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Jay Rock: Rock Solid

I n Los Angeles’ notorious Watts section, Jay Rock is bidding for the spotlight in the West Coast rap revival. This artist might not have the prolific personnel backing of peers like The Game or Ice Cube, or the highbrow affiliations like rookies Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone. But, Warner Brothers has taken a chance… Read more »

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Mike Jones: Icebreaker Part Two

Check out part two of AllHipHop.com’s Mike Jones interview… AllHipHop.com: What’s good with Paul Wall? I heard he just had a baby. Mike Jones: Yeah. Congrats to Paul Wall. He just had a little boy. I hit him on the day he was born. AllHipHop.com: Can you get into your Punk’d episode? Mike Jones: You… Read more »

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Mike Jones: Icebreaker Part One

M ike Jones was the only student of Houston’s 2005 graduation class that has experienced platinum success [Who Is Mike Jones.] despite the region’s industry takeover. Jones swears he was also the stepchild of the lot, which included acclaimed artists like Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Chamillionaire. A budding mogul, the rapper says he’s now… Read more »

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Murphy Lee: Grown Man B.I.

D uring his formative years, a young Torhi Harper’s close family stressed that luck was a delicate combination of preparation and opportunity. When most teenagers slaved at their sorry part-time jobs and prepped for the SAT’s, Torhi, or Murphy Lee and friends, the St. Lunatics, worked to fulfill their dreams as rap stars in the… Read more »

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J. Bully: The Intelligent Hoodlum

W hat MC dare call himself an educated thug in this era of Hip-Hop? J.Bully represents a new breed of lyricist and a movement he deems “Educated Thug Muzik,” an interest group that intends to balance the genre a bit. In many ways, Bully represents the paranormal to rap though. He teaches a Hip-Hop course… Read more »

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K-Hill: Livin’ Proof

S traight out of Wilson, North Carolina, K-Hill is one of the state’s brightest talents of today and tomorrow. The producer and MC gained notoriety from producing throwback-minded joints on Kaze’s Spirit of ‘94 project three years ago. While he says he wasn’t aware of the theme at the time, this is an artist with… Read more »

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DJ Chela: New Girl Order

T he female Hip-Hop head appears to resemble the Black man at first glace: an endangered species. However, upon deeper analysis and sincere study, it’s apparent that they are flourishing in some ways, while languishing in others. DJ Chela may not be a household name, but the spin-doctor seeks to change that notion and marshal… Read more »

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Edgar Allen Floe: Floetry

H ailing from North Carolina, Edgar Allen Floe has made a name for himself, writing and producing as one of 15 members in Hip-Hop’s ‘Knights of the Round Table,’ the Justus League. One might think that by having more members in your group than the Wu-Tang Clan, he would get a case of middle child… Read more »

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Little Brother: Most Slept On

N orth Carolina’s agents are always on their grind to get quality Hip-Hop out to the masses. Little Brother’s sophomore album The Minstrel Show dropped this past September, and since then, the trio hasn’t stopped working. Most recently, they linked with DJ Drama for a “Gangsta Grillz” mixtape that connected the group to Mos Def… Read more »

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Carmelo Anthony: My Man, My Melo

In just three seasons, Carmelo Anthony has been an NBA force to be reckoned with. The former Syracuse star has taken the Denver Nuggets from an NBA joke to a franchise with a hopeful future encouraged by a lot of widespread supporters. The 22 year-old Forward has changed minds everywhere based on his young leadership… Read more »

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Slow Suicide Stimulus: Suicidal Thoughts

T he mid-90’s are fondly revered by Hip-Hop fans for several reasons. For starters, they defied convention. The things that were said and how they were presented were very different from today. The uncertainty on records like Group Home’s “The Realness” or Common’s “Nuttin’ To Do” made for audiences to relate, regardless of socioeconomics or… Read more »

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Nina B: Go Up and Up

C an a New York female MC with a pretty face be taken seriously for her art? This is the struggle that Nina B faces. The Crown Heights Brooklyn spitter explains her lyrical passion to AllHipHop.com. Having quietly crept through the industry on The Game’s West Coast Resurrection album last year, Nina has recently released… Read more »

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