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Time To Build: The Making Of Jay Z’s ‘Blueprint’
It’s the album that both changed the sound of hip-hop and helped spark one of the greatest rap battles of all time.
Review: Common's 'Universal Mind Control'
Offering a brief intermission from neighborhood narratives and boom-bap sound-beds, Com proves that, sometimes, backpackers just wanna have fun.
Review: Jim Jones' 'Pray IV Reign'
With even more adventurous choices and evident spurts of maturity, Jim displays the chops to maintain his status as a compelling hip-hop figure.
Review: D-Block's 'No Security'
Fully loaded with trigger talk, 'No Security' provides relief from today’s singing rappers and silly dances.