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8 Rap Battles That Should Have Went Down

You hear that? That’s the sound of beef cooking. Okay, so it may not be in the same legendary realm as Roxanne Shante vs. UTFO, LL Cool J vs. Kool Moe Dee, Common vs…

Rakim Talks Kanye’s Influence on Hip-Hop: “You’ve Got To Appreciate An Artist That’s Really Outspoken”

One could call it an honor when a rap legend such as Rakim expresses respect for your craft, and that’s exactly what happened to Kanye in a recent interview with The Atla…

The BIG List: Hip-Hop’s 30 Most Powerful Album Intros

    You know what they say: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s especially true on rap albums, where MCs receive only a single shot to…

Don’t Call It A Comeback: The 8 Most Disappointing Returns In Recent Rap History

Say it ain’t so, Shyne. After spending nearly a decade behind bars for the infamous 1999 Club New York shooting, this is how you choose to make your return to the rap…

Jay-Z At 40: Five Other Relevant Rappers 40 Or Older

The Jigga Man is not the only MC with the skills to spit well into his golden years. While we wait for Q-Tip, Redman, and Ghostface Killah to cross the big 4-0 in 2010…