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REVIEW: Slaughterhouse, Slaughterhouse

SLAUGHTERHOUSE Slaughterhouse (E1 Music) As a group, Slaughterhouse is greater than the sum of its parts. Its members, while respected, consist of a pair of weathered industry journeymen (Royce Da 5’9”, Joe Budden) and two newer artists (Crooked I, Joell Ortiz). As soloists, ...

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FEATURE: Wordplay

Earlier this year, taking to Web video to air his confusion over the rankings of Vibe magazine’s Best Rapper Ever online tournament, New Jersey rapper Joe Budden asked a question as only Joe Budden can: “You mean to tell me ...

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Kid Cudi Sales Predictions

Roughly a year after appearing on XXL's second Freshmen cover, Kid Cudi is releasing his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. While Cudi's buzz had seemingly fizzled as "Day 'N' Nite" lost steam on the charts, Mr. ...

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Kanye West Calls Taylor Swift

After his heartfelt public apology on The Jay Leno Show last night, Kanye West has finally personally reached out to pop singer Taylor Swift. According to the Associated Press, Kanye called the teen country star after her appearance on The View. ...

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