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Three The Wrong Way

A triumvirate of dudes that the rap world wouldn’t piss on if they were on fire. Rick Ross “Hustlin’” is a classic. Undisputed. The production on Port of Miami was powerful. But dude is destined for a sophomore jinx and no one ...

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Sippin’ on Some Syrup

So we all know Lil Wayne’s only real relationship is with his white Styrofoam cup (Sorry LL—Lauren London). But what if all that alleged sizzurp use catches up to Cash Money’s meal ticket. And God forbid, like the great DJ ...

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The Moment I Feared

Besides the time I let the Aziatic One know that Pieces of a Man was a piece of crap, here are a few times I remember when an artist and his entourage were angry enough to want to bruise my ...

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Turn The Lights Off

The other day in one of XXL’s creative meetings, the homie Brian “B. Dot” Miller smh-d in shame when talk of DMX came up in the conference room. No the news of him signing to Booga Records was no cause ...

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Intro

Shoulders. Chest. Pants. Shoes. What’s YN gonna do? I don’t know fuckers. Contrary to popular disbelief, I don’t have a masterplan. I’ve just been running this rap media game so long I’m exhausted and I gotta stay coming up with ...

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Little Brother > Lupe Fiasco

As I drive through North Carolina and past the Duke University Date Rape Center I think about what would have happened this fall had the producers from the Vh-1 Hip-Hop Honors Awards chosen Phonte and Big Pooh to hold down ...

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