PhillipMlynar

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    Tech N9ne - Boiling Point EP

    The Kansas City firecracker continues to blaze through seven tracks that, closing cut aside, channel his pent-up fury into irate Rap missives.

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    Prince Paul - Negroes On Ice

    "Negroes On Ice" is an entertaining idea from Prince Paul - it's just not a concept that needed to be shoe-horned into the medium of an album.

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    Capital STEEZ - AmeriKKKan Korruption Reloaded (Mixtape Review)

    As a top-to-toe listen, the extra additions splinter "AmeriKKKan Korruption" rather than fortify it.

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    Skyzoo - A Dream Deferred

    "A Dream Deferred" finally confirms Bed-Stuy Sky's arrival as a fully-fleshed artist.

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    Tech N9ne - E.B.A.H. EP

    Call it a theatrical ride through Tech's mind.

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    Blu and Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them

    Blu and Exile are without doubt a couple of super-talented Rap chaps, but they need to step out of their snug comfort zone.

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    2 Chainz - Based On a T.R.U. Story

    Now with his debut album, "Based On a T.R.U. Story," 2 Chainz has revealed himself as the weakest guest on his own album.

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    Cyhi The Prynce - Ivy League Club (Mixtape Review)

    The thinking behind Cyhi's "Ivy League Club" mixtape seems to be hooked on the Georgia-born rapper's relationship to his peers.

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    Lil B - Green Flame (Mixtape Review)

    There's a tangibly meaner and more menacing streak to the album, with B's content veering towards a nastier and, well, bitchier zone.

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    Flo Rida - Wild Ones

    "Wild Ones" is nine tracks born to boom from out of the speakers of a Jersey Shore club that smells like a combination of Coppertone and Snooki's new perfume.

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    SpaceGhostPurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles Of SpaceGhostPurrp

    With "Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurpp," he's created one of the essential Rap albums of the early Summer.

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    David Banner - Sex, Drugs & Video Games (Mixtape Review)

    Instead of making his intended point, Banner's only managed to reinforce the one he was rallying against.

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    El-P - Cancer 4 Cure

    "Cancer 4 Cure's" essence seems to present itself more as an album for people who've swaddled their lives in the liner notes of Hip Hop music.

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    Krizz Kaliko - Kickin' & Screamin'

    The most persuasive moments of Kaliko's 17-track effort stick to a rugged and uncompromising formula.

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    Snoop Dogg - Stoners EP

    With this curious EP release, Snoop has committed the more heinous sin of confusing being relaxed with turning lazy. Someone wake him up for next time.

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    Game - California Republic (Mixtape Review)

    The lack of vitriol in Game's raps leave "California Republic" as a curious release.

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    Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. 2

    Without constantly conjuring up an air of controversy about their moves, Odd Future can sound decidedly dull.

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    Tech N9ne - Klusterfuk EP

    "Klusterfuck," as expected, is another smart addition to Tech N9ne's vault.

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    Maino - The Day After Tomorrow

    There's an honesty to Maino's voice and delivery that has you believing his words.

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    Gucci Mane - Trap Back (Mixtape Review)

    While one-time foe Young Jeezy elevated his trap rap to stadium status, Gucci's music stays hovering unsatisfactorily between the street and star levels.

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    Gangrene (Alchemist & Oh No) - Vodka & Ayahuaska

    "Vodka & Ayahuasca" is that gutter shit. Rejoice.

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