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B.G. - Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood

Although B.G. certainly awakens his career with honesty and bravado, the rapper also shows his inability to advance skills in changing artistic times.

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Freeway - Streetz Is Mine

While Streetz Is Mine isn

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Underground Report (Kam Moye & LMNO)

Kam talks about his evolution, name change and depression, while LMNO recalls Ruthless days and waves off "underground."

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Sene & Blu - A Day Late & A Dollar Short

The album rides all the way through, and many of the long players that have come out recently cannot claim the same distinction. However, sometimes Blu

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Skyzoo - The Salvation

With its creative production, crafty lyrics, and most important, Skyzoo's penchant for delivering earnest rhymes wrapped in powerful humanity, The Salvation is enough to keep you on high, at least until his next release.

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Kurupt & Roscoe - Tha Tekneek Files

With the talented Tekneek holding the project together, this is the most polished project from the two Philaphornia emcees.

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Poison Pen - The Money Shot

The end result is an album that grinds, and not in a good way. The production isn't fresh and the while Poison Pen has a staggering mic presence, his flow on many of theses songs create times where you simply want to the next track

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L.E.G.A.C.Y. - Suicide Music

Even with the backlog of material these two have racked up, it still feels like Leg and Khrysis are finding each other. There is some seriously good music to dig into here, however sometimes it just doesn't mesh, which leaves more to be desired

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Rapper Big Pooh - The Delightful Bars: North American Pie Version

Not every single bite of Delightful Bars is as sweet as the one before it, but it should be fulfilling to those who need musical satisfaction.

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Nickelus F - Heathen

While it story elements feel disjointed, and it is no where near as tight as last years Death of Adam, there is still plenty of solid rapping and good production, and that is something we all can enjoy, heathen or not.

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Tynisha Keli

This 23 year-old might have the makings of a Pop star, but the Warner Brothers singer shocks with her Soul.

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Beyonce - I Am...Sasha Fierce

I Am...Sasha Fierce would have worked so much better as an EP, instead of the double disc LP it is now. It's bloated and as her lover Jay-Z can attest, quality is better than quantity

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Tabi Bonney

DC's next rap talent has three distinct rap albums dropping to introduce himself, and videos to boot.

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Illa J - Yancey Boys

Yancey Boys is no classic. However, it's an enjoyable ride that is filled with some great J Dilla production. Illa isn't the most talented, but he does show glimpses of potential in and around the album

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Big Shug - Other Side Of The Game

For a fan of Big Shug, and the Gang Starr Foundation in general, there are plenty for cuts for you to enjoy on here. Just don't expect to play it after the next release comes around.

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Big Kuntry - My Turn To Eat

To his credit, he doesn't use T.I. to stand on his own two, but that is where the credit ends. At the end of the day, your first time eating you're bound to bite your tongue once or twice, and Big Kuntry King is not infallible.

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The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction

Can members of Blackalicious, Latryx and Crown City Rockers equate to a sum of their parts as The Mighty Underdogs?

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DJ Haze

The Game's Brooklyn-based deejay explains holding down the east, carrying Skee's torch and why the west is about skills.

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Tha Aw Yeaz

These aspiring producers from New Jersey might be the first to admit that they've got God on board, and the boards.

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Sha Stimuli and DJ Victorious: Monthly Mosiacs

With a monthly series of mixtapes, Stimuli is taking ownership of the music and the music industry like never before.

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Eric Hudson: The Funky Technician

A co-producer on "Flashing Lights," this musician has arranged quite a career for himself as a budding Pop producer.

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