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The Best Hip-Hop Albums/Mixtapes of 2010

Epic, sleek, weed rap, emo, sociopolitical, gangsta, or house party? In which direction will hip-hop go? 2010 was a year for all of the above.

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Danny Brown - "Ain't It Funny" (Singles Going Steady)

Boy, this video starts out like a lark, and then 17 or so dark left turns later we're left contemplating both the nature of entertainment and our all-too-fragile mortality.

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Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3

Run the Jewels 3 is the sound of one hip-hop's most significant groups channeling their feelings of frustration, alienation, and rage into a radical call to arms.

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Danny Brown: 2 October 2014 - New York (Photos)

After spending summer playing festivals, Danny Brown has beens holed up working on a new record. But that didn't stop him from doing three NYC shows including one at the tiny Sonos Studio.

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Rustie: Green Language

Rustie continues his go big or go home mission statement, for better and worse.

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Ab-Soul: These Days...

Ab-Soul's follow-up to Control System sees him forgetting all quality control.

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Busdriver - "Ego Death (feat. Aesop Rock + Danny Brown)" (video)

The ever-eccentric rapper Busdriver has just dropped his newest music video, "Ego Death", featuring contributions from Aesop Rock and Danny Brown.

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Various Artists: The Man With The Iron Fist

The Man With the Iron Fist is not only the best soundtrack of the year, it's one of the year's best albums overall.

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House Shoes: Let It Go

One of the better hip-hop releases of this year: good, unfussy beats that don't have to blow your speakers to blow your mind.

Adam Finley
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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.

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The Best Hip-Hop of 2011

Newcomers, giants, throwbacks, and collaborators -- 2011 was the year of diversity, in which rap fans were faced with enough variety to find whatever flavor of hip-hop they wanted.

David Amidon, Dave Heaton, Quentin B. Huff, Mike Madden, and Dean Van Nguyen

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