J-23

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    Editorial

    The Art Of Storytelling's Epilogue: 10 More Stories Told Through Rap Songs

    Following this summer's initial list, J-23 returns with some clarification and 10 more Hip Hop stories told in verses by the likes of Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, The Coup, Big L and Nas.

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    The Art Of Storytelling: 10 Great Stories Told Through Rap Songs

    From the grandmaster Slick Rick to Eminem, Immortal Technique and Vakill, we decided to look at 10 artful stories told through Hip Hop verses.

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    Hip Hop Year In Rewind: 2001

    In a season of year-end awards and reflections, HipHopDX's J-23 looks back 10 years to a year that saw crossover, underground greatness and the biggest Hip Hop battle since Biggie and 2Pac.

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    Hip Hop Year In Review Rewind: 1991

    In a season of year-end awards and reflections, HipHopDX's J-23 looks back 20 years to a year that saw a slew of amazing albums, a Thug Immortal properly introduced and a city and a coast defined.

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    Hip Hop Before The Internet, Part 2

    J-23 returns to continue last month's editorial and discussion, looking at Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" release to re-live the excitement of being a Hip Hop fan in the 1990s.

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    Hip Hop Before The Internet

    From three-line reviews in "The Source" to downloading three albums a day, HipHopDX's J-23 steps in to compare the dedication and listening habits of yesteryear to today's daily operation.

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    It Takes Two: A History On The Excitement Of Hip Hop Collaboration Albums

    With Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" and Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's "Hell: The Sequel" topping charts, DX's J-23 analyzes what we love about two established emcees goin' halves on an LP.

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    Lost & Found: 10 Great Hip Hop Albums From The Vault

    Artists like Bumpy Knuckles, Hieroglyphics, M.O.P., Cormega and King T saw their shelved albums later released. HipHopDX gives you 10 amazing albums that were thankfully yanked off the label shelves.

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    Rihanna's Replaces Cee-Lo Green With J. Cole As Official "LOUD" Tour Opener

    UPDATE #2: After Cee-Lo dropped out of her "LOUD" tour, Rihanna officially replaces the Lady Killer.

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    Big Sean Reveals Album Art For "Finally Famous" Deluxe Edition

    UPDATE #5: The Detroit, Michigan native flips his original album art for the deluxe edition of his debut.

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    REKS: School of Hard Knocks

    With the grey hairs to prove it, Lawrence, Massachusetts' REKS has been making albums for over a decade, and while he's had a recent breakthrough, HipHopDX debunks his new-artist status.

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    Tracklisting Revealed To Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson's "Random Axe"

    UPDATE #3: Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Rockness Monstah are on the hardcore Hip Hop Detroit-to-Brownsville connect.

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    Cormega Talks Next Album "Cormega Raw Forever," June 7 Release

    UPDATE: 'Mega's sixth studio album is on its way.

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    The Joke's On You: 10 Legendary Hip Hop Albums That Never Were

    From Dr. Dre & Ice Cube's "Helter Skelter" album, to a Likwit Crew collective effort, to Common & Q-Tip, DX looks back on the projects we believed enough to hope for, and we're still waiting...

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    Busta Rhymes Recalls Roc-A-Fella & Terror Squad Beefing At A Club

    Busta's hit "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" may have prevented Jay and Joe's crews from coming to blows.

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    Artwork & Tracklisting Revealed For Kool Keith's "The Legend Of Tashan Dorrsett"

    Marley Marl, Ced Gee, TR Love, Domingo and more lend a hand to Keith's upcoming album.

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    Jay-Z Subject of NBA Investigation

    Jay-Z's recent visit to the Kentucky Wildcats locker room has started an investigation.

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    CyHi Da Prince Readies 2 Mixtapes Before G.O.O.D. Debut

    With Royal Flush 2 on the way, CyHi talks about his plans leading up to his debut LP.

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    Online Petition To Get Stat Quo's Original "Statlanta" Released

    His debut finally dropped last summer, but fans are still after the album that was supposed to come out in 2007.

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    Wu-Tang Members, Sean Price & More To Perform At New European Hip Hop Festival

    UPDATE: Due to disappointing ticket sales, organizers have cancelled the festival.

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    Drake Shut Out At Canadian Grammys

    Despite his international success, Drake goes home empty handed at his local Juno Awards.

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