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AllHipHop.com’s Year End: We Got 5 On It

PERSON OF THE YEAR (ALLHIPHOP ICON AWARD): FREDDIE FOXXX Freddie Foxxx ain’t for the kids. Rather he is for old, young, and in between all at once. This Hip-Hop immortal veteran celebrated his seventeenth year of recording with his third official album. The Konexion provided social commentary, hip-hop assessment, and Bumpy Knuckles still stuck it… Read more »

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OutKast: The Finest Part II

AllHipHop.com: Big Boi, on “Reset” you have Khujo and Cee-Lo who are rumored to have beef due to the break up of the Goodie Mobb. Were there any problems getting them together to do the song? Big Boi: Actually they got a lil something goin on but it ain’t really nothing. Basically it’s like, Cee-Lo… Read more »

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OutKast: The Finest Part I

AllHipHop.com launches its recap of 2003 with OutKast and rightfully so. As one of the few acts that captured the elusive and fading art of melding creativity with endless commercial capability, the group moved millions of units and moved the souls of those that listened. At one point the duo of Big Boi and Andre… Read more »

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KRS-One: Word Perfect Part 2

AllHipHop: Well, I really hope to see this book take effect to the fullest magnitude. KRS-One: Well, you’re taking the first step now. Because this interview, based on how you write it, is gonna be what it takes to galvanize the movement called Hip-Hop. A lot of Hip-Hoppers read AllHipHop.com, and this is a very… Read more »

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KRS-One: Word Perfect

We all know about KRS-One: The master, the teacher, the poet, the philosopher, the B-boy. But to what degree do we appreciate Kris? While he’s never been short on his zeal, Kris doesn’t ask much in return. How active are most MC’s approaching their twentieth year of making records? In KRS’ own words, “Why is… Read more »

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Three 6 Mafia: ‘Nuff Respect Due

Before David Banner rode his “Cadillac on 22s,” they were “Ridin Spinners.” Before Lil Jon got crunk, they tore the club up. And before Bone Crusher said he was “Never Scared,” they told people, “Don’t Be Scared.” They are the Three 6 Mafia. But the Hypnotize Minds headliners aren’t out reaching for recognition. They don’t… Read more »

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Quincy “QDIII” Jones III: Renaissance Man

You ever look at directly at the sun? One blinding light in the hip hop universe that is and has been doing extraordinary things is Quincy Jones III. Better known as QDIII this man has been a visionary in hip hop and the complete music industry for nearly twenty years. His father, the pioneering legend… Read more »

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Slick Rick: Free At Last

Freedom. Not many rappers appreciate their freedom as much as "Slick" Rick Walters. Born in South Wimbledon, London England, the rapper came to the United States at the tender age of 11. After hitting it big and becoming a pioneer in the rap game, the rapper ran afoul of the law and served a bid… Read more »

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Raekwon: Verbal Intercourse Pt. 2

AllHipHop: Tell me about The Lex Diamond Story. RZA produced Cuban Linx in its entirety, but The Lex Diamond Story uses a range of producers. How do you decide who twists the knobs on your records? What do you look for? Rae: I look for whoever’s got the music, whether it’s RZA or someone else…. Read more »

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Mc Lyte: Award Tour

MC Lyte: Award Tour Damainon Ewell The more that things change, the more things stay the same. Not so in the case of MC Lyte. Ten years after her only Grammy nomination, she has been nominated again for "Best Solo Performance By A Female MC For A Track Or Single, a new category the world-famous… Read more »

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Ice T: Gangsta Superior

Ice T is perhaps the most understated legend of hip-hop music. EVER. As the original gangster of hip-hop, his influence, is represented in nearly every aspect of the genre seen today. While Schoolly D fathered it, Ice populated it, making it possible for Eazy E. NWA, and every other nigga with an attitude to have… Read more »

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