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Fresh off ‘Verzuz’, the R&B legend discusses everything from prison concerts to his pandemic beard to a disgraced collaborator


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Turning 40 doesn’t mean you retire — it means you’ve got nothing left to prove

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The Roots’ frontman talks continuously improving as a man and MC

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One of few Black journalists to anchor a prime-time news show, Lemon keeps a candid camera

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The revolution is being televised, and it’s still scary for Black folks. PE’s fearless leader believes it’s time for men to step aside.

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On the eve of Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ the auteur discusses the Black experience in Vietnam, cultural literacy, and the art of losing

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The dancehall legend on coronavirus, marijuana legalization, and legacy

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The writer-director hears everything you say about him — and he’s got answers

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