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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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