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Royce Da 5’9” And DJ Premier Feel Rejuvenated On ‘PRhyme’

With a collective fifty years of experience in the game, millions of albums sold and countless projects under their belts, 37-year-old Royce Da 5’9” and 48-year-old DJ Premier have seen it all

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Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Review

The iconic W distress symbol had been flickering in the sky of a city no longer the undisputed center of the hip-hop universe. But often times, heroes reemerge only to thicken the plot...

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J. Cole ‘2014 Forest Hill Drive’ Review

2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole has finally shored up those tiny but aggravating cracks, and crafted both his most compelling and consistent studio album to date...

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Azealia Banks Freely Mixes Genres With Ease On ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

If I said, “Azealia Banks,” to you back in September of 2011, you’d probably say, “That weird but cool black and white video,” or “Turn up...

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Big K.R.I.T. Reaches To New Heights On Sophomore Album ‘Cadillactica’

Gone are the days when Big K.R.I.T. would hint at his supremacy using the gold coronal logo, his acronym (King Remembered In Time), or song and mixtape titles littered with the word “king...

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Bobby Shmurda Shows Off His Potential On ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ EP

It's pretty safe to say that this was the summer of Bobby Shmurda. Whether it was seeing everyone from Rihanna to amateur golfers hitting the Shmoney Dance, or not being able to say the words "a week ago" normally ever again, the cultural impact of "Hot Ni**a" in pop culture was undeniable...

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Cam’ron’s ‘First Of The Month Vol. 5′ EP Brings Mixed Results

Killa Cam season has been in effect for months now. Cam'ron's been prolific as of late, returning with his fifth installment of his First Of The Month series...

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Boosie Badazz Offers Narrative Depth And Embraces Contradictions On ‘Life After Deathrow’ Mixtape

The allure of Lil Boosie is no longer a hyperlocality confined to the Southeast. Torrence Hatch became Baton Rouge royalty by delivering bounce hits and street narratives in the same emotive, bluesy rasp; he became transcendent upon his release from Louisiana State Penitentiary, where he was held for five years and faced a first-degree murder charge...

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Joe Budden Doesn’t Hold Back On His EP ‘Some Love Lost’

The truth hurts. No, seriously, it really does. During the making of his 2013 effort, No Love Lost, Joe Budden harnessed himself in a web of happiness and orgies...

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Remy Ma Makes Her Presence Felt In Hip-Hop Again With ‘I’m Around’ Mixtape

Whether you’re a casual listener or an entrenched aficionado, those who have been following hip-hop for the last decade or so will be familiar with the narrative of The Bronx lyricist, Remy Ma...

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