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Lost Ones

I touched on it briefly (no Boutros) in my first-ever dis record roundup, mainly the fact that I don't particularly care for it as a song, but Jay-Z's new "not a dis record" "Lost Ones" brings up enough interesting points ...

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Snoop Dogg
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Perhaps radio killed Snoop Dogg’s gangsta. Lately, the once-edgy Doggfather has been favoring the Neptunes’ soft core over Dr. Dre’s Cali funk. True, Pharrell and Chad aren’t solely to blame. But, honestly, would Murder Was the Case–era Snoop ever have ...

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Jim Jones
Hustler’s P.O.M.E.

With his famed Harlem swagger and hustler’s mentality, Jim Jones is a key cog in the Dipset movement. Despite having two solid albums in his oft-overlooked catalog, Capo has never really gotten props as an artist. After Cam’s commercially disappointing ...

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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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