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Murphy Lee: Head of the Class

To a nation of teenagers and kids in their early twenties, September means only one thing: Back to School. And after a long summer basking in the sun, and hugging the block like quarter water, it’s time for students to get to stomping in a fresh purr of Air Force Ones. And for Murphy Lee… Read more »

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Gangsta Boo: Broken Silence Pt. 2

AllHipHop: Everybody thought you and LaChat were enemies because people started calling her the new Queen of Memphis. Gangsta Boo: That was all a conspiracy started by Hypnotized Minds. Juicy (J), me and Chat talk on the phone quite often. We was just brainwashed. I was trynna figure out why she was saying certain things… Read more »

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Gangsta Boo: Broken Silence Pt. 1

As a member of the Three Six Mafia, Gangsta Boo was part of one of the most successful independent rap groups to emerge out of the south. She shocked the rap world last year when she announced that she would clean up her profanity laced rhymes and was actually seeking out god. In this candid… Read more »

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Jedi Mind Tricks: The Force & The Dark Side

Jedi Mind Tricks is the name – once you hear it you can’t forget it. The subterranean duo began somewhere around early 1996 in Philadelphia. Producer Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and Vinnie Paz have dropped acclaimed records like Amber Probe EP in 1996, 1997’s Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro Magnetic Manipulation(which was recently reissued)… Read more »

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Ras Kass: Lock Down

On the cover of his first LP, 1996’s Soul On Ice, super emcee Ras Kass ominously appears reclining in the belly of the beast – behind jail bars. Even back then, Ras’ artistic efforts were pushed back a number of times despite the million dollar price tag, pre-album acclaim and hype. Nevertheless, through all of… Read more »

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King Gordy: Meet The Entity

Dwelling from the newly unearth underground hip hop scene of Detroit, King Gordy is determined to make you believe the name. With his hair braided into the configuration of horns and an unapologetically big-boned crew called the Fat Killahz, King Gordy’s is not your usual emcee. His skills on the mic and who-the-fuck-are-you confidence attracted… Read more »

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Crazy Legs: Rock On

Rock & Roll fans dream to be in Led Zeppelin. Baseball proteges fantasize of wearing Yankee pin stripes. But in hip-hop, no allegiance and commradry could possibly mean more than being down with the Legendary Rocksteady Crew. Crazy Legs has been down for over twenty-five live. He is the authority on hip-hop footwork and the… Read more »

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State Property: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

To compete for a championship, you gotta assemble a team that has the perfect balance between superstar, experienced veterans, rookies, and free agent pick-ups. Dame Dash, Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella have been getting their GM duties on by constructing super group State Property. And with a franchise player in place in Beanie Sigel, and Freeway approaching… Read more »

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Bubba Sparxxx – The Other One

Since 1991 only one white rapper has sold more than one million copies of a single album. In the past 12 years (post Vanilla Ice) only one white rapper has attained platinum status: Eminem. For all of you out there that subscribe to the theory that white artists in hip-hop are rapidly gaining control of… Read more »

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Method Man: Sound Off

When you see Method Man on TV, you see an element of the master. You see a clown, a jester holding court, you see a great veteran MC, you see a comedic entertainer and you see that gleam in his eye. When you get Method Man in a truer element, those aspects are still there…. Read more »

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Shorty : Same Song, Different Decade

The music industry is universally known as a business that can make or break partnerships, as well as family ties and life-long friendships. One of the West Coast’s most influential groups, Da Lench Mob, knows this theory to be a fact. As an upstart three-man team of politically biased militants, founded by post-N.W.A. Ice Cube,… Read more »

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XXL: Editor In Chief Elliot Wilson Speaks

Beef is not what’s going on between hip-hop magazines XXL and The Source. But, it truly is a rivalry never seen before between a pair of hip-hop magazines and journalists. XXL has finally, and legitimately challenged the monarch, however not without widespread effect. But, when Nas dissed both publications, claiming they were not playing their… Read more »

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