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Pitch Black: The Blacker The Berry…

With the rift between supposed “real” hip hop and “mainstream” hip hop seemingly growing vaster with each release, emcees D.G., Devious, Fast, G.O.D., and Zakee, the five member group of BK spitters that make up Pitch Black, wish not to be pigeon holed into either of hip hops seemingly opposed schools of thought. Pitch Black’s… Read more »

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Tray Deee: By Any Means

Tha Eastsidaz have gotten a taste of what it feels like to be on the wrong side of the game. The group claims that the man who brought them to West Coast prominence, Snoop Dogg, duped the them of over $1 million each. With platinum and gold albums on their resume, Tha Eastsidaz say they… Read more »

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Afeni Shakur: Resurrection

How would your mother deal with it if you were shot and killed? Not many people can muster up the strength to do what Afeni Shakur, mother of murdered rapper Tupac is doing. Her son has left a major impression on the arts and due to much of her efforts. Her son has sold 30… Read more »

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Lauren Lazin: Good Thingz To Life

You may not know her name, but you’ve seen the programs she helped create. Lauren Lazin has helmed the production of dozens of documentaries and original programs for MTV, including “Cribs,” “True Life,” and “Diary.” With a cable network docu-drama background, the jump to directing a feature-length film fitted for the big screen proved to… Read more »

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Fatman Scoop: Big Man, Bigger Moves

Along with DJ Clue, Fatman Scoop was an original DJ yelling on tracks. When you hear the mighty “Mixdrop!” you know who’s mixing. In his downtime from being a staple radio host at Hot 97, Scoop has grown internationally known through his productions and label work. Scoop recently hosted and co-produced the “Inside Hip Hop”… Read more »

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Five Deez: Welcome To The Fifth Dimension

Cincinnati sucks! I should know because I live there. An almost non-existent music scene, coupled with racist, homicidal cops, an inordinate amount of illegal business (see: “Traffic,” “In Too Deep”), and post-riot economic and racial distress all add up to one f*ckin’ cesspool of a city. But in this gloomy environment there are a few… Read more »

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54th Regiment: Glory Days

54th Regiment: Glory Days B’en Original In hip-hop, acts come and go, especially these days. But just when you were almost convinced that neo-soul was only good music worth buying, along comes an group that reminds you of what loved about the rap game from day one. Repping New Jersey, True Essence recording artists 54th… Read more »

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Warren G: Beef and 213

Warren G has seen his fair share of beef. Reared in the wild, West Coast, the G-Funk originator bore firsthand witness to the dramatic conflicts during the mid-nineties (Dr. Dre is is brother and Snoop is a rap partner). But, Warren G is considered one of the greatest products of the Left Coast for many… Read more »

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Lloyd Banks: A Friend Like Me

After being heard by 9 million fans of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks needs little introduction. AllHipHop’s Jigsaw talked to 50’s chief lyrical machine gun. The conversation went as follows: AllHipHop: When you hooked up with 50 Cent did you know that it was going to be this big – like this? Lloyd Banks: I did…. Read more »

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Remy Martin: Game Don’t Wait Pt 1

Three years ago, the future of women in hip-hop seemed real promising. Mixtape addicts everywhere were being blessed with hot freestyles from a bevy of femcees who, for the first time in years, were really giving the fellas a run for their money. Tomboys everywhere celebrated the arrival of real emcees like Lady Luck, Jane… Read more »

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Atmosphere: Letters from the Road

Slug and Ant are the lords of the underground. As Atmosphere, they have pioneered the proof that hip-hop could survive in a new city, like Run DMC. They followed the blueprint of the culture: performing, similar to KRS-One. There isn’t many Saturday nights in the year where Slug isn’t behind a microphone entertaining the masses…. Read more »

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The U.S. Army’s Hip-Hop Tour

The Source Magazine and the U.S. Army have teamed up together to create “The Source Campus Combat – Ultimate MC Battle Tour 2003.” This tour, featuring headlining performance artists such as Memphis Bleek, Nappy Roots and Black Moon, is both a usual and unusual event. It is usual in the sense that it allows college… Read more »

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Beanie Sigel: Crossroads

Dwight "Beanie Sigel" Grant stands at the crossroads – and perhaps the most pivotal point in his young life. He’s been delivered his share of strife but The Philadelphia-reared rapper is definitely facing the most turmoil of his entire rap career. Currently, Beans is facing federal assault and weapons charges, attempted murder charges and drug… Read more »

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Exclusive: Police Source On JMJ Murder

One year after the murder of one of the most influential DJ’s in history, the entire Hip-Hop community wonders why our heroes have been murdered and the cases never get solved. The Jam Master Jay case has exposed things that otherwise would have never been known about the characters of certain people in the music… Read more »

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