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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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Crooked I – ‘Apex Predator’ Album Review

It took over 15 years, but the Long Beach, Cali. MC finally released his first studio full-length album. He faced loads of label drama, going from Virgin Records to Death Row Records to Treacherous Records and Shady Records...

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Tech N9ne – ‘Something Else’ Album Review

Few rappers can say they have been in the game for over a decade and consistently shown their progression as artists. Tech N9ne is on his 13th studio album, where he’s managed to raise the stakes once again...

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Willie The Kid & Alchemist – ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ EP Review

Everyone should be familiar with Alchemist’s prolific output in recent years, but Gangsta Grillz affiliate Willie The Kid has had a more subdued year despite his increased productivity...

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King Louie – ‘Jeep Music’ Mixtape Review

Clocking in at a relatively brief 40 minutes, King Louie’s Jeep Music, is a familiar yet enjoyable and comforting dose of new material from one of the preeminent figures at the front of Chicago rap’s recent resurgence...

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YMCMB – ‘Rich Gang’ Album Review

Cash Money's Birdman-helmed posse album Rich Gang finally hits stores this week after several delays from its original Spring release date, and with it comes an album full of synth beats and guest appearances...

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Kevin Gates – ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ Album Review

Baton Rouge native Kevin Gates has come out with his debut retail album, Stranger Than Fiction. After years of building regional acclaim with a slew of mixtape releases, Gates transcended to a national level thanks to his standout appearance on “Trust You” by Pusha T, off his Wrath Of Caine mixtape, and the critical acclaim of his 2013 mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story...

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Ace Hood – ‘Trials & Tribulations’ Album Review

Ace Hood is still trying to figure it out. After releasing three albums and a bevy of mixtapes, the Florida rapper has yet to find a winning formula for success, both in terms of the quality of his music and in album sales...

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