Ural Garrett

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Ural Garrett is a Los Angeles-based journalist and HipHopDX's Senior Features Writer. When not covering music, video games, films and the community at large, he’s in the kitchen baking like Anita. Follow him on Twitter @Uralg.

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Meet Mr. Hanky, The Producer Behind Lil Duval’s Viral Hit “Smile (Living My Best Life)”

Read more to find out how the successful single is a “full-circle” moment for the producer behind Colonel Loud’s “California” and Luke Nasty’s “On The Way.”

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Review: Noname's "Room 25" Is A Blissful Stay

A revealing, wise, soulful and entertaining jazz-rap album that’s heavily seasoned with slick technical thrills

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Meet "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s" Hilarious Cast Member RoccStar

The hitmaker for the likes of Chris Brown and Jennifer Lopez explains his mentorship from the late Chris Lightly and eventual career resurgence.

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Boogie Says Shady Records Debut Is Done — & Eminem Loves It

And don’t expect any songs about Jamesha, either.

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Rapper AD & Tekken Champion Jackie Tran Conquer DXTURBO III: Rappers Vs. Gamers

Everything that went down at DX's video game tournament over BET Awards weekend in Los Angeles.

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Review: Too Short's "The Sex Tape Playlist" Can't Mask Its Throwaway Intentions

Uncle Short Dog needs to stop fuckin' around and give us a real project.

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Review: E-40 & B-Legit Display Vet Stripes On "Connected & Respected"

The King of Slanguistics and Hash Brown Billo embrace their regional past and every evolving present by providing nothing more than game-filled slappers.

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Review: Mozzy & Yowda’s Chaotic Chemistry Give "Hell Made” Enough Heat For A Buzz

Sacramento’s reigning public rap nuisance links up with the buzzing Maybach Music Group rapper to deliver explosive production mixed with semi-worn tough-guy tropes.

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Review: Overdoz. Bring Major Kickback Vibes To Major Label Debut "2008"

The Los Angeles quartet understand the science of having a good time with an adequate soundtrack.

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Ear Drummers Producer 30 Roc Breaks Down The Beat For Yo Gotti's "Rake It Up" Featuring Nicki Minaj

Atlanta-based beatsmith 30 Roc explains the making of his chart topping hit "Rake It Up" and his relationship with Mike WiLL Made-It.

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Review: Despite Bloated Guest List, Gucci Mane’s “Mr Davis" Is His Most Accessible Album

The digestible affair is the LP “The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted” should have been.

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Review: Trippie Redd’s “A Love Letter To You 2” Beams With Potential & Inadequacy

The ability to go from relative unknown to enjoying millions of streams at a moments notice is becoming par the course, for better or worse.

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Gucci Mane Delivers “Mr. Davis” LP

UPDATE: Guwop gets assists from Migos, Nicki Minaj and ScHoolboy Q.

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Snoop Dogg Gave Special Needs Children The NFL Training Camp Experience

#DXClusive: Coach Snoop talks about the importance of giving back to the community.

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Vic Mensa Explains How Donald Trump Is Making The Fight Against Global Warming Harder

#DXCLUSIVE: HipHopDX spoke with Mensa during one of two benefit shows with Tidal.

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DX Special Report: Priority Records’ Focus Is Pure West Coast Gangsta Rap Nostalgia

HipHopDX explores the relaunch of one of Hip Hop's most cherished labels.

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Lil B Says He’s Working With Nas "Real Soon"

#DXclusive: The BasedGod spoke to DX about working with Nasir Jones and “Wild Thoughts” director Colin Tilley.

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Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 MTV VMA Wins Were A “HUMBLE.” Moment For Director Dave Meyers Too

#DXclusive: The celebrated director speaks about his work with K.Dot & Dave Free’s “Little Homies” collective.

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Wiki Releases "No Mountains In Manhattan" Album

The 16-track project features an appearance from Ghostface Killah and production from Kaytrananda.

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The Blueprint Podcast: Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Quincy Jones & How To Get Signed As A Producer

Discussed this episode: The current state of producers in Hip Hop, and some tips for anyone aspiring to rise through the ranks.

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