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Hip-Hop Rap Reviews Wu-Tang Clan

A Wu-Tang Album in Name Only – The Deception of “The Saga Continues”

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If a (supposedly) new Wu-Tang Clan album doesn’t move the needle the way it once did, it’s largely because it’s easy to be skeptical about new material coming out of Shaolin.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Canibus

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He was regaled as the future of lyricism.

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Greatness Hip-Hop In Appreciation of Rap

In Appreciation Of: Sticky Fingaz

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“Who had the last verse you was always waitin’ for?”

Every time you heard an Onyx song, you knew it was coming.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (November 20, 2015)

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My daughter is only three, but I often worry about her.

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Hip-Hop Nostalgia

Revisiting the Hip-Hop Class of 1998

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Class of nine-eight, my fellow graduates / Well-known savages
– Nature, “Fire”

A seismic shift occurred in hip-hop in 1998.

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Week in Review

Week in Review (October 30, 2015)

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I’m stoked that Halloween is on a Saturday this year.

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Hip-Hop

Canibus, Big Pun, DMX, Mos Def, Mic Geronimo & John Forte Surprise Cypher [1997]

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What began as a simple roundtable discussion with some up and coming rappers quickly turned into a cypher.

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Greatness Hip-Hop

20 Classic Hip-Hop Songs for Casual Fans

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As a favor – one that you did not ask for – I’ve compiled a list of twenty songs that I think casual hip-hop fans should know.

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Hip-Hop

Fat Joe f/Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon – “John Blaze” {Original} [1998]

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This comes off a DJ Clue tape. For the album version, they switched up the beat and Nas spit a completely different verse. I prefer the original, which was only ever heard on mixtapes.