Andrew Gretchko

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Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder – Indie 500

Filled with intelligent rhymes and creative beats, Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder’s wide-ranging project’s biggest success is opting for diversity.

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editorial

Keeping Up With Mac Miller: Pittsburgh's Ever-Changing Emcee

Releasing his third full-length studio album GO:OD AM this month, the Pittsburgh emcee/producer has gone through interesting creative phases.

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Mac Miller – GO:OD AM

Mac Miller further distances himself from his frat rap past and embraces introspective lyrics on his laid back third studio album, GO:OD AM.

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B.o.B. – Psycadelik Thoughtz

B.o.B.’s most open offering to date is a far cry from his past efforts, coming across as more experimental pop than Hip Hop.

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Method Man – The Meth Lab

Method Man releases his first solo effort in nine years, filled to the brim with friends and features.

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The Foreign Exchange - Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey

The Foreign Exchange stick to R&B’s roots on their latest effort, resulting in an upbeat, musical project that’s fitting of summer’s end.

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Pete Rock - Petestrumentals 2

Pete Rock’s dedication to his craft shines through on PeteStrumentals 2, an instrumental album full of jazz and funk samples sure to keep heads nodding.

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Camp Lo - Ragtime Hightimes

Camp Lo sticks to the script, delivering slick, creative word-play overtop Ski Beatz’s mixed bag production on "Ragtime Hightimes."

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Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf

Donnie trumpet & The Social Experiment stay on the cutting edge of music by blending genres and creating an album full of uninhibited creativity.

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Murs - Have A Nice Life

Murs shows maturity and doles out wisdom on his Strange Music solo debut.

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Bodega Bamz - Sidewalk Exec

"Sidewalk Exec" doesn’t push the envelope, but does establish Bodega Bamz as a voice to watch out of New York.

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Doomtree - All Hands

Doomtree’s "All Hands," bings, crashes and dives to great effect, utilizing a sound that’s one-third punk, one-third underground and one-third "Yeezus."

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Fabolous - The Young OG Project

Fabolous’ continues his yearly holiday tradition with "The Young OG Project," an homage to ‘90s Hip Hop with a more mellow twist.

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The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) - People of Today

The 1978ers combine live instrumentation with a myriad of musical genres to create an album that pairs creative artistry with a message that doesn't overpower.

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Stalley - Ohio

Stalleys debut album "Ohio" features his signature lyrical earnestness over bass-knocking production, but loses focus enough to distract from the whole.

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Bishop Nehru & MF DOOM - NehruvianDOOM

Experimental in almost all the right ways and filled with well-crafted, ominous beats, "NehruvianDOOM" is a step up for the emcee in his young career.

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editorial

4 Things We Learned From Ab-Soul's CRWN Interview With Elliott Wilson

HipHopDX attended Elliott Wilson's CRWN series interview with Top Dawg Entertainment emcee Ab-Soul. Here are four things to look for when the full episode drops.

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interview

Statik Selektah Calls Out New York Emcees Making Wannabe Trap Records

Exclusive: Statik Selektah revisits selling 10,000 Nas mixtapes in an hour and reveals that Joey Bada$$'s debut will feature a previously unheard J Dilla beat courtesy of Ma Dukes.

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Statik Selektah - What Goes Around...

Statik Selektah enlists Hip Hop's best on "What Goes Around...," bringing a scratch-heavy, Jazz-tinged sound back into the spotlight.

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Skyzoo & Torae - Barrel Brothers

With a one-two punch that offers both hardcore and underground styles of Hip Hop, "Barrel Brothers" delivers a knockout blow from Skyzoo and Torae.

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Asher Roth - RetroHash

Less of a happy medium and more of a hard reset, "RetroHash" is the beginning of what may shape up to be the rebirth of Asher Roth's career.

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