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New Jurassic 5 Album and Tour On the Way

Hip-Hop quintet Jurassic 5 is hitting the road for a nationwide wide tour in support of its forthcoming album, Feedback. The release, which follows the group’s previous efforts, Power by Numbers and Quality Control, will allow fans to hear growth from the Los Angeles-based group. "It’s a step up for us because we have been… Read more »

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Kevin Epps: On Point

It’s bigger than rap. It’s much larger than any brand of clothing, record label of the moment, or 16-bar quotable. If Hip-Hop is life, are we living correctly? What is the voice of this generation of music-makers saying? More importantly, does what we see on screen accurately reflect our surroundings? And are we motivated to… Read more »

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Shawnna: Heads Home

S hawnna has been “gettin’ some” for almost a decade – props, that is. While Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace brand made Shawnna an artist that registered with a Southern, audience, this Windy City native dropped a group album nine years ago. As one-half of Infamous Syndicate, Shawnna was rushed into the studio, and later displaced… Read more »

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Rappers Can’t Save You – The Death Of The Internet

America’s Black misleadership class, which is nearly indistinguishable from its Black business class, has struck again. In a stunning coup, a mainline African American voting rights group has been enlisted on the side of AT&T and other telecom monopolies in their legislative push to privatize the Internet and roll back hundreds of agreements with local… Read more »

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Kanye West and Common Named Honorary Global Mixx DJ Retreat Co-Chairs

Rapper/producer Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music associate Common have been chosen as honorary co-chairs for this year’s Global Mixx DJ Retreat. The annual event, scheduled for Aug. 10-13 at the House of Blues Hotel in downtown Chicago, celebrates urban DJ music, culture, and lifestyle. The Retreat will highlight a series of music events and… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Nas, Supernatural, DMC Battlegrounds

Nas will release his highly anticipated first album for Def Jam in late September. The Queens-bred MC made the announcement during a 15-minute performance that took place during the first night of the Roots’ two-night concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Def Jam representatives told Billboard that the album will be titled… Read more »

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Young Jeezy, Paul Wall Headline Boost Mobile’s RockCorps Concert

Platinum selling rappers Young Jeezy and Paul Wall have been tapped to headline Boost Mobile’s RockCorps Concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. The two artists will perform for 3,000 local Boost Mobile RockCorp (BMRC) youth volunteers, who volunteer their time to make positive changes in their respective communities. Young Jeezy and Paul Wall’s show takes place… Read more »

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The Coup: Ghetto Manifesto

E very so often in Hip-Hop, an individual comes who speaks to the hearts of the people. There comes an MC whose lyrics strike a chord within an audience, spewing lyrical bars over heavy funk, all the while dispersing knowledge on issues common folk beef about at work, on the block or at the dinner… Read more »

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Drive Slow (Mixtape)

Artist: GLC & A-TrakTitle: Drive Slow (Mixtape)Rating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Conan Milne If you want something done, do it yourself. While Chicago’s GLC could have sat back and waited for Kanye to release his major label debut, the rapper instead takes the admirable route of creating a buzz for himself without the aid of… Read more »

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Issues

Artist: CoppershotTitle: IssuesRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Sidik Fofana In an age where many rappers have waited for Moses to leave them unsupervised only to worship golden calf grills, we have closed our Bibles. We have surrendered to the unfortunate reality that the next Nasir Jones is somewhere wearing a hardhat on his way to… Read more »

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