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RIFF’d: The Game’s ‘Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf’

Don’t be fooled, the Game’s sixth studio album, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf, is not a solo album in the traditional sense. It’s more like an exhibition, an opportunity to showcase some loose change friends (Soulja […]

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Keep it Dirty: A 5-Piece 1-Finger Salute to the Dis Track

There are few things out there more grossly entertaining than feuding musicians, the extent in which they’ll go to ridicule one another knowing no end. It’s great theater that – unless your name is 50 Cent […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: C-Rayz Walz

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Dudley Perkins

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Cover Me Bad: Separating Homage from Amateur Hour

If you happened to miss Miley Cyrus‘ cover of Led Zeppelin‘s”Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” or better yet Willow Smith‘s rendition of King Krule‘s “Easy Easy” consider yourself lucky. Both, while a departure from their usual antics, are […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Josh Martinez

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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BET Names 2014 Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Crew

When an MC steps into a cypher it’s like stepping into Thunderdome. Any sign of uncertainty, a little quiver in the voice or a fumbling of words and it’s over faster than it began. The […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Sage Francis

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Diverse

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires University Course

It’s only been two years since Kendrick Lamar‘s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City dropped and already it’s been dubbed a classic, so much so that Professor Adam Diehl of Georgia Regents University is incorporating it into his curriculum. According […]

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