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Smif-n-Wessun & Pete Rock: Monumental Trinity

General Steele revisits the 1996 "One Nation" project with 2Pac, while Pete Rock recalls helping Run-DMC orchestrate a #1 comeback, as Tek speaks about the care in making "Monumental."

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Pete Rock Says He Studied "Dah Shinin'" For Smif-N-Wessun's "Monumental"

Exclusive: Pete Rock talks about studying Tek & Steele's classic debut to create their fifth album, and brushing up his emcee skills.

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Sheek Louch: True Blue

The L.O.X. emcee talks about taking his reach to the next level, why D-Block never compromised for sales, and an update on the prospects of a Bad Boy reunion, and Kanye West studio sessions.

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interview

Lloyd Banks: Second Round K.O.

G-Unit's soldier tells DX about his comeback year, Interscope's attempts at re-signing him, learning to expand collaborations, and why the "P.L.K." is really a B-Boy.

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Lil Jon Enlists Shawty Redd & Drumma Boy For Crunk Sound On Album

Exclusive: Jon tells DX that while he was on his award tour, he looked to Drumma and Shawty to carry the gastank on "Crunk Rock."

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Lil Jon: Say Yeah

The King of Crunk tells DX why he returned to his deejay roots these last few quiet years, working with Rick Rubin, and how he, Ice Cube and Game made a record that channels a Death Row classic.

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editorial

Who's Gonna Take The Weight: Young Money Without Lil Wayne

A breakdown of the Young Money roster's strengths and weaknesses in asking, while Wayne's away, who will reign? Drake? Nicki? Mack Maine?

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Fabolous Clarifies 50 Cent Comments On Twitter

Exclusive: Fab told DX last night that he meant no harm in tweet, and was intrigued by destroy & rebuild approach.

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Papoose: Dream On

The matured emcee explains why Jive A&R's resented him, his early days with G. Rap, and why the Nacirema Dream isn't deferred for long.

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Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga Unveil New Monster Headphone Lines

Dre, Gaga and Jimmy Iovine were in New York today to unveil new Monster headphone collaborations. DX was there with the scoop.

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interview

Maino: Miracle Baby

Maino touches on his friendship with T.I., why respect is so essential, and if mainstream success outdoes hood love.

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D-Block: All We Got Is Us

Styles P and Sheek Louch explain coming full-circle with Diddy, the new D-Block, and what's kept the crew from falling apart or going soft.

editorial

Lost Liner Notes: B-More Club Crack

Aaron Lacrate talks about his new album, Swizz Beatz' spin on his sound, and a B-More history lesson.

interview

Pete Rock: Unsung Hero

The legendary producer talks about getting slighted by Hip Hop's powerful, as he merges into another anticipated album.

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Smif-N-Wessun: Stand Strong

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