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    Skyzoo & Antman Wonder - An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (Mixtape Review)

    Skyzoo removes he plot line of "Reasonable Doubt" away from the drug game and and places it in the world of an up and coming emcee to stunning results.

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    News

    Audio Push Appreciates Diddy Endorsement

    Exclusive: Audio Push members Oktane and Pricetag discuss Diddy and plans for their next project.

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    Interview

    Bodega Bamz Talks Brotherhood With A$AP Mob & New York's Relevance

    Exclusive: Bodega Bamz breaks down the "Tanboys Movement," Hip Hop in the Digital Age and how he draws inspiration from Bob Dylan and The Eagles.

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    Review

    Jhene Aiko - Sail Out

    Jhene Aiko displays solid Hip Hop influenced soul on "Sail Out" giving off a feeling of authenticity to hold over current fans and possibly gain a few new ones.

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    Interview

    Audio Push Affirm Bond With Hit-Boy & Recall Touring With Lil Wayne

    Exclusive: Pricetag & Oktane run down the importance of representing California's Inland Empire, their "Come As You Are" project and why HS87 gets the first pick of Hit-Boy's beats.

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    News

    VIP Records Owner Kelvin Anderson Recalls Recording Snoop Dogg's Demo

    Exclusive: On the heels of the 20-year anniversary of "Doggystyle," VIP Records owner Kelvin Anderson recalls his early support of Snoop Dogg.

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    Review

    Troy Ave - New York City: The Album

    Troy Ave's wittiness and overall personality make "New York City: The Album" not just a good New York, street Hip Hop album, but a good Hip Hop album period.

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    News

    Skeme Blasts Los Angeles Lakers & Salutes LA Clippers

    Exclusive: Skeme pledges allegiance to the Los Angeles Clippers and explains his bond with former Clipper Baron Davis.

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    Review

    Mac Miller - Delusional Thomas (Mixtape Review)

    Getting past Mac Miller's bouts of immaturity and voice as "Delusional Thomas" is a chore and can be trying. But hidden behind those flaws is a good mixtape.

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    Xzibit, B Real, & Demrick - Serial Killers Vol. 1 (Mixtape Review)

    Xzibit, B Real & Demrick don't break the mold with their new super group, but "Serial Killers Vol. 1" is pure unadulterated, hardcore Hip Hop.

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    Interview

    Skeme Reflects On West Coast Unity & Being Influenced By Dolla

    Exclusive: Skeme looks back on "Pistols & Palm Trees," his work with peers like Kendrick Lamar & Nipsey Hussle and why the late Dolla had such an impact on him.

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    Interview

    Joey Bada$$ Says He's Being "Pigeonholed In A '90s Era Box"

    Exclusive: On the heels of "Summer Knights," Pro ERA's Joey Bada$$ gives his thoughts on a gentrified Brooklyn and Statik Selektah chimes in about the perception of sample-based Hip Hop.

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    Review

    Nipsey Hussle & DJ Drama - Crenshaw (Mixtape Review)

    While not without flaws, at its high points (of which there are many) Nipsey Hussle's "Crenshaw" is on par with or above a lot of artists' retail albums.

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    Review

    The Internet - Feel Good

    "Feel Good" is an upgrade from the group's debut album, "Purple Naked Ladies" across the board, resulting in an album that needs to be heard.

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    Interview

    Common Speaks On Violence In Chicago & His Role In G.O.O.D. Music

    Exclusive: Common shares acting criticism from Chris Rock, his appreciation for Vince Staples & plans for a 2014 album

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    Review

    Skeme - Bare With Me (Mixtape Review)

    Despite carrying some filler, the highlights of Skeme's "Bare With Me" should build even more anticipation for his upcoming "Ingleworld" album.

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    Interview

    UM Analyzes Uncle Murda Name Change & New York Rapper's "Identity Crisis"

    Exclusive: UM breaks down how the late Chris Lighty helped him rebrand himself for business purposes and tells fellow New York rappers, "Don't try to do what the South do."

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    Review

    Meek Mill - Dreamchasers 3 (Mixtape Review)

    "Dreamchasers 3" may not take Meek Mill to new heights, but it will remind listeners of his capabilities and what he's been doing.

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    Review

    Audio Push - Come As You Are (Mixtape Review)

    While not flawless, "Come As You Are" is solid and shows that Oktane and Pricetag aren't to be written off as mere dance track rappers.

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    Interview

    Curren$y Reflects On Lil Snupe's Murder & Reconciling With Dame Dash

    Exclusive: Curren$y compares his early days with No Limit to Lil Snupe's rise, and he also looks at his many "Rock The Bells" performances over the years.

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    Interview

    Syd tha Kyd & Matt Martians Detail Upcoming Work With Chad Hugo

    Exclusive: Odd Future members, The Internet shed light on their bonds with Mac Miller and Vince Staples and how they came together as a musical collective.

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