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RIP: The Notorious BIG

Real Name: Christopher Wallace Alias: The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Frank White Birth: May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York Death: March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, California The Brooklyn-born rapper Notorious B.I.G. first gained attention for his work back in 92′ on Mary J. Blige’s "What’s the 411?". When Brooklyn’s own Christopher Wallace first got on… Read more »

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Outlawz: Back To The Front

Young Noble, E.D.I., Kastro, and Napoloean, the Outlawz, are perhaps the most slept on, while being the most well known group of MC’s in rap today. They first came onto the music scene in 1995. Back then they were known as Dramacydal and were featured on the single Outlaw from 2Pac’s album Me Against the… Read more »

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Darc Mind: Time Capsule

Picture this. A DJ named X-Ray’s fingers gracefully stroke the smooth surface of vinyl for the likes of MC Shan and EPMD. After being involved in various Hip-Hop entities, he and former Legion of D.U.M.E. member, Kev Roc go on to form a group that will bring a sound to the world that can best… Read more »

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MF the Super Villain Part 1

On the eve of his re-release of Operation Doomsday, MF Doom finds himself in the dark alleys of Philly as the first line up to Fluid’s monthly Oratory Explaratorium. Who is this masked marvel that came to destroy rap in the city of brotherly beats? At 29 years of age Doom, who many remember as… Read more »

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MF the Super Villain Part 2

When asked about the disproportionate volume of glam and glit to creative and artistic music these days, Doom will tell you: "It’s kind of a problem in Hip hop, as far as the actual product that comes out to the public. The public is paying for it. You got cats that’s in it that think… Read more »

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Eazy E Remembered: Phyllis Pollack

Phyllis Pollack knew Eric Wright early in his career, and was one of those who went to the hospital in 1995. Phyllis worked as a publicist for various NWA and Eazy E albums over the ten year career. She’s even the one who wrote the liner notes in the re-released Straight Outta Compton and albums…. Read more »

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Crooked I: On the Fringe

Crooked I is fighting for his life. After almost a decade of being promised to be on the horizon, Crooked I finds himself there still, at the top of 2005. Caught between a lawsuit with Death Row Records, Crooked is on the fringe of controlling his own destiny. He’s being especially proactive, and told AllHipHop.com… Read more »

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Full HeaderPrint “The Oprah Issue” By Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur Oprah Winfrey and Hip-Hop have peacefully co-existed for decades with little-to-no fanfare, but the inevitable happened – friction. The Oprah Winfrey Show debut in 1986, the same year Run DMC injected a heavy dose of Hip-Hop straight to America’s commercial vein with “Walk This Way.” Since,… Read more »

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