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Lil Nas X attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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The Learning Curve Of Lil Nas X

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Kanye West is seen at a Donda listening event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Universal Music hide caption

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Top left, clockwise: PinkPantheress, Lucas Debargue, Lee Morgan, James Blake, Injury Reserve, Foxing. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Chucky Thompson speaks at a Recording Academy event in January 2009. The late producer created some of the most celebrated hits of the '90s "hip-hop soul" era. Joe Kohen/WireImage for NARAS/Getty Images hide caption

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IDK released his second studio album, USEE4YOURSELF, in early July. Johnny Nunez/WireImage hide caption

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On New Album, Rapper IDK Reconciles A Disparate Self: 'And Here We Are Today'

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Hip-hop duo Outkast, circa 1990. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Culture Corner On World Cafe: Outkast

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DaBaby performs at Rolling Loud at Hard Rock Stadium on July 25 in Miami Gardens, Fla. He has received swift and significant backlash for comments he made at that festival. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable

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Top left, clockwise: Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, Canary Room, Billy Bragg, William Parker, IDK, WILLOW. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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