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Cormega Sticks To Hip-Hop’s Roots On ‘Mega Philosophy’

Ever since Nas declared "Hip-Hop Is Dead" on his eighth studio LP, a growing number of rappers have added their voices to the art form’s eulogy...

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Common Sheds More Light On Chicago With ‘Nobody’s Smiling’

“A black figure...in the middle with chaos and gunfire…the beast is runnin' rampant.”

Those are words Common rapped on “Chi-City,” a song off his 2005 album Be...

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Young Thug Impresses Once Again On ‘1017 Thug 2′ Mixtape

Young Thug is perhaps the ultimate realization of André 3000 and Lil Wayne’s weirdo rap aesthetic; he’s an oddball being championed mostly for his eccentricity...

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B.o.B Attempts To Set A New Standard On ‘No Genre 2′ Mixtape

B.o.B recently released the second installment to his No Genre series. Before the release, the ATL rappper sparked some interest for No Genre 2 with the single “Swing My Way” featuring Sevyn Streeter...

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Lil Durk Heats Up The Summer With ‘Signed To The Streets 2′ Mixtape

Lil Durk's getting back on his grind, but he wasn't always focused on creating music. In April, the 2014 XXL Freshman was in the beginnings of a heated feud with Tyga, which stemmed from referencing his fiancée Blac Chyna on an unreleased track called "Get Dat Money...

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MellowHype Create Very Few Memorable Moments On ‘INSA’

Is there any crew in the game that has perfected the art of the tag team like Odd Future has? The Golf Wang misfits have boasted subsidiary acts like EarlWolf, The Internet, & MellowHigh - among others, but none of those incarnations features as heavy traction as the duo of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain -- collectively known as MellowHype. Th...

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Fly.Union Don’t Live Up To Expectations On ‘Small Victories’

Soulful sonic waves and intoxicating drums flourish throughout Fly.Union's sophomore effort, Small Victories. Consisting of rappers/producers Iyeball, Jayswifa and MC Jerreau, the Columbus, OH natives continue their odyssey in becoming hip-hop's unstoppable trio...

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Trey Songz Shows Veteran Status In R&B On ‘Trigga’

Over the course of his career, Trey Songz has pulled from R. Kelly's vibrant blueprint dedicating his vocals content that quickly grabs the attention of most people between 19-35; women, sex, club antics and straight flexin'...

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Cam’ron Offers More Of The Same On ‘First Of The Month Vol. 1′ EP

It’s the first week of July, 2014, and Harlemites should be rejoicing. Last Tuesday, Congressman Charlie Rangel won a fierce race in the final election of a forty-plus year career representing the historic neighborhood in a most charismatic fashion...

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Gucci Mane Provides A Platform For Rising Stars With ‘World War 3D’

Which city is most important to hip-hop in 2014? While Chicago and Los Angeles certainly have to be in the conversation, another obvious choice is Atlanta, based purely off the amount of stars coming out of the A right now...

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