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meek mill dreams worth more than money album review
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Meek Mill Is In Top Form on ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’

When Meek Mill announced his long-awaited sophomore album would be titled Dreams Worth More Than Money around this time last year, it seemed to mark a transition in tone from the loud-mouthed MMG MC...

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vince staples summertime 06 review
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Vince Staples Doesn’t Hold Back on Debut Album ‘Summertime 06′

Vince Staples has never fit a mold. The streetwise rapper from Long Beach and 2015 XXL Freshman has a long lineage of rappers whose model he could follow as he begins to assert himself on the hip-hop landscape, dating back to Nate Dogg, Snoop and Dre and their funkified, bouncy party jams, or more recently with the Compton-bred MCs YG and Kendrick Lamar, anchors of opposite sides of the current Cali hip-hop spectrum...

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tyga the gold album 18th dynasty review
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Tyga Explores New Territory on ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’

The struggle of seeing this album come to fruition has been no secret, as Tyga’s very public battle with Young Money has been all over the media over the last year...

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Skyzoo Speaks to the Youth on ‘Music For My Friends’

Since his big break in 2006 with the collaborative EP Cloud 9: The 3 Day High with 9th Wonder, Skyzoo has established himself as respectable MC in the independent scene...

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lil durk remember my name review
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Lil Durk Keeps It Simple and Direct on ‘Remember My Name’

It almost never got to this point. Two years ago Lil Durk was in jail, charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, staring down a $100,000 bail and watching as his promising rap career evaporated in front of him...

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troy ave major without a deal review
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Troy Ave Rides For New York on ‘Major Without a Deal’

In the past five years, New York rap has quietly crept its way back to prominent status in hip-hop. The new crop of young and talented MC's from the Empire State has given the scene a breath of fresh air and a sound that resonates with the youth...

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boosie badazz touch down 2 cause hell review
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Boosie BadAzz’s ‘Touch Down 2 Cause Hell’ Is a Triumphant Comeback

The list of rappers recovering from extended prison sentences and returning to rap relevance is a short one; only Tupac, Lil Wayne, T.I. and more than likely Gucci Mane can boast that they didn't truly lose a step while locked up...

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Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment Shine on ‘Surf’

Chance The Rapper, the singer, the film producer, the viral sensation, has evolved into a folkloric figure in the two years since the release of his universally acclaimed 2013 Acid Rap project...

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young buck 10 bricks mixtape review
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Young Buck Remains Consistent on ’10 Bricks’

Young Buck has been through some ups and downs over the past decade. He's seen mainstream success and the perks that come with it, but he's tasted what it’s like to get hot quick and burn out even quicker...

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jim jones miami vampin mixtape review
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Jim Jones Brings New York to South Beach with ‘Miami Vampin’

Summer 2015 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to contenders new and old stepping up to the plate. But while young bloods like A$AP Rocky and Chance The Rapper are experimenting with sound, veteran MCs are finding new life in the old school...

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