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Kid Ink Is Back To His Usual Formula On ‘Full Speed’
Kid Ink isn’t some hip-hop purist who forces his brain cells to come up with jaw-dropping metaphors. But he’s still an MC and his rhymes and melodic hooks command attention. As an independent artist, Ink’s 2012 album, Up & Away, peaked at …
TeeFLii Finds His Niche On Debut Album ‘Starr’
TeeFLii served up his raw raunchy R&B throughout all of 2014, soaring to the Top 20 of the Hot Rap Songs chart with his DJ Mustard-crafted, 2 Chainz-assisted single, “24 Hours.” The song, although not his first jab at airplay after his breakout single, “This D” started buzzing at local radio in …
Lil Wayne Airs Out Cash Money Beef On ‘Sorry 4 The Wait 2′
Far from simmering down, the Lil Wayne / Birdman beef proves to be just heating up, as new talks of legal action emerge with figures in the millions. Tha Carter V still has no release date and what some initially side-eyed as a publicity stunt to hype the album looks more like legitimate bad blood w…
Joey Bada$$ Takes A Big Step Forward On ‘B4.Da.$$’
At times it feels like Joey Bada$$ has been around for a decade already. The 20-year-old Brooklyn MC caught the hip-hop world's attention in mid-2012 with his fantastic debut mixtape 1999 and the free-spirited visual of his first single "Survival Tactics" with Capital STEEZ and has been bu…
Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Is A Return To Form
Lupe Fiasco’s career has been a mix of blooming ingenuity and surprising mediocrity. After a turbulent mix of starts and stops, Tetsuo And Youth, his fifth LP and reportedly his last for Atlantic, is an album that both meets fans' exalted expectations of the Chicago native …

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