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DJ Quik
R.I.P. Mausberg 1979 – 2000

“He was a diamond in the rough,” says DJ Quik regarding his friend and protégé, Johnny “Mausberg” Burns, a burgeoning 21-year-old rapper from Compton, CA, who was tragically murdered on July 4, 2000. Quik and Maus met at a local concert ...

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The Half-Year in Rap

My opinions on the year in rap so far. Without further ado. Rap Album of the Half-Year Presented to the best rap album of the year, by a wide margin, in this case Winner: El-P, I'll Sleep When You're Dead There's been three or ...

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Back For The First Time

Okay. Even Stevie Wonder could see it. This Curtis project didn’t exactly come out the gate like gangbusters. “Mmm mmm kissin’”; “Lots of activities fun things to do”; “Ha-ha-ha-ha.” Well, you can say, we expected and wanted more. And over ...

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