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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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The Wu Returns
3 years ago

The Wu Returns

As professor Farnsworth would say, “Great news everyone!” – Wu-Tang’s new album A Better Tomorrow isn’t horrible. It’s an RZA-laced, heavily versed, Kung Fu dialogue dropping, unconventional long player like …
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Nino Bless’ latest project: A case of hit and miss
6.3
3 years ago

Nino Bless’ latest project: A case of hit and miss

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Hip-hop forum dwellers have long heralded Nino Bless as a special talent. His R.O.A.M. series is vaunted as underground gold too pure for the masses. His newest release Illuminati Reject …
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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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T.I. aims to regain King of the South title
7.3
3 years ago

T.I. aims to regain King of the South title

There were a few years when T.I.’s status as a leader in the army that is hip-hop was debatable. The southern rapper’s catalogue, while strong, was a point of contention. …
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Wiz Khalifa comes up short on latest project
4.8
3 years ago

Wiz Khalifa comes up short on latest project

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Ever since Wiz Khalifa turned down the opportunity to open up for Drake, he’s been building his following into an almost cult-like mass. However, even members of the Taylor Gang …
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Saukrates proves his pen game is still sharp on Amani EP
6.3
3 years ago

Saukrates proves his pen game is still sharp on Amani EP

Leaving no room for mistakes or filler, Saukrates drops Amani, a four track EP of dope tracks for the streets to ingest. The EP is a double edge sword though. …
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Why Nobody’s Smiling might just be album of the year
3 years ago

Why Nobody’s Smiling might just be album of the year

Hidden behind a dark title and an even darker album cover are true gems from one of Chicago’s finest emcees. Common and No I.D. reunite for Nobody’s Smiling and deliver …
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