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I Love My Chick

Images: Paul Hawthorne / Gettyimages.com On March 31, Russell Simmons announced that he and his wife of seven years, Kimora Lee Simmons, were splitting up. Say what you will about the couple—and there’s quite a lot to say, apparently, off the ...

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Show & Prove:
Yung Joc

"I came from the nuts of a hustler," declares Yung Joc, a.k.a. Jasiel Robinson, lounging comfortably in an office recliner at the auto detailing shop–turned–Atlanta headquarters of Block Enterprises. "Hustling is embedded in me." If being business savvy is a ...

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Ice Cube
Laugh Now, Cry Later

Coming straight outta Compton in the late ’80s, Ice Cube first made noise as a founding member of N.W.A. But when bad blood started brewing within the crew, he went solo on that ass and released his critically acclaimed 1990 ...

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LL Cool J
Todd Smith

LL Cool J has made women swoon for more than 20 years. But even the slickest playboys run out of game eventually. That fact is made dreadfully clear on Big Elley’s 12th album, Todd Smith, where the rap vet seems ...

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Pastor Troy
Stay Tru

Emerging from Atlanta’s underground in the late ’90s, Pastor Troy was a different breed of Southern MC. Screaming unabashedly violent threats in one breath and insightful reflections on God and morality in the next, he had more in common with ...

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Da Muzicianz
Da Muzicianz

After breaking through the pop-rap mesosphere as part of the Ying Yang Twins, D-Roc looks to continue his hot streak with the formation of Da Muzicianz. Comprised of Roc and his younger brothers, Mr. Ball, 23, and Da Birthday Boy, ...

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Yo Gotti
Back 2 Da Basics

You gotta appreciate Yo Gotti’s hustle. After a handful of respectable independent releases, the Tenn-a-key rapper landed a deal with TVT and dropped 2003’s Life. Despite not having a strong marketing or promotional push, the project still sold almost 40,000 ...

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