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Twista
Adrenaline Rush 2007

Living up to his old Guinness Book of World Records title of the fastest rapper in the world, Twista has been delivering rapid-fire bars since his 1991 indie disc Runnin’ Off at Da Mouth. But it was his major-label debut, ...

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Yung Joc
Hustlenomics

Believe it or not, “hustlin’” used to actually mean selling drugs. Today, it’s just a motivational term rappers arbitrarily toss around. This shift in definition explains why College Park’s crossover king, Yung Joc, with his deep, singsongy flow and mind-numbingly ...

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Skyzoo
Corner Store Classic

Since the late ’90s, there’s been a rift between grimy street-hop (think D-Block) and the backpack boogie purists gravitate to (think Black Star). Brooklyn’s Skyzoo is on a mission to bridge that gap on his new mixtape, Corner Store Classic. Combining ...

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Termanology
Hood Politics V

Last year’s DJ Premier–produced banger “Watch How It Goes Down” and the subsequent remix, featuring Papoose and Lil Fame, put Termanology on every A&R’s radar. Feeling like all eyes are on him, the Massachusetts rapper enlists the services of Big ...

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Wiz Khalifa
Grow Season

For the past few years, Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa has been picking up steam in his hometown. Thanks to his crafty lyrics and suave demeanor, displayed on his Prince of the City (2006) and Show and Prove (2007) mixtapes, the 19-year-old ...

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Havoc
The Kush

Over the past 14 years, Havoc has carved out a sizable rep for himself via his brooding production. Still, the Queensbridge beatsmith/MC often winds up playing second fiddle to his Mobb Deep brother, Prodigy. In fact, while Capital P has ...

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Red Café & DJ Envy
The Co-Op

Red Café has gone through a lot. A staple in New York’s mixtape circuit, the Brooklyn-bred rapper first earned props for ghostwriting Diddy’s verse on Busta Rhymes’ 2002 hit “Pass the Courvoisier, Pt. 2.” A deal with Arista Records came ...

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