Aaron McKrell

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Opinion: Rappers Are Actually LOWERING The Bar Griping Over Inferior Hip Hop

Exhibit A-Z: Logic and Eminem's "Homicide."

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Review: Katori Walker Stands Tall On "Stubborn"

He probably won’t go Platinum, but he’s impressive with no rapping features.

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One Time 4 Your Mind: Ranking The Songs On Nas’ "Illmatic"

Happy 25th birthday to this all-time classic!

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Review: Cee Kay Keeps A Smoking Gun On "Blood On My Hands"

Impressive flow armed with alarming lyricism.

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Review: Mass Appeal’s Cantrell Gets Heartfelt On “Devil Never Even Lived”

His off-the-mic growth makes for compelling music.

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Review: Mass Appeal's Starting 5 Aren't Quite A Unified Movement ... Yet

The team of budding lyricists are still getting in playing shape with the songwriting.

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Is Chance The Rapper Too Far Gone To Drop A Classic?

Now that he's secured the bag(s), it's time to reclaim his spot.

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Review: Keyon Christ Leaves Room For Mixed Feelings On “They Don’t Want Us”

An EP more excitable for its hints at what’s to come.

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Review: AZ Underwhelms On "Legacy: Freestyles & Features Edition"

With rhymes that will make ‘em say “huh?”

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Primetime Rhymes: A History Of Hip Hop At The Super Bowl

It doesn't get much bigger than this stage for a rapper to be exposed to the masses.

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Beats, Rhymes & Gabagool: 7 Times Hip Hop Namechecked "The Sopranos"

Nas, Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Gucci Mane are just the tip of the cannoli.

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The 19 Most Anticipated Rap Albums Of 2019

From ScHoolboy Q to Freddie Gibbs, here's who will be supplying the heat for the next 364 days.

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Review: Big K.R.I.T's "TRIFECTA" Reinforces His Quality Onslaught

More sunny mood music for the ensuing cold months.

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Review: Boosie Badazz Jazzes It Up On “Boosie Blues Cafe” Album

While hitting most of the right notes in the process.

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Review: Z-Ro’s “Sadism” Speaks To Day 1 Houston Fans

A little muddled but also contains plenty of musicianship.

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Review: Big K.R.I.T.'s "Thrice X" EP Serves Its Raw Rap Purpose

While not the worthy follow-up to "4eva Is A Mighty Long Time," Big Kuntry Krizzle reminds listeners he was here in 2018.

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