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Review: Fabolous & Jadakiss' "Friday On Elm Street" Is Frighteningly Muddled

Jadakiss and Fabolous may be certified NYC rap royalty, and the album certainly reaffirms their rapping ability, but the broader Freddy vs. Jason theme is never really defined or explored.

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Review: Your Old Droog Steps His Rap Game Up On "Packs"

"Packs" is a noteworthy set loaded with supremely smart twists that capture the continuing evolution of a ferociously talented MC.

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Tim Westwood Shares Priceless Stories Of The Notorious B.I.G. & Bad Boy/Death Row Beef

The London-based legendary DJ used to head to NYC once a month in the 90s, which is where he saw some drama unfold firsthand.

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Review: Grime Rapper Stormzy Earns Stripes On Solid Debut, "Gang Signs & Prayer"

The debut has made history as the first grime album to top the UK albums chart.

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Review: Roc Marciano KO’s The Competition On “Rosebudd’s Revenge”

The quiet-storm menace of "Rosebudd’s Revenge" makes for a surreptitiously potent punch of heavyweight Hip Hop.

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Review: BROOKZILL! Provide Solid Nostalgia With "Throwback To The Future"

Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca, Gorila Urbano and producer Don Newkirk aim to bridge the generation gap with some Brazilian-fused Hip Hop.

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Ka - Honor Killed The Samurai Review

The pride, the fall, the consequence and the retribution all wrapped up in one forcible package.

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Jim Jones - The Kitchen Review

We'd give it the same rating on Yelp.

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Trapo - She

At 17, most kids are on video games and college applications. Meanwhile Trapo is busy patenting his own sound.

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Boosie Badazz - Thug Talk

Like Villanova, the Lousianimal's March Madness 2K16 ended with a bang.

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editorial

10 Rappers We Need To Show More Appreciation

Hip Hop has always been about giving back, after all.

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Joey Bada$$ & Troy Ave Beef: 5 Things We Learned

Hip-Hop's first viable feud of 2016 has already cut deeper than rap.

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Jet Life: 14 Quintessential Curren$y Tracks

With Spitta Andretti dropping his “Cathedral” last Wednesday, DX examines the New Orleans emcee’s best work.

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Friends Turned Foes: Six Major Hip-Hop Fall-Outs

The best and worst beefs are always the ones between friends.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving: 6 Of Hip Hop's Most Innovative Deluxe Packages

Thanksgiving is about good tidings, and that's what these artists had in mind when they pushed out these special packages of their landmark projects.

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One on One: 8 Great One Emcee & One Producer Albums From The 2000s

With Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's "Pinata" the one producer/one emcee combo seems back in vogue, and here's seven others who struck gold with the formula.

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Nas Is Like: 9 Lesser Known Cuts From Nas' Illustrious Catalog

The double decade anniversary of Nas' "Illmatic" resulted in "Illmatic XX," and while it had one or two chopping floor loosies here's nine more we wished had made it on.

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