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The Doppelgangaz Stick To A New York State Of Mind On ‘Peace Kehd’

New York struggles to effectively hold the title of its status as the birthplace of hip-hop, and this is evident more and more with each new wave of Empire State MCs...

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Maino Delivers A Royal Performance On ‘King Of Brooklyn’ EP

Maino made headlines late last year as a result of his well-publicized feud with Atlanta based rapper Trinidad Jame$, who said "We (Atlanta) run y'all musically," at a concert in Brooklyn...

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Isaiah Rashad Delivers Classic Southern Stylings On ‘Cilvia Demo’

Mere moments into Cilvia Demo you get the feeling that young Isaiah Rashad is still searching for meaning. Throughout his pilgrimage, within sundry soundscapes, he grapples with his own existence as a product of both inherited behaviors and conditioned ones...

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9th Wonder And Co. Bring Laid-Back Soundscapes On ‘Jamla Is The Squad’

It’s usually tough to dominate an album if you don’t utter a word, but 9th Wonder managed to do just that. His production takes top billing on almost every one of the 25-tracks on 9th Wonder Presents: Jamla Is The Squad...

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Plies Supplies More Street Anthems, But Rarely Breaks New Ground In ‘Da Last Real Nigga Left’ Mixtape

The art of rapping recklessly, un-filtered and making it listenable is a skill Plies has thrived with. Just look at his catalog since his debut album, The Real Testament...

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Step Brothers (Alchemist & Evidence) Bring Plenty Of Bright Moments On ‘Lord Steppington’

To say the Step Brothers have been a long time coming would be a gross understatement, at least by music industry standards. Rapper/producers Alchemist and Evidence have been tight since high school, and initially announced their formation as the Step Brothers back in 2008...

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Ty Dolla $ign Offers Ratchet R&B At Its Finest On ‘Beach House’ EP

Over the course of two years, Ty Dolla $ign has inked a deal with Atlantic Records, released two critically acclaimed mixtapes and constructed his own lane in the rap genre...

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Maffew Ragazino’s Sermon Falls A Bit Short On ‘Brownville’s Jesus’ Mixtape

“I came from the gutta, a place where dreams are broken, and memories best forgot. Welcome to Brownsville," says Brownsville legend, Mike Tyson...

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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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