On ‘Dave,’ Lil Dicky Faces the Music

Season 2 of the hip-hop comedy bolsters its raunchy humor with a sharp take on white privilege in a Black art form.

#black-people, #burd-david-lil-dicky-1988, #dave-tv-program, #fxx-tv-network, #gata-rapper, #ko-christine-actor, #race-and-ethnicity, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #whites

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The Enduring Appeal of Italian Composers’ Dramatic ‘Library Music’

Compositions made from the 1960s through the ’80s to soundtrack films and ads have found new homes on hip-hop tracks and compilations. New artists have been inspired, too.

#advertising-and-marketing, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #collectors-and-collections, #fabrizi-lorenzo, #italy, #movies, #music, #natura-morta-album, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sonor-music-editions-record-label, #wunder-sven

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Chi Modu, Photographer Who Defined 1990s Hip-Hop, Dies at 54

His images of the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and many more helped shape rap music’s visual identity.

#deaths-obituaries, #modu-chi, #photography, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shakur-tupac, #source-the-magazine

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DMX’s Posthumous All-Star Track, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Griff, Kidd G, Masayoshi Fujita and others.

#amadoumariam-music-group, #country-music, #dababy-rapper, #dmx, #fujita-masayoshi, #gibbs-melvin, #griff-2001, #holland-dave, #jay-z, #jazz, #kidd-g, #kokayi-rapper, #nas, #ohgeesy-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sofi-tukker-music-group, #upper-wilds-music-group, #vance-foy

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DMX Wanted a New Beginning. Swizz Beatz Is Seeing It Through.

The New York rapper had big plans for a comeback album before his death in April, but it was up to his longtime producer to finish the job.

#dean-kasseem-swizz-beatz, #def-jam, #dmx, #exodus-album, #rap-and-hip-hop

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T.I. and Tiny Under Investigation by Los Angeles Police

The Atlanta rapper and his wife, a singer, have faced accusations from multiple women who said that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the couple. T.I. and Tameka Harris have denied the allegations.

#harris-tameka, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sex-crimes, #ti-1980

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Roblox: The Platform Fueling a Chaotic Music Scene

Players can customize their own worlds on the platform. Many illegally upload songs — called “bypassing audio” — and some make intense tracks in a new genre, robloxcore.

#computer-and-video-games, #lieu, #lungskull, #rap-and-hip-hop, #roblox-video-game, #robloxcore, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Nicki Minaj Reunites With Lil Wayne and Drake, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Allen, L’Rain and others.

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Tina Turner and Jay-Z Lead Rock Hall of Fame’s 2021 Inductees

Foo Fighters, the Go-Go’s, Carole King and Todd Rundgren were also voted in, meaning nearly half of the 15 individuals in this year’s class are women.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #foo-fighters, #go-gos-the, #jay-z, #king-carole, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum, #rundgren-todd, #turner-tina, #women-and-girls

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E-40, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Too Short Form New Rap Group

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 and Too Short — the old school titans in this new supergroup — made their live debut at an event featuring pop stars and TikTok influencers.

#content-type-personal-profile, #e-40, #ice-cube-1969, #rap-and-hip-hop, #snoop-dogg, #too-short-1966

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An Anthem About Hugging Your Friends Again, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Rostam, Marcellus Juvann, Gogo Penguin and others.

#big-freedia, #cornelius-1969, #douglas-dave, #elohim-musician, #gogo-penguin-music-group, #jazz, #juvann-marcellus, #lovano-joe, #lump-music-group, #marling-laura, #nino-carlos-1977, #oh-linda-may-han, #playboi-carti-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rostam-1983, #trippie-redd-rapper, #turner-frank-1981

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Billie Eilish’s Portrait of Power Abuse, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Willow featuring Travis Barker, girl in red, DJ Khaled featuring Cardi B, and others.

