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TI: A true hip-hop activist

It's the rare occasion when you see the best-selling artist in any genre make a significant political statement, let alone in hip-hop. And you'd expect such a statement from a southern hip-hop artist to be even rarer still. Because I ...

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Total Chaos

As I write this, XXL's favorite cover subject Curtis "Interscope" Jackson is at NYC's Times Square raising hell. NY Post's Page Six has bumrushed the show so our cover's been blown: XXL is shooting a DVD. That's right, Smack can't ...

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Women don’t like music nerds

I hate to agree with Bol’s take on women and music blogs—since chances are he doesn’t even agree with it himself, and is just throwing it out there to get a rise from the ‘fruit flies.’ (Incidentally, that term might just ...

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The Way We Ball

That's right, sports fans: The NBA playoffs are here. Which means on the nightly, you can catch me and the wife flopped down on the living room couch enjoying the action. She's riding with Avery and the Mavericks while your ...

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