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Twista: Back For The First Time

In Webster’s Dictionary, a “kamikaze” is described as “an extremely reckless person who seems to court death.” If you listen to Twista spit his trademark voracious lyrics in his usual reckless, yet precise manner, you would know his career is nowhere near death. In fact, with the release of his long-awaited album, Kamikaze, scheduled to… Read more »

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9th Wonder: Changing The Game

Few people fully understand how 9th Wonder changed the game for producers. In 2003, he created one of the most fan-friendly trends, remixing entire albums. He took Nas’ God’s Son and revamped it into God’s Stepson. Since, a slew of others have followed suit, with largely favorable results. His work with his crew Little Brother… Read more »

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Lyrics Born: Later That Day

The long time friend and collaborator of Blackalicious and DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born is no stranger to hip hop. In fact, he and his friends, who would later become Quannum Records, have helped to mold and shape the unique, creative brand of underground hip hop that California is so well known for. Lyrics Born solo… Read more »

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IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE: UNDYING METHOD Pt. 3 of 3

"This is the business, and ya’ll ain’t getting nothing for free and if you devils play broke, then I’m taking your company you can call it reparations or restitution lock and load n*gga, industrial revolution" Industrial Revolution – Immortal Technique According to Immortal he and a fellow artist, Poison Pen were in Boston to do… Read more »

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Fredro Starr: Ten Hut

10 years. Men’s will can shatter during a 10-year bid in jail. Technology has advanced in hulk-like leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. Onyx’s Fredro Starr has survived the tumultuous rigors of the hip-hop music industry for over 10 years. Whether he was altering the hip-hop landscape with his Onyx brothers Sticky and… Read more »

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IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE: UNDYING METHOD Pt. 2 of 3

Technique chemically unstable, set to explodeForetold by the Dead Sea scrolls written in codesSo if your message ain’t sh*t, f*ck the records you sold’Cuz if you go platinum, it’s got nothing to do with luckIt just means that a million people are stupid as f*ck!Industrial Revolution -Immortal Technique At this time Immortal began to see… Read more »

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Kay Slay: Stunt 101

Seated in the rear of parked RV on a wintry December afternoon, DJ Kay Slay is waiting. In fact, he’s been waiting for four hours. And with no communication between him and label reps inside the Brooklyn warehouse where he’s filming the lead video for his sophomore effort, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2., Kay Slay begins… Read more »

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AllHipHop.com’s Year End: We Got 5 On It

PERSON OF THE YEAR (ALLHIPHOP ICON AWARD): FREDDIE FOXXX Freddie Foxxx ain’t for the kids. Rather he is for old, young, and in between all at once. This Hip-Hop immortal veteran celebrated his seventeenth year of recording with his third official album. The Konexion provided social commentary, hip-hop assessment, and Bumpy Knuckles still stuck it… Read more »

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OutKast: The Finest Part II

AllHipHop.com: Big Boi, on “Reset” you have Khujo and Cee-Lo who are rumored to have beef due to the break up of the Goodie Mobb. Were there any problems getting them together to do the song? Big Boi: Actually they got a lil something goin on but it ain’t really nothing. Basically it’s like, Cee-Lo… Read more »

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OutKast: The Finest Part I

AllHipHop.com launches its recap of 2003 with OutKast and rightfully so. As one of the few acts that captured the elusive and fading art of melding creativity with endless commercial capability, the group moved millions of units and moved the souls of those that listened. At one point the duo of Big Boi and Andre… Read more »

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KRS-One: Word Perfect Part 2

AllHipHop: Well, I really hope to see this book take effect to the fullest magnitude. KRS-One: Well, you’re taking the first step now. Because this interview, based on how you write it, is gonna be what it takes to galvanize the movement called Hip-Hop. A lot of Hip-Hoppers read AllHipHop.com, and this is a very… Read more »

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KRS-One: Word Perfect

We all know about KRS-One: The master, the teacher, the poet, the philosopher, the B-boy. But to what degree do we appreciate Kris? While he’s never been short on his zeal, Kris doesn’t ask much in return. How active are most MC’s approaching their twentieth year of making records? In KRS’ own words, “Why is… Read more »

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