#barker-travis-1975, #block-priscilla, #burial-william-emmanuel-bevan, #cardi-b-1992, #dj-khaled, #eilish-billie, #half-waif-music-group, #jade-tongue-music-group, #jazz, #mcbride-christian, #pop-and-rock-music, #q-steven-marsden, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rei-sofia, #sebring-brye, #shyu-jen-musician, #smith-willow, #ulven-marie-girl-in-red

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Who Needs an Album? Just Keep Remaking the Song!

Recent hits by SpotemGottem and Lil Nas X show the power of extending the life of a single track, album be damned.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #beat-box-song, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media, #spotemgottem-rapper

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The Sing-Rap Generation Branches Out

How melody has continued to reshape hip-hop via the work of Polo G, Rod Wave, Lil Tjay and more rising artists.

#lil-tjay-rapper, #morray-1992, #polo-g-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #soulfly-album, #wave-rod-1999, #youngboy-never-broke-again-rapper

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DMX Memorial: Ruff Ryders and Fans Gather at Barclays

The event at Barclays Center was closed to the public, but fans congregated outside to honor the rapper’s life.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #dmx, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ruff-ryders

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Thousands Expected at DMX’s Memorial Service in Brooklyn

The event at Barclays Center will be closed to the public, but fans are expected to congregate outside in droves to honor the rapper’s life.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #dmx, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ruff-ryders

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How to Stream and Watch DMX’s Memorial Service at Barclays Center

The event at Barclays Center will be closed to the public, but fans are expected to congregate outside in droves to honor the rapper’s life.

#barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #dmx, #funerals-and-memorials, #new-york-city, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ruff-ryders

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Weezer’s Rock ’n’ Roll Nostalgia Trip, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Yola, Alfa Mist and others.

#aftab-arooj, #alfa-mist-musician, #grant-john-w-1968, #hunt-sam-1984, #jazz, #jupiterokwess-music-group, #marcelo-d2, #morray-1992, #pop-and-rock-music, #q-tip-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sloan-sasha-1995, #smith-jorja-1997, #weezer-music-group, #ybn-cordae-rapper, #yola-singer, #youngboy-never-broke-again-rapper

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Shock G, Frontman for Hip-Hop Group Digital Underground, Dies at 57

The group had a string of hits in the 1990s, including “The Humpty Dance,” and helped introduce a little-known rapper named Tupac Shakur.

#deaths-obituaries, #digital-underground, #gregory-edward-jacobs, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Verzuz Is One of the Least Toxic Places Online. Here’s Why.

A musical battle, the hit webcast suggests, is really just a pretext for a party and an occasion to appreciate something.

#harvey-steve, #instagram-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media

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Ray McGuire Wants to Show He’s Not Just the Wall Street Candidate

Mr. McGuire has landed endorsements from Representative Gregory W. Meeks and three hip-hop giants as his campaign for New York mayor enters a crucial phase.

#black-people, #campaign-finance, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #mcguire-raymond-j, #new-york-city, #political-advertising, #race-and-ethnicity, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Black Rob, Rapper Known for His Hit Single ‘Whoa!,’ Dies at 52

A star for Bad Boy Records after the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, the rapper had a husky, seen-it-all voice even as a young man.

#bad-boy-entertainment, #black-rob, #combs-sean, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #ll-cool-j, #missy-elliott-1971, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #robert-ross, #whoa-song

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Phoebe Bridgers Reworks Paul McCartney, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Andra Day, London Grammar, José González and others.

#apple-fiona, #bertucci-lea, #bridgers-phoebe-1994, #dacus-lucy-1995, #day-andra-1984, #drakeo-the-ruler-rapper, #ewart-douglas-r, #gonzalez-jose-1978, #grohl-david, #jagger-mick, #jazz, #london-grammar-music-group, #mccartney-paul, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #reed-mike, #saweetie-1994, #smith-wadada-leo, #spirit-of-the-beehive-music-group, #tirzah-singer, #van-etten-sharon

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Rod Wave and Lil Tjay, Two Brands of Sing-Rap With Different Bite

Rod Wave’s new album “SoulFly” extracts maximum melancholy, while Lil Tjay’s “Destined 2 Win” can’t find a firm grip.

