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Blu Misses The Mark On ‘Good To Be Home’

Jay Z’s stance on his only double album, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, is “too many songs,” and the same applies to Blu’s Good To Be Home.

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The Roots Impress With Their Most Ambitious Effort On ‘And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’

Earlier this year, while describing to XXL the logic behind The Roots’ newest concept album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, bandleader Black Thought finished by bluntly saying, “I don’t know if that makes any sense...

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Troy Ave Restores Classic East Coast Sounds On ‘BSB Vol. 4′ Mixtape

"I sound like the train track riding past ya crib while you tryna watch Game of Thrones and some shit. You know what I'm saying? Like the only things you can get from New York City...

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Iamsu! Breathes New Life Into The Bay With ‘Sincerely Yours’

Bay Area rapper/producer Iamsu! has made himself easy to respect as we’ve watched him follow the come-up blueprint faithfully; floods of solid mixtapes, a grip of national performances, and eventually, co-signs and features with some of the industry’s big names...

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Atmosphere Adds Another Revealing Effort To Their Catalog With ‘Southsiders’

Welcome back to the world of Atmosphere, the carefully-crafted, snug world that Slug and his producer-in-crime Ant have cultivated over 20 years in the game...

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2 Chainz Sticks To Repetitive Themes On ‘Freebase’ EP

Ironically, after running into some trouble with the law this past week and being convicted in a drug possession case, it only made sense that 2 Chainz' Freebase EP was already slated for a release...

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Tech N9ne Puts His Strange Music Roster In The Spotlight On ‘Strangeulation’

Tech N9ne is a prolific rapper. In July 2013, Tech’s 13th studio album, Something Else, took a huge leap forward in closing the gap between his indie and mainstream audiences...

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Dizzy Wright Leaves Fans Wanting More On ‘State Of Mind’ EP

Dizzy Wright, the nephew of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Layzie Bone, has worked tirelessly to solidify himself as one of hip-hop's new torch bearers...

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Styles P Gives Consciousness To The Street Life In ‘Phantom And The Ghost’

Styles P is the walking definition of a veteran who stays consistent with every new release. In 2013, SP teamed up with New York mainstay Scram Jones for Float that had him stepping out of his comfort zone and exploring a less gritty sound...

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J. Stalin Delivers Certified Mob Music In ‘SID (Shining In Darkness)’

J.Stalin pushes the envelope by vividly reiterating his Mob Bay Area persona and turmoil of his harsh upbringing in his latest album, SID: Shining In Darkness...

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