Dolly Parton Voted Into Rock & Hall Hall of Fame

The country singer had objected to being included, but will join a class that includes Carly Simon, Duran Duran and others from across genres.

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Rap Takes Over Super Bowl Halftime, Balancing Celebration and Protest

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent asserted the power of hip-hop’s oldies generation on pop music’s most-watched stage.

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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg Headline Halftime Show As Eminem Takes a Knee

Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar rounded out the set and the special guest 50 Cent surprised the crowd before Eminem knelt onstage in an apparent nod to Colin Kaepernick’s protest.

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How Hip-Hop Inched Its Way to the Super Bowl Halftime Stage

At Sunday’s game, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar will lead the first-ever halftime performance with rap at its center. The genre has taken a roundabout path to get there.

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Inside Eminem’s Restaurant Mom’s Spaghetti

Eminem opened a restaurant in Detroit. We checked it out.

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Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg to Share Super Bowl Halftime

The N.F.L. announced the three Southern California natives will share billing with Mary J. Blige and Eminem at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.

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Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Proves Music’s Dirty Secret: Censorship Is Good Business

Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.

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11-Year-Old Scores Viral Rap Hit but Trips on Gaza Politics

Abdel Rahman al-Shantti became a Palestinian rap star when his video went viral. His trouble began when he advocated “love between us and Israel.”

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