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I call it a bargain

Never let it be said that these TIs don't know how to take care of their own. They gave their nephew Drake the best record deal evar. Or did they? Details on Drake's deal, courtesy of a story in the LA ...

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Raekwon Previews OB4CL 2

While Wu-Tang Clansman Raekwon is gearing up for the release of his long awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2, the Chef’s team took the time out to give XXL an early preview at EMI’s offices in Manhattan yesterday (July ...

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Cam’ron, Jadakiss & Maino Ball on MSG

Hip-hop and basketball have been intertwined since Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball,” and rappers like Cam’ron and Jadakiss are carrying on tradition, sponsoring teams in the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) tournament. Hosted by Joe Budden’s girlfriend Tahiry Jose and former Bell Biv DeVoe ...

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Put That On My Maybach…

Was there ever any genre of music more aspirational than rap music? Not even gospel music wants to live as much as commercial rap does. I don't think they make enough Maybach cars for all of these rappers ...

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Nas Likens “D.O.A.” to Hip-Hop Is Dead

While tracks like Jay-Z's "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" and KRS-One and Buckshot’s “Robot” crusade against Auto-Tune, Nas says people will miss T-Pain’s preferred vocal effect. According to the Boston Herald, Nas says Auto-Tune is “hot,”but not what he records, or listens ...

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