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Swizz Beatz
One Man Band Man

Deep down inside, everyone wants to be a star. That’s why it’s no surprise that so many beatsmiths are trading in their boards for the mic. Although there’s the occasional success story (Dr. Dre), not everyone is as fortunate. Creating ...

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DJ Khaled
We The Best

If nothing else, DJ Khaled is a great host. After a successful mixtape run, the Miami-based jock made sure to include all his MC buddies on last year’s Listennn: The Album. For his follow-up effort, We the Best, the rotund ...

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Huey
Notebook Paper

Although there isn’t much fanfare surrounding it, 19 is a confusing age—old enough to serve in the military, but too young to legally drown the memories in a bottle. St. Louis rapper Huey now finds himself at this perplexing period ...

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Trill Fam
Survival of the Fittest

Bubblin’ in the bayous of Baton Rouge, La., for a few years, Trill Ent. was just another indie label with a local buzz until UGK cosigned them. By 2005, the whole country knew the crew’s name, as franchise player Webbie’s ...

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Duke Da God
More Than Music, Vol. 2

As Dipset’s longtime A&R, DukeDaGod has helped corral talent for the Harlem collective. In 2005, he positioned his latest finds alongside cohorts Cam’ron, Juelz Santana and Jim Jones on his first compilation, More Than Music, Vol. 1. The artist showcase ...

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Green City
Brand New Money

As a founding member of the Geto Boys, Scarface’s name is synonymous with gangsta rap. Now, heading up his own indie label, Underground Railroad, the Godfather of the South goes back to his roots with Green City. Consisting of regional ...

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KRS-One & Marley Marl
Hip Hop Lives

The pairing of KRS-One and Marley Marl should be a momentous occasion in rap music. Back in 1987, the icons were adversaries in hip-hop’s arguably greatest battle. KRS claimed South Bronx supremacy, while Marley produced Queens borough anthems like “The ...

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