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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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Bizzy Bone: Warriors Song

Vincent Van Gogh changed the archetype of the artist. He was a misunderstood street craftsman who basically drove himself crazy. Bizzy Bone isn’t starving, and he’s not crazy. But Bizzy Bone whether you’re a fan or not, signifies the voice of Hip-Hop. Bizzy’s message is that of struggle, pain, and darkness. This side of Bizzy… Read more »

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Akinyele: Found Pt. 2

AllHipHop: Eastern Conference represents for the past with Tame-One and RA the Rugged Man. How’d they approach you to actually put this record out? Akinyele: J-Zone put me up on them. He said they were a good label. At the same token, I knew [DJ Mighty-Mi] from a while ago. They were the only label… Read more »

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Akinyele: Found Pt. 1

Will Smith’s acting caused most people to long forget his rapping. Much the same, Akinyele’s recent reputation for sexually explicit tracks allowed many to forget just how nice of a grimy MC this legend was. Ten years ago, his debut, Vagina Diner was treasured by many a Hip-Hop purist – and still is. But due… Read more »

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Planet Asia: Planet Asia

Sign a record label deal. Record album. Release album. Instant riches. If the life of a rapper were that easy, a lot more folk would be in Maybachs canoodling their R&B song stress wife-to-be. Planet Asia will tell you in an instant, success comes from hard work. And with an album that just recently released,… Read more »

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Cee-Lo Green: Revolutionary

Cee-Lo Green is such a revolutionary lyricist, he’s ahead of himself, his peers and the bulk of MC’s to appear. But it is his past, not future, which has lead the Atlanta, Georgia rapper to the Goodie Mob, trading verses with comrades Outkast and Lauyrn Hill, and finally one of the most proficiently profound MCs… Read more »

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The Alchemist: Beats II the Rhyme

The Alchemist can barely conceal his excitement for his debut album project called 1st Infantry. When entering his mid-town Manhattan studio, the underground beat maestro’s beats are already pounding sounds to be featured his masterpiece. Still, despite crafting his masterwork, putting in work from the ground up and producing tracks for industry heavyweights such as… Read more »

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Easy Mo Bee: Words From the Genius

AllHipHop represents for those who can recite a verse from beginning to end, those who quote lyrics to explain serious life situations, and those who have an arsenal of punch-line snaps in they raps. But AllHipHop has just as much love for the producer. From eight bar loops, to live instrumentation, to the Triton, we… Read more »

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Jadakiss: Moment Of Clarity

If skills sold, Jadakiss would be a superstar. Lyrically, there’s no denying the talent of the Yonkers-bred rapper. “Big told me I’m nice. Hova. Nas.” he says. “All the people I’ve been looking up to for years.” Skills alone, however, won’t guarantee ‘Kiss the success he desires. He wants to do five mil. But in… Read more »

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