Marcus Blackwell

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Review: wifisfuneral “Ethernet Vol. 1” Feels Like Treadmill Trap

An intense project that feels like the Florida rapper is ultimately running in place.

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Review: Femdot’s “Delacreme 2” Is Unfiltered Political Commentary

At least, as far as this Chicago rapper is concerned.

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Review: Zaytoven’s "Trap Holizay" Slightly Evolves His Signature Trap Style

While not a trap music classic, the ATL maestro makes good on collabs with T.I., Young Dolph, 2 Chainz and more.

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Review: Jayswifa Is A Sound Researcher On Solo Debut "Enigma"

The Columbus, OH native provides solid alternative to much of today's trap music hybrids.

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Wale’s "Self Promotion" EP Bleeds Rejuvenation

Potentially a calm before a big storm.

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Review: BlocBoy JB’s Charisma Carries "Simi" Despite Limited Mic Skills

Even with an overwhelming 18 tracks, the Memphis rapper offers up plenty of playlist power.

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Review: King Combs Packs Plenty Of OG Bad Boy Flavor On Debut Mixtape, “90’s Baby”

Diddy's son is onward to big things — lyrically and financially.

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Review: Smoke DZA’s “Not For Sale” Offers Modern Takes On Vintage Hip Hop

A new and improved same 'ol Kush God package. An interesting effort.

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Review: SAINt JHN Marinated Debut “Collection One” To Quality Standards

A lot of promise for an album the Brooklyn artist says "took a lifetime to create."

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Review: M A E S T R O Makes Promising Debut With "Wav God" EP

The actor-turnt-rapper composes some swaggy, high-energy records to showcase his diversity as an entertainer.

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Review: YFN Lucci Makes Strong Intro With “Ray Ray From Summerhill"

Take a very personal journey through Lucci’s life in the streets to where he is today.

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Review: Westside Gunn & Mr. Green's "FLYGOD Is Good... All The Time" EP Is Short, Sweet & Sour

A soundtrack for the hustler's lifestyle without getting too fancy.

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Review: Cozz Hits Notable Career Stride On Lyrically Sharp "Effected"

The choruses need a bit of work but there's enough palatable Hip Hop to feel the effect.

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Review: Kid Kold & Freeway Brandish That Familiar Hip Hop Sound With “Black Gang EP”

Ice kold raps straight outta Toronto with a splash of Philly freezer.

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Review: Berner Flexes Versatility Alongside All-Star Cast On "The Big Pescado"

Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, The Game, E-40 and production exclusively from Scott Storch make up the album.

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Review: Payroll Giovanni & Cardo Drop Smooth Hustler Anthems With “Big Bossin Vol. 2”

Listeners are taken on a 16-track journey as the new Def Jam signee details the harsh realities of life in Detroit while dropping motivation for those still in the trenches.

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5 Rappers Who Have Every Reason To Blow Up In 2018

Year of the (under)dog.

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Review: King Los' Lyrical Exhibition Gives "Moor Bars" A Suitable Name

Everyone wears a crown these days but not everyone can spit like this.

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