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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    On the surface, 2005 was another banner year for hip-hop. There were at least a couple of classic albums (Beanie Sigel's The B.Coming and Kanye West's Late Registration), a slew of great ones (Madlib's The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, Young Je...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Lil Wayne is the Al Green of rap: He could recite the phone book and have listeners hanging on each of his curvaceous consonants and smoldering vowels. On Tha Carter, Vol. II, Wayne more or less does just that, injecting familiar rap tropes (sampl...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Whether he's repping the Taliban, dubbing himself "human crack in the flesh," or prefacing one of his many latently homosexual slip-ups with the transparently insecure caveat "no homo," Juelz Santana is brilliantly bad. During his second verse fro...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    With a Hammer of the Gods voice and enough street cred to be the ghetto president, Slim Thug is the latest import from the scorching Houston underground. Of course, it doesn't hurt that his major-label debut, the optimistically titled Already Plat...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    So who, exactly, is Mike Jones? That's a great question. Here's what we've learned so far: The nearly ubiquitous Houston-based rapper apparently lives in a world of Escalades with wood-grain interiors and diamond grilles. He has a strained, nasal ...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Scott Herren (a.k.a. Prefuse 73) awoke one morning this past February to find that his new album, Surrounded by Silence, had been linked to the Internet a full three months before its scheduled release. While this is an increasingly common phenome...