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Max B: The Wavy Harlem Renaissance

Biggaveli explains digital dollars, why Cam'ron's good, and why he ain't feelin' the original Harlem Renaissance.

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Paul Wall: The Champ Is Here

The "People's Champ" says Barack Obama has him cleaning up his lyrics, hopes for Koopa collabo and livens up his stage-show.

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Ugly Duckling - Audacity

All in all, what UD has masterminded in the two years constructing Audacity, is an album that is non-biased to every genre, while at the same time being true to their day-one Hip Hop fans

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Soulja Boy - iSouljahBoyTellEm

Granted, while our country is in turmoil we need inspiration and excitement but when the economy does get picked up, it's debatable whether happy-go-lucky dance rap follow suit

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C-Murder: Tried And Tru

The former No Limit platinum star might be the only one still keeping it Tru, but do the fans care anymore?

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Deezle: The Ear Next To The Mouth

Even if you're a Lil Wayne skeptic, meet Deezle, his engineer, and you'll see the base from where the music comes from.

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Custom Made

Custom Made is a hard-nosed Hip Hop collective out of Los Angeles, who respectfully wave off N.W.A. comparisons.

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Panama: Jack Of All Trades

Bubbles' bully from The Wire's season four explains how he's parlaying acting to fashion and Hip Hop with a musical fam.

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Guilty Simpson - Ode To The Ghetto

There will probably be several people that praise, reward and award the work that is Ode to the Ghetto, but no approval can be more important and satisfying to Guilty than that of Mr. Dilla, as his early co-sign of his talent is now coming to fruition.

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Fat Joe - Elephant In The Room

Joe has the talent to put out a classic caliber album, but as long as he wants to stay current with the downloads and ringtones, that vision may not come to pass.

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NYGz: Giants In The Mental

With a new single airing on BET, The NYG'z got their name from the football team, why aren't they both rooting for their namesake?

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Classified - While You Were Sleeping

Depending on whom you talk to, Classified is either a legend or rap's best kept secret. Either way, he has cemented his status in the game through hard work & sick wordplay. So after the next tour, he should pack the bags and take a trip back to Paradise.

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Freeze - The Big Chill

With more material coming in 2008, let's hope Freeze continues to push his ice cold style, as pretty soon he could have the hip-hop world rocking to a sample of O Canada.

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Prince Ali - Curb Side Service

But by the tone of his effort, and the determination in his vocal cords, Prince Ali has a message to spread, and we have no choice but to listen

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Witchdoctor - Diary of an American Witchdoctor

Diary of an American Witchdoctor is an amazing feat for Witchdoctor, as he blends the southern sounds of yesteryear and today. Covering all aspects of the games; Witchdoctor paints a visual landscape of life, as the canvas is our eardrums.

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Hurricane Chris - 51/50 Ratchet

There are a lot of opportunities Hurricane Chris missed with his album, but it seems as if it were done purposefully. Today's standards reflect that making an album is more about lucre than art

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