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2014 Music In Review: Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums
3 years ago

2014 Music In Review: Top 5 Hip-Hop Albums

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Every year the debate of which artists put out the strongest albums of the year in a particular genre ensues. While this year, the strongest work may not have been …
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2014 Music In Review: Top 3 Surprises
3 years ago

2014 Music In Review: Top 3 Surprises

Every year there are albums and projects that are highly anticipated. Some live up to the hype, but often many simply fall short. Then there are other albums – released …
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2014 Music In Review: Top 3 Canadian Releases
3 years ago

2014 Music In Review: Top 3 Canadian Releases

For years, the saying “Hip-hop ain’t dead, it lives in the north,” has been floating around, on T-shirts and through on and offline circles (shout out @ThatsBizz). Well, in 2014, …
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2014 Forest Hills Drive: Just a touch of J. Cole’s brilliance
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3 years ago

2014 Forest Hills Drive: Just a touch of J. Cole’s brilliance

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J. Cole fills a strange space. For all of his skills and accolades he’s never quite commanded the respect he rightfully deserves, as one of the top tier artists of …
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Nicki Minaj can hang with the best of them
7.3
3 years ago

Nicki Minaj can hang with the best of them

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In the arena of rap, there isn’t much of a natural gender advantage – you could argue a natural baritone is an advantage, but when you add it up, Nicki …
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Prhyme: Straight bars
8.3
3 years ago

Prhyme: Straight bars

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Talk about a hip-hop purist’s wet dream. The incomparable legendary producer DJ Premier and arguably the second best rapper from the D, team up for a collaborative project. And it …
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Schoolboy Q: Man of the Year
3 years ago

Schoolboy Q: Man of the Year

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My momma was raised in the era when clean water was only served to fairer skin.”

From the moment DJ Karla Moy, also known as Hustlegrl, dropped Kanye’s “New Slaves” …
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When being real goes wrong
4.5
3 years ago

When being real goes wrong

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Joe Budden has become the underground poster boy for emotional rap. The battle worn rapper’s cinematic Mood Muzik series has always laid all cards on the table and his short …
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Jessie Ware’s Tough Love more than the average heartbreak album
8.5
3 years ago

Jessie Ware’s Tough Love more than the average heartbreak album

England’s Jessie Ware returns with soothing vocals and melodic rhythms on her latest album Tough Love. As the album title would suggest there is plenty of heartbreak felt throughout the …
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Debut album proves Logic isn’t about crumbling under pressure
8.8
3 years ago

Debut album proves Logic isn’t about crumbling under pressure

Under Pressure – with Logic’s introspective style and lyrical word play on life, his album title is ironically simple and to the point. He’s had the fortunate or unfortunate (depending …
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