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Hip-Hop Music Rap

A Decade of Slaughterhouse

“Soon as I hold a pen I co-defend the sickest MCs”

August 11, 2009.

I walked into the FYE in the Gallery at Market East in Philly and headed straight for the new releases section. I had already gone digital with my iPod Classic but a new album dropped that day and I wanted an actual physical CD.

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My Very Best Writing of 2018

Another whirlwind year. 

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Ranking Eminem’s Albums

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“[Eminem] seems to revel in the ways that he can break and reshape the laws of the language.”
– Adam Bradley, Book of Rhymes 

Eminem is one of the all-time greats, a surefire future hall of famer. He’s one of the most commercially successful musicians ever, the second highest-selling singles artist of all time with over 220 million records sold worldwide and nine consecutive number one albums (including his greatest hits collection). Six of his major label releases have won the Grammy for Best Rap Album (he has fifteen in total).

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We’re So Spoiled by the Availability of Music That We Don’t Appreciate It

I have a confession to make: I didn’t love Enter the Wu-Tang [36 Chambers] the first time I heard it. Actually, I kinda sorta didn’t even like it. I know that’s like the Pope saying he didn’t dig the Bible the first time he read it, but it’s true.

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Hip-Hop Rap

Schizophrenic Shady

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If someone were to ask you to describe Revival, Eminem’s ninth studio album, in just a few words, how would you do it?
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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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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: Eminem

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One of the best rappers in history is a white dude.

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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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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.