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In the fall of 2004, John Legend was unveiled to the world, presented to us on some he’s "The Last of the Soul Man" tip. He sang. He played. He wrote his own music. The male Alicia Keys, if you will. John Legend, legally John Stephens, lived up to the expectations. Thanks to Kanye West, wi…
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Goodie Mob, the group that popularized the term "Dirty South," took some time off in 1999. Right after the completion of their third album ‘World Party,’ Cee Lo Green stepped away from the rap collective and his first two solo projects (‘Cee Lo Green and…
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It’s been 22 years since Three 6 Mafia was formed -- 20-plus years as a working contributor in hip-hop is a feat for a young genre. The Memphis crew enjoyed moderate success until their infamous Oscar win in 2006, for ‘Hard Out Here for a Pimp’ -- a song inspired featured in the film ‘Hustle & F…
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Big Sean wanted ‘Hall of Fame' to be a “super inspirational, super intellectual” album. The Detroit rapper is a self-proclaimed dreamer, and has been very public about wanting to achieve more with this sophomore effort. “My first album was not all the way…
EP Review
When Drake released his soothing ballad, 'Hold On, We're Going Home,' the song featured someone named Majid Jordan, which begged the question: Who the heck is Majid Jordan? Well, here's what we gathered so far.
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Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg has been putting in work as a member of A$AP Mob, led by their fashionable leader A$AP Rocky. His new opus, 'Trap Lord,' is a hardcore rap album that brings a stylistic sound to trap music.
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The story leading up to Earl Sweatshirt’s debut album, ‘Doris,’ sounds something like an aborted movie storyline. A 16-year-old showcases ridiculously prodigious talent on his debut mixtape, but gets sent to a Samoan retreat after substance abuse issues and writing obscene songs.
He inadvertently sta…
'Blurred Lines' Album Review
It took Robin Thicke six albums and a good amount of behind-the-scenes writing credits, but he got it: his first No. 1 single with 'Blurred Lines.' The track became an Internet phenomenon from the get-go with the release of its titillating video and the video’s subsequent ban on Youtube. Though it’s…
EP Review
After a brief hiatus, Kevin McCall is back with a brand new EP, ‘Sextape.’ The R&B singer-songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Chris Brown on ‘Deuces’ and ‘Strip,’ shows off his skills and slows it down for the s…
EP Review
Hailing from New Zealand, and residing in Brooklyn, N.Y., where some of the greatest artists of all time have been born, Janine and the Mixtape unveils a brand-new EP titled 'Dark Mind.'

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