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Hip-Hop Lists Rap

Hey, Look! I Found the Worst Rap List of All Time!

Lil Dicky, Quavo, and Ski Mask The Slump God over Rakim? I quit.

Every time I stepped into madness of the crowds, I longed for the wisdom of the loneliness.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Why don’t you write about rap anymore?”

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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Nate Dogg (Guest Appearances)

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He was the soul of G-Funk.

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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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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre is the king of hip-hop.

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Hip-Hop

The Reaction to “Relapse” Changed Eminem

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A few weeks ago, Marshall Mathers III, known to the world as Eminem, released an eight-minute track titled “Campaign Speech,” in which he takes aim at all sorts of individuals, most especially Donald Trump.

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Greatness Hip-Hop Rap

Compton to Long Beach: The Ultimate Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Mixtape

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Technically speaking, Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg have never made an album together.

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Hip-Hop

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Tha Dogg Pound

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Tha Dogg Pound are hip-hop legends.

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The Musical Outcast

Does the Album Still Have a Place in Music?

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Back in 2009, I wrote a blog post for XXL in which I wondered if mixtapes were becoming better – and more important – than albums. My contention was that there are certain artists – Jadakiss, for example – that are better suited for the mixtape circuit, so they should really be judged on their work therein as much as for their retail releases.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Requiem for the Hip-Hop Soundtrack

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Let us all bow our heads and take a moment to remember the hip-hop soundtrack.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Classic Non-Album Cuts: Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick has been releasing music since the age of 16, back when he was still known as K-Dot, so there is a quite a bit of material of his out there that was not released on any of his studio projects and I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites.