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Black One Gets a Little Help from His Friends on Latest Record, The Rise

Phoenix-by-way-of-Tucson rapper Jaron Ikner is really over the whole, "me first mentality" in hip-hop culture. Long gone are the days of quality congregations of rappers like that of 90's supercrew Wu-Tang Clan, but it's something the Black One wants to change.

Starting first with his latest record, The Rise, which features a wide range of local MC's and continuing with a new assembly of Arizona rappers he calls the Starstruck Collective.

We caught up with Ikner to talk about his latest release and the promising state of Southwest hip-hop.

See also: Black One Explains "City Lights," Set To Share Stage with Writer's Guild in March

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