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Young Jeezy, Same Ol’ G [Cover Story Excerpt]

Images Kenneth Cappello It’s an all-white affair at the Metropolitan Business and Arts District in southwest Atlanta. The industrial loft complex is the locale for XXL’s 13th-anniversary cover shoot with ATL’s own Young Jeezy, and it’s his third anniversary cover in ...

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1,000 times nullus

A while back, probably around the time they let go of Noz, it occurred to me that I'd eventually reach the 1,000 posts milestone. I was in my fourth year, and if you do the math, I do about 250 ...

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Not Really

So dig this: by now I’m sure most of you have heard or heard of Talib Kweli’s curiously far-left-of-center cut he did with Gucci Mane, “Poltergeist.” It’s not necessarily the greatest or worst song in the world, but in the ...

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Rakaa Iriscience, On My Own Now

He may have just released his debut album, but Rakaa Iriscience has been putting in work since the early ’90s. As one-third of the L.A.-based group Dilated Peoples, Rakaa, along with the crew’s resident DJ Babu and producer/MC Evidence, has ...

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