Homer Johnsen

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interview

Illa Ghee Speaks On Sean Price’s Passing, Reveals They Have An Album Together

He recently laid a friend to rest, but when Illa Ghee is ready to get back to work, it will be a whole new experience.

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review

Sean Price - Songs In The Key Of Price

"Songs In The Key Of Price" is brimming with the talents, will, grit and cleverness of Sean Price.

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Finale - Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends is a unique work of underground noir crafted by two equally bright minds.

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Quelle Chris - Innocent Country

Quelle Chris is at the top of his game, delivering a fun, refreshing album.

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editorial

Ebro Darden’s Trolling, Nas & The Debate Between A “Rapper” & A “Lyricist”

The radio personality puts his Twitter followers in a frenzy after explaining how he differentiates rappers from lyricists.

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Hopsin - Pound Syndrome

Hopsin reaffirms his status as a master orator and a dual threat rapper-producer to be reckoned with.

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Statik Selektah - Lucky 7

If Lucky 7 is truly the end of a particular era and sound, Statik Selektah undoubtedly goes out in spectacular fashion.

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Bilal - In Another Life

In Another Life is an easy, efficient listen, that caters to all facets of Bilal’s musical identity.

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Skyzoo - Music For My Friends

With "Music For My Friends," Skyzoo provides a fearless work rooted in traditional East Coast sounds and powerful first-person nostalgia.

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Bishop Nehru - Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP

"Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP" is a concise collection of music that acts as an hors d'oeuvre while Bishop Nehru puts the finishing touches on his debut LP.

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interview

Pete Rock Calls Kendrick Lamar's “To Pimp A Butterfly” A “Breath Of Fresh Air”

The Chocolate Boy Wonder says Kendrick Lamar’s musical ear is “incredible,” and reveals Soul Survivor 3 is on the way.

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Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art

At times the style is frayed, but Raekwon does a good job of balancing radio-friendly Rap with material his diehard fans crave.

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editorial

A Tribe Called Quest, Odd Future, Migos & The Evolution Of Hip Hop's Group Dynamic

"People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm" turns 25 today, and we wondered something: where have all the Hip Hop groups gone?

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Mello Music Group - Persona

“Persona” practices what it preaches: unity, progress, and sheer talent, articulated through music.

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G-Unit - The Beast is G-Unit

“The Beast is G-Unit” is a testament to the group’s new approach, and for a six-song EP, there is great diversity of sound.

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Cannibal Ox - Blade Of The Ronin

"Blade of the Ronin" has cinematic undertones, with instrumental skits providing a loose inter-track cohesion.

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Fashawn - The Ecology

Fashawn’s sophomore release is a strong follow-up, six years in the making, that hits hard while preaching perseverance.

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Kenn Starr - Square One

Square One is humble and personal, while still laden with intelligent braggadocio.

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interview

Young Buck Says He Never Blamed 50 For Anything; There Will Never Be Another 50 Cent & Talks His Single “Bring My Bottles”

Young Buck describes his friendship with 50 Cent, and the impact of the G-Unit reunion.

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editorial

The Most Important Mixtapes Of 2014

With a new year upon us, HipHopDX lists the mixtapes we stunted for in 2014.

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editorial

The Get Back: 9 Important Group Reunions That Happened In 2014

Of all the comeback stories in 2014, these nine groups shone light on a dynamic that’s slowly phasing out.

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