Ronald Grant

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Machine Gun Kelly - Black Flag (Mixtape Review)

Give Machine Gun Kelly credit for making the whole of "Black Flag" heartfelt, catchy and sincere, but it grows repetitive and tiresome at times.

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Havoc - 13

Havoc's "13" features some of his best production in years. But the monotony of the subject matter in his rhymes make this album solid but far from classic.

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Styles P - Float

With "Float," Styles P shows that he's not afraid to step outside of his gritty, NYC, lyrical gangster boundaries and be a bit more lighthearted.

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Unplugged: The Impact Of Hip Hop Based Reality Shows

The impact of shows like "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" raise valid concerns about the representation of Hip Hop and the possible exploitation of the show's participating artists.

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Still Smokin': The 20th Anniversary Of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic"

The larger-than-life figure we now know as Dr. Dre wouldn't be possible without arguably his greatest contribution to popular music, "The Chronic," which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

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We The People: Hip Hop's Role In The 2012 Election

Rob "Biko" Baker, from the League of Young Voters joins in to discuss Hip Hop's role in what may be one of the most highly-politicized eras in American history.

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Recession Era Rap: Hip Hop And Fiscal Responsibility

With a growing list of broke and or indebted emcees, it appears that basic financial literacy ideals that Hip Hop as a whole still struggles with.

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Hip Pop America: A Look At Artistic Growth Versus Crossing Over

In a culture where being stagnant can be a career killer, it's often difficult to draw the line between artistic growth and selling out.

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Each One Teach One: Hip Hop's Current Place In Higher Education

One writer takes a comprehensive look at Hip Hop in the classroom, from the days of "A Different World" up to current contributors such as Bun B, 9th Wonder, GZA and others.

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Hip Pop America: A Look At Artistic Growth Versus Crossing Over

In a culture where being stagnant can be a career killer, it's often difficult to draw the line between artistic growth and selling out.

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