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Released December 30, 2013. Sold about 1,000 copies in first week sales.
Released December 30, 2013. Sold about 1,000 copies in first week sales.
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Angel Haze Struggles To Find Her Identity On ‘Dirty Gold’

Angel Haze has centered her young career around being a "voice for the voiceless." Back in 2012, she built a cult following with her critically acclaimed Reservation EP that included promising songs like “Werkin’ Girls," “New York” and “Hot Like Fire...

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French Montana Sticks To His Comfort Zone On ‘Coke Boys 4′ Mixtape

“Who do you listen to, some washed up rappers from New York?” demands the old-time gangster’s voice on “Money Bags Intro.” “Nobody drives around no more and smokes pot and listens to fucking lyrical music like that...

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Kid Ink Is Unpredictable And Entertaining On ‘My Own Lane’

If you aren’t attentive enough you may confuse Kid Ink’s aesthetic for superficiality. The punch-drunk nature of his clubby, infectious hit, “Show Me,” a collaboration with Chris Brown, is a rather cursory reflection of his brand as a whole if you take it simply at face value...

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Young Scooter Is A Few Numbers Off With ‘Street Lottery 2′ Mixtape

Young Scooter is an interesting act to follow. He’s caught between a rock and a hard place in a lot of ways: He’s not nearly weird enough to join the ranks of top-tier ATL up-and-comers like Future, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, and still too unpolished of an MC to be counted realistically among peach state trap titans like Jeezy and Gucci Mane...

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Album Review: Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being II

The world has changed since Lil Wayne was the ‘best rapper alive’. In 2008, Drake was yet to release his seminal So Far Gone mixtape. Kanye had fallen down a well of self-deprecation and was busy working on 808's & Heartbreak...

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Roc Marciano Displays His Strengths As A Producer On ‘Marci Beaucoup’

Roc Marciano’s latest album, Marci Beaucoup, is a lush collection of self-produced, sample-driven instrumentals, with a splattering of verses from Roc himself, as well as a number of familiar guests, and hip-hop artisans in their own right: including Blu, Boldy James, Evidence, Action Bronson, Ka, Alchemist, Maffew Ragazino, Freeway, and many more...

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Sean Price & M-Phazes Leave The Crowd Wanting More With ‘Land Of The Crooks’ EP

Brooklyn stalwart Sean Price and Aussie producer M-Phazes teamed up for their Land Of The Crooks EP, a project that may very well have been based on the thought of less as more...

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Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh Showcase Their Chemistry In ‘Fresh Veggies’ Mixtape

Buddies Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies have collaborated on cuts multiple times throughout the past few years, leading fans at the edge of their seats for a full-length project from the two...

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B.o.B Displays His Well-Rounded Artistry In ‘Underground Luxury’

After facing a substantial amount of heat from rap fans for his past pop-oriented catalog, B.o.B was adamant to provide a balancing act on Underground Luxury...

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Twista Ventures Into Familiar Territory On ‘Back To The Basics’ EP

Even in this day and age, where album sales mean littler than ever, many rappers will consciously give chase to an outmoded definition of stardom...

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