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M.I.A. performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival 2017 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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M.I.A. Reacts To Turning the Tables

Nicki Minaj performs during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Photo Illustration: Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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M.I.A. performs during Bestival 2018 in Lulworth Castle, England. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., the new documentary about the pop star, is out now. Joseph Okpako/WireImage hide caption

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'It Never Existed Before': M.I.A. On Changing Pop And Documenting Her Story

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Cardi B and J Balvin perform "I Like It" during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. in April 2018. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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The Long Legacy Of Latin Music Influencing Hip-Hop

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Prince's posthumous release Piano and a Microphone, 1983 is on our list of the best albums out on Sep. 21. Mike Maloney/Mirrorpix/Getty Images hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 21: Eight Albums You Should Hear Now

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Lyn Collins, pictured here in 1970, inspired the chorus to Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's pioneering hip-hop hit "It Takes Two." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Voice Behind One Of Hip-Hop's Most Famous Hooks

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