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Southern Takeover

Believe it or not, there’s a common denominator between 2Pac, 8Ball and MJG, Young Jeezy, T.I. and P. Diddy—his name is Russell “Block’ Spencer. Before he became known as the mastermind behind Bad Boys’ d-boy collective, Boyz N Da Hood, ...

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Movie Review:

The idea of a rapper delving into acting has become a cliché move that can result in either a blockbuster hit (Eminem’s 8 Mile) or a box-office dud (50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’). Luckily for Tip “T.I.” Harris, ...

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Africa Raps

A couple of months ago, I went to Africa. I went for a lot of reasons: because I had always wanted to see that part of the world, because I’m writing a book on global hip-hop and my friend Sol ...

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