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Essence Music Festival 2015 Day Three: Usher, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott & More [EXCLUSIVE]

The third day of the 2015 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans featured plenty of fireworks at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night (July 4).

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100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Common Discusses Oprah Diss, Jay Z’s Reaction to His Oscar Win on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [VIDEO]

There’s no question that Common is beaming right now. After winning his first-ever Oscar at the 87th annual Academy Awards, the Chicago rhymer appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to talk about his glorious win for Best Original Song for 'Glory.'

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Hip-Hop and R&B Community React to John Legend and Common’s Oscar Win for ‘Glory’

When Common and Legend were announced as the winners of Best Original Song at the Oscars, the hip-hop and R&B community celebrated their peers' major accomplishment on social media.

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Everybody Cries for John Legend and Common’s ‘Glory’ at the 2015 Oscars

You cry, I cry, we all cry for "Glory."

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Essence Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common & More

Grammy-winning artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Common are among the headliners set to perform at the 2015 Essence Music Festival. The 21st annual event, which takes place in New Orleans on July 2 through 5, features empowerment seminars during the day and hot music performances at night.

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Best and Worst Moments at 2015 Grammy Awards

Was Kanye West running onstage during Beck’s Album of the Year speech as horrible as it sounds? Why was Iggy Azalea’s hair such an epic fail? Read on for the Best and Worst Moments of 2015 Grammy Awards.

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Here’s What Went Wrong at 2015 Grammy Awards

Music’s biggest night or music’s biggest snooze fest? The 2015 Grammy Awards were a night to remember, but not necessarily for the right reasons. For hip-hop heads (or really, anyone born after the year 1980) the annual awards ceremony was fraught with its fair share of side eye-inducing lows.

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John Legend + Common Perform ‘Glory’ at the 2015 Grammys

John Legend and Common closed out the 2015 Grammy Awards with a rousing performance of their hit 'Glory' from 'Selma.'

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Common and John Legend to Perform ‘Glory’ at 2015 Oscars

After Common and John Legend's song 'Glory' won for Best Original Song at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, it became obvious the soulful cut written for the movie 'Selma' touched many, from critics to fans. It's likely the song will touch even more when the duo perform it at the 87th Academy Awards next month.

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