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History repeats itself

Does it strike anyone else as odd that rap albums these days are selling as if they have AIDS on them, while pop albums that sound more or less like rap music are selling as if they came with free ...

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Hell Hath No Fury

“When I get mad, I put it down on a pad,” Chuck D said on Public Enemy’s classic “Welcome to the Terrordome,” explaining a lesson he “learned in Virginia (Beach).” Chuck was referring to the 1989 Greekfest riots, where the ...

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Release Therapy

Ludacris is dying to be taken seriously—at least some of the time. The Atlanta rapper has demanded respect from Bill O’Reilly and Oprah Winfrey. He’s cut his trademark braids to a more-sophisticated low fade. And on his sixth solo effort, ...

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