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Ghostface Killah and BadBadNotGood Get Jazzy on ‘Sour Soul’

Ghostface Killah has been on a prolific run with his albums recently and with his latest collaborative offering alongside Canadian trio BadBadNotGood, Sour Soul, the Wally Champ meshes his golden era raps with jazz elements to provide a refreshing, but brief, 12-track LP...

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Fashawn Spreads His Message of Hope on ‘The Ecology’

Fashawn has been around for more than decade now. The Frenso, Calif. MC caught the attention of hip-hop heads with his 2009 debut album, Boy Meets World, an album that’s packed with real world commentary from the perspective of a Black child coming of age in urban America...

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Big Sean Drops the Album Fans Wanted With ‘Dark Sky Paradise’

If heartbreak creates the best art, then Big Sean had the perfect platform to deliver his own version of 808s & Heartbreak. But life throws curveballs, and six months after breaking off his engagement to Naya Rivera Sean found himself back on his feet with new love Ariana Grande and an album full of emotional roller coasters, indignant boasts, clever punchlines and his trademark bravado that stands far and away as his best work yet.

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Chris Brown and Tyga Deliver What’s Expected on ‘Fan of a Fan’

It’s been nearly five years since Chris Brown and Tyga dropped their highly regarded Fan Of A Fan mixtape in May of 2010, a collaboration that included tracks like “Deuces” featuring Kevin McCall, "Make Love" and Brown’s "No Bullshit...

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Drake Reaffirms His Status on ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is as curious a title as any, but if Drake’s actions up to this point are any indication, the reasoning behind it must lie in the music itself...

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Kid Ink Is Back To His Usual Formula On ‘Full Speed’

Kid Ink isn’t some hip-hop purist who forces his brain cells to come up with jaw-dropping metaphors. But he’s still an MC and his rhymes and melodic hooks command attention...

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TeeFLii Finds His Niche On Debut Album ‘Starr’

TeeFLii served up his raw raunchy R&B throughout all of 2014, soaring to the Top 20 of the Hot Rap Songs chart with his DJ Mustard-crafted, 2 Chainz-assisted single, “24 Hours.”...

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Lil Wayne Airs Out Cash Money Beef On ‘Sorry 4 The Wait 2′

Far from simmering down, the Lil Wayne / Birdman beef proves to be just heating up, as new talks of legal action emerge with figures in the millions...

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Joey Bada$$ Takes A Big Step Forward On ‘B4.Da.$$’

At times it feels like Joey Bada$$ has been around for a decade already. The 20-year-old Brooklyn MC caught the hip-hop world's attention in mid-2012 with his fantastic debut mixtape 1999 and the free-spirited visual of his first single "Survival Tactics" with Capital STEEZ and has been building steadily from there, with a Pro Era crew mixtape at the end of that year and a 2013 followup tape, Summer Knights, 18 months ago...

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Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Is A Return To Form

Lupe Fiasco’s career has been a mix of blooming ingenuity and surprising mediocrity. After a turbulent mix of starts and stops, Tetsuo And Youth, his fifth LP and reportedly his last for Atlantic, is an album that both meets fans' exalted expectations of the Chicago native while surpassing them in the process...

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