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Take 2 Album Review: Lupe Fiasco’s “Tetsuo & Youth” (Lupe Back?)

Yesterday someone accused me of procrastinating on this follow-up review for Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth, and they were right. I was procrastinating. Honestly, I was hoping that if I just melted into the shadows,... Read More
Posted 7 hours ago
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“Power” Trip: How Much Power Does Kanye Actually Have?

Have you sped? I mean really sped? On my way to college, I would make the trek up U.S. Route 15. Once you get out of 95's gridlock, where the strip malls turn to farmland, it's a straight shot; unless of course you... Read More
Posted one day ago
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31 People Worked on Kanye’s “All Day” & That’s a GOOD Thing

Kanye West's "All Day" started off as a laughably low quality snippet that leaked in 2014, anticipation built over the course of six months as gradually longer and higher quality snippets leaked, the final... Read More
Posted 2 days ago
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The 1 Artist You Need to Hear Right Now, Raz Simone

I've been a Raz Simone fan and supporter for sometime now. I am by no means, at all, even by the smallest of margins, responsible for his success, but I "found" him before he was featured on the DJBooth and... Read More
Posted 3 days ago
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CRASHprez is a Good Kid in a Racist World

Music can be entertaining, enjoyable, but also an emotional crutch when life becomes a lemon stand. Whenever my soul needed medicating, music was always there to give me a double dose of relief. You can lean on your favorite... Read More
Posted 6 days ago
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Epic Fail: Bobby Shmurda’s Label Cashed In & Then Bailed Out

Bobby Shmurda has the face of a baby, hairless, but his child-like exterior is far from a representation of his music. When a young rapper achieves acclaim with a dance attached to their name, you might expect something like... Read More
Posted one week ago
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Kanye & Drake’s Collab Album “Wolves” Would Break the Internet for Real

Kanye West has a rare magnetism that draws our attention, his every word is documented, his every move chronicled. He’s evolved beyond a normal celebrity, his level of fame will only be achieved by an innovator... Read More
Posted about 2 weeks ago
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Every Rapper is Going to Die & So Will I

(Art by Hidden Moves) It was Valentine’s Day. I stood in the V.I.P. area, surrounded by joyous faces and ambitious strippers, my pockets filled with Washingtons. Celebrating the birthday of a woman I didn’t... Read More
Posted about 2 weeks ago
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Hip-Hop Sampling is True Artistry (aka F**k Michael McDonald)

Yo. Fuck Michael McDonald. Wait, who's Michael McDonald and why do you want to fuck him? Great question, I'm glad you asked. Michael McDonald is a GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter best known for being in dope... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago
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An Anti-Elitist Guide to Respecting Gucci Mane

[Editor's Note: This article is part of an ongoing conversation. If you're entering this conversation for the first time, you might want to start here.] Respect can create careers, especially in a business infatuated... Read More
Posted 2 weeks ago