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Bigger Than Hip Hop

I interviewed Biggie once and wrote 2 articles about it. One for ego trip and one for Urb (and knowing Raymond Roker he prolly still owes me some loot). Guess which one was my fave? Well it’s ego trip. We ...

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You Can’t See Me

In between blog posts I’m trying to catch a lil idiot box to keep me up and on channel 25 the classic rap show that helped shaped my life was just on. Still going like a muthafuckin’ Energizer bunny is ...

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Hit Factory

Speaking of hits like “Jesus Walks”, the wife and I were having a good convo about the power of a hit record this morning. She always hates the way critics are quick to tear apart a hit and champion something ...

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Gotta Make It To Heaven

Kanye West has always been a pain in the media’s ass. Just ask King’s Datwon Thomas and Jermaine Hall who remember the time when Donda’s baby boy crashed YN’s office to play him early rough tracks from College Dropout. Back ...

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Heavy Mental

Prince Markie Dee. Kool Rock Ski. Buff The Human Beat Box. The Fat Boys. Ring a bell. Yeah you heard of them. At least some of you old heads like myself have. You think you know but you have no ...

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Blow Your Whistle

I was born and raised in Queens. You know what that makes me, the big homie? A native New Yorker. And as such, you root for the Knicks. The Knickerbockers. That’s the rule! Doesn’t matter who’s on the team or ...

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The Learning (Burn)

50 Cent clearly the biggest rapper at the time was the guest editor of XXL’s 50th issue. Might not have been my most ethical move but I thought it was genius. 50 Cent—50th issue. First cover of him by himself ...

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Do You Remember?

“Learn the words, you might sing this.”—Chuck D Ok it’s Jadakiss time. The jaded worker. Damn dude almost got a pass but I’m only a third of the way through with my mission and I gotta touch on things that are ...

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