Articles Posted August 2011

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    LRG x Dirty Science Presents: Exile “Intro To The Outro”

    Exile is getting ready to release his first self-produced rap album entitled “4TRK MIND” on October 4th. But before that happens he has some free dopeness to unleash that we definitely won’t turn our noses…

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    Bun B Day Photos & Videos

    From now till the end of time, August 30th will be known as “Bun B Day” in Houston, Tx. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council awarded the proclamation to Bun B yesterday…

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    Old-School Dedication: A Conversation With Apathy

    Apathy has come a long way, from being signed to a major label like Atlantic without a single release to recording a succesful debut on an indie label and now working with legends of boombap…

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    The TRU Brain Trust Reviews ‘Tha Carter IV’

    With years of build-up and an escalating volley of subliminal shots between him and that one dude on the throne, all eyes are turned to Weezy F. Baby dropping the latest installment to the Carter series. Does he back his claims of producing a classic or create a pile of ‘meh’? The Brain Trust points their collective ears.

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    Don’t Call It A Comeback: But These Guys Are Trying To

    Supposedly coming up in the next year or so are five major hip hop comebacks, with four once-prominent MCs and one infamous duo attempting to rediscover their footing. TRU breaks down each situation, as well as offers predictions on each comeback’s outcome. Peep the crystal ball.

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    Talib Kweli – “Uh Oh” Ft. Jean Grae (Video)

    Talib & Jean Grae take down a corrupt suit in this track produced by Oh No of Talib’s ‘Gutter Rainbows.’ They show some pretty decent acting chops in this video directed by Stephen Mallet too.…

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    Thank Tyler for Making Rap Scary Again

    Hip-hop culture, and especially it’s musical exponent rap, is far from the fledgling movement it once was. With the genre well over 30 years old now, a whole generation of rap listeners has come for…

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    Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Otis” Live at VMAs

    Jay and Ye brought the energy for this one. It was like watching the “Otis” video come to life. They did the whole thing, all the way down to the outfit. Did Lil Mama try…

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    Liveblogging the 2011 VMAs

    All right, you guys. MTV interrupts a Jersey Shore marathon to bring you the 2011 VMAs. 8:00 Lady Gaga is a cross between Bruno Mars and a retarded version of Robert De Niro. 8:04 She’s…

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    Cuban Linx – None Can Test

    While you were busy drinking…

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    What’s Beef?

    Jay-Z has been the target of criticism and lyrical barbs for several years now. Who am I kidding? Jay-Z has been getting dissed since his pre-Reasonable Doubt days, when 2Pac mocked him for “Hawaiian Sophie…

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    FLüD Presents: Beats Per Minute with Evidence

    Flud has been showcasing some of the best names in hip-hop production with their “Beats Per Minute” video series. The latest features west coast triple threat Evidence. Hit play to watch the Dilated Peoples alum…

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