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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #25-16

On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]

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Detroit Hip-Hop Rap

PRhyme (DJ Premier + Royce Da 5’9″) – Courtesy

If you’re familiar with Royce Da 5’9″s past work, you already know what he and DJ Premier do together. Royce has been arguably at his best with Premo’s cut, scratch and sample beats behind him (see “Hip Hop” and “Boom”, in case you forgot). That’s why hip-hop fans rejoiced at the announcement of PRhyme, an […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

MIXTAPE: Narkfall

Back again with an over-sized collection of all that I’ve been enjoying in hip-hop this Fall. Big Sean seems to be on everyone’s tracks these days, but “Guap” serves as a catchy start to his sophomore album. Earl Sweatshirt shows why he is the most interesting emcee on Odd Future’s roster with “Chum”, while Fablolous […]

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albums Detroit Hip-Hop Rap

EP REVIEW: Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel

Anybody thinkin that the game dont need/the bad and the evil regime/thats like saying that bad boy piston team didnt need isaiah Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel Rating: 8 out of 10 Tracy Morgans As a huge fan of both artists, this release is essentially a dream come true to see Bad Meets […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

New Mixtape: The Narkover

These titles really haven’t made sense for awhile now, so why start now, right? New hip-hop for your dome. I’ve already been drooling about Bad Meets Evil’s Hell: The Sequel EP, so I don’t need to discuss much here but “Fast Lane” is exactly what I hoped for. 50 Cent gets a beat that sounds […]

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2009 Hip-Hop Lists Rap

2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop 13 Tracks of 2009

I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]

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2009 albums Hip-Hop Lists Rap

2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip Hop Releases #10 to #6

I think the hip-hop albums list gets tougher each year. Last year, the caliber of mixtapes that came out (see Wale and Kid Cudi) warranted placement on the list. This year, artists like Kid Cudi, Mike Posner, Drake and K’Naan made albums/mixtapes that encompassed more than just hip-hop. So this year, EPs were added to […]