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Push It Along

Inspired by Hip Hop Honors mania, I was digging through the Whodini section on my G- Raid and look what I found: Listen: Whodini "Let Me Get Some" This was from the group's failed comeback album, Six, executive produced by and released ...

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You Must Comprende

Somebody break Lupe off with a copy of YN's slightly unconventional look at the ATCQ catalogue. Ignorance ain't bliss, nigga. "Midnight Marauders Tour Guide" "Pubic Enemy (Saturday Night Virus Discomix)" "Bonita Applebum (Remix)" "Footprints" "If The Papes Come (Original featuring Afrika Baby Bam)" "Check The Rhime" "Jazz ...

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Ludacris Wins 2007 Spirit of Youth Award

Ludacris and his charitable organization, The Ludacris Foundation, will receive the National Runaway Switchboard’s (NSR) 2007 “Spirit of Youth” award at the annual Spirit of Youth Benefit on November 1 in Chicago, Ill. The “Spirit of Youth” award recognizes individuals ...

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Next Up: Saigon

HE DOES THIS FOR HIS CULTURE. Success in hip-hop isn’t always just about talent. More and more, it seems, an artist’s prospects rely on a marketable life story. In that light, Brian “Saigon” Carenard should be a sure bet for superstardom. ...

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Next Up: Plies

NO PUSSYFOOTING AROUND There are rappers who choose their words as carefully as they’d choose their last meals. And then there’s Plies. When the Fort Myers, Fla., native has something to say, odds are he’ll tell it to you straight—no chaser. ...

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Next Up: Rich Boy

HELP IS ON THE WAY. For somebody who never aspired to a career as a rap star, 24-year-old Rich Boy has settled into the role quite comfortably. After leaving Tuskegee University’s mechanical engineering program to pursue the beatmaking skills he’d learned ...

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Next Up: Lupe Fiasco

TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT It was the leak heard round the hip-hop world. When Lupe Fiasco’s 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records debut, Food & Liquor, hit the Web two and a half months before its intended June 2006 release date, ...

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Next Up: Lil’ Boosie

GOT A TOWEL? Folks love Lil Boosie ’cause he wears his heart on his sleeve. Gloating and emoting over Louisiana bounce beats, the 23-year-old Baton Rougian has earned what is surely many rap fans’ highest compliment: a comparison to 2Pac. “It’s ...

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