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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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Boot Camp Clik
Casualties of War

When it comes to hip-hop collectives, chemistry is key. Made up of Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun, Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C., Boot Camp Clik have displayed their musical bond with organic posse cuts like 1995’s “Headz Ain’t Ready” and 1996’s “Leflaur Leflah ...

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Free the Jena Six?

Speaking of Mos Def, I see he's headed down to Louisiana to rally in favor of the Jena Six. He may not be sure whether or not bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11, but he's for damn certain ...

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Smif-N-Wessun Return With New Album

The legendary Brooklyn duo, Smif-N-Wessun, will return with their fourth LP on October 23 entitled The Album. Comprised of Tek N Steele, Smif-N-Wessun entered the hip-hop game in 1995 with their classic debut, Dah Shinin’. The album, along with Black ...

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