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tyga the gold album 18th dynasty review
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Tyga Explores New Territory on ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’

The struggle of seeing this album come to fruition has been no secret, as Tyga’s very public battle with Young Money has been all over the media over the last year...

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Skyzoo Speaks to the Youth on ‘Music For My Friends’

Since his big break in 2006 with the collaborative EP Cloud 9: The 3 Day High with 9th Wonder, Skyzoo has established himself as respectable MC in the independent scene...

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lil durk remember my name review
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Lil Durk Keeps It Simple and Direct on ‘Remember My Name’

It almost never got to this point. Two years ago Lil Durk was in jail, charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, staring down a $100,000 bail and watching as his promising rap career evaporated in front of him...

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Troy Ave Rides For New York on ‘Major Without a Deal’

In the past five years, New York rap has quietly crept its way back to prominent status in hip-hop. The new crop of young and talented MC's from the Empire State has given the scene a breath of fresh air and a sound that resonates with the youth...

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boosie badazz touch down 2 cause hell review
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Boosie BadAzz’s ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ Is a Triumphant Comeback

The list of rappers recovering from extended prison sentences and returning to rap relevance is a short one; only Tupac, Lil Wayne, T.I. and more than likely Gucci Mane can boast that they didn't truly lose a step while locked up...

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Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment Shine on ‘Surf’

Chance The Rapper, the singer, the film producer, the viral sensation, has evolved into a folkloric figure in the two years since the release of his universally acclaimed 2013 Acid Rap project...

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young buck 10 bricks mixtape review
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Young Buck Remains Consistent on ’10 Bricks’

Young Buck has been through some ups and downs over the past decade. He's seen mainstream success and the perks that come with it, but he's tasted what it’s like to get hot quick and burn out even quicker...

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jim jones miami vampin mixtape review
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Jim Jones Brings New York to South Beach with ‘Miami Vampin’

Summer 2015 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to contenders new and old stepping up to the plate. But while young bloods like A$AP Rocky and Chance The Rapper are experimenting with sound, veteran MCs are finding new life in the old school...

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Fabolous Friday Night Freestyles Mixtape review
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Fabolous Recycles the Classics on His ‘Friday Night Freestyles’ Mixtape

After compiling a slew of impressive freestyles as part of his weekly Friday Night Freestyles series with DJ Clue, Fabolous just dropped a mixtape full of the recent lyrical annihilations...

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a$ap rocky at.long.last.asap album review
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A$AP Rocky Flips the Script Again on ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

A$AP Rocky has made a career for himself by defying expectations. The pretty muthafucka reppin' Harlem heavy has always resisted the patented sound of his New York City hometown in favor of trippier, more Southern-inspired beats and melodies, leading some to accuse him of rejecting the East Coast by embracing outside influences...

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