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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Game

The Game has never hidden his influences and on his albums he names them quite liberally. However, AllHipHop.com had to get the definitive Top 5 Dead or Alive from the Compton wordsmith. In typical Game fashion, the list is perplexing with a dose of standard fare at the same time. Furthermore, he completely broke tradition… Read more »

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ChartWatch: Underground Rap Rises! Go Buy Some Gangstarr!

“Above the crowds above the clouds where the sounds are original  infinite skills create miracles  warrior spiritual  Above the clouds raining down  Holdin it down”  -Gangstarr “Above the Clouds”  Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) July 17, 1962–April 19, 2010 As I was driving home last night the radio station out here in Houston played a… Read more »

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A Gang of Guru & Gangstarr

“Gotta Get Over” – Gangstarr “Mass Appeal” (Live) “Dwyck” – Gangstarr with Nice-N-Smooth “Full Clip” “You Know My Steez” “Skillz” “The Militia” “Just To Get a Rep” “Code of the Streets” “Step in the Arena” “Ex Girl To Next Girl” “Take It Personal” “Suckas Need Bodyguards” “Moment of Truth” “Royalty” “A Jazz Thing” “What You… Read more »

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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Kurupt

TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: KuruptDoes life imitate art? Yes, just look at a lot of today’s Rap music! Insistently wishing to uphold the status quo, many Geppetto-like CEOs continue to sign crudely replicated Pinocchio rappers. Fantasy can be fun, but it is time to step away from all these fairy tale artists. Kurupt’s impending… Read more »

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AllHiphop ChartWatch: Luda’s Got That No. 1 Spot!

ChartWatch for March 17, 2010   “I’m on the rise, so many people despise me Got party ammunition for those tryin to surprise me It’s a celebration and everyone should invite me”                                     – Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges   I don’t know if he is a despised as he likes to believe because a lot a… Read more »

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AllHipHop ChartWatch:Sade Gets Knocked Off, Gucci Mane Returns

ChartWatch for March 10, 2010 “Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns As I crush so-called willes, thugs, and rapper dons.”                   -Christopher “The Notorious Big” Wallace        Since yesterday was the anniversary of his untimely death I think I’ll open ChartWatch this week with one of my favorite Biggie versus.  Actually I have a… Read more »

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ChartWatch: DJ Khaled Drops, Go Buy Some Gangstarr! Sade’s Still Selling!

AllHipHop ChartWatch for March 03, 2010   Sometimes you gotta dig deep, when problems come nearDon’t fear things get severe for everybody everywhereWhy do bad things happen, to good people?Seems that life is just a constant war between good and evil –          Guru (Moment of Truth) We’re starting off this week with a verse from… Read more »

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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Tech N9ne

Hip-Hop’s growing pains are a necessary part of its living legacy. Today there are too many expiration-date rappers who only spew Dr. Seuss rhymes. Thankfully there are still MCs, like Tech N9ne, who are committed to preserving the craft. He is one of Hip-Hop’s heroes; his lyricism cripples time’s exacting hands. Just as Tupac and… Read more »

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B.o.B. & Bun B’s New Hot Mixtapes

While most folks are bracing the cold up North, a pair of Southern rappers spent the winter months cooking up mixtapes. B.o.B. blessed the Internet yesterday (Jan. 31) with his anticipated mixtape, May 25th, which includes DJ Drama and DJ Sense in the mix. The album title refers to the release date of his forthcoming… Read more »

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TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE: Lupe Fiasco

AllHipHip caught up with the Lupe Fiasco and talked him about his present activities, including his upcoming project Lasers. But, in the midst of the interview, it was essential to get Lupe’s Top 5 Dead or Alive, since he’s one of the flag wavers for Hip-Hop’s Future. But, Lupe breaks protocol and ventures outside of… Read more »

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AllHipHop ChartWatch: The Landscape Is Desolate! Gucci & Young Money Hold On!

ChartWatch for January 13, 2009               It’s the second week of 2010 and already we have a problem.  Apparently bad music is becoming contagious.  You see, first people bought enough of Flo Rida’s second album, R.O.O.T.S, to make the Florida rapper one Hip Hop’s top selling artist for 2009.  Flo Rida’s hit single, “Right… Read more »

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ChartWatch: Gucci Mane, Snoop, Timbaland, Clipse – Sales are IN!

AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 16, 2009      I’ve spent the last few weeks pointing out the sales of reality TV star Susan Boyle which has raise a lot of questions amongst readers.  Mainly, Who the f— is Susan Boyle?  Well, I’ll tell you.  She’s a British, reality show star.  Now British music artist + Reality TV should… Read more »

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ChartWatch: Boyle Bodies R.Kelly! Snoop, Timbo, Gucci Mane & Clipse Are Up!

AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 09, 2009    This week R. Kelly enters the charts at the fourth spot selling 115,000 copies of his latest album Untitled. Not even the pied piper could dethrone the unlikely pop superstar, Susan Boyle, who continues her dominance on the charts with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream.  The reality… Read more »

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