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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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Last Night a Trap Boy Saved My Life: T.I.'s Urban Legend

I realized I couldn't seek comfort in the music me and Daddy shared. I needed something raw, music that would hit me in my chest where only natural, involuntary muscle movements indicated I was still, technically, alive.

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The Year in Music: December 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in December 2010.

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I Guess White Boys Feel It More: On Music Biopics

The way that the films Notorious, 8 Mile, Walk The Line, and Ray lead up to scenes of performances shows the remarkable and subtle endurance of troubling racial stereotypes and ideals.

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Bow Wow: New Jack City II

That's a Big Bow for so Lil' Wow.

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T.I.'s Winding Road to Redemption

The road to Grammy-winning rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr.'s positive outcome may be paved with good intentions, but self-interest fuels the journey.

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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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T.I.: T.I. vs. T.I.P.

The Rubberband Man snaps back better than ever on his new release.

Colin McGuire
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DJ Khaled: Listennn... the Album

Heavyweight Miami DJ gets his hometown the attention it deserves.

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T.I.: King

It's pretty early in 2006 to talk about albums of the year -- but this record says it's time to start.

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T.I.: Trap Muzik

Matt Cibula

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