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Jean Grae

It’s no secret that female MCs are a dying breed, but Jean Grae refuses to go quietly. Miss rap supreme steps up to provide fans with some much-needed estrogen, alongside producer 9th Wonder, on Jeanius, her first release off Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith label. The fact that Grae has never been one to flaunt her sexuality is commendable, but, more than likely, that’s one of the reasons she’s been unable to translate her witty rhymes into record sales. It’s a point she comes to grips with on the candid “Don’t Rush Me,” where she rhymes, “There’s nothing like knowing yourself… Like the ...

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