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Goodie Mob Shows Growing Pains On Reunion Album, ‘Age Against The Machine’

The mid-1990s could be considered the golden age of southern hip-hop. During that time, Atlanta rap crew Dungeon Family helped the region gain a voice by releasing a number of beloved albums built on funky, southern-friend instrumentals and socially conscious lyrics...

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Terrace Martin Mixes Genres With Ease On His ‘3ChordFold’ Album

Los Angeles producer, songwriter and rapper Terrace Martin hasn't released a solo project since 2011, but that doesn't mean he's been stagnant in regards to making music...

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Trinidad Jame$ Doesn’t Get Too Spicy On ’10 Pc. Mild’

Ever eat a meal at Popeye’s? They’re known for their chicken, but the simple biscuit is what floors you. Their food is tasty and satisfying while you eat it, but when you’re done you kind of wonder why you chose this of all establishments to nourish yourself...

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No Malice Finds God But Loses Some Fire On ‘Hear Ye Him’

No Malice, formerly known as Malice, built a career on cocaine. As one half of beloved 2000s rap duo Clipse, the Virginia MC, along with his younger brother Pusha T, painted grimy pictures of the drug game through intricate lyrics that were as creative as they were clever...

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A$AP Ferg Isn’t Always Godlike On ‘Trap Lord’

There was a time when it seemed like A$AP Ferg's debut mixtape Trap Lord would never see the light of day. Since the A$AP Mob member's introduction to the world on standout cuts "Persian Wine" and "Work" from the collective's 2012 Lord$ Never Worry mixtape, fans who desired a grittier, more versatile answer to A$AP Rocky's efficient but clean-cut raps called for Ferg to release a project...

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Earl Sweatshirt Doesn’t Disappoint On ‘Doris’

"Free Earl." That was the motto, the creed and the goal. As Odd Future ascended to hip-hop cult hero status in 2010, fans chanted those two words at sold-out shows and plastered them all over the internet, elevating a prodigiously talented teenager with a self-titled EP and a few gross-out videos into a mysterious hip-hop folk hero...

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Kirko Bangz – ‘Progression 3′ Mixtape Review

You’re Kirko Bangz, 23, with a platinum single already under your belt, some “drank” in your cup and what seems like the unwavering support from your hometown’s ruling class, which just so happens to include some of the more well respected names in the industry (Bun B, Z-Ro, etc...

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Stalley – ‘Honest Cowboy’ Mixtape Review

Ohio native Stalley has flown under the radar for the last couple years while under contract with Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group. While artists like Wale, Meek Mill, and even Gunplay have flourished under the MMG umbrella, Stalley has struggled to find his place, releasing just one mixtape as a solo artist since inking his deal...

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Curren$y & Jet Life – ‘Red Eye’ Mixtape Review

It's no secret that consistency can be a dangerous thing for a rapper. Though sustainability is an admirable and enviable quality in a business, it can be destructive for an artist, especially one working in a genre that places such a strong emphasis on ingenuity...

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Pete Rock & Camp Lo – ’80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Part 2′ Mixtape Review

Pete Rock is a man who knows his strengths. Of course, at this point in his life he should. The legendary producer/sometimes-MC has made a career out of leftfield choices, and 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Part 2 is no exception...

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