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Yung Berg Denies Assaulting Woman; Planning Reality Show

Immediately upon reading reports of the recent accusations brought against his client, Yung Berg’s manager and attorney contacted AllHipHop.com vehemently denying the allegations reported Tuesday afternoon (July 21).   Chelsea Berry, who claims she filed a police report in an LA suburb last Thursday evening (July 16), accused Berg of assaulting her while she visited… Read more »

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Ebonics 101: Big L & E. B. White Break Bread

“Euphemisms are misunderstood as mistakes/ But it’s a by-product of the ghetto music we make/” —Canibus, “Poet Laureate II,” Rip the Jacker, 2003. Of the many reasons Hip-Hop music dogged for, one of the most unremarkable is that it teaches bad English—broken English—Ebonics. Critics argue that it celebrates anti-intellectualism, with an emphasis on rhyme rather… Read more »

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Twista: F5 (Review)

In the closing months of 2003 Kanye West, while introducing himself, reintroduced the hip-hop world to his fellow Chicagoan, a rapid-fire spitter known as Twista. Despite several break-out verses on projects from Do or Die, Puff Daddy and the Ruff Ryders, Twista had achieved limited mainstream success prior to the Kanye-featured-and-produced “Slow Jams,” and the… Read more »

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Rappers: Where Ya’ Ba**s At?

“Half these rap lyrics ain’t thought-provoked/ Just a lot of beef till they get caught and smoked/” —GZA, “Illusory Protection,” Grandmasters. “If I rhyme about home and got descriptive/ I’d make 50 Cent look like Limp Bizkit/” —K’Naan, “What’s Hardcore?,” The Dusty Foot Philosopher.  Nowadays, nothing seems to annoy this writer more than the fecklessness… Read more »

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The Alchemist: Chemical Warfare (Review)

  It’s been five years since his last solo effort, 1st Infantry, but on Chemical Warfare, Alchemist—Eminem’s tour DJ and Prodigy’s go-to-beatsmith—doesn’t disappoint his eager fans. As always, Al flips both exotic and noteworthy samples to accompany his signature sound—sinister melodies over thumping drums. A good selection of artists from Memphis to Brooklyn laces the… Read more »

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