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In salute to a blues great, multiple Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
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With her intricate wordplay, self-assurance, and a knack for picking catchy production, the Philly rapper is one of the most consistent rappers in the game.
Armed with a meaty, bright voice and a perfect country origin story, Reba McEntire has churned out country hits for decades. These are her best.
Eric Dolphy erupted like lightning across the jazz horizon, playing with a startling, jagged, incandescent fire. These are his best tracks.
The best Paul McCartney songs reveal that, as a solo artist, he has always continued to explore the boundaries of pop and rock music.
A selection of 20 great solos by one of the most brilliant guitar practitioners.
This list of the best Redman songs reveal a New Jersey rapper that is witty, deranged, hilarious, and an excellent writer of rhymes.
The best Tupac songs reveal a complex body of work straddling mediations on life and death, party jams, and some of the most thoughtful hip-hop in history.
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The K-pop girl group TWICE is one of the highest-selling groups in South Korea. These are just a few of their best songs.