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Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun, Monumental

Loaded with nostalgia and eschewing flamboyance, two of hip-hop’s golden-era prodigies—Boot Camp Clik faction Smif-N-Wessun and production virtuoso Pete Rock—have united to deliver the decades-in-the-making Monumental. With Pete relegated to the beatsmith role—showing up to rap on only a pair of ...

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XXL‘s ’90s Slang-tionary

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Drake Takes Shots at Universal on Twitter

Drake took to Twitter earlier today, responding to Universal’s action against his recently released songs. “Universal needs to stop taking my fucking songs down,” he tweeted. “I am doing this for the people not for your label.” The October’s Very Own general ...

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