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Next Up: Papoose

STATE OF THE ART Even before DJ Kay Slay and Busta Rhymes agreed in early 2006 to co–executive produce his debut album, The Nacirema Dream, Papoose was hailed as the savior of true New York hip-hop. The two-time Justo Mixtape ...

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Next Up: Crooked I

COMING OUT WEEKLY, POWERFULLY Three years ago, Dominick “Crooked I” Wickliffe came to a crossroads. His career was stagnant. He was signed to Death Row Records, but his debut album, Say Hi to the Bad Guy, was on indefinite ...

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Next Up: Joell Ortiz

A HIP-HOP HAPPY ENDING "Joell Ortiz is a Puerto Rican kid from in front of a bodega in Brooklyn that just likes rhyming.” Please allow him to introduce himself. Born in the summer of 1980, an only child to a single ...

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Next Up: Gorilla Zoe

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER Atlanta’s latest trapper turned rapper, Gorilla Zoe, has the drive to survive in the streets forever. Having been chosen to fill Young Jeezy’s very big shoes in the four-man collective Boyz N Da Hood, and signed as ...

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See, Lupe really is a douche

The TIs over at VH1 wanted to get Kanye West to perform as of their tribute to A Tribe Called Quest for this year's Hip-Hop Honors, partly because the guy's fucking huge right now, and he may have mentioned at ...

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