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The Underachievers - The Lords Of Flatbush
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The Underachievers Test Out A New Approach On ‘Lords Of Flatbush’ Mixtape

The Underachievers hit the ground running this year by capitalizing on the inescapable buzz for their project Indigoism. Looking to re-assert themselves in the scene as leaders of the Beast Coast—a loose-knit collective of New York rap groups including Pro Era and the Flatbush Zombies—the Underachievers recently relinquished an 8-track EP titled Lords of Flatbush, which finds Ak and Issa paying homage to their native Brooklyn and drawing inspiration from a 1974 film of the same name about the coming of age of four young men in 1958. The EP gra...

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2 Chainz Stays True To Himself On ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’

The first thing to know about the new 2 Chainz album is that the opening song is called "Fork." The second thing to know is that you probably already know what it sounds like...

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Lil Wayne Battles Back On His ‘Dedication 5′ Mixtape

There was a time in the late aughts when the thought of Lil Wayne being out of the larger hip-hop conversation for even a short period of time seemed near impossible, but it happened...

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Rapsody - She Got Game
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Rapsody Shows Off Her Skills On New Mixtape, ‘She Got Game’

In an industry where men are often the dominate figures, female lyricist Rapsody has clearly figured out how to shine through in the rap game...

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Big Sean Delivers An Album Worth Waiting For With ‘Hall Of Fame’

Big Sean is in a different zone. Just a few years ago, Sean was working his way up to becoming the ambassador for his city with a number of mixtapes that caught fire, namely 2010’s Finally Famous Vol 3: Big and 2012's Detroit...

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Juicy J Plays To His Strengths On ‘Stay Trippy’

It is a very rare thing in hip-hop when rappers are granted a third act in their career. If you're lucky, you will get a shot at a second but the third act is anomalous...

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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 - 3ChordFold
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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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Tinidad James - 10 PC Mild
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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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