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Lil’ Weavah: Southwest Rider

It’s no secret that the independent spirit is not only alive, but it’s quite fruitful in the South. That said, why is the best selling underground ATL artist rhyming about his car breaking down? Lil’ Weavah is cut from a cloth that has not been publicly seen in some time. Having sold over 20,000 units… Read more »

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Young Dro: Killer Instinct

A true-chain smoker will light one cigarette off of another, it prevents from having to use matches or a lighter. Perhaps that’s what Atlantic/Grand Hustle Records considered when they piggybacked Young Dro’s Best Thang Smokin’ off of TI’s highly successful album, King. After three years of making powerful appearances on albums from T.I., P$C, and… Read more »

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Daz: So So Daz

For more than 14 years, Daz Dillinger has known survival. Daz watched a Death Row dynasty being built from his early days as an MC while living off of Popeye’s Chicken. Five years later, he saw it all unravel even though he left with a Dogg Pound Gold solo album, Revenge, Retaliation, and Get Back…. Read more »

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Cardan: A Different World

“I’m the hottest thing out of Harlem,” says Cardan. The artist who has never released an album may be confusing some with that statement. After all, Cardan’s biggest buzz came from Harlem World in 1998, despite not being on the singles or in the videos. Still, the Uptown rapper has survived not only from feature… Read more »

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Khia: Queen to Be

W hen you feel like nobody can do it like you and your competition is minimal it’s only natural that you step up and claim a title. “Queen of South” is what she’s chosen to call herself and it doesn’t seem like anyone has objected…well at least not yet. Written off as a one-hit wonder… Read more »

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Dante Ross: Dummy Smacks

T oday’s A&R not only eats off of the artists he signs, he can become a star in his own right. Jay-Z can shout out “Lenny S” as TI brings in DJ Drama to be the ears of Grand Hustle/Atlantic. However, in the formation of Hip-Hop as we know it, one of the most unmentioned… Read more »

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DMX: Dog Days of Summer

E arl Simmons is many men. In one respect he is a loving husband and father of four. On another plane, he is DMX, a talented and world renown emcee that has moved millions and millions of albums. Then there is X, the volatile, Yonker’s native who unpredictable nature is legendary. When AllHipHop.com interviewed The… Read more »

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Ise Lyfe: Lyfe As We Know It

“We went from fighting for freedom to goin’ dumb for free.” That’s how Ise Lyfe begins one of the songs, “Enigma,” from his debut album, Spread the Word. The East Oakland representative is not against Hyphy culture by any means, but instead the 23 year old is out to challenge the youth to be more… Read more »

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Styles P: Built to Last Part Two

AllHipHop.com: Many consider A Gangster and a Gentleman a classic. Would you agree? Styles: If the streets say it, I’m riding with it. That album was a challenge for me. They were like “He’s good with the Lox, he’s hot on mixtapes, but can he make an album?” I know they didn’t expect me to… Read more »

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Styles P: Built to Last Part One

D avid Styles is a self-proclaimed problem. He’s adamant about you knowing it, absorbing it, and passing the declaration on to the next man. More often than not, listeners are overrun with gangster tales and tough talk that varies from phony album rhetoric, fabricated industry imagery, and true-to-life hood legends and trap stars that fall… Read more »

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GM Grimm: The Hunger For More

GM Grimm, perhaps better known as MF Grimm, has lived the life that many rappers can only write fictional rhymes about. Emerging in the early ‘90s, Grimm collaborated with Hip-Hop greats Kool G Rap, Akinyele, and KMD, to name a few. The rugged rapper even penned undisclosed parts of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic for West… Read more »

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Bone Crusher: The Tipping Point

B one Crusher had the world on his side just three years ago. His hit, “Never Scared” was a major muscle in moving Crunk from the clubs to the country club dance-floors. However, as his peers caked up on bigger deals, stronger marketing, and endorsements, Bone Crusher was lost in the Arista merger with Jive…. Read more »

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