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Pitbull
El Mariel

Since his debut in 2004, the Cuban-American MC Pitbull has stayed true to his Miami roots and dedicated most of his work to the art of shaking butts. Yet given the politically charged title of his sophomore album, El Mariel, ...

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Consequence
Don’t Quit Your Day Job!

It’s been 10 years since Consequence’s entry into the game on A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes and Life. Possessing a complex flow and witty lyricism, Q-Tip’s cousin had a promising future ahead of him, but his career prospects abruptly ...

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AZ
The Format

Despite always droppin’ intellectually charged street parables, AZ has yet to garner any significant commercial success. Long respected for the lyrical work he’s put in over the years, the hip-hop veteran continues on the independent grind with his sixth studio ...

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Gucci Mane
Hard to Kill

While Gucci Mane’s Young Jeezy–assisted single “So Icy” was cluttering Southern airwaves in 2005, a dispute over the song’s ownership was turning into a full-blown beef between the two rappers. Then as Da Snowman was blowing up, Gucci had to ...

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Kidz in the Hall
School Was My Hustle

In the urban high school that is hip-hop, there are uberintellectual nerds (backpackers), truant thugs (trappers turned “I’m-not-a-rapper” rappers), assorted mean girls (the bitchy female MCs of the moment) and, of course, the popular kids who just get along with ...

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Ray Cash
Clangin and Swangin

Even though his Scarface-assisted single “Bumpin’ My Music” terrorized more than a few boomin’ systems this year, Ray Cash’s debut, Cash on Delivery, failed to make any real commercial impact. Looking to recover from what’s adding up to be a ...

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Watch For The Hook

Y'all all know the kid is happily married (My wife is better than yours!) but lately I've become a tad bit smitten by the vocal stylings of another woman. Her name is Marsha Ambrosius. But true musical aficionados refer to ...

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