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"There's a beautiful, kind of seductive trap in being autobiographical in our writing of songs: We just get stuck in our own syrup," says the soul artist.

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"Wildest Dreams" depicts a love story set in Africa, circa 1950, the director notes. It did not have a political agenda, and did have people of color in front of the camera and on the creative team.

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Masta Ace had his first drink at a Cold Chillin' Christmas party. He began his career surrounded by the greats, and he continues to push himself to operate on a higher level.

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Dreams and nightmares coexist in beautiful and haunting ways in this Icelandic singer's latest video.

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A new Netflix series focuses on the Central American drug business in the 1980s. The series' composer says Columbia at that time reminded him of "towns you see in Westerns, dominated by a gang of outlaws."

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