#destined-2-win-album, #lil-tjay-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #soulfly-album, #wave-rod-1999

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The Telling of DMX’s Life Story

A conversation about the intense potency of the rapper’s music and religious fervor, and what it was like to interview him.

#dmx, #rap-and-hip-hop

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What DMX’s Poetry of Death Did for Hip-Hop

In life and art, death was never far from Earl Simmons.

#dmx, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Prince’s Unearthed, Disillusioned Funk, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Doja Cat featuring SZA, Twenty One Pilots and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi.

#coultrain-aaron-michael-frison, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #giddens-rhiannon, #jazz, #katalex-music-group, #laferte-mon, #lennox-ari-1991, #majid-jordan-music-group, #miguel-1985, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #queen-naija-singer, #rap-and-hip-hop, #slagle-steve, #sza-singer, #trevi-gloria, #turrisi-francesco, #twenty-one-pilots-music-group

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DMX, Rapper Who Dominated Billboard Charts, Dies at 50

He released a string of No. 1 albums that reflected his gritty past and featured a gruff and unmistakable lyrical style.

#deaths-obituaries, #dmx, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #rap-and-hip-hop

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DMX Songs: Hear 10 Songs That Showed His Range

The gruff, evocative Yonkers rapper was a singular talent in hip-hop. He died on Friday after suffering what his family called “a catastrophic cardiac arrest” a week earlier.

#dmx, #rap-and-hip-hop

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DMX’s Music Was a Profound Vessel for His Pain

The rapper, who died Friday, had no imitators because there was no way to falsify the life that forged him. He was a colossus, a fire-starter and a healer.

#dmx, #rap-and-hip-hop

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5 NYC Mayor’s Race Takeaways: Yang Drives the Bus, Republicans Joust

The Democratic candidates vowed to stop Zooming and get out more, and a rap video earned mixed reviews.

#buses, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mateo-fernando, #midwives-and-doulas, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sliwa-curtis, #stringer-scott-m, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yang-andrew-1975

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DMX on Life Support in ‘Vegetative State,’ Manager Says

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after a heart attack, his lawyer said.

#dmx, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #white-plains-ny, #yonkers-ny

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers’

How social media stars like Addison Rae gave the cosmetics industry a makeover.

#rap-and-hip-hop, #rihanna, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Emotional Road Trip, and 8 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Westside Gunn, Rosanne Cash, Dry Cleaning and others.

#ag-club-music-group, #cash-rosanne, #cowan-naomi-singer, #dopolarians-music-group, #dry-cleaning-music-group, #gunn-westside, #half-waif-music-group, #icecoldbishop-rapper, #jazz, #leventhal-john-1952, #moctar-mdou, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rodrigo-olivia-2003

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A Rapper, Hitting His 30s, Reinvents Himself as a Scion of Spanish Pop

C. Tangana was a provocative star of trap music. Now, his songs are played in supermarkets and praised by 50- and 60-somethings on YouTube.

#c-tangana-1990, #folk-music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #spain

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Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

The rapper’s new single, video and sneaker were merely the prelude to a brilliantly orchestrated main event: a virtuosic performance on Twitter.

#lil-nas-x-rapper, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #mschf, #nike-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sneakers, #social-media

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Craig muMs Grant, Actor and Slam Poet, Dies at 52

He was a star of the HBO series “Oz” under the name muMs, which he also used on the poetry circuit both before and after finding success on television.

#a-sucker-emcee-play, #actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #grant-craig-mums, #labyrinth-theater-co, #oz-tv-program, #poetry-and-poets, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #theater

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Lil Nas X Makes a Coming-Out Statement, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Taylor Swift, Rod Wave, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop and others.

#alade-yemi, #brockhampton-music-group, #brown-danny-rapper, #hoffman-christopher-musician, #jazz, #kidjo-angelique, #lil-mosey-rapper, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #lil-tecca-rapper, #michaels-julia-1993, #morris-maren-1990, #pop-and-rock-music, #pop-iggy, #rap-and-hip-hop, #smith-lonnie, #swift-taylor, #watkins-sara-u, #wave-rod-1999

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24kGoldn Became a Pandemic Pop Star. Now Comes the Real-World Test.

