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Eminem and T.I. Take Home MTV VMAs

Rappers Eminem and T.I. emerged as winners for Sunday’s (Sept. 13) MTV Video Music Awards, an event that featured a heartfelt tribute to late music icon Michael Jackson and boos for rapper Kanye West.   Eminem took home the VMA for Best Hip-Hop video for his song “We Made You,” while T.I. collected the award… Read more »

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Ghostface Tours To Support “The Wizard of Poetry

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah will drop his sixth album for Def Jam titled The Wizard of Poetry on September 29 and has announced a nationwide outing to support his latest release.   Ghostface, aka Ghostdini, lined up an all-star cast for The Wizard of Poetry.   The album features guest appearances by Fabolous, Estelle, John… Read more »

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Raekwon: Only Built for Cuban Linx II (Album Review)

Classics are “lightning in a bottle” occurrences. No matter how great an artist is, a musician can’t simply waltz into the studio and make timeless record after timeless record. A classic LP is the perfect storm, where various factors from technical skill to the artist’s emotional/spiritual state all come together in a perfect marriage of… Read more »

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Jay-Z: Blueprint 3 (Review)

Writer’s Note: This review was originally published with an incorrect rating due to an editor mistake. The current article and rating represent the writer’s unaltered, original review and rating. Shawn Carter is a complicated man. Like many of us, he is composed of various and at times conflicting influences since his humble beginnings in Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects…. Read more »

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Music Video Directors: Assassins 4 Hire?

“Watch what you’re watching/” —Nas, “Sly Fox,” Untitled, 2008. Images matter. The age of denying the insurmountable effects graphic material masters on the minds of young, impressionable viewers should be far behind us. In the last decade alone, we have witnessed the dramatic possibilities an irresponsible media state is capable of producing when held to… Read more »

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