Get familiar with this!

As mentioned by a few of you mouth breathers in the comments of my post last week about the fake hype surrounding mixtapes, this current state of mixtape uber alles has been quite the coup for a few select individuals - namely, mixtape rappers, mixtape DJs, and the corporations that run them. But I wonder what good they've done, really, for the rest of us. I don't think the argument can be made that mixtapes have contributed anything of value to hip-hop on an aesthetic level. And note that by mixtape, I'm not referring to DJ Shadow's Endtroducing, or anything like ...

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Total Chaos

As I write this, XXL's favorite cover subject Curtis "Interscope" Jackson is at NYC's Times Square raising hell. NY Post's Page Six has bumrushed the ...

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