Omar Burgess

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The Art Of Storytelling: The '95 Source Awards, Andre 3000 & The Declaration Heard Round The Hip Hop World

"The South Got Somethin' To Say" stands as prophecy now, as the South has risen to the top of the Hip Hop heap.

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interview

G-Unit's Young Buck & Tony Yayo Discuss Hip Hop's Masculinity, The Police, & Staying Focused

HipHopDX caught up with Young Buck and Tony Yayo where we discussed what kept the group close and the Police in Hip Hop.

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review

Diamond District - March On Washington

With "March On Washington," Diamond District provide a concise, diverse package that showcases their skills while providing entertainment and social commentary.

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interview

8Ball & MJG Describe A Friendly Competition With Dr. Dre & Raising The South

The legendary Memphis duo are working on a new project while having an eye on the past as we discuss the 20th anniversary of "Outside Looking In" and their friendly rivalry with Dr. Dre.

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review

Madchild - Switched On

With "Switched On," Madchild is playing to his strengths, but he shines best when he takes risks.

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interview

Madchild Says Signed Artists Underestimating Battle Rappers Are Risking Their Careers

Exclusive: Madchild details balancing his desire to grow with fan demands on his "Switched On" EP and revisits his 2011 King Of The Dot battle with Dirtbag Dan.

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interview

Crooked I Revisits Eminem's "Encore" Album & Doing Business With Suge Knight

Exclusive: Crooked I provides an update on Slaugherhouse's "Glass House" album, his C.O.B. Radio show and the lasting impact of his "Hip Hop Weekly" series.

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Hustle Gang - G.D.O.D. II (Mixtape)

While serviceable in spurts, Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D. II" provides 20 mostly vapid trap-related offerings with little entertainment value or introspection.

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editorial

6 Things We Learned At Common & No I.D.'s Grammy Pro Session

HipHopDX's News Editor Soren Baker moderated a Grammy Pro Session with mega-stars Common and No I.D. this past Monday. Here are six key takeaways from the gathering.

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news

Alex da Kid Reflects On Genre-Mixing "Made In America" Performance

Exclusive: Alex da Kid reveals what he thinks attracted Eminem and Dr. Dre to his production, as well as creating a global "busker" band with Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors.

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4 Expectations For The Sunset Strip Music Festival's Murs 316 Stage

With a stable of his own hand-picked artists hitting the Murs 316 Stage at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, here's a few expectations based on Murs' track record as an ambassador of L.A. Hip Hop.

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interview

Remy Ma Says Most Female Emcees Are Pressured Into Beef By Fans

Exclusive: Remy Ma reveals how many songs she's recorded since her release and says she was eyeing an independent deal before her 2008 arrest.

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news

DJ Burn One Details Five Points Music Group's Evolution With "The Highlands"

Exclusive: DJ Burn One reflects on his work with Scotty and the Five Points Music Group collective's series of instrumental mixtapes.

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Snootie Wild Points To Lil Boosie Collaboration On His "Go Mode" EP

Exclusive: As Snootie Wild's "Made" gains radio play, he tells fans to be on the look out for a remix with Lil Boosie on his upcoming "Go Mode" EP.

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review

Has-Lo & Castle - Live Like You're Dead

"Live Like You're Dead" is surprisingly experimental, with Has-Lo & Castle revisiting familiar territory only after freely kicking down underground Rap tropes.

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interview

Dilated Peoples Assert Its Independent Mindstate & L.A.'s Diversity

Exclusive: Reporting live and direct from the "Word of Mouth Tour," Evidence, DJ Babu & Rakaa Iriscience reflect on producing each other and the evolution of turntabalism.

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news

Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi To Headline North Coast Music Festival

North Coast Music Festival continues its tradition of merging Hip Hop with other genres of music, as Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi join this year's bill.

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news

Vince Staples, Audio Push & Skeme Headline "Paisley Summer" Tour

"The Paisley Summer Tour" is set to bring Vince Staples, Audio Push & Skeme to Oakland's Grand Live, Phoenix's Monarch Theater and L.A.'s Troubadour.

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interview

Terrace Martin Calls His Artistic Strategy Feeding The Black Community First

Exclusive: Terrace Martin explains how Snoop Dogg convinced him to remake Ray Charles "Let's Get Stoned" and charts how Blues, Funk and Disco influenced Hip Hop

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news

Sonix The Mad Scientist Revisits Work With DMC & Sugar Blue

Exclusive: Sonix The Mad Scientist recalls meeting DMC and why he thinks Hip Hop fans should familiarize themselves with Blues music.

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interview

Warren G Confirms Unreleased Nate Dogg Duets In Red Bull Studios Q&A

Exclusive: While digitizing his "Regulate G Funk Era" files at Red Bull Studios, Warren G revisits his sampling methods and his stash of unreleased collaborations with Nate Dogg, Bun B and more.

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