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AIR JORDAN V

By 1990 everything was clicking for Jordan and his teammates—with the Bulls, and with Nike. The shoe that Hatfield came up with was different than anything that had been tried before: it featured a reflective 3M tongue, a partially-clear outsole ...

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Sean Price
Jesus Price Supastar

After making his mark in the ’90s as one half of the Brooklyn duo Heltah Skeltah, Sean Price (a.k.a. Ruck) made his solo debut with 2005’s Monkey Barz. Although the album went mostly underappreciated, it was chock full of uncompromising ...

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DJ Clue
The Professional 3

Mixtape albums are strange. Although disc jock–driven projects usually feature rap’s brightest stars, they rarely make much impact on SoundScan. The only one to successfully cash in on the compilation game is DJ Clue, who defied the odds when his ...

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Trick Daddy
Back By Thug Demand

Trick Daddy’s been running Miami so long that he seems exhausted—topically, at least. While Rick Ross exposes the underbelly of Dade County and Pitbull paints a multiculti politicized version of MIA, Trick Daddy Dollars has always made his money being ...

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Ghostface
More Fish

Sometimes leftovers can be just as good as the original meal. Such is the case with Ghostface’s latest offering, More Fish. At first glance, this follow-up to last year’s Fishscale seems like nothing more than a Theodore Unit compilation, as ...

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Young Jeezy
The Inspiration

Young Jeezy’s success wasn’t supposed to happen. His 2003 indie debut, Come Shop Wit’ Me, went mostly unheard, but his persistent mixtape grind led to a deal with Def Jam. Despite the hype, his first major label single, “Over Here,” ...

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Nas
Hip-hop Is Dead

Nas raised quite a few eyebrows when he announced that the title of his highly anticipated eighth studio album would be Hip Hop Is Dead. On a surface level, it appeared that one of the game’s most respected lyricists was ...

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