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Kanye West
Graduation

Let’s start with the facts: This issue went to press in mid-September, before the SoundScan numbers for Kanye West’s and 50 Cent’s latest albums came in. So by the time you read this, the “winner” of the 9/11 showdown will ...

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Chamillionaire
Ultimate Victory

Sometimes with victory comes sweet sorrow. For Chamillionaire, that couldn’t ring more true. The Houston rapper is coming off a highly successful freshman campaign, which includes a platinum plaque for his 2005 debut, The Sound of Revenge, a Grammy-winning single ...

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Gorilla Zoe
Welcome to the Zoo

Block Entertainment has proven to be an entity that can break new artists. The label made Boyz N Da Hood hometown heroes and molded potential one-hit wonder Yung Joc into a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, Forbes-list rapper. Now, after a year-plus of ...

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Boyz N Da Hood
Back Up N Da Chevy

When Bad Boy South president Russell “Block” Spencer introduced Boyz N Da Hood in 2005, the group was meant to be a collective movement setting up each member’s solo career. Selling only 380,000 units, the quartet’s self-titled debut didn’t quite ...

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Little Brother
Getback

When Little Brother emerged from North Carolina in ’03 with their critically acclaimed gem The Listening, their throwback style was a welcome breath of fresh air. However, after the group’s major-label follow-up, 2005’s The Minstrel Show, failed to crack 90,000 ...

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