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D-Maq: California Love

Much like the: ‘Which came first the chicken or the egg?’ argument, we may never truly know if a hit is a hit because of the producer or the artist, but whatever the case it’s most assuredly a collaborative effort. Artists like Ice Cube, Tupac, Kurupt and W.C. aren’t willing to gamble one way or… Read more »

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Saigon: Bad Intentions Part Two

Click To Hear AllHipHop Audio: Saigon talks about the attempted chain snatching and near-death assault. Saigon speaks on what New York rappers need to do. Sai responds to detractors that feel he hates on the Dirty South. THE INTERVIEW: AllHipHop.com: Okay. Now you know of course we gotta talk about what’s the holdup on the… Read more »

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Saigon: Bad Intentions Part One

Saigon is one of Hip-Hop’s most promising talents, but his rise was nearly cut short by a pair of assailants that stabbed the rapper in the head with a broken bottle. Still, the rapper aims to stay on course as The Greatest Story Never Told, his forthcoming Atlantic Records debut album, prepares for release. Click… Read more »

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DJ A-Trak: Trak Jewels & Kanye West

Not yet 25 years old, DJ A-Trak has had a world of colorful experiences. His DJ Battle titles could fill your favorite athlete’s trophy room. He had an integral hand in one of Montreal’s biggest Hip-Hop crews, Obscure Disorder. Amidst Kanye West’s elaborate stage shows, it is A-Trak that mans the cuts and scratches. All… Read more »

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Bow Wow: The Growth

Since dropping the “Lil’,” Bow Wow appears bent on turning the tables on his image and his skills. As a new year unfolds, that industry-wide memorandum seems to reach the masses based on his potent closing verse on the remix to Dem Franchise Boyz’s "I Think They Like Me". A hot verse isn’t all that… Read more »

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Penelope: Skip To My Lou

Hailing straight from the “Lou,” Penelope has lived the true meaning of the word “grind.” As a teen, she scored her first record demo with “The Crew from the Lou.” While coming up during the legendary, “St. Louis Grind- Time,” she was known as being one of the deadliest female rappers. Her onstage persona was… Read more »

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Kevin Federline: Crossroads

Don’t call him Britney’s hubby or Moesha’s friend’s baby daddy, Kevin Federline – known beyond the tabloids for his movements to Hip-Hop music – is in the works for releasing his debut rap album. The dancer turned Hollywood fixture, has spent the past few years in a life resembling the Truman Show. While previously dancing… Read more »

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Tha Alkaholiks: Last Call

In the early 90’s, De La Soul encouraged fans to lace up their roller-skates. The Alkaholiks just suggested calling “grandma a b*tch” – but only when they were drunk. Both were about having fun. Surprisingly, both groups are still in tact. But stemming from their arrival on King Tee’s seminal albums, Tha Liks are soon… Read more »

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Dilated Peoples: Triple Optics

George Benson, once sang “I knew back then, what I know now/If I understood the what, when, why and how/Now it’s clear to me, what I should have done/But hindsight is 20/20 vision.” Dilated Peoples on the other hand, have flipped it and with their fourth release titled 20/20. Here, they are using foresight and… Read more »

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Conway: Creepin’ on a Comeback

What do you do when after being signed to one of the industry’s powerhouse recording labels, you’re dropped with nowhere to go? A lot would fall back without hesitation, and choose another career. But if you’re Los Angeles rapper Conway, that theory is simply unacceptable. Indeed it was, as Conway has now re-emerged to take… Read more »

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Lil’ Wayne: Boiling Point

While his one-time Hot Boy brothers are artfully planning comebacks, Wayne is reigning from a higher plain. Moreover, Lil’ Wayne is on top of the Hip-Hop game right now. He’s still on Cash Money, still riding with Baby, and still not afraid to speak his mind outright. With his critically acclaimed fifth album – Tha… Read more »

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B.G.: New Light

Like many of the reigning kings of late 90’s Southern rap, B.G.’s career has been in a bit of limbo. Like his Hot Boy brother Juvenile, BG’s reach was never as far as when he had the Cash Money Records tattoos out and the label on the album. The three Koch releases since found cult… Read more »

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Juvenile: A Moment of Clarity

Though he wasn’t the youngest Hot Boy, Juvenile certainly seems to have matured in the last eight years. From his salacious ballads, Juvenile is committed to showing the other side of the lifestyle with the upcoming Reality Check. In a candid discussion with AllHipHop.com, Juvenile touches on this new vision, his reactions to Katrina and… Read more »

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