Dean Mayorga

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    Vic Spencer - The Cost Of Victory

    While “rappers who rap about Rap” have often been criticized, Spencer’s skill with wordplay propels you through this project.

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    Terrace Martin - Times

    In these festive 13 songs, the listener finds new elements of Martin to appreciate, and previous elements to miss.

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    Game - Blood Moon: The Year Of The Wolf

    "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf" starts strong and is at times well crafted, but loses it's focus through features enough to detract from the project's cohesion.

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    Diamond D - Diam Piece

    Diamond D's "Diam Piece" features superlative production and deft flows, but settles too neatly into a groove that doesn't quite allow escape velocity.

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    Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog (EP)

    Despite the Nas comparisons, Your Old Droog distinguishes himself from the pack with his self titled EP by mixing personal commentary with clever punchlines.

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    Interview

    Emilio Rojas Slams Out Of Touch Label Executives; Advocates Reaching Fans Directly

    Exclusive: "Zero Fucks Given," Emilio Rojas' newest release, bends toward storytelling over "turn up" while the emcee reveals his inspirations, and why this is his best work.

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    Yo Gotti & CMG - CMG Presents: Chapter One (Mixtape)

    Yo Gotti and CMG's "Chapter One" finds Gotti in familiar territory while providing a platform for his burgeoning roster to play to their respective strengths.

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    DJ Jean Maron - True School

    DJ Jean Maron's "True School," provides clear highlights, but sonically and lyrically fails to consistently meet the high standard of Rap it advocates.

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    Vanderslice - Everything's Awesome

    With a keen choice of featured emcees and a diverse production palette, Vanderslice's "Everything's Awesome" is both supremely enjoyable and well-planned.

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    Jon Connor - Best In The World (Mixtape)

    Jon Connor's "Best In The World" is a mixtape in the very traditional sense. Connor appropriates Kanye West's work without sacrificing complexity or heaviness.

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    Interview

    Prodigy Revisits "Survival Of The Fittest;" Talks Mobb Deep Evolution

    Exclusive: Mobb Deep's Prodigy, reveals what he meant when he said, "There's a war going on outside." He also talks Queensbridge and recalls MC Shan's ill-fashion sense.

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    MC Shan Compares Public Enemy To Malcolm X

    Exclusive: Golden Era rapper MC Shan reflects on "The Bridge," one of the biggest records of his career, and praises Melle Mel.

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    Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh - Fresh Veggies (Mixtape Review)

    Casey Veggies & Rockie Fresh have fun on the eclectic production of "Fresh Veggies," but they don't match the brilliance or depth of their previous work.

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    Childish Gambino "because the internet" Release Date, Cover Art & Album Stream

    UPDATE #6: Childish Gambino releases the stream for his "because the internet" album.

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    Skyzoo & Antman Wonder "An Ode To Reasonable Doubt" Release Date & Cover Art

    Skyzoo & Antman Wonder team up for "An Ode To Reasonable Doubt," a project inspired by Jay Z.

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    Yo Gotti Says He & Juicy J Worked Past Their Differences

    Yo Gotti says that he spoke with Juicy J and that they no longer have a problem.

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    The Godfathers (Kool G Rap & Necro) "One Upon A Crime" Cover Art, Tracklisting & Album Stream

    Kool G Rap and Necro combine forces as The Godfathers. The duo has released its "Once Upon A Crime" album.

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    Tyler, the Creator Calls Kanye West Camp Flog Gnaw Performance A Win

    On a tumblr post, Tyler, the Creator says that he had a dream in February 2012 that he and Kanye West would perform oeLate. The pair performed it together earlier this month at Odd Future's carnival.

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    Slim Thug "Boss Life" Cover Art, Tracklisting & Album Stream

    UPDATE: Slim Thug releases "Boss Life" for streaming. The project features Z-Ro and Nipsey Hussle, among others.

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    Rhymesayers Entertainment Signs Dem Atlas

    Rhymesayers Entertainment signs Dem Atlas to a roster that includes Atmosphere, Brother Ali and Dilated Peoples.

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    Method Man Explains Why He Doesn't Want His Albums Reviewed

    Method Man says that he flows and that he doesn't rap.

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