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Kia Shine
Due Season

Even after the success of Hustle & Flow, newbie rappers hailing from Memphis still have a hard time gaining national attention. It’s a burden that should lie heavy on the head of Bluff City native Kia Shine. But the co-CEO of indie label Rap Hustlaz is confident about his chances. After a couple of regional hits, including last year’s boastful “Respect My Fresh,” and a hosting stint on BET’s Rap City, the M-Town rapper/producer is ready to make his national debut with Due Season. Possessing a sleepy flow and uninspired lyrical content, Kia’s plans of putting Memphis back on the map ...

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