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Happy 40th Birthday DJ Screw

Today, Houston legend and inventor of the “Chopped and Screwed” technique DJ Screwwould have been 40 years old today if not for his tragic passing in November of 2000. The beloved DJ, nicknamed “The Originator” for inventing the “screw” sound, achieved ...

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Mixtape Daily: Gunplay

We're only halfway through the year and rapper Rick Ross has turned up the heat, picking up where he left off in 2010 after releasing arguably the Hip-Hop album of the year, Teflon Don. This year Ross caught many by surprise when ...

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Happy Birthday Kool G Rap

Gangsta rap pioneer Kool G Rap turned 43 today. But don’t expect the Kool Genius of Rap to throw a huge blowout and buy up the bar. XXL recently caught up with the Queens, NY native to find out ...

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