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Jhené Aiko Is A Breath Of Fresh Air On ‘Souled Out’

Over the past decade, Jhené Aiko has met the ups and downs of the music industry, including label woes and critics, but since starting the recording process of her debut album Souled Out in 2011, the California songbird has seen nothing but highs - literally and figuratively...

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Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge Provide A Masterful Epic On ‘There Is Only Now’

It’s a bit ironic that an LP entitled There Is Only Now is set in the past. It’s even more ironic that the group whose break out debut was entitled 93 ‘Til Infinity made that LP and is now operating within the finite constructs of time...

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Cam’ron Continues To Impress On ‘1st Of The Month: Vol. 3′ EP

For the third installment in Cam’ron’s monthly EP series, the irreverent Harlem MC treats listeners to yet another brief, but memorable, piece of work that manages to touch on an array of subject-matter, ranging from women problems (in case you couldn’t guess, the song is “Dumb Bitch”) to in-depth, autobiographical reflections on some of his career bright spots, as well as mishaps (on “On Top...

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Lil Bibby Serves Up Potent Product On ‘Free Crack II’ Mixtape

If you were to ask any fan where the epicenter of hip-hop is located at this current moment, you will undoubtedly get a variety of answers; New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta will inevitably be among the cities that people mention as being the focal point of hip-hop...

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Diamond D Perfects The Producer-Rapper Combo On ‘The Diam Piece’

Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop was released over 20 years ago and it showcased Diamond D's production and MC abilities. It can be argued that the D...

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Jeezy Is At The Top Of His Game On ‘Seen It All: The Autobiography’

It's been three years since hip-hop last saw an album from America's favorite rapper, Jeezy. Even though Jeezy has been relatively quiet as a solo artist, Jeezy has found new success behind the scenes as Atlantic Records’ Senior VP of A&R and rebranding his CTE World imprint with free compilation tapes...

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Ty Dolla $ign Solidifies His Reign On West Coast R&B With ‘$ign Language’ Mixtape

West Coast crooner Ty Dolla $ign follows up his well-received Beach House trilogy with a new project entitled $ign Language: a star-studded body of work featuring everyone from YG to Ed Sheeran...

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G-Unit Shows Their Chemistry Hasn’t Changed On ‘The Beauty Of Independence’ EP

50 Cent is making sure his comeback is being felt in hip-hop. When he’s not occupying himself with his beef with Floyd Mayweather, Fif has made it his priority to reassemble G-Unit and help reignite the careers of Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo...

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Mick Jenkins Impresses With Sophomore Mixtape ‘The Water[s]’

More often than not, it's the simplest of necessities that are most essential to not only our individual well-being, but also our collective existence and prosperity as an entire population...

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Travi$ Scott Is Ambitious And Experimental On ‘Days Before Rodeo’ Mixtape

There is no denying the impact that Houston’s screwed and chopped sound has had on hip-hop culture. During the late 1990s, multi-platinum selling rappers such as Mike Jones, Lil Flip, Paul Wall and Slim Thug flooded the rap game with their DJ Screw inspired country rap tunes...

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