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MC Shan: Bars Over Bullshit

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The divide between fans of traditional Hip-Hop and fans of what’s been deemed “mumble rap” is not one of age, but of ideals. What moves you musically is what moves you – that’s fine, but what about the craft? Some … Continue reading

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$hun: Will Rap 4 A Way Outta Here

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$hun is a Southern emcee with East Coast sensibilities. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee but now residing in Houston, Texas, $hun, much like yours truly, just loves that old boom bap. In 2016 $hun (short for Marshun) released his debut project … Continue reading

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From The Vault: Redman

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Redman is one of the greatest emcees of all-time, period. When you factor in his lyrics, longevity, and live show his status is undeniable. From his solo work to his collaborations with Method Man and Def Squad, Red has kept … Continue reading

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Deal The Villain: Beards, Beats, & Kicks

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New Jersey producer/emcee Deal The Villain is back with his latest release titled, “Beards, Beats, & Kicks.” The EP is an ode to some of DTV’s favorite things and some essential elements in today’s Hip-Hop lexicon. The project was preceded … Continue reading

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F.Y.I.: ameriBLACKKK

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From Mid-City, Los Angeles comes an emcee named F.Y.I. After starting out as a member of the group Those Chosen, F.Y.I. went solo. He released a couple of solo projects independently, collaborated with the likes of Ab-Soul and watched his … Continue reading

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MC Eiht: Which Way Iz West

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For nearly 30 years MC Eiht has had one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop. Like Ice-T and Ice Cube before him, MC Eiht is a master storyteller with a hardcore California edge. Whether as a solo artist or … Continue reading

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Thirstin Howl the 3rd: Skillmatic

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Thirstin Howl the 3rd is an all-around entrepreneur. The Brownsville native is a producer, film maker, fashion designer, and an author. He’s also an emcee and Hip-Hop is his bread and butter. Thirstin recently released the album “Skillmatic” a nod … Continue reading

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From the Vault: 9th Wonder

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In the summer of 2010 I made my way to New York City to attend the Rock the Bells festival. It was arguably the most stacked Rock the Bells lineup that had ever been put together. Snoop Dogg, A Tribe … Continue reading

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Awon: Moon Beams

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In Hip-Hop we’re all hypocrites. We deride our favorites for stepping outside the box while at the same time criticizing them for sounding the same on every project. With the exception of Outkast, no other artist can recover from doing … Continue reading

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Sultan Mir: Too Visible To See

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Sultan Mir is a producer from Las Vegas, Nevada, who now resides in Fort Myers, Florida. His beats give you that old boom bap and are loaded with several layers of soul. Mir has produced for the likes of Journalist … Continue reading

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