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Snoop Dogg: The Realest Part I

With a successful career spanning well over ten years in the game, Snoop Doggy Dogg has more than paid the cost to be the boss. The Boss ain’t just selling woof tickets, he’s sounding off about the state of Hip-Hop and who and what needs to be eliminated for the perpetuation of the movement. He… Read more »

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Masta Killa: Back to the Essence

An anachronism is something that’s out of place in a space in time. You’ll hear film critics use it when things don’t add up – like a piece of money in “Titanic.” Rarely is the term good. But in Hip-Hop, the term is almost never used – and if it were, it could mean something… Read more »

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Ghostface: Change Gon’ Come

Ghostface (Killah) is one of hip-hop’s champions of consistency. And he’s continuously blessed eager listeners with bars that provoke thought, twisted faces and head nods. But after 10 years, Ghost is going through changes, which these days is commonly referred to as “grown man s**t.” As a lot of surface rappers remain identical to their… Read more »

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J-Kwon: Misguided Missile

J-Kwon, the St. Louis born rapper who burst onto the scene a few months ago with his hit “Tipsy,” acts a lot like someone who doesn’t have a set course or destination. The Arista/So So Def artist maintains that only God knows the true path to what will transpire from his rap career. Obviously, based… Read more »

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Tapemasters Inc.: Flooding the Masses

Tapemasters Inc.: Flooding the Masses By Paine One of the reasons Kid Capri abandoned the mixtape formula he helped revolutionized was the exclusive. Back in the early nineties, if you leaked a track or played a certain cut, you might find Eric B. or Kool G Rap pounding on your door at three in the… Read more »

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M.O.P: Rocksteady Pt. 2

AllHipHop.com: What you think about Hip-Hop in general not taking any risks? BD: I mean trends is dope, but it got to be something that really means something. Like who really cares, I was just telling a homie the other day: I got a lot of respect for B.I.G., always had a lot of respect… Read more »

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M.O.P: Rocksteady Pt. 1

The Mash Out Posse, aka M.O.P., is one of the few hip-hop products that continues to live up to the rugged ideology that embodied the 90’s. But while the M.O.P. grinded for years, plowing through the underground, they didn’t meet the mainstream face-to-face until “Ante Up,” from their Warriors CD. Now, M.O.P. will take their… Read more »

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Trina: Strictly Business

Right now, one could argue that Trina is leading the pack of female rappers, if only by default. But, regardless of what side you might debate for, the fact is, the Miami native is on her grind and focused on making things pop even though she is now a seasoned connoisseur of getting all eyes… Read more »

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Ness of Da Band: Holding It Down

While Dylan and Fred made names for themselves as memorable TV characters with their antics on the finale of Making the Band 2, Ness remained focused on his craft in hopes of becoming just as memorable, but in the music business. Because of his focus, he, along with Babs, was selected by P.Diddy to remain… Read more »

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Goodie M.O.B.: Still Standing

More than four years after their last album, Goodie M.O.B. is back, and this time they’re out to prove a point. Cee-Lo or no Cee-Lo, Goodie M.O.B. (Khujo, T-Mo, and Big Gipp) is still standing, still relevant and out to show why One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show. In the 90’s, Goodie M.O.B. blessed the… Read more »

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Illogic: Got Lyrics?

Performance Poetry can be a lot like Stand-Up Comedy: Great for an evening out, not what you really want to hear in your CD player. In the mainstream, it’s worked. Kanye’s appearance on "Def Poetry" was priceless promotion for his album. One of the only memorable elements of Nastradamus, may’ve been the intro and outro… Read more »

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Fred of Da Band: Lord Willin

On the final episode of MTV’s “Making The Band 2.” the world saw Fred just quit, refusing to return from his Florida home to venture back to New York. In a profanity-laced blaze of glory, the Miami-native cursed out P.Diddy’s handlers (and Da Band’s manager) in a way that truly oozed exasperation and frustration. Things… Read more »

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Dylan: Airs It Out

When Dylan of Bad Boy’s Da Band signed on the dotted line, he made history to become the first dancehall artist signed to the monolithic label. Now, he might make history as the first to depart as he is slated to drop a mixtape entitled "Life After Diddy," which is hosted by Brooklyn’s DJ Sickamore…. Read more »

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Trina: Built To Last

Miami’s Diamond Princess Trina sat down with AllHipHop.com for a candid talk about acting, female competitors, men and her new CD, The Glamourest Life. No need to waste time – you know her. AllHipHop.com: Talk about The Glamourest Life. What kind of album are we going to hear this time? Trina: The album is really… Read more »

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