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'The Defiant Ones': Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Wild Adventure

By David Browne

In the new HBO documentary The Defiant Ones, about the lives and intertwining careers of producer/record executive Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre, Iovine recalls his first impression of meeting Dre and his then protégé, Snoop Dogg. "I said, 'Wow, these guys remind me of when I first saw the Rolling Stones,'" he says. "They're the same as Mick and Keith. They scare you, but the music brings you in."

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"I'M THE HOTTEST IN THE STREETS—KNOW YOU PROLLY HEARD OF ME."

BY KIANA FITZGERALD

From the moment the beat dropped on "Bodak Yellow" and Cardi B announced herself, it was bound to be a problem. But one of them good problems. After a summer of unrelenting dominance—which saw the Bronx rapper taking her song across the nation to perform in front of sold-out crowds—Cardi B is officially No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT “EL MAYIMBE”?

By Ariel Navarro

Fernandito "El Mayimbe" Villalona is musical living legend from the Dominican Republic. As a young man, he participated in a search for new talent type festival. He won third place but Wifrido Vargas, leader of the merengue group Los Hijos del Rey, took notice. Even though he preferred to sing bolero, he sang merengue with his clear and beautiful voice.