Obama will never run for public office herself.

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Album Sales Hit All-Time Low as Listeners Keep Streaming

Album sales have hit their lowest point in the first half of this year since tracking began in 1991, as listeners increasingly use streaming services like Spotify and Pandora and video-sharing website like YouTube to get their music fix.

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‘SNL’ Offers Man-Baby as Third-Party Conservative Alternative to Trump

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” offered up a new third-party presidential candidate for conservatives to choose instead of GOP nominee Donald Trump. The alternative ended up being Dick Patterson, a successful businessman who worked for former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s

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WATCH: Rapper Drake Gives Surprise Performance at Bat Mitzvah

TEL AVIV – Drake gave teenage fans a surprise when he showed up to give a performance at a Bat Mitzvah in New York City this week. Several videos circulating on social media show the black Jewish rapper dancing and singing

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All Rapper Drake Wants For Hanukkah Is A Dreidel

Drake’s dad reveals the one gift his son always wanted as a little boy – a dreidel.  Instead of video games or remote-controlled cars, little Drake asked his parents to get him the spinning top that Jewish children all over

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Kanye West: ‘Racism Is a Dated Concept’

In an interview with Clique TV, Kanye West explained that he does not believe racism is an “actual thing” anymore, calling it “silly,” “stupid,” and “dated.”