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ABN (hip Hop Duo)
ABN or ASSHOLES BY NATURE is an American hip hop duo, composed of Houston, Texas -based rappers Trae and Z-Ro . They have so far released two studio albums, Assholes by Nature (2003) and It Is What It Is (2008). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Discography * 2.1 Studio albums * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe duo is a collaboration between Z-Ro and Trae, both of whom are well established solo recording artists within Texas' underground hip hop scene. Their first collaboration was on Z-Ro's debut album Look What You Did to Me (1998), with them regularly appearing on each other's albums thereafter. Z-Ro and Trae grew apart in subsequent years and parted ways altogether after their last (and so far final) album in 2008 due to personal and creative differences. DISCOGRAPHYABN's first release was a double CD titled Assholes by Nature
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Discogs
DISCOGS, short for discographies , is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings , including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases. The Discogs
Discogs
servers, currently hosted under the domain name DISCOGS.COM, are owned by Zink Media, Inc., and are located in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
, US. While the site lists releases in all genres and on all formats, it is especially known as the largest online database of electronic music releases, and of releases on vinyl media. Discogs
Discogs
currently contains over 8 million releases, by nearly 4.9 million artists, across over 1 million labels, contributed from nearly 346,000 contributor user accounts—with these figures constantly growing as users continually add previously unlisted releases to the site over time
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AllMusic
ALLMUSIC (previously known as ALL MUSIC GUIDE or AMG) is an online music guide. The largest music database on the web, it catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks. It was launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Guide series * 2 Reception * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY AllMusic was launched as All Music Guide by Michael Erlewine , an astrologer and musician. He founded a company that developed software for astrology in 1977, and in the early '90s, as CDs became the prevalent format for recorded music, he began to research using meta data to create a music guide. Dissatisfied with the inadequate labeling on CDs, his goal was to create an open access database that included every recording "since Enrico Caruso
Enrico Caruso
gave the industry its first big boost"
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Rap-A-Lot Records
RAP-A-LOT RECORDS is a Houston hip hop record label that was created in 1986. Sublabels include Smoke-a-Lot Records . The label was founded by James Prince in the mid-1980s and, with its most famous act the Geto Boys , put the South on the hip hop map. Since then, it has maintained its success and focus on gangsta and southern rap
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Top Rap Albums
TOP RAP ALBUMS is an American record chart published by Billboard that ranks rap albums based on sales compiled by Nielsen SoundScan . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Statistics * 2.1 Albums with the most weeks at No. 1 * 3 References HISTORYTop Rap Albums began publication for the week of November 13, 2004 and the first number-one album was Unfinished Business by Jay-Z and R. Kelly . STATISTICSALBUMS WITH THE MOST WEEKS AT NO. 1 * 19 weeks - Recovery by Eminem * 16 weeks - Take Care by Drake * 14 weeks - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem * 13 weeks - Paper Trail by T.I. * 13 weeks - The Heist by Macklemore "> * ^ " Rap Albums : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-09. * ^ "Rap Albums: Week of November 13, 2004". Billboard . Prometheus Global Media . November 13, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2011
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Billboard (magazine)
BILLBOARD (stylized as BILLBOARD) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries . It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style. It is also known for its music charts , including the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and Billboard 200
Billboard 200
, tracking the most popular singles and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson later acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses, fairs, and burlesque shows. It also created a mail service for travelling entertainers
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AllMusic
ALLMUSIC (previously known as ALL MUSIC GUIDE or AMG) is an online music guide. The largest music database on the web, it catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks. It was launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Guide series * 2 Reception * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY AllMusic was launched as All Music Guide by Michael Erlewine , an astrologer and musician. He founded a company that developed software for astrology in 1977, and in the early '90s, as CDs became the prevalent format for recorded music, he began to research using meta data to create a music guide. Dissatisfied with the inadequate labeling on CDs, his goal was to create an open access database that included every recording "since Enrico Caruso
Enrico Caruso
gave the industry its first big boost"
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Houston
HOUSTON (/ˈhjuːstən/ ( listen ) HYOO-stən ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas
Texas
and the fourth-most populous city in the United States , with a census-estimated 2016 population of 2.303 million within a land area of 599.59 square miles (1,552.9 km2). It is the largest city in the Southern United States, and the seat of Harris County . Located in Southeast Texas
Texas
near the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
, it is the principal city of the Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States. Houston
Houston
was founded on August 30, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen\'s Landing ) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837
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King Of Tha Ghetto
A GHETTO is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, typically as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice
Venice
to describe the part of the city to which Jews
Jews
were restricted and segregated but has since been applied in various contexts
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MusicBrainz
MUSICBRAINZ is a project that aims to create an open data music database that is similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database (CDDB), a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc ) information on the Internet. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata (this is information about the performers, artists, songwriters, etc.) storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz
captures information about artists, their recorded works, and the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, and the length of each track. These entries are maintained by volunteer editors who follow community written style guidelines
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Facebook
FACEBOOK is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California . The Facebook
Facebook
website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg , along with fellow Harvard College
Harvard College
students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin , Andrew McCollum , Dustin Moskovitz , and Chris Hughes . The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area , the Ivy League
Ivy League
schools, and Stanford University
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Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan . The name of the chart was changed from Top R&B Albums
Albums
in 1999. The chart debuted in the magazine as Hot R from 1969-1978 they were identified as Soul charts. The US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Albums
tracks the albums of quiet storm , urban contemporary , soul music , R"> * Whitburn, Joel (2000). Top R&B Albums: 1965-1998. Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-134-5 * "Billboard R&B Charts Get Updated Names". Billboard
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Houston Press
The HOUSTON PRESS is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston
Houston
, Texas
Texas
, United States
United States
. It is headquartered in the Midtown area. The paper is supported entirely by advertising revenue and is free to readers. The newspaper reports a monthly readership of more than 200,000 print readers and 1.6 million online users. The Press can be found in restaurants, coffee houses, and local retail stores. New weekly editions are distributed on Thursdays. The weekly Houston
Houston
Press was founded in 1989. Chris Hearne (founder of Austin's Third Coast Magazine) and Kirk Cypel (a Vice President of a Houston-based investment group) conceived of this news and entertainment weekly after rejecting a business plan to relaunch Texas Business Magazine. Hearne was the paper's first publisher and Cypel served as the organization's business advisor
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Rap-A-Lot Records
RAP-A-LOT RECORDS is a Houston hip hop record label that was created in 1986. Sublabels include Smoke-a-Lot Records . The label was founded by James Prince in the mid-1980s and, with its most famous act the Geto Boys , put the South on the hip hop map. Since then, it has maintained its success and focus on gangsta and southern rap
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Billboard 200
The BILLBOARD 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States
United States
. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones ", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart is based mostly on sales (both at retail and digital ) of albums in the United States. The weekly sales period was originally Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in 1991, but since July 2015, tracking week begins on Friday (to coincide with the Global Release Date of the music industry ) and ends on Thursday. A new chart is published the following Tuesday with an issue post-dated to the Saturday of the following week. The chart's streaming schedule is also tracked from Friday to Thursday
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Texas
TEXAS (/ˈtɛksəs/ , locally /-sɪz/ ; Spanish : Texas
Texas
or Tejas ) is the second largest state in the United States
United States
by both area and population . Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas
Texas
shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana
Louisiana
to the east, Arkansas
Arkansas
to the northeast, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
to the north, New Mexico
New Mexico
to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua , Coahuila , Nuevo León , and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
is to the southeast
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