Amanda Bassa

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Review: Chris Orrick's "Portraits" Packs Cathartic Qualities But Wallows Too Hard

Most importantly, it’s a sincere mark of the growth that has happened to the Michigan rapper since his Red Pill days.

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Havoc & Alchemist - The Silent Partner Review

Hav and Alc's latest serves as a satisfying flashback to a breed of New York City rap which fans have been lusting after for years.

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Flip Major - Ba$es Loaded

A Triple-A effort for a Cali native with Major League aspirations.

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Justiine - God, Save The Queen

The Atlanta upstart can't lay claim to the crown just yet but she still packs a royal delivery.

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Dej Loaf - All Jokes Aside

Detroit's heiress of cool skips the gimmicks but also forgets to bring the hits.

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Vinnie Paz On The Allure Of Death Metal, Why He Hates His Own Music

The Jedi Mind Tricks emcee also confirms that he's working with Lord Finesse, Madlib and Oh No on his upcoming solo album.

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Remembering Robert Alan "Pumpkinhead" Diaz

Immortal Technique, Pack FM, Poison Pen and others recall the life and influence of Robert Alan “PH” Diaz, also known as Pumpkinhead.

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Jarobi White Launches "Tribe Taco Tuesdays" In Brooklyn

In a HipHopDX exclusive, the A Tribe Called Quest member discusses his newest event series which is affiliated with his "Eats, Rhymes & Life."

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interview

DJ Premier, Royce Da 5'9 And Adrian Younge Tell The Events Leading To "PRhyme;" Talks Production And Sampling

Exclusive: Royce Da 5'9, and DJ Premier explain why they chose Adrian Younge samples, and discusses "PRhyme's" authenticity.

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T.I. Addresses Thriving After Incarceration, Diversifying & The "Paperwork" Trilogy

Exclusive: We caught T.I. just before his on stage interview with Elliot Wilson, and the Hustle Gang chief revealed his growth as a man, and his "Paperwork" ambitions.

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5 Things We Learned From T.I.s CRWN Interview With Elliott Wilson

HipHopDX attended Elliott Wilson's CRWN series interview with Hustle Gang chief T.I. Here are five things to check for when the full episode drops.

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PARTYNEXTDOOR - PARTYNEXTDOOR (Mixtape Review)

With less falsetto and lower intensity, PARTYNEXTDOOR's style maintains similarities to both Drake and The Weeknd, yet he remains different.

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Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses

Saigon seems to sound most comfortable when he's pointing out the music industry's shortcomings or telling stories of life on the block.

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Freeway - Freedom Of Speech (Mixtape Review)

Freeway sounds most comfortable when the beat and the topic at hand run parallel to the natural aggressiveness that his voice commands.

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news

REKS Says Statik Selektah Is Godfather Of His Child, Talks "Straight, No Chaser"

Exclusive: With their first collaborative full-length in stores this week, REKS explains the deep bond with he and Statik Selektah.

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Gunplay Talks "Cartoon & Cereal" Kendrick Lamar Collab, His Escort Service

Exclusive: The Miami emcee says that a sophomore Triple C's album is ready when to release whenever, and how he hand-picked all the female staff for his forthcoming Apples & Onions escort service.

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Z-Ro - Meth

"Meth" is another album that will contribute to the legacy of that quintessentially Houston-area sound.

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Cormega - Raw Forever

"Raw Forever" is still worthy of a purchase from the Queensbridge emcee's many fans, but it may not be enough new material to leave them fully satisfied.

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Kurupt Presents - The Academy

Bringing together well-established Hip Hop legends with fresh faces in the scene from coast to coast, The Academy creates some unexpected combinations.

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Cam'ron & Vado - Boss Of All Bosses 2.8 (Mixtape Review)

What really sets "2.8” back, though, is the overwhelming presence of the second string emcees and singers that affiliate with Cam'ron and Vado.

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