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12 new bangers from Nas, Bone Thugs, DJ Clue & The Game, Styles & Talib Kweli, Prodigy, Mike Jones, Paul Wall & Bun B, Busta, Bow Wow & Nitti, EPMD & Keith Murray, Black Ty, Too Short, Snoop & Kurupt, Three 6 Mafia, Bodaiga and Lil Jon are up now!

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What’s a wigster?

Combat Jack over at DallasPenn has got the Internet going nuts with his recent beatdown of Village Voice hip-hop blogger Tom Breihan. In his post, CJ labels Breihan “hip-hop's most dangerous blog critic” and articulates several complaints about Breihan that ...

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Y kant Tyrone read?

Why is it that black kids have such a hard time in school? It's hardly a secret that black kids don't do nearly as well in school as their white counterparts. The question is, why? This past season of the Wire ...

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New World

On June 10 of this year, Hummingbyrd, the mind behind a blog called Model Minority (modelminority.blogspot.com), asked, “What if Rakim had the Internet?” Among the answers she provided to her own question, Hummingbyrd stated that if Rakim had the Internet ...

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January/February 2007

Cover Stories "THE UNDENIABLE" He got rapper of the year one time in a row (so far). How can YOUNG JEEZY keep his winning streak going? Motivation. Inspiration. Perspiration. Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh! "LET IT GO" He made up with Jay-Z and signed to Def Jam. Now ...

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Baltimore’s little miracles

Warning: If you're like Rey and your premium cable got shut off earlier this year for non-payment, you might want to pass on this post. I'll be discussing issues and events that take place in the fourth season of HBO's ...

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Lil’ Wayne vs. Jay-Z

"I'm not feeling it. All the hype, all the ass kissing, I'm not feeling it you know? It's like, this is supposed to be the best rapper alive, and we're getting this warmed over garbage." —Lil' Bow Wow (or was it?) Well, ...

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A soul and kosher coalition

A few weeks ago, when I saw that weird anti-semitism PSA featuring Russell Simmons and, of course, Jay-Z, I knew something was up. I just wasn't sure what. To be sure, combating anti-semitism is a perfectly worthwhile cause. At the risk ...

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