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Mobb Deep Offers Their Trademark Sound On ‘The Infamous Mobb Deep’

Hip-Hop’s landscape has undergone a great deal of change since Mobb Deep released their critically acclaimed breakthrough album, The Infamous, in 1995...

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Released March 25, 2014. Sold about 6,900 copies in first week sales.
Released March 25, 2014. Sold about 6,900 copies in first week sales.
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Sage The Gemini Serves Up More Bangers On ‘Remember Me’

Sage The Gemini might've been the most unlikeliest star of 2013 when it was all said and done. In a year where "twerk" became officially added to the Oxford Dictionary, Vine compressed Internet gems into six second clips, and streaming claimed king as music's biggest profit, perhaps no one benefited as much from the change in the times than Sage The Gemini...

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Jon Connor Wields Double-Edged Sword Of Skill On ‘Best In The World’ Mixtape

Breaking through the ranks from Internet/underground phenom to the object of mass appeal and wide attention is a task with no easy plan. Many rappers have tried the same methods with varying results...

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Kevin Gates Stakes His Claim As A Rising Talent On ‘By Any Means’ Mixtape

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates likes to claim his life is like a movie. He says so all the time. He said it on his booming Stranger Than Fiction single “4:30 AM” and yells it all over the place on his newest tape, By Any Means, which actually features a song called “Movie...

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Onyx Offers Their Brand Of Fun On ‘#Wakedafucup’

The inevitable commotion stemming from news that a critically-acclaimed group is releasing an album seemingly after their half-life has expired usually croaks in the cold light of reality...

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib’s Chemistry Shines On ‘Piñata’

The collaboration between Freddie Gibbs and Madlib doesn’t seem natural at first—the hardest rapper out of Gary, IN. working with a notoriously reclusive producer who invented his own jazz group...

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YG Pays Homage To West Coast Masterpieces On ‘My Krazy Life’

“My Hitta” is pretty specific for a Billboard Top 20 hit. To hang with YG and co., it’s a requirement that you don’t trip over potential romantic interests, be averse to snitching, be willing to catch a case when necessary, and just be about getting money...

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Vince Staples Serves Up Tales Of The Streets In ‘Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2′ Mixtape

As a follow up to the 2011 release of Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1, 2014 XXL Freshman Class nominee Vince Staples has returned with the second installment of the mixtape series appropriately titled, Shyne Coldchain Vol...

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Clyde Carson Maintains The Bay Area’s Essence On ‘Playboy’ EP

Clyde Carson is certainly no stranger to the West Coast radio, earning consistent spins for the past decade as part of the collective known as The Team...

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Young Money Shines A Spotlight On Their Roster In ‘Rise Of An Empire’

Quite a bit has changed since the massive success of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III pushed his Young Money roster into the public eye. His Canadian protégé became exactly who we thought he’d be: a colossally accomplished Billboard regular blurring the lines of rap, pop, and R&B into a millennial culture soup; his female doppelganger proved to be as enterprising as she is adept sharing his knack for eccentricity; and the rest of his cast confirmed their roles as bottom tier placeholders just getting in where they fit in...

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