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Review: G-Eazy Finds Himself On ‘These Things Happen’

G-Eazy’s popularity is a great example of how far the music industry has come. Sans radio single, sans famous rapper cosign, sans beats from super…

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Review: Riff Raff’s ‘Neon Icon’ Is Kinda Sorta Impressive In A Riff Raff Way

Riff Raff. You either love him, hate him, love the fact that you hate him, or hate the fact that you love him.

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Review: Alex Wiley Shows Diversity On ‘Village Party’

Chicago is on the rise as an epicenter for raw young hip-hop talent. The city has attracted major league cosigns and media attention via its…

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Album Review: Sons Of Magdalene ‘Move To Pain’

With an alias like Sons of Magdalene that conjures the legacy of fallen women, an album title like Move To Pain, and songs named "Bitter…

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Review: Mariah’s Split Personality Shines On ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’

The octave queen showcases the best of all her worlds on her 14th album…

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Review: Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Album Is Eternal Greatness

If you’re more anxious than excited to tap play on a posthumous album—let alone a posthumous album from an icon, a childhood hero—your instincts are…

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6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sleep On Kid Ink’s ‘My Own Lane’ Album

Kid Ink burst onto the hip-hop landscape in 2012 with his feel-good love rap "Time Of Your Life." Having a ubiquitous radio song can be…

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Review: 15 Thoughts On Childish Gambino’s ‘Because The Internet’

If the world wide web needed a soundtrack for 2013, Childish Gambino's Because The Internet would be it. From the popular mixtape Cudlesac to his…

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‘Black Panties’ Preview: Notes From An R. Kelly Listening

Pictured above: Notes from VIBE's Adelle Platon, also present R. Kelly’s all sweaty, and it could be the black leather jacket and pants he’s wearing…

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Review: Cam’ron Returns To Form With ‘Ghetto Heaven, Vol. 1′

Cam'ron is still one of hip-hop's quirkiest lyricists Cameron Giles might not be hailed as one of the best rappers doing it right now, but…

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Review: Tamar Braxton’s ‘Love And War’ LP Is Emotional And Amazing

Tamar steps into the spotlight with a stellar breakout album The odds were against Tamar Braxton when she released her solo debut album Tamar 13…

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Review: Juicy J’s ‘Stay Trippy’ Is The Embodiment Of YOLO

Stay Trippy is what celebrating a win feels like…

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Review: 15 Thoughts On Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Doris’ LP

Even before the release of his major label debut Doris, the mystique surrounding Earl Sweatshirt would certainly crush lesser MC’s. Back in 2009, the Los…

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Review: Tech N9ne’s ‘Something Else’ Goes Pop Without Selling Out

The Kansas City MC adds a broad LP to his sterling catalog…

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Review: India.Arie’s ‘SongVersation’ Is Chicken Soup For The Soul

India.Arie's fifth album speaks to your soul…
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