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Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Take 2)

Drake and studiomate Noah Shebib's Nothing Was the Same is, much like Take Care before it, a gorgeous record. But is it as good?

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5 Sep 2013 // 1:02 AM

Stalley: Honest Cowboy

Stalley continues to progress as an artist and releases another great project. His laid-back style pairs with excellent production to create something special.

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Dreadbeat: Italian Rapper Luche’s “Chi Non Dimentica”

Italian rapper Luche ratchets up the dread on the martial beats of "Chi Non Dimentica".

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Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine

At times, the forward sound of Age Against the Machine has the feel of a Gnarls Barkley album, but the content is anything but that. Through and through, the subject matter here makes it all but certain that this is a Goodie Mob album.

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A$AP Ferg: Trap Lord

An exciting debut album, although perhaps it would more aptly be named Trap Prince, as opposed to Trap Lord.

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Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.

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In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.

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Prodigy x Alchemist: Albert Einstein

While the relationship between Prodigy and Alchemist has been going steadily since the '90s, it’s far from stale. Both artists have evolved their styles over the years and as a result Albert Einstein is fresh rather than sounding stuck in another era.

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Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.

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4 Aug 2013 // 10:03 PM

Freddie Gibbs: ESGN

After freeing himself of any obligation to Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, the Internet's gangster-rap messiah turns to the increasingly indie iTunes to maintain his role as the man who would be king.

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28 Jul 2013 // 10:06 PM

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.

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Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go

Even with the thematic of sex being awkward and mean-spirited, the LP is a joy to listen to and fans of Steely Dan will find much to admire here.

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J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.

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Hailing from a town that's more famous for its breweries than rap music, Dana Coppafeel and Speak Easy are out to change that.

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The Top 20 Jay-Z Songs to Date

As Hov readies the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, it's time to take a look at the 20 best songs his career has offered so far.

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Turkish Beatmaker Da Poet Offers Up a Great New Record with ‘Beattape’

The beatmaker and rapper from Turkey offers up a moody cocktail of sumptious jazz samples, arabesque sounds and chilled hip-hop rhythms on his latest instrumental outing.

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Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)

Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.

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24 Jun 2013 // 10:05 PM

Wale: The Gifted

The Gifted proves to be an extraordinary ‘gift’ to any hip-hop collection.

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Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap

On his second mixtape Chicago's Chance the Rapper takes us on a psychedelic journey that's as ambitious as it is appealing.

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17 Jun 2013 // 10:05 PM

Quasimoto: Yessir Whatever

The astro-traveling, high-pitched, bad character of hip-hop makes his return after an eight-year break.

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