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B. James Explains Releasing "Dopeman Music" With Scarface, Lessons Learned From D12's Proof

One of Facemob's latest proteges recalls convincing the legendary emcee to cosign him in one listen, and how his Detroit upbringing keeps the "8 Mile" story going.

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DJ Speedy Talks Dungeon Family Work, Says He Has Grammy-Worthy Material With Waka Flocka Flame

Exclusive: The veteran producer with the Harvey Miller alias admits, "They gotta understand that this ain't about who the best rapper. It's about who the best at making a hit, and Waka proved that."

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Asher Roth Speaks On "Pabst & Jazz" Mixtape, Says Tracks With Pete Rock, DJ Premier May Still Happen In The Future

Exclusive: Asher Roth recalls an interesting conversation with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, and asks, "How many executives does it take to put out an album?"

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ASAP Rocky Says Deluxe Version Of "LiveLoveA$AP" Is Coming, Reveals Identity Of "Purple Swag" Video Girl

Polo Grounds/RCA's newly signed talented says that Hip Hop should not discriminate against homosexuals, and that "Deep Purple" is not an authorized mixtape in his catalog.

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Clams Casino Talks Making Strong Connections With Mac Miller And A$AP Rocky

New Jersey's Clams Casino opens up about working with Mac Miller and A$AP Rocky and reveals that getting covered in Pitchfork has led to many not seeing his music as Hip Hop.

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San Quinn Weighs In On Messy Marv And Too Short's Beef, Says Ke$ha Is Hyphy

One of the Bay's most consistent veterans drops his new album to say that he still has his eyes on a Grammy Award and thinks Messy Marv shouldn't have gone after a godfather like Too Short.

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Turf Talk Recalls Atlantic Records Deciding Between Signing Him & Mistah F.A.B., Explains Album Delays

Exclusive: "When Picasso did a painting, he didn't invite nobody into the room... because he felt like he could do it himself. A lot of cats, they depend on features and whatnot." - Turf Talk

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DXnext: Robert Adam Mayer (Photo Rob)

As one of the veteran photographers capturing Hip Hop, Photo Rob has down album covers for Duck Down Music and magazine layouts with J. Cole and Mac Miller. See about his blossoming into videos now.

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Glasses Malone Talks "Monsters Ink," Halloween-Themed Mixtape, Says Kendrick Lamar Is Best In Class

Exclusive: Glasses Malone explains his reasoning in giving away thrill-inspired music intended for album release. The '07 DXnext alum also claims his only artist left to collaborate with is Prince.

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DJ Shadow Speaks on New Album, Handling Critical Reception Over Last Decade

Exclusive: The producer for Cage, Blackalicious, Latyrx and others speaks on his latest release, admits that his name now carries a lot of baggage, and recounts how music is still his sanctuary.

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tabi Bonney Talks Making An Album With Ski Beatz, Signing With Dame Dash

Exclusive: The D.C. vet explains how he chomped at the bit to do business with BluRoc, work with Ski and tour with Murs. tabi's just-released "The Summer Years" even features a link to his father.

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Maffew Ragazino Talks "Rhyme Pays," Brand Nubian And Sean Price Influence

Exclusive: The Brownsville, Brooklyn emcee breaks down the theme of his latest free project, and shares what's he's learned from uncle Sean P, Lord Jamar, Sadat X and Thirstin Howl III and Lo Lives.

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Oddisee Explains Making "Rock Creek Park," Diamond District Sophomore LP

Exclusive: The veteran producer explains how a D.C. park influenced an album he made in New York, as well as the highly-anticipated second album with his Diamond District crew, "March on Washington."

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Consequence Breaks Down "Movies On Demand 3," Details G.O.O.D. Music Fallout

Consequence talks his new acclaimed mixtape, the old guard at G.O.O.D.'s role in Kanye West's life today, and he credits The Clipse' Pusha T with the "weakest comeback diss ever."

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Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic - Mode 7

If you've had a hard time trying to make sense of mainstream rap recently, Mode 7 provides the throwback feel you've been missing.

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Jadakiss: Top Five, Dead Or Alive

Jadakiss explains why he's going to comment on election, why he's top five dead or alive, or you can kiss his ass.

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Ice Cube - Raw Footage

Ice Cube's Raw Footage is cinematically orchestrated, moody and insightful. Cube's eighth wonder is a more polished collective in comparison to 2006's Laugh Now, Cry Later.

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Ice Cube: True To The Game

Don Mega explains his true industry freedom to do whatever, ponders a Sir Jinx reunion, and mentors The Game.

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Project Pat: Gangster & A Movie

Three-6-Mafia's comedic gangster analyzes the correlation between rap and mob flicks, and why American Gangster means more "Choices."

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