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Wu-Tang Clan: Return of the Wu & Friends

Longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator DJ/Producer Mathematics goes into the vaults and pulls out some choice cuts for remix and reinterpretations on this loosely formatted Wu-related release.

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1 Feb 2010 // 9:58 PM

Midwest, small-town rap Get your drunk on!

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Nas and Damien Marley - Distant Relatives (video)

One is arguably the most iconic lyricist in rap history; the other is a reggae star and the son of a legendary musician/activist (Bob

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LOS ANGELES — Call the RZA hip-hop’s foremost alchemist. The self-professed former drug dealer-turned-Grammy-winning rapper-producer has defied all odds to spin not lead into gold,

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Raekwon: 15 December 2009 - Washington D.C.

Raekwon might be responsible for one of this year’s best albums but as his Washington D.C. fans found out earlier this week, he’

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I Still Love H.E.R. (And So Should Everyone Else)

One surprisingly successful technique for converting hip-hop haters and deepening the existing fan's love for the culture is to expose them to "old school hip-hop".

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KRS-One & Buckshot: Survival Skills

Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.

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Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One: Parallel Uni-verses

Two underground MCs from opposites sides of the States indulge themselves in a loose and hazy, drug-induced record full of strut and swagger.

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“He’s the most influential rapper in the world. If anyone can change young black men’s attitudes about marriage, all fingers point to Hov,” charges Jozen Cummings on The Root.com, a candy store for the politicized hip-hop junkie.

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12 Nov 2009 // 9:58 PM

Kosha Dillz: Beverly Dillz

East Coast Jewish MC embarks on West Coast vacation to record his solo debut.

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Soulico: Exotic on the Speaker

Deftly incorporates a multitude of rhythmic structures and vocal styles that are distinctly Middle Eastern, hip-hop, or, as the case may be, both.

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29 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty

If Hello Nasty seems less unusual than it did on its appearance in 1998, its inventiveness should not be overlooked.

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26 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Twista: Category F5

Twista can slice and dice words like a razor-sharp Ginsu knife. But F5 finds him getting twisted by the torque of his own tornado.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Meshell Ndegeocello

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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11 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Messengers

K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.

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28 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Jay-Z: The Journey of an Icon

We can debate this greatest rapper business from now until the end of time. Let's just say Jay-Z is the greatest hip-hop icon ever, and call it a day.

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Robert Glasper Loves the Groove

On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.

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16 Aug 2009 // 9:59 PM

Kill The Record Labels

The words of people like DJ Lazy K, a grateful and hardworking mixtape creator, illustrate how well underground hip-hop is doing, if the RIAA would just leave them alone.

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It Ain’t Hard to Tell: The Legacy of ‘Illmatic’

The "half-man, half-amazin'", Nas' persona is part myth and part "everyday kid" from the Queensbridge projects.

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11 Jun 2009 // 9:56 PM

Potluck: Pipe Dreams

Why so serious? Have a grab bag of weed, love, politics, and laughter.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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