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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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Ludacris
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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Xzibit
Full Circle

During the course of the past 10 years, Xzibit has seen his career seesaw between purgatory and popularity. While his first two albums moved less than 200,000 copies, X’s later collaborations with Dr. Dre produced 2000’s platinum seller Restless and ...

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Chingy
Hoodstar

Chingy may have hit the Jackpot in 2003 with his multiplatinum debut, but in the wake of his departure from Ludacris’ camp, the Midwest upstart saw his lackluster follow-up, Powerballin’, crap out with fans. Hoping that lady luck is still ...

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The Federation
It’s Whateva

To those outside the Yay Area, the hyphy movement may have worn out its welcome. But in the land of stunna shades, hyphy-chondriacs still embrace the art of gettin’ stupid. At the head of this sound is the Federation, who ...

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Hi-Tek
Hi-Teknology 2

Producers moonlighting as rappers are nothing new. So it came as no surprise when Hi-Tek released his critically acclaimed debut, Hi-Teknology, in 2001. Supported by a capable squadron of MCs and singers, the Cincinnati beatsmith reserved his mic time to ...

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