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Charles Hamilton, Normalcy [REVIEW]

Charles Hamilton Normalcy Beats: L Lyrics: L Originality: L Normalcy isn’t the normal performance you’d expect from Charles Hamilton on a mixtape release. After taking a self-imposed hiatus during the second half of 2009, the Harlem-reppin’ rapper known for his affinity for Sonic The ...

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Reflection Eternal, The RE:Union [REVIEW]

Reflection Eternal The RE:Union Beats: XL Lyrics: XL Originality: L Though Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek have released just one album, Train of Thought, since forming the hip-hop duo Reflection Eternal in the late ’90s, their catalogue is surprisingly thorough. As they prepare to ...

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Hip-Hop History: Grand Army Plaza

  I peeped Mos Def’s video for “History” yesterday—one of the standout tracks from The Ecstatic—and among the iconic images included in the clip was one of my favorite Brooklyn landmarks, Grand Army Plaza. Like Junior's and the defunct Albee Square ...

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