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The Highlanderz: 8 Headz In A Duffle Bag

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Gunnie Sanotchra and Lefty Barnes are The Highlanderz. Their namesake is taken from the 1986 film The Highlander – a warrior who can only be killed by decapitation. The L.A. based duo are both solo artists in their own right … Continue reading

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Oswin Benjamin: Hueman

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In the muddled mire of mumble rap a Hip-Hopper can often find oneself questioning the future of our culture. The reality is dope music has never left Hip-Hop. Sometimes you just have to search a little bit to find it. … Continue reading

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Alex Rocks: Rise N Shine

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Music is in Alex Rocks’ blood. Rocks plays piano, guitar, and bass in addition to being a DJ. The Spaniard plays in a live band and deejays for Radio Gladys Palmera. Alex Rocks has also ventured into production and recently … Continue reading

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Phat Kat: So Old School

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One of the rawest emcees in Hip-Hop is Phat Kat. For well over a decade the Detroit native has spit some of the most razor sharp lyrics in rap. His latest release is an ode to the old school called … Continue reading

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K’Valentine: Here For A Reason

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Chicago: The City of Broad Shoulders. Its inhabitants are inherently tough. Since the days of prohibition the city has been rife with crime. In the inner-city poverty, segregation, poor public education, and blistering winters make survival in Chicago all the more … Continue reading

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From the Vault: J. Cole

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In the summer of 2010 I covered my first Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. The line up featured headliners like Green Day, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys and Soundgarden – but I was there for the Hip-Hop. Cypress Hill, … Continue reading

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The Ol’ Days: Crepes & Mild Sauce

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Ki’ of NC and Rookie Chi are The Ol’ Days. Both men wear different hats for the group, Ki’ is a producer and Rookie is a videographer, but both play the role of emcee. Their music is lighthearted and fun … Continue reading

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O.C.: Same Moon Same Sun

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In 1994 O.C. came onto the scene with the hit single “Time’s Up.” The song was filled with so many quotable lyrics that have been repeated and sampled to this day. O’s debut album Word…Life followed and solidified him as … Continue reading

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IMAKEMADBEATS: Better Left Unsaid

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IMAKEMADBEATS is a mysterious character. He chooses to play the background personally but his music is far from reserved. His music is eclectic and sonically engaging. IMAKEMADBEATS has crafted beats for the likes of Planet Asia, Kinetic 9, Midaz the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Lord Sear

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DJ Lord Sear wears many hats in Hip-Hop. He’s a DJ, producer, and vocalist. He’s worked with some of the most notable names in Hip-Hop like MF Doom, the Beastie Boys, and the late Big Pun. Sear served as a … Continue reading

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