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T.I.: You Still Don’t Know Me

T.I.’s loving the game right now. While he didn’t release an album in 2005, Tip caked up on features with homies, Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall. In 2006 however, the Atlanta trap-star aims to conquer the market with, KING coming with the arrival of spring. T.I.’s not out to melt anybody’s snow or… Read more »

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Myka Nyne: Nine Lives

Myka Nyne, – known better as Myka 9, of the Freestyle Fellowship has a recording career that stretches back clear to the 1980’s and a reputation which pre-dates most Hip-Hoppers with records out today. Mr. 9 and his associates held class at Leimert Park, while the world took notes as they redefined the term “freestyle”… Read more »

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M1: Classified

Best known to fans as one half of the seminal rap group dead prez, M1 has been combining Hip-Hop with activism ever since he was expelled from Florida A&M University with his comrade Stic.man. Now, M1 is combining with a Jazz great to sponsor his solo debut album, Confidential. Read, as M1 discusses his deal… Read more »

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Chubbie Baby: Ya Bad Chubbs

B efore the masses get solo albums from Hell Rell, JR Writer, or Jha Jha, the Diplomats expanded their movement with more artists. Luckily, the unit houses one of the strongest mixtape games in the industry. Enter Chubbie Baby – a Bronx by-way-of Columbus, Ohio club-owner, rapper, and producer with big plans. Chubbie’s self-titled mixtapes… Read more »

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Hell Rell: Hell on Earth

T he Diplomats have proven themselves to indeed be a movement. However, some criticize that the movement ends after its ‘Three Kings’: Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones. Nobody could disagree more than Hell Rell. Fresh out of jail, Hell Rell has gained endorsements from his own Dip-mates, Star of Star & Buc, and even… Read more »

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Rick Ross: Brand New Hustle

With rappers being churned out like products on an assembly line, its increasingly difficult for an emerging lyricists to get a fair shake. Somehow, through his hustle, Rick Ross of Miami was able to garner the attention of Jay-Z and Def Jam by way of Slip-N-Slide Records. Rick currently enjoys the popularity of street smash… Read more »

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Bossman: New Jack City

The city of Baltimore has almost become synonymous with drugs and crime, but there is more to the Southeastern city than just missing lamppost lights and drugs. There is a whole Hip-Hop scene and sound that has even up until now been unscathed. Home to record executives and athletes, Baltimore is a city begging to… Read more »

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Deux Process: Proceed

In a city where a million times deux Hip-Hop acts and other entertainers are trying to make a name for themselves, Los Angles has welcomed Colorado Springs natives, Deux Process with open arms. Up to date, MC’s Chief Nek and Vise Versa have picked up DJ Shawn Dubb, were selected for a couple of Myspace.com… Read more »

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Raekwon: The Food

With fans and rappers alike complaining about how New York has lost its stronghold over the game, it seems like there’s no better time to drop a follow-up to a classic that helped define an era long-gone. Raekwon is about take it there going full circle to create Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 and… Read more »

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E-40: Word to the Third

Known as the ambassador of the place he calls Northern Cali-screw-ya, E-40 is back. Not only with a new album but a whole new movement behind it. All the hype behind the Bay area’s Hyphy movement can be fully experienced on his newest single “Tell Me When to Go” featuring Hyphy innovator, Keak Da Sneak,… Read more »

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HYPHY: The Bay’s Hip-Hop Revenge

Imagine a sideshow. Visualize a place for everyone to “stunt” or to show off their high performance muscle cars with a snake-like line of about 300 cars coursing in the street. Hear the music blaring, watch car doors open (also known as ghost-riding), and see people fearlessly leap out of their cars while still in… Read more »

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Kool G Rap: Valentine’s Day Massacre

Hip-Hop heads might be more likely to seek love advice from Common or LL Cool J before they asked… Kool G Rap? However, G Rap may be as poised to speak on the matter as any. Having founded his career on raunchy raps like “Talk Like Sex” and “Operation CB”, Kool G Rap tickled the… Read more »

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Scarface & The Product: Training Day

Contrary to popular belief and media advertisement, many individuals aren’t the least bit happy with the way the world of Hip-Hop music has played out in the 21st century. Whether shady business deals or watered down, carbon copy songs are the illness, hopeful rap heads are fortunate to have hungry artists in the booth working… Read more »

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Lupe Fiasco: Revenge of the Hip-Hop Nerd

Being co-signed by Jay-Z over three years ago would seemingly ensure Lupe Fiasco’s propulsion to superstardom. However, the Chi-Town native’s deals with Roc-A-Fella Records, an L.A. Reid-helmed Arista and a group project via Epic all crumbled. Still, a talent like Lupe Fiasco isn’t anchored by the trials of life – he rises. Eventually, Atlantic Records… Read more »

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