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Album Review: Gucci Mane, Trap House 3
Gucci Mane’s overwhelming onslaught of music of late has been a lot to keep up with, even for the most diehard of fans. 2013 has already seen five mixtapes from Big Guwop, and while this level of output is nothing new for him, his music has certainly taken a turn into slightly differ…
Mixtape Review: Hustle Gang, G.D.O.D.
While T.I.’s certainly no novice to the world of rapper-run-labels, first co-founding Grand Hustle Records in 2003, last week’s G.D.O.D. marked the first group project from T.I.’s Hustle Gang (the moniker chosen to represent the collective of Grand hus…
Album Review: Havoc, 13
When asked earlier this year about the concept of his upcoming album, Queensbridge MC Havoc simply replied, “This is about being me.” At the time, the response was taken as a declaration of severance from his longtime partner in music, Prodigy, who Havoc got in an ugly pu…
Mixtape Review: Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
Just over a year ago, Chance the Rapper released his debut mixtape #10Day, a project inspired by a suspension from school in his senior year. It showcased a promising young man with raw talent and sharp instincts. Now, after much hype, Chance returns with his sophomore effort Acid Rap, a complicated…
Mixtape Review: Los, <em>Becoming King</em>
It’s been a long time coming for Los. After the release of his The Crown Ain’t Safe mixtape, suitors came from far and wide to sign the DMV flamespitter. Interestingly enough, Los ended up returning to Bad Boy Records in 2012, the label he was previously signed to tha…
Album Review: Illogic & Blockhead, <i>Capture The Sun</i>
Columbus MC Illogic’s catalog is a deep one, mostly stockpiled with bars reminiscent of rap’s golden era. His lyrics easily double as poetic verses as he maneuvers his way through heavy topics—building a lasting relationship with God, being a good role model for…
Album Review: Rittz, <i>The Life And Times Of Jonny Valiant</i>
Since turning heads with an appearance on Yelawolf’s landmark Trunk Muzik mixtape, Rittz has been patiently waiting in the wings, making the most of feature-spots and eventually his own well-received mixtape, 2011’s White Jesus. But with a heightened fan base and Strange Music’s backing, The Life &a…
Mixtape Review: Scotty, F.A.I.T.H.
It’s become clear that there’s something new and exciting brewing down in the capital of the Peach State. Carried by a roster of ripening artists like Trinidad James, Rome Fortune and the Two-9 collective, this new breed have by and large sought to carve out a lane that differentiates from Gucci Man…
Album Review: R.A. The Rugged Man, <i>Legends Never Die</i>
It’s been nearly a decade since his official studio debut Die, Rugged Man, Die in 2004, but through a series of impressive guest features alongside the likes of Jedi Mind Tricks and Blu, R.A. the Rugged Man has remained a ferocious MC to be reckoned with...

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