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Grafh: The Big Bang Theory

Grafh’s legend is already sprouting wings. The streets are buzzing, talking about the battle between the young Queens native and P.Diddy’s Da Band down at the Mixshow Power Summit in Miami. While there is no official word of a victor, the word is Grafh held it down all by his lonely. His mixtape, "The Bangout,"… Read more »

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Paris: Dead Serious

Paris remains. Despite a climate that’s not accepting of thinking man’s hip-hop, he remain. Even though his views are contrary to the establishment, he remains. AllHipHop.com took a second chance at picking the human revolution’s brain to see what makes him, him and what allows him to remain. ALLHIPHOP.COM: Why do you think we’re still… Read more »

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Kanye West: The Producer That Could Pt. 2

AllHipHop.com: What about other artists that are considered wack for doing something different? No I.D. had an album that was considered wack and it wasn’t…. KW: No I.D. and I are cool but don’t compare us on albums. He taught me how to make beats…you gotta hear my album. When you hear it, you’ll think… Read more »

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Kanye West: The Producer That Could Pt. 1

Renowned producer Kanye West is no stranger to the rap game. He knows rap lyrics very well, even appearing on 1999’s “What You Do To Me,” where he dumped a rhyme with the Infamous Syndicate (group consisting of Disturbing The Peace’s first lady Shawnna and now-Chicago DJ Teefa and). Not much to say about Kanye’s… Read more »

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The Youngbloodz: Music2DriveBy

When Dr. Dre tests out his beats, he jumps in the whip and takes his sounds for a ride. While great music has always been associated with the move and the road, hip-hop is only recently stepping up to leave the block. One of the innovators in this world of motion is the Atlanta duo,… Read more »

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Junior Mafia: Reign Showers

The story of the Mafia has been told countless times. Brooklyn-based group founded by Notorious B.I.G. emerges to, not only back the legendary rapper, by to go on to gold and platinum success. Tragedy strikes. Group members regroup but some eventually splinter off. Neither B.I.G. and Kim nor are with the group any more. With… Read more »

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J.Period And Big Daddy Kane: Nuff Respect Due

Most mixtape DJ’s these days are overly concerned with the future: breaking new songs, new artists, new beefs. Occasionally, a posthumous blessing from a late MC may make the mix. Otherwise, expect nothing from yesterday. A Brooklyn DJ with the capability to be a mega-bomb dropper, opted to do otherwise. In June, DJ J Period… Read more »

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Ice Cube: From Tha Hood To Hollywood

Ice Cube has been a fixture on the hip-hop scene for almost 20 years now. Many watched in awe as a group of Niggas With Attitudes burst on to the hip-hop scene and changed the landscape of the game’s terrain. After a split from NWA due to money, a consciouss awakening through religion and politics,… Read more »

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Freekey Zeekey: Destination Deferred Pt. 2

AllHipHop: What are your duties entail as the president of Diplomat Records? Freekey Zeekey: With Diplomat its no set duty. I can have the camera or the tape recorder. I answer phones. I write checks, to sweeping floors. That’s my duty, because this is my business and we still up and running fabulous. Thank Dame… Read more »

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Freekey Zeekey: Destination Deferred Pt. 1

April 25, 2003, about 3 a.m. Freekey Zeekey was dazed, bloody, but alive. He had just been shot in the chest and abdomen and run over by his assailants’ vehicle in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. He looked down and his friend Eric “E” Mangrum was lying on the ground with what appeared to be… Read more »

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Macho Man’ Randy Savage: OHHH YEAHHHHHH

Most people know Randy "Macho Man" Savage from his legendary bouts in the professional wrestling arena. Most don’t know that the man who took wrestling to the mainstream, hopes to do the same with his debut hip-hop album, Be A Man. The album drops October 7th on Big 3 Records. Savage convincingly does the hip-hop… Read more »

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Jae-Millz: Living Lessons…

Harlem’s smoke is still rising. But this time the fire burns from the rap industry’s latest artist, battle rapper Jae Millz. Our first introduction to Jae Millz on a mainstream level stems from his guest appearance on P.Diddy’s “Making the Band,” when he went toe-to-toe against the group captain Ness. However, Jae Millz is ready… Read more »

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Geronimo Ji Jaga: Soulja’s Story Pt 2

AllHipHop: How did you join the Panthers? GJJ: I never joined the Panthers. My function, after Martin Luther King was killed, was to come and defend our community. That was something we had to do. So, when I came out, I worked in the South and then East – New York. I didn’t get to… Read more »

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Geronimo Ji Jaga: Soulja’s Story Pt 1

For real, for real: To understand – better yet – to know Tupac Shakur, you must peer beyond hip-hop into history. The family tree that bore Tupac has a lineage of political activists, Black Panthers, and a tightly woven unit all rolled into one prolific individual person that was stolen from the Earth on September… Read more »

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