The 20-year-old rapper and singer had one of the biggest hits of last year with “Mood,” and is easing into the life of a celebrity with the release of his debut album, “El Dorado.”

#24kgoldn-2000, #content-type-personal-profile, #el-dorado-2021-album, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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2021 Grammys Winners: Megan Thee Stallion Wins Best New Artist

Here are the winners of the 63rd annual awards.

#classical-music, #grammy-awards, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rhythm-and-blues-music

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SZA Teases What’s Next, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lucy Dacus, Jorja Smith, Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, and others.

#bajofondo-music-group, #cehryl-musician, #chika-1997, #dacus-lucy-1995, #jazz, #lloyd-charles, #louris-gary, #oreiro-natalia, #petty-tom, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rose-1997, #skullcrusher-music-group, #smith-jorja-1997, #spoon-music-group, #sza-singer

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Who Will Win Record of the Year at the Grammys? Let’s Discuss.

Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and more will face off Sunday. In this special “Diary of a Song” episode, critics for The New York Times break down the show’s premier category.

#dababy-rapper, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #eilish-billie, #grammy-awards, #knowles-beyonce, #lipa-dua, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #post-austin-post-malone-1995, #rap-and-hip-hop, #ricch-roddy

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St. Vincent’s Synth-Funk ‘Pain,’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Drake featuring Rick Ross, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexha and others.

#1975-the-music-group, #anderson-paak, #ashe-singer, #charli-xcx, #drake-rapper, #jazz, #maroon-5-music-group, #mars-bruno, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #modirzadeh-hafez, #no-rome-musician, #oconnell-finneas, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rexha-bebe, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #ross-rick-1976, #sorey-tyshawn, #sosa-omar, #st-vincent-1982, #tank-singer

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The Artists Dismantling the Barriers Between Rap and Poetry

Though the two forms remain distinct, today’s rising stars in both genres are creating a shared literary ideal that gives voice to the Black and brown experience.

#betts-reginald-dwayne, #brown-jericho, #cardi-b-1992, #lamar-kendrick, #parker-morgan-poet, #poetry-and-poets, #rap-and-hip-hop, #wap-song, #writing-and-writers

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American Poets on the Hip-Hop Songs That Most Inspire Them

Rap and poetry have long been intertwined. Here, a handful of writers share some of the tracks that have helped them hone their own craft.

#betts-reginald-dwayne, #gunna-rapper, #lamar-kendrick, #music, #poetry-and-poets, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shakur-tupac

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Biggie Smalls, the Human Behind the Legend

The new Netflix documentary “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell” captures the rapper before fame, and history, got hold of him.

#biggie-i-got-a-story-to-tell-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #music, #netflix-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #shakur-tupac, #wallace-christopher-g

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T.I. and Tiny Accused of Sexual Assault; Lawyer Seeks Investigation

The Atlanta superstar rapper and his wife have denied allegations that they drugged and sexually assaulted women, and their lawyer called it a “shakedown.”

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sex-crimes, #tameka-harris, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #ti-1980

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Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63

He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as “ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #khan-derek-1957-2021, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Rapper’s Arrest Awakens Rage in Spanish Youth Chafing in Pandemic

Nearly two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations have turned into a collective outcry from young adults who see bleak futures and precious time lost to lockdowns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hasel-pablo-1988, #juan-carlos-i-king-of-spain, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #youth

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Post Malone Covers Hootie & the Blowfish, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Pop Smoke, Jade Bird, Adrian Younge and others.

#bachelor-music-group, #bird-jade, #breland-daniel, #cherry-don-trumpeter, #country-music, #dom-la-nena-1989, #gendel-sam, #hootie-and-the-blowfish-music-group, #jazz, #jonas-nick, #noname-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #pop-smoke-rapper, #post-austin-post-malone-1995, #rap-and-hip-hop, #venegas-julieta, #younge-adrian

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