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Game Brothas: How the West Was Won

Thumpin' tunes about, like, "hoes at the club"...and shit.

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Quantic: The Best of Quantic

Never before has an anthology been so accurately named. This truly is the best of Quantic for both fans and newcomers alike.

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Watch the Discourse: Luxury Rap, Success and Self-Absorption

The value of a release as large as Watch the Throne is that it goes beyond the gargantuan personalities involved or even the monster show dates designed to promote it. Part of the value is the discussion it generates.

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DJ Khaled: We the Best Forever

After a four year descent into superbly corny singles and disarmingly awful album cuts, DJ Khaled returns with a sequel to his best known and best received effort.

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10 Aug 2011 // 9:00 PM

Eprhyme: Dopestylevsky

Eprhyme has potential, but he rarely gets around to talking about anything other than himself.

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Serengeti: Family & Friends

Looking for listening pleasure in all the wrong downloads? Try Serengeti's witty and detailed narration. This is matchmaking, hip-hop style.

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The Hate for Southern Hip-Hop: Why So Serious?

The way some of us disparage Southern rap, you'd think rappers like Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame had recorded a record dissing Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane.

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Cassettes Won’t Listen: Evinspacey

Lyrics aren't Jason Drake's forte, but his new beats are clever enough to provide a worthy listen.

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22 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Dels: GOB

Throughout GOB, Dels's fearlessness comes through; he doesn't soften his words or his beats with easy hooks.

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Atmosphere: The Family Sign

With Atmosphere, it’s what we’ve grown accustomed to: riding the highs and lows of emotion like a solitary alcohol binge.

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Socalled - “Sleepover” (MP3 / video)

"Sleepover" is a wacky, hip-hop mash-up with Klezmer accordions and lyrics that seem to poke fun at rap's obsession with "booty". Sleepover releases today in digital form.

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16 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary

Originally titled Doggystyle II, the Doggumentary falls short of that lofty goal but does, somewhat surprisingly, succeed as Snoop's best full-length release since his seminal debut.

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The Wonder Year: Inspiring Soul with 9th Wonder

The RiverRun International Film Festival showcases a moving portrait of a man in his element, standing at the transformative intersection between hip-hop, education, and craft.

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11 May 2011 // 3:54 AM

Tyler, The Creator: Goblin

Despite the tedious sensationalism surrounding its lyrical content, Goblin is a massive spoonful of marvellous hip-hop medicine, full of the most unnerving, hyperreal humour you may well ever hear.

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The Weeknd: House of Balloons

Mysterious R&B mixtape blows up into the stratosphere, sparking controversy and spontaneous house parties in equal measure. What's the line on the hottest record of the summer?

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Hip-hop mogul promises lights, cameras, action (and tweets) during club tour

MINNEAPOLIS — This is the way Diddy rolls: After a one-hour postponement, his publicist called five separate times to say “Puff” (that’s what his people

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Nate Dogg: Can’t Be Faded

Nate Dogg's contributions, and the workmanlike way in which he executed them, frequently garnered praise and commendations from his associates.

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Is There a DJ in the House?

If video killed the radio star, some might argue that technology crippled the hip-hop mix masters. Crippled, maybe, but the deejay is not obsolete.

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Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.

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Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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