1. T.I., 'Paperwork': Track-by-Track Review

    October 20, 2014 12:30 PM EDT T.I. has always had some source of inspiration behind his albums, whether it came off sounding good or not. On his first three albums, T.I. was looking to live up to the "King of the South" title he bestowed upon himself as a rookie. King (2006) saw him enjoying his self-professed…

  2. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

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  3. Rihanna Remains Atop Hot 100

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  4. A.A. Bondy: Hallucinations On The East Coast

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