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Q&A With DJ Skee

The 11th Mixtape Awards take place tonight in NYC at an undisclosed location. In honor of the event, I gave DJ Skee a shout to talk about the event and what it feels like to be nominated for a whopping ...

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Behind EPMD’s “Strictly Business”

Allhiphop.com's got a great behind-the-LP piece up with Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith talking about everything that went into making their 1988 LP, Strictly Business. My personal favorite nugget: “It’s My Thing” Produced By EPMD Erick Sermon: This is an ill story too. We ...

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Half Dead, Never Felt More Alive

What's always confused me about The Roots is that, for all their instrumental chops, they generally play into a more traditional hip hop structure on the mid album energetic tracks - "Clones", "Boom" - and then they let the live ...

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The Carter III > ILLMATIC…

Let's call this a social science experiment and see which artist has the dumbest dickriders... For my generation, 'Illmatic' is considered the greatest rap album of all time. I'm pretty sure that I nominated OB4CL or some shit by Public ...

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Hip Hop Go Away

Funny. When I bought my E-40 Hall of Game tape from Target on Covington Hwy back in '96 and it opened with this skit/song/diss I was actually happy as hell to hear it. I was waiting for a looooong time for ...

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