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BBU – bell hooks

written by: Matt Wink on March 12, 2012

Maybe a less militant Dead Prez, maybe a more militant collection of Commons, the consciousness of bell hooks is well heard and hopefully will be well-received by an audience wider than might initially be thought at first listen.

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The Kingston Springs Portrait

Six Memorable NBA Player Forays Into Rap

written by: Matt Wink on February 24, 2012

The line between sports and entertainment, in regards to these two entities, has always been a little blurry, but never more so than during the recent lockout.

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Copywrite – God Save the King

written by: Matt Wink on February 23, 2012

Copywrite proclaims his reason for being born was to serve his King, while continuing to hold onto that edge that most “Christian rappers” lose out on.

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Eminem Loses Himself in 8 Mile

written by: Matt Wink on February 15, 2012

“Lose Yourself,” the Grammy award-winning song became the hip-hop generation’s answer to “Eye of the Tiger,” thanks to that same generation’s answer to “Rocky,” Em’s semi-autobiographical 8 Mile.

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Rick Ross – Rich Forever

written by: Matt Wink on February 14, 2012

Ross handles his usual cocaine-laced bars with the professionalism and money-making ambition that’s come to be expected of him.

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ScHoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions

written by: Matt Wink on February 10, 2012

ScHoolboy Q expresses an impressively educated and open worldview hidden under the guise of his former self: an Oxycontin-slanging street hustler.

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The Doppelgangaz – Lone Sharks

written by: Matt Wink on January 25, 2012

These two bring a smooth, sample-heavy and lyric-soaked 15-track effort that screams part soul, part R & B, with a little bit of reggae thrown in to form a Voltron effect.

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