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Sci-Fi Goes Hi-Fi: 10 Artists' Foray into Hip-Hop Futurism

A host of artists have carved out a niche in the interplanetary margins that now rest in hip-hop culture. Some call it an expansion on Afrofuturist philosophies; others simply a long-time propensity for the science-fiction genre.

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Finale: A Pipedream and a Promise

Finale is not messing around on his debut, a fiery blend of introspection and braggadocio that never slows down.

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Colin Munroe: Is The Unsung Hero

Too much genre-bouncing leaves this mixtape unbalanced, even if it shows shades of true talent.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2008

A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!

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Phat Kat: Carte Blanche

Lyrics, beats, or delivery? Well, I'd like to have them all, but we don't always get what we want.

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Black Milk: Popular Demand

Maybe the city influences the music. Maybe the music is indicative of the city. Either way, Black Milk may become the pride of Detroit, Michigan.


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