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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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Twista: Second Chances

With the curiosity surrounding Pinky-Gate, Twista has penetrated Hip-Hop’s interest and is whetting its appetite with the Traxter-produced, “Wetter.” Category F5, a verbal tempest will be fully unleashed this July. Twista is learning to harmonize the tasks of being the CEO of his imprint, Get Money Gang Ent., along with being its flagship artist. “It’s… Read more »

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Slum Village Addresses Charles Hamilton; New Album ‘Villa Manifesto’

A desperate need for attention. That’s the conclusion reached by Slum Village member T3 concerning the controversy involving rapper Charles Hamilton.   The Harlem entertainer has drawn the ire of Detroit rap fans after mentioning producer/rapper Jay Dee as an executive producer on his recently released debut album This Perfect Life.   News of the… Read more